Major Championship at Montgomery Country Club
October 8-9 2016
The Major Championship at Montgomery CC was a huge success. The weather for both days was great. On Saturday, it was in the high 70s with howling winds all day long. Sunday transitioned into a cold morning in the upper 60s and warmer up as the day went on. We couldn’t have asked for better weather during an event like this one. The course was in pristine shape. The fairways provided a generous roll on drives and the greens were super quick, rolling about an 11 on the stimpmeter. Round one proved to be challenging, according to the scores, but improved in the final round to make up for round one. All of the junior golfers very much appreciated the hospitality and expertise that the country club provided. We look forward to seeing everyone who participated in this week’s event for the next year.
Congratulations to Cody Argade from Deatsville, AL, who shot a round 1 (75) and a round 2 (71) for a total of (146) to take the first place trophy. In round 1, he posted the lowest score for his division. This was a fantastic score, considering the strong winds they faced throughout the round. Cody’s round 2 went smoothly with three birdies and four bogeys to fire a one over par (71).In second was Trey Tobias who fell short by one stroke to force a playoff. Trey fought back in the second round and shot a one under par (69), which was one of the two scores that were under par in this division. Rounding out the top three was Mac Murphy. He shot an unforgettable round of (71) with a hole in one on hole number two In the final round. In addition, We would like to highlight Jackson Singletary for the lowest round this week in his division with a two under par 68. He proved to everyone this weekend to never give up when the going gets tough and we commend him for the competitiveness he brings to the field.
Congratulations to Brandon Cho from Suwanee, GA on his win in the Boys 14-15 age division. He shot a round one score of (76) and a round two score (74) for a total of (150). In second place was Russell Williamson from Memphis, TN. He shot a round one score of 82 and a round two score of (75) for a total (157) to fall within 7 strokes of Cho. In third place was Cho’s good friend Brandon Yau. He finished with a two round total of (159). Even though he didn’t play to his potential, he still enjoyed playing with Cho in both rounds. It’s always a good day when you’re playing with your friends.
Congratulations to Sophie Burks from Montgomery, AL for bringing home the first place trophy. She shot a round one (88) and a round 2 (74) for a total of (162). Sophie battled against Kaysie Harrelson from Tifton, GA in a playoff hole to break the tie. She stuck her approach shot to produce a birdie to claim the Major Championship at Montgomery Country Club title. Kaysie put up quite the fight to push the final round into a playoff. Thank you both for making this tournament an exciting finish. In third place was Julia Simon from New Orleans, LA. She showed improvement in round 2 by shooting a six over par (76) to finish with a two round total of (167). All in all, This division showed great talent throughout the fiel and we hope to see you all in the near future.
Congratulations to Virginia Anne Holmes from Montgomery, AL on her win this week. She shot a round one score of (85) and a round two (86) for a total of (171). In second place was 9 yr. old, Zoey Cho from Suwannee, GA. Even though she was the youngest player in the division, she showed no fear while competing with the older girls in her division. She shot a round one score of (89) and a round two (84) for a total of (173). Finishing in third place was Sierra Fink from Tyrone, GA. Sierra shot a two round total of (177) to claim third place. These girls enjoyed playing golf with each other and look forward to playing again sometime soon.
Congratulations to Evan Reed for the win in the Boys 11-13 age division. He shot a round one score of (74) and a one under par (69). He put on an amazing show in the final round with a six hole Birdie streak on the back nine. He was amazed at how well he was putting. Every put he attempted had a great chance of going in the hole. At only 13 years old, he proved to be a true contender in his division. Trailing by 6 strokes was Cayden Pope from Lexington, KY. He also shot an impressive round two score of (71) with two birdies on the scorecard. Even though he fell short of the lead, he enjoyed watching Evan Reed play an entertaining round to brighten everyone’s day. Finishing in third was McKean Collins. He shot a round one score of (77) and showed improvement in round two with a (76).
Tournament Division Yardages: Boys 16-18: 6,433 Yards Boys 14-15:6,433 Yards Boys 11-13: 5,433Yards Girls 14-18: 5,433 Yards Girls 13U: 5,433 Yards