First Annual EGOLF Southern Major Was A Huge Success!
Posted: 7/3/2008 11:39:21 PM
"D" Flight Winners- Andrew Dart,Steve Cale and Steven Smith
The EGOLF AMATEUR TOUR held THE UPSTATE GOLF SERVICE first REGIONAL MAJOR Saturday, June 28 and Sunday June 29th. The two-day / two-course format was a new experience for our tours and provided a very strong, competitive field in all flights, â€œSimilar to The Tour Finalsâ€ quoted Roger Mitterling Tour Director.
This event, with 142 players is the largest amateur golf event held in the Western Carolinas region, exceeding last years Upstate Tour Finals by over a dozen. The two courses, Willow Creek and Verdae Greens, both near Greenville, SC, are very different in design and character. Willow Creek has a wonderful lay out, with wide fairways and the smooth greens were in very good condition. Verdae Greens is much tighter and requires precise shot making. The weather was hot and humid with temperatures in the low 90â€™s with moderate, sometimes gusty winds. The pace of play was good and the players had a good time. The course staffs did a great job with the events at both courses. There were numerous scorecard play-offs for finishing positions but only one for the â€œAâ€ Flight win.
Jody Clary of Grover, SC shot 154 to take the Championship Flight. David Vick of Gatlinburg, TN took second in a scorecard playoff with Shane Thompson of Canton, NC. Both players finished at 155. Other certificates winners were Mark Cook, Kevin Arnold, Keith Willis, Danny Garrison, Jeff Jefferson, and Matt Metz.
Daryl Cook of Boone, NC earned the â€œAâ€ Flight honors over Doug Newton of Forest City, NC in a play-off. Both players carded scores of 157. Ron Hyatt from Simpsonville, SC. placed third with a 159. Other certificate winners were Dharmik Naik, Barry Taylor, Mickey Shaine, James Kelly, Adam Shealey, Jim Morgan, and Don Thompson.
Christopher Tomey from Spartanburg, SC scorched the field in â€œBâ€ Flight with a 148. Bobby Callahan of Forest City, NC placed second in a scorecard play-off over Curtis Bass of Rock Hill, SC. Both players finished with 155 totals. Other certificate winners were Steven Traynam, Ron Hensley, Tony Higgins, Tim Sumption, Andy Murrow, Chris Moffat, Darin Darnell, and Roger Vanderford.
John Holland from Cashiers, NC captured the â€œCâ€ Flight with a 170. Jason Brisini took second in a scorecard play-off over Tim Peele of Columbia, SC. Both players carded scores of 171. Other certificate winners were Bill Ritch, Shawn Colin, Bill Mabry, John Donat, Mike Rush, Gene Burgess, George Russell, Brenda Hoyle, and Richard Cairns.
Andrew Dart from Hilton Head held on to take â€œDâ€ Flight honors with a score of 171. Steve Cale of Greenville, SC took second with a 173 and Steven Smith of Taylors, SC finished in third. Other certificate winners were Timothy Riordan, Matt Armstrong, Leslie Kress, Gary Bott, Danny Morris, Mike Chastain, Dean Teal, and Chip Bentley.
The next tour stops are Arrowhead Point (Upstate) and Links of Avalon (Knoxville) on July 12. The Upstate / Western Piedmont tours will play at Cherokee National and Asheville / Knoxville tours will play Reems Creek on July 19. The coastal tours Charleston / Hilton Head resume play at Hilton Head National on July 26.
We would like to encourage everyone to come out, join the tour, and enjoy playing competitive tournament golf. The EGolf Amateur Tour is open to all amateur golfers of all ages. Please visit our web site and try our tour. Anyone can play one tournament as a guest, to see how much fun it is to play competitive golf.
Complete tournament results and schedules can be found on our website at www.amateurgolftour.net, contact Larry Lee at email@example.com or call 866-361-4653 or 864-491-0129