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JULY 2020 STORIES


ORLANDO TOUR

July 4, 2020- Eagle Creek Golf Club

Orlando, FL   We celebrated the July 4 holiday at Eagle Creek in Orlando.  We had our own fireworks as there were low scores everywhere—Golfweek and Senior Tour!  John Ward put up a 69 in Senior Champ flight for the best score of the day.  CJ Roberts shot 70 in Senior A.  There were more--see below!  This tour favorite—a par 73 layout with five par-5’s--was in fine shape as we entered the second half of our season.  We had two playoffs before we were done.  Graham Tomlinson continued his fine play in SrB flight this year as he topped another hot player, Eddie Medina on the first extra hole.  It also took just one hole to settle D flight as Ben Beasley beat William O'Connor...  The win pushed Ben up to C flight. Three flights needed playoffs to decide a winner.

Championship Flight—Tour  veteran Garrett Morrison fired a 1-under par 72 to grab to a 1 stroke victory over three players—Anthony Powell, James Dailey and Chad Frank, all with 73’s. 

A Flight—Eri Kellough fired an even par 73 to run away with A Flight.  Michael Gomes and Ben Taylor shot 78.  Chris Burns took fourth with 79.

B Flight—Dan Seidenfaden led the low scores in B flight with 76.  Justin Carroll and Tony Prensa came in with 77 to finish T2 and Bill DeTorres was third with 78..  Carroll earned a promotion to A flight after another fine round.

C flight—George Ricardo shot 83 to edge past last week’s winner Charlie James to take C flight by a stroke.  Dave Rubach shot 84 to tie James for second.

D Flight—Ben Beasley and William O’Connor posted 86’s to force the second playoff in as many tournaments in D flight.  Ben won on the first extra hole.  Danny Hinkley was third.

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KANSAS TOUR

July 11, 2020 - Independence Open by GreatLife KC @ Drumm Farm GC

Championship Flight: Josh Semenuik kept a steady head as Jacob Bruhn rattled off 5 birdies in a row to get to 2 under par. A stumble on 17 by Bruhn led to an opportunity for Semenuik to tie with a 15 foot birdie putt on 18 leading to a playoff after a tied finish of 72. Semenuik took home the win on the 2nd playoff hole after carding two pars. Dave Kearney was third with 77.

A Flight: The A flight had drama of its own, leading to a 3 way playoff. Gene Twomey sunk a 20 foot birdie putt on 18 to tie Alex Fortuna and Dale Nash at 78. All three players went back to the 18th tee box. After Nash hit his tee shot into the hazard, it was a 2 man event. Both players went for the green in two, with Twomey just right of the green and Fortuna just over it. Fortuna made a birdie to win the trophy.

B Flight: Dillon Roger’s work with a local pro was put on display as he played solid golf, carding a 79 to win the B flight. Mike Latimer needed to hole his 8 foot birdie putt to tie Roger but just wrapped it around the hole to take 2nd place with 80. Andrew Kijowski took third with 81.

C Flight: Jeff Rader finished strong with a string of pars to win with a solid 82 and a promotion to B flight. Adam Reber finished solo second with 83 and 86 took third place in a six way tie between Peter Przymus, Jon Beachner, Kyle Bauer, Kelly Bordewick, Nathan Holden, and Lyndsey Baxter.

D Flight: Steve Koch and Branden Love made the course look easy today with both shooting 43 on the front 9.  But Koch bested Love by 2 on the back to shoot a 45 and win with a solid 88. Marcus Swinson finished third with 92.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL TOUR

July 11, 2020 - The Palencia Club

Championship Flight: Max Teleford shot 73 in his first tour event and won a three way playoff against Craig Tomlinson and Mike Keeble.

A Flight: Matt Schrimpf shot 77 to win his flight by four shots over Nick DeWit (81). Jason Herndon and Matt Drew tied for third with 83.

B Flight: DJ Martin posted a great round of 81 for the win. Ernest Glover (82) edged out Patrick Rolwing (82) on a scorecard playoff for second. 

C Flight: Beau Flynn (84) won in a two hole playoff against George Masdea (84). Broderick Edwards, Robert Taylor and Barth, Jonah Barth all tied for third with 90.

D Flight: Chad Friedmann posted one of his best rounds of the season shooting 95. Sidney White finished second with 106.

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AUGUSTA TOUR

July 11, 2020- Gordon Lakes Golf Club

Champ Flight: It was quite a dual between Brian Quackenbush and Matt Ballard with Quackenbush coming out on top with a fine 5 under par 67 (6 birdies).  Ballard fired a 4 under par 68 (4 birdies) for 2nd place.  3rd place went to tour veteran Steve Kubik with a 73 (3 birdies).

