2019 SPRING BASH CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP
April 28, 2019
A perfect day to host our tournament at this historic venue, Las Vegas National Golf Club. This is the course where Tiger Woods played in
1996 on his way to capturing his very first PGA Tour victory and carded a
1-under par 70 (his highest of the tournament).
The staff was very professional and welcoming.
Our 22 competitors found perfect warm and sunny conditions this past Sunday.
First of all, we’d like welcome our NEWEST Las
Vegas tour members this season:
MICHAEL ANDREWS, KEVIN FLYNN (Not playing this event), FRANK MARKS, MARK
MORGAN, DARWIN ROGERS, AND WALTER SABATI.
In CHAMP Flight, it was a battle between
Tony Fortier & Kreg Klaver. Klaver had a 3-stoke lead on the front nine
over Fortier. Then Fortier catched up to Klaver on hole 12, and it was a tight
race from there. Fortier posted 77 to win the flight by two shots over Klaver
who ended shooting 79 to take second place. This is the second win for Fortier
on the tour this season and expands his points lead over Andrew Morehead for
the season long 2019 Tour Championship.
In A Flight, John Benyo won by
shooting a 76 and besting Mark Morgan by three shots. Benyo was unable to make
a birdie on the first nine and ended making 3 bogeys but still shot 39. On the
back nine, Benyo was able to make one birdie but had one double bogey. He then maintains
his composure and posted a score of 76 and secured his win over Morgan who shot
Frank Marks, our newcomer, took home the B Flight Champion honors
as he shot an 85. Marks is now in the chase for point leader, Tim
Heller. Way to go Frank!
C Flight was a real tight battle between a newcomer,
Walter Sabati and Don Blanton. Sabati missed his bogey putt on number 18 to win the flight). They both ended up posting 85, and Blanton ended up taking home Flight Champion
honors as he won the sudden death playoff.
D Flight was another tight race between Michael Cruz and
Leonard Garcia (Los Angeles). Cruz won by one shot over Garcia.
Closest to the Pin winner was Walter Sabati on
Champ & A skins winners were Michael Andrews, Thomas
Sadorf (2 skins), Mark Morgan, Hendra Wijaya, Darwin Rogers, Kreg Klaver, &
Tony Fortier (2 skins)
C & D skins winners were Dead Seedfeldt,
N W Espinoza, Walter Sabati, Donald Blanton, Rich Langley (2 skins), &
Super skins winners were Dean Seedfeldt, Mark Morgan, Darwin
Rogers, Kreg Klaver, Tony Fortier, & Rich Langley (2 skins)
Congratulations to all our CHAMPIONS and CASH winners. Our next
tournament is Hero Challenge at Chimera Golf in Henderson. Registration
Deadline is Sunday, May 12 at 5PM PDT.