Message from Hugh Quinn:
But which Blankenship was it since we have two? It was Stevie who took first place in the Men A Flight with a 64!
Stevie Blankenship won a scorecard playoff over Brandon Miller in the Men A Division. They tied with 8-under par 64s. Utilizing the USGA/CGA method for settling ties, Stevie took the first gross title of the year. Brandon took 1st net.
In Men B, Matt Edwards shot an even par 72 to win 1st place gross. John Holzwarth shot 69 to take 1st place net.
In Senior Men A, new member Barry Kennedy established himself right away with a 4-under par 68 to take 1st place gross. Eddie James shot 65 to take 1st place Net.
In Senior Men B, Mark (Captain, 2018 CGA Senior Interclub Championship Team) Robson shot 68, 4-under par, to earn a two-shot victory. Charlie (I always win something) Fisher took 1st place net with a 63.
In Super Senior, Hugh Quinn shot 65 to take 1st place gross. Joe Crocker shot 63 to take 1st place net. We may be old but we’re good (at least from the red tees)!
Everyone who wins 1st place, gross or net, in any of our ten tournaments becomes eligible for our year-end Tournament of Champions in November. So Stevie, Brandon, Matt, Eddie, Mark, Charlie, Hugh and Joe have already punched their tickets.
For the overall Gross Championship, Stevie Blankenship shot 64 and won a scorecard playoff over Brandon Miller. For the overall Net Championship, Hugh Quinn’s 62 took 1st place in a scorecard playoff with Brandon Miller. Just not Brandon’s day!
There were 5 Skins out: Holes 6 (3) & 14 (3) – Mark Harper Sr.; Hole #10 (3) Eddie James: Hole #12 (2) Tim Lawson; and Hole #15 (3) Terry Payne. If you didn’t pick up your $$, you can see one of the Officers next time you are at the club. Officers are Jim Williams, Hugh Quinn, Hayes Smith, Brian Sainz and Joe Brooks.
Twenty-two players shot even par or better gross. We had ten new members play in their first TGA event.
Weather wise, we had a very good day. While it was very cool at the beginning, it warmed up nicely throughout the round, nearly hitting 60. A big improvement over the previous Saturday.
Thanks to all who lent a hand with this event. It takes a team to pull off these events and thanks to Jim Williams, Nick Hamner, Hayes Smith, Brian Sainz, Steve Livingston, Joe Brooks and the TLGA Ladies at registration. And of course, the Tanglewood staff – Kitty, Chad, Daniel and Mike – help make these events happen. If I missed someone, my apologies, but please let me know.
Next up is our March Tournament, scheduled for Saturday, March 23 on the Championship Course with morning tee times. It’s designed to be a two-player partner tournament and we’re working on the details. More will be coming out later this week.