A Flight: Tour veteran Ryan Smith took the win with a 75 (5 birdies).  New tour player Drew Dove and tour veterans Justin Beasley and Chet Dye all tied for 2nd place with 76.

B Flight: In the hotly contested B Flight, Mike Anderson took 1st place with 78 (2 birdies).  One shot back in 2nd place was Jimmy Willis with 79 (2 birdies).  Jason Page took 3rd place with 81 (1 birdie).

C Flight: Jeff Stewart of the Atlanta tour shot 83 for the win.  Tour newcomers Travis Jones and Brandon Lowe both shot 84 and tied for 2nd place.  Kenneth Gardener of the Atlanta tour shot 88 for 4th place.

D Flight: Tour veteran David Schmidt shot 92 for his 2nd straight win.  Scott Holland shot 94 (2 birdies) for 2nd place.  Tour veterans Bob Lloyd and Wendell McCook both shot 97 and tied for 3rd place.

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TUCSON TOUR

Championship Flight: The Champ Flight became a two man race on Day 2 with Chad Kidwell and John Wells battling it out. Kidwell started Day 2 with a 4 shot lead and extended it to 5 with a birdie right out of the gate. Wells slowly chipped away at the lead to get to within 1 with 3 holes to play. Clutch birdies on 16 and 18 would extend the lead and earn Kidwell a 4 shot victory with a two day total of 147. Wells finished second at 151 and Jay Hruby was third with 156.

A Flight: The A Flight contest went down to the wire with 4 players, Kevin Tomlin, Joe Kenyon, Steve Wallace and Chris Fuller, all finishing within 3 shots of the lead. Each would hold the lead at some point on Day 2. However, at the end of the day, Kevin Tomlin, on the strength of a birdie on the tough Par 3 7th Hole would lock up the win with a two day total of 161. Joe Kenyon took second at 162 with Wallace (163) at third and Fuller (164) in fourth.

B FlightBart Knight ran from the competition to earn his first major win of the season. Backing up a Day 1 score of 76, Knight stayed consistent and shot 77 on Day 2 to earn the win with a 2-Day total of 153. The win also earned Knight a promotion to the A Flight. Congratulations!! Chris Melton shot a 78 on day 2 to lock up second with 165. Juan Sealey and Ray Horton finished tied for third with 168.

C Flight:  El Paso Tour Director Chris Rocha made it back to wins at the Tin Cup Shoot Out securing the win for the El Paso Tour at this year’s Shoot Out. Christian Rocha was second with 174 followed by Phoenix Member De Vargas (175) in third.

D Flight: Tucson Tour Member Juan Ceballos made great use of “home course advantage” at Tubac Golf Resort. Ceballos followed up a strong day one 87 by going one better shooting 86 on day 2 to finish the event at 173. The win and great score earned Ceballos a promotion to the C Flight. Shaun Downs (191) and Gary Vargas (192) rounded out the top 3 for the event.

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PHILLY METRO TOUR

July 13, 2020 - Doylestown Country Club

Championship Flight: Dan Ayars (78) took the title by one-stroke in a close contest with Paul Hess (79). New member Richard Reed (83) was another four-strokes back in 3rd place. 

A Flight: The victory went to new member Pete Farina (81) by one-stroke over Dan Kessler (82).  Bobby Booth (83) was another stroke-back in 3rd position.

B Flight: Jeff Carney (84) was the winner by two-strokes over new member Alex Howell (86) and defending Flight Champion Ed Gilbert (86). Howell took 2nd place on a match-of-cards and Gilbert took 3rd position. This was Carney’s second tournament victory of the season.

C Flight: John Son (85) took home the victory by two-strokes over John Eastlack (87).  Larry Barber (88) was another stroke-back in 3rd position.

D Flight: Victory went to defending Flight Champion Sean Matthews (93) by four-strokes over Anthony Mills (97).  Luis Feliciano (101) was another four-strokes back in 3rd position.

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ARKANSAS TOUR

July 18, 2020 - Champion Auto Lift at Buffalo Ridge Springs Course and Branson Hills Golf Club

108 golfers from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, California, and New Mexico converged on Branson, Missouri for the Champion Auto Lift Open at Buffalo Ridge and Branson Hills golf courses.

Championship Flight: Josh Semeniuk (Kansas) took home top prize with a 2- day score of 4 over par (70-77-147). Coming in 2nd was Dustin Cole (Arkansas) at 12 over (76-79-155). Rounding out the top three was Larry Langley (Arkansas) at 14 over par (78-79-157)

A Flight: Dan Kohnle (St. Louis) bested Garrett Routh (Kansas) and Mike Norwood (Arkansas) by 7 strokes to take the win in the A Flight. Kohnle shot 9 over (73-79-152) while Routh and Norwood shot identical 159’s. Routh (82-77) took the 2nd place finish in the tie breaker by shooting one stroke better than Norwood (81-78) on the second day.

