The Men’s Club Championship was conducted Sunday at the Madison Country Club.
Taking the checkered flag after a beautiful afternoon for golf was Selby Wiggins. Selby shot a one-under par, 71 to edge second-place Hubert Broaddus (73) by two shots.
Derek Ward was third with a 74.
Two flag tournament at MCC
Last Saturday at the Madison Country Club, 16 two-person teams teed it up in the annual Two Flag Tournament.
What is unique about this format is having two holes on each green to shoot at. It was an 18-hole tournament with the first nine holes best ball and the second nine a scramble.
Stepping into the winner’s circle in the three divisions were —Division A: First place — Ricky Terrill and Luke Wright with a score of 65 and second place — Hubert and Travis Broaddus with 67. B Division: First place — Jim and Bud Carr, 67 and second place — Chad Gordon and Brent Whittaker, 68.
C Division: First place — Mike Freer and Harvey Winters, 73 and second place — Rick O’Toule and Kenny Wilson, 76.
The players all enjoyed this different format and had a fun day on the links.
Special thanks to Hubert Broaddus for the info.
EKU seventh at Cardinal Intercollegiate
Last Monday and Tuesday, the Colonels traveled to Simpsonville to participate in the Louisville Cardinals annual invitational tourney at the 7,036 yard Cardinal Club.
There were 15 teams entered in the 54-hole event.
On Monday, EKU had back-to-back rounds of 292 and Tuesday shot a round of 298 for a total of 882. UofL captured the team title with a score of 858. Bowling Green was second, 867, Murray State was third, 868, Arkansas-Little Rock was fourth, 871, Austin Peay was fifth, 880, Furman was sixth, 881, and EKU was seventh, 882.
Stuart Witt and Garrett Hinton led EKU with 2-over par 218 for the three rounds. Taylor Riggs had a 223, Zack Butler shot a 225 and Andrew Yeast finished at 234.
Playing as an individual Daniel DeLuca had a 229.
The Colonels will be back in action on Oct. 8 and 9 at the Bearcat Invitational hosted by the University of Cincinnati at the Traditions Golf Club in Hebron.
Special thanks to Kevin Britton, assistant director of athletic public relations at EKU for the info.
The heartbreaking Ryder Cup loss
This Ryder Cup was one of the most interesting and devastating golf events I ever remember watching.
The American team went from a high-high to a low-low. The first two days were so upbeat for the USA. They were on top of the world until late Saturday afternoon when the last two matches came in.
Tiger and Stricker had mounted a come-from-behind charge after being four down to pull within one, but could not finish the rally when Donald made two long putts to tie Tiger’s birdies.
Then Poulter had five straight birdies to come from two down to pull out a win for Europe.
Those two points swung the momentum to Europe on Sunday and they buried the USA 8 1/2 to 3 1/2 to keep the cup in their possessions.
It was a tough loss to bear but no player handled it better than Phil Mickelson. He watched his opponent knock in two long putts in a row to beat him on the last hole yet he smiled and applauded those two good putts.
Sportsmanship, wow! I think Phil realizes there is more to life than golf.
You da man!
Get them in 2014!
Friday at BGAD Pioneer Golf Course – Day-Night Scramble. Entry fee is $35.00 and includes 18 holes golf, cart and lunch. Format is nine holes starting at 5:30 p.m. then lunch and last nine holes after dark using glow balls and flagsticks. Fun event. For info, call 779-7222.
Saturday at Berea Country Club – Special Olympics Scramble. Tee time is 11 a.m., entry fee is $40 per player or $160 per team. Cost includes cart and food. Cash awards to first three place winners. Any donations are greatly appreciated. This event is sponsored by the Richmond Police Department. All proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics. For info, call Whitney Maupin, 893-8855 or Major Mitch Brown at 623-1163.
Oct. 13 at Berea Country Club – The Kentucky National Guard Memorial Berea Blast Scramble. Entry fee is $40 per player or $160 per team includes cart, green fees, free food and beverage on the course during play and dinner on Saturday night. Team Prizes: First — $400; second - $200 and third - $120. On Oct. 12 at 5:00 until dusk “Meet and Greet” and putting contest. All proceeds to benefit Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund. For info, call (859) 986-7141.
Oct. 20 – The Third “Now” Tournament at Gibson Bay on the short course. Entry Fee is $20 per person or $80 per team plus two cans of food or two household items like laundry detergent or toilet paper. Three different divisions this year – men, women and an adult with a child (12 years or under). Lots of prizes! Registration and coffee and donuts 9 a.m. tee time, with 10 a.m. shotgun start. This is for a fund-raiser for Health Now and Grace Now — two local organizations that help Richmond and is manned by all volunteer help. All donations are appreciated and needed. To register call Glenmore Jones at 623-0970 or Carolyn Jones at 248-4273 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around — Willie Nelson
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Until next time … live, love, laugh and learn, Glenmore.