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James Briggs and Dale Polya won 1st Place in the Lower Half of the Edwin Watts Two-Man Challenge

2019 Glade Springs Recap

Contributed by Sean Naylor

The 3rd Annual Memorial Day Players Championship at the Resort at Glade Springs honored the collective 386 years of military service of the 2 active-duty and 22 veteran tour members present at the event.

In the Championship Flight, Josh Earnest, of the Kentucky Tour, earned the victory with a 1-over-par performance. He carded a score of 71-74-145. Brandon Johnson, a Cincinnati/Dayton Tour member, finished the weekend strong with four birdies Sunday. He shot a 76-72-148 for second place. Tony Brown, also of the Kentucky Tour, rounded out the top-3 with a 151. 

In the A Flight, Scott Kennedy, an Upstate SC Tour player, edged Columbus Tour member Kyle Crossfield in a playoff to earn the victory. Kennedy and Crossfield were both tied at 156 heading into the playoff. A second tie occurred in the A Flight between Dustin Kennedy, of the Upstate SC Tour, and Tom Burlison, from the Columbus Tour. They both shot a 158. 

In the B Flight, Bill Russell, of the Upstate SC Tour, took the top spot with a card of 80-87-167. Garrett Maynard, a Columbus Tour player, placed second with a 170 while DC Metro Tour’s Imee Stackhouse and Bob Santee, of the Upstate Tour, finished in a two-way tie for third (172). 

In the C Flight, Joe Brown, of the Atlanta Tour, finished a stroke ahead of both Charlie Strunks, a Cincinnati/Dayton Tour member, and Upstate SC Tour’s Dale Polya (177). Brown carded an 88-88-176. Travis Rinehart, of the Columbus Tour, placed fourth (181). 

In the D Flight, James Briggs, from the DC Metro Tour, earned the win with a score of 93-84-177. Danny Sullivan, of the Upstate SC Tour, took second (183) while Shawn Doyle, a DC Metro Tour player, carded a 97-96-193.  

The Edwin Watts Two-Man Team Challenge was a success with 19 teams! Congratulations to the following in each division of the event:

Top Half Teams

Heidi Rittenhouse and Bill Russell – 1st Place

Bill Russell and Dustin Kennedy – 2nd Place

Jim Hubbard and Dale Polya – 3rd Place

Lower Half Teams 

Dale Polya and James Briggs – 1st Place

Paul Pugh and Landon Wilkes – 2nd Place

Thompson Sawyer and Danny Sullivan – 3rd Place

Super Skins – Saturday

#8 – Tom Burlison

#9 – Tony Brown

#10 – Josh Earnest

Championship/A Flight Skins – Saturday

#1 – Mike Lovett

#5 – Dustin Kennedy

#8 – Tom Burlison

#9 – Tony Brown

#10 – Josh Earnest

#15 – Brandon Johnson

B Flight Skins – Saturday

#1 – Stephen Norlock

#3 – Bill Russell

#4 – Bill Russell

#8 – Imee Stackhouse

#12 – Russ Donaldson

#13 – Kasey Dickenson

#15 – Stephen Norlock

C Flight Skins – Saturday

#2 – Dale Polya

#5 – Jimmy Sullivan

#7 – Wayne Bishop

#13 – Andy McCulloch

D Flight Skins – Saturday

#7 – Danny Sullivan

Closest to the Pins – Saturday

#3 – Dustin Kennedy – 1 foot 10 inches

#7 – Kyle Crossfield – 2 feet 8 inches

#13 – Andy McCulloch

#17 – Imee Stackhouse

Super Skins - Sunday

#6 – Bob Santee

#8 – Brandon Johnson

#14 – Bill Russell

#15 – Rich Campbell

#17 – Mendy Bays

Championship/A Flight Skins - Sunday

#3 – Jeff Snowden

#4 – Jeff Snowden

#8 – Brandon Johnson

#15 – Rich Cambell

#16 – Mike Lovett

B Flight Skins - Sunday

#1 – Garrett Maynard

#3 – Kasey Dickenson

#4 – Russ Donaldson

#5 – Jonathan Pinkney

#6 – Bob Santee

#14 – Bill Russell

#16 – Jonathan Pinkney

C Flight Skins - Sunday

#3 – Jimmy Sullivan

#5 – Andy McCulloch

#9 – Joe Brown

#18 – Landon Wilkes

D Flight Skins - Sunday

#16 – Chris Carter

#17 – Mendy Bays

Closest to the Pin – Sunday

#2 – Josh Calhoun – 5 feet 4 inches

#6 – Charlie Strunks – 13 feet 4 inches

#12 – Garrett Maynard – 1 foot 4 inches

#17 – Bob Santee – 8 feet 6 inches



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