B Flight:   B Flight was closer with first and fifth separated by only 3-strokes. James Colgrove (Arkansas 75-90-165) hung on by one stroke to beat David Watson (St. Louis) at 80-86-166. Tying for third with identical 167’s were LR Gardner (Arkansas) and Kenton McWilliams (St. Louis). In the tie-breaker, Gardner (83-84) took 3rd place by shooting one better on Day 2. Finishing out the paid places in 5th was Arkansas’ Kirby Rogers (83-85-168).

C Flight: Arkansas’ Rob Luter (84-84-168) continues his winning streak by winning his fourth tournament of the year. In a consistent 2 rounds, he shot 84 both days to best Micheal Konuch (St. Louis) and Todd Carter (Arkansas) by 5 strokes who both ended with a 2 day total of 173. Carter (81-72-173) was the first round leader but closed Day 2 with a 92 for third place, leaving second to Konuch (87-86-173). Tying for fourth place at 174 were St. Louis’ Mark Brouk (91-83-174) and Arkansas’ Phil Smith (86-88-174). Brouk got the fourth place prize based on a better second day score.

D-flight: Leisa Watkins (Arkansas) took first prize with a 175 (86-89). Second place was won by fellow Arkansas Tour member, Rodney Guillentine (93-89-182).  Colin Dooley (St. Louis) took third place (92-91-183) and the final paid place in the D flight went to another Arkansan, Bryan Weaver (89-96-183).

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NASHVILLE TOUR

July 18, 2020 - The Shoals (Schoolmaster and Fighting Joe Courses)

Champ Flight: On the strength of seven birdies, Ed McDugle (Memphis/N Mississippi) fired a five-under 67 to take a commanding lead after round one.  Ed finished the tournament with a one-under total to win by five strokes over Conway Shirey (Birmingham).  Derek Nicholson (Birmingham) finishes in 3rd place in a scorecard playoff over Vinny Bleau (Memphis/N Mississippi).

A Flight: Jordan Jones (Birmingham) led wire-to-wire with rounds of 71 and 75 to win by five strokes over Russell Cook (Memphis/N Mississippi). Jeff Carnacchi (Nashville) takes home third place with a two-day total of 155.

B Flight: After starting the final round seven strokes off-the-pace, Jerry Drewry (Nashville) vaulted his way up the leaderboard to get into a playoff with Russ Donaldson (Birmingham).  Jerry scored the victory with a par on the first hole of the playoff.  Robert Christian (Birmingham) secured third place in a scorecard playoff over Kevin Smith (Nashville).

C Flight: Richard Ward (Memphis) posted back-to-back rounds of 83 to notch a two-stroke victory over Mike Penn (Birmingham).  John Kelsey (Nashville) moved up the leaderboard in the final round to take home third place.

D Flight: Rachel Guthrie (Nashville) led from start-to-finish and claimed a two-stroke victory over Gary Dulaney (Memphis/N Mississippi) to hoist the trophy after the final round.  Arthur Miller (Memphis/N Mississippi) finishes in 3rd place in a scorecard playoff over Leon Goodson (Birmingham).

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INDIANA- WESTERN KY TOUR

July 25-26, 2020 - The Bridges Golf Club of Hendersonville

A-Flight:  Leading wire to wire, Tim Heslet posted his career round with a 6 under par 66, on Day 2 to win the A flight with a 2-day total (76-66-142) over Chris Crook (84-80-164) and Shane Reller (86-83-169).

B flight:  Starting round two in a 3 way tie, Bryan Packer played steady on the front nine at 1 over, and kept it rolling on the back for a day 2 round of 79 (80-79-159), to win the B flight by 2 strokes over Indianapolis Tour member, Harlan Vandersaar) (80-81-161). Mario Thompson from the Memphis/N Mississippi Tour was third with 84-81-166 and Jeff Pleiss (87-79-166) took forth.

C flight: Starting Day 2 at 2 strokes back Randy McCracken (94-91-185) came in for the win in the C flight over Tracy DeLisle (92-98-190), and Scott Lamb (94-97-191) from the Louisiana North Tour.

D flight:  Playing his best 2 rounds of the year Charles Benintende (89-88-181), came from 1 stroke back after Day 1 to win the D flight over Noah Taylor (88-93-181), and Robert Carr (98-90-188).

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