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Bright's Creek 2017 Recap

Contributed by Sean Naylor

The top-3 finishers in the A Flight finished a stroke behind each other. A par on the 17th gave Al Hyjek the one-stroke lead an eventual win over James Earnhardt, 76-77. Chris Lombardozzi placed third (78).


Josh Calhoun earned a win the B Flight with a score of 80. He birdied three straight holes at one point. Cliff Suit, from the Charlotte Tour, took second (86) while Robert Luter rounded out the top-3 with a card of 88.


Mitch Green made two birdies in the C Flight, en route to a top spot with a score of 83. Tim Newman, of the DC Metro Tour, placed second (87) while Lyn Rhode from the Charleston Tour outlasted Deno Contos, 93-94, for third.


The difference maker in the D Flight came on the 17th hole. Jeremy Wilson took a one-stroke lead over Merle Sauvola after making a par – Sauvola recorded a triple bogey. Both shot a bogey on the 18th – Wilson earned the 89-90 win over his Upstate Tour competitor. Les Schofield took third (97) while Greg Minton carded a 99 for fourth.


In the special Team Stableford side competition, the winning team was Al Hyjek (A Flight), Nick Hinton (B Flight) and Tim Newman (C Flight). This once-a-season event provides members a chance to play with people from different flights and promotes camaraderie within the tour. Be sure to look for it on next year’s schedule!


Super Skins

#2 – James Earnhardt

#3 – Kyle Foxworth

#13 – James Earnhardt

#15 – Chris Franklin

#18 – Chris Frankin


A Flight Skins

#2 – James Earnhardt

#11 – Adam Shealy

#13 – James Earnhardt


B Flight Skins

#3 – Kyle Foxworth

#5 – Josh Calhoun

#6 – Josh Calhoun

#7 – Josh Calhoun

#8 – Russell Lamoy

#11 – Dannie Newell

#15 – Chris Franklin

#18 – Chris Franklin


C/D Flight Skins

#8 – Mitch Green

#11 – Mitch Green

#16 – Merle Sauvola


Closest to the Pin

#3 – Al Hyjek – 13 feet 8 inches

#6 – Josh Calhoun – 4 feet 11 inches

#13 – Al Hyjek – 5 feet 3 inches

#16 – James Earnhardt – 9 feet 9 ½ inches 



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