Originally designed in 1939 by the pioneer of golf course architecture, Robert Trent Jones, Sr., who capitalized on the course’s location along the banks of the Fox River, it is here you will find his first island green design on hole 3. As the only 9-hole regulation public golf course in the Tri-City area, Pottawatomie is a quality course that provides golfing opportunities for all ages and abilities at an affordable price and hosts a variety of tournaments, clinics, lessons and leagues.
A birdie birdie finish on Sunday solidified Daniel Shepherd’s name in the history books as the 2018 Men’s Tournament Champion with a 5-stroke victory over Wally Plywaczewski and Christian Lynn.
After Saturday’s first round Shepherd held a 3 shot lead over Plywaczewski, Chris Jones and Michael Spenske; and a 4 shot lead over Lynn. As the rounds began on Sunday, Plywaczewski made his presence known to Shepherd as he birdied 3 of the first 8 holes, and took a 1 stroke lead at the time. That lead though was short lived as Plywaczewski triple-bogeyed the 9th hole and Shepherd calmly canned a 15-foot downhill putt for par…Shepherd back up by one.
While all this was going on in the first group, Lynn was just playing a steady game in the second group of the day…trying to chip away at Shepherd’s lead. But in the end no one had an answer for Shepherd as he birdied #17 and #18 for a 5-stroke victory, and the title of 2018 Men’s Champion.
Congratulations Daniel, and all those that competed in this year’s tournament!!!
2018 Men’s Tournament Results (Top 4 in each Flight)
Overall Champion…Daniel Shepherd (72-70-142)
1st…Daniel Shepherd (72-70-142)
2nd…Wally Plywaczewski (75-72-147)
3rd…Mason Meadows (79-73-152)
4th…Chris Jones (75-78-152)
1st…Christian Lynn (76-71-147)
2nd…Clint Ortiz (79-76-155)
3rd…Michael Spenske (75-83-158)
4th…Charlie Downing (81-77-158)
1st…Dave Forsell (85-81-166)
2nd…Tom McCulloch (81-86-167)
3rd…Rich Kitick (85-85-170)
4th…Steve Jorstad (88-90-178)
1st…Clay Kelley (81-86-167)
2nd…Ken Celic (87-84-171)
3rd…Wayne Heuertz (85-91-176)
4th…Dan Devito (83-95-178)
1st…Jim Herdman (88-95-183)
2nd…Jim Sonin (99-86-185)
3rd…Mike Foulkes (96-101-197)
4th…Jim Stevenson (102-99-201)