The weather was great for both days of our tournament. We did have some afternoon storms coming our way that caused us to speed up the play of our shootout but we did get it completed before the storms hit.
The Men’s Golf Association furnished breakfast both days and hotdogs following the final day of play. Lunch on Saturday was spaghetti from Carpenetti’s restaurant in Moody AL.
We had 54 teams to compete in this year’s event and after the first rounds were established the field was divided into five flights. Day one was a four ball format and day two was a Shamble format. The Championship flight consisted of eight teams that were separated by a total of four shots. Ken Roe and Johnny Brasher led the entire field with a 1st day score of 66.
When all of the scores were posted the results are as follows.
Championship Flight: 1st place, B G Simmons and Tony Mitchell posted a total of (131). 2nd place was a tie between the teams of Jeff Bullen/John Bullen and Matt Hardin/Tad Hurst with scores of (134). There were 13 teams in the 1st flight. The 13 teams were separated by only 3 shots ranging from 71 to 74. The 1st flight winners were John and Ches Harris with a score of (138). 2nd place went to Rodney Guy/Greg Ganser with a score of (139). There was a 3 way tie for 3rd between the teams of Bobby Denty/Jeff Ingram, Paul and Blake Woo and Wayne Crow/Nick Martin (140). There were also 13 teams in the 2nd flight all separated by only two shots. 1st place in the 2nd flight went to the team of Cooper Dean and Rusty Perkins with a two day total of (144). 2nd place went to Skeet Harper/Roy Savoie (147) and 3rd was a tied between Shane Cleckler/Caeman Jernigan and Terry Pruet/Charlie Hazel. The 3rd and 4th flights had ten teams in each flight. The 3rd flight was for opening round scores between 80 & 82. 1st place in the 3rd flight went to the team of Joe O’Brien/Thomas Woods with a total of (152). Patti Wilcox/Courtney Williams finished 2nd with a (153) and the team of Tommy and Jay Griffin finished 3rd with a (155). The 4th flight winners were Andy Payant/Doug Corey with a (158) followed by Vaughn Wahl/Dylan Brown with a (160).
We also had two golfers to make aces on day 1. Jock Efferson had a hole in one on #14 and Ricky Lawson had an ace on #17. The other proximity winners on day one were Nick Martin on #4 and Matt Hardin on #8. Day 2 winners were Ches Harris on #4, Jamie Kimberly on #8, B G Simmons on #14 and Paul Woo on #17.
Jan and I want to thank all of our staff and volunteers at Alpine Bay. The course was in great shape, the meals were spot on and the tournament was enjoyable for our competitors. It could not be done without the commitment and dedication that all of you provide. Thanks again to all of our sponsors. Please recognize and support our sponsors.