We couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather this weekend for the annual PGC Men’s Tournament, and Nick Maze provided us with an impressive 2-day total of 145 to take the 2019 Men’s Tournament title.
Daniel Shepherd led after day one by 6 strokes, firing a red hot 1-under par 69, but slowly on day two the lead started to creep away. Collin Prentiss and Mike Connell did their best to put the pressure on Shepherd, but it was Maze’s even par 70 on day two that helped him not only win the Championship Flight , but take home the title of Overall Champion!
Don Hancock…had to withdraw due to a hamstring injury.
Don, we all hope you get well soon, and we look forward to seeing you next year!!!
The highly contested A-Flight pitted two of our 50+ Tournament top spot contenders (Mike Connell and Wally Plywaczewski), an STC boy that now resides in Ohio (Eric Spenske) and one of our Saturday-Morning-Regulars (Clint Ortiz) battling it out to the end. Connell got started early on Saturday with a 73, and it looked like he was going to put the rest of the field in his rearview mirror. But after the dust settled on Sunday the scores were much closer than anticipated!
Chuck Downing stole the show in the B-Flight. After beginning his round on Saturday thinking his tee shot went out-of-bounds, Chuck pulled it together to have the low 18-hole rounds both Saturday and Sunday in his Flight. Congratulations Chuck!!!
Consistent and steady play helped Gus Eash come from 3 strokes back after day one in the C-Flight to win the Flight by 4 strokes, but the bigger story here might have been the first day round of Wayne Heuertz. Heuertz shot an 81 (42-39) in round one to put himself in the top 10 after day one. In talking with Heuertz after his Saturday round, Heuertz said he know on the 16th hole he was having the round of his life and he just kept telling himself, “keep it together, and don’t blow it!” Advise I think we all tell ourselves, and sadly can’t convert. Congrats Wayne for a great round, and great job Gus for winning the C-Flight!
Dan played through an injured hip on Saturday, but could not continue on Sunday…we all wish you a speedy recovery Dan!
Mike Foulkes snatches the D-Flight title away from Bob Wulff in the last 9-holes. Wulff had a 1 stroke lead going into Sunday’s round, and after the front 9 Wulff extended that lead to 7. But trouble struck a few times on the back 9 for Wulff, and Foulkes just kept his head down and posted the low 18-hole score for the D-Flight. Awesome job Mike!!!