For the second year in a row, Derek Ward won the Clarence Fain Memorial Tournament at BGAD over the weekend.  He also won the shootout Friday night for the second year in a row by nosing out Tom Pendergrass for the win.

Sixty players took to the links in this year’s event.

Ward won the championship by shooting a three-under par, 141. Jay Simmons took second-place honors with 143, third was Marty Anderson, 144, fourth was Jason Vance, 147 and fifth was Randy Jewell, 148.

The First Flight winner was Ed Razor with 150. Second place was Jim Stout, 152, third went to Jesse Smith, 153, fourth was Dustin Woolery, 153 and fifth was Nick Bowling, 154.

Second Flight winner was Milbert Clem. Second place was Shawn Barton, third went to Troy Conner, fourth was Tommy Helton and fifth place went Jay Carpenter.

The Third Flight was won by Joe Powers. Second place went to Paul Burton, third went to David Broaddus, fourth went to Steve Beagle and fifth was Larry Ishmail. 

The Fourth Flight winner was Gary Rouland. Second place went to Donald Hardy, third place went to Mike Bowling, fourth went to Steve Cooper, and fifth place went to Jim Kiser.

Chairman Jason Brandenburg passed on the following comments on the tournament.  “The weather was great, the steak dinner catered by MWR was fabulous and the dance super fun.”

A very special thank you goes to James Noble for getting the “hard to get stuff” done. He worked countless hours detailing the course.

Special thanks to Sandy Hill, Kathy Johnson, Teresa Wyrick and Roger VanWinkle in the pro shop. Thanks to Andy Dunn, Tom O’Brien and Ron Scott, who had the course in great shape. Sarah Drinkard and Kelly Ulm kept the course moving by running the beverage cart both days. 

Mahalo to Jason Brandeburg for the report and a job well done in memory of a very special person, Clarence Fain. 

Hole-in-one club — Burgess Clark

Madison Central golf team member, senior Burgess Clark, had his first hole-in-one Saturday at the Cardinal Club Course in Shelbyville.

He hit a 6-iron on a 213-yard par three hole for the ace. The Central golf team was participating in the Battle of the Bluegrass Tournament.

Congrats, Burgess, and may you have many more!

EKU men second at             Marshall Invitational

The EKU men’s golf team opened its season last Monday and Tuesday with a tie for second in the Marshall Invitational in Huntington, W.Va.

The 15-team event was contested at the par 71 Guyan Golf and Country Club.

The Colonels improved each day with an opening round of 294 and tied for eighth.  The second round the Colonels improved by nine shots for a 285 and moved up to sixth. The third round on Tuesday they shot the best round of the day with a five-under total of 279 to move into a tie with Cincinnati for second place.

EKU finished with a 54-hole total of 858, six shots over par. Richmond, 855, finished first at three over.

Senior Garrett Hinton led the charge for the Colonels. After a first-round two-over 73, he concluded play with back-to-back rounds of three under, 68. His 209 was four shots under and tied fourth in the field of 88 players.

Stuart Witt had a one under, 212, and tied for ninth overall. Newcomer Patric Sundolof had a 218, Taylor Riggs had 224 and Daniel DeLuca had 226.  Playing as an individual Ben Purcell had 239.

The Colonels will be back in action on Sept. 23 and 24 at the Cardinal Invitational hosted by Louisville.

Shoot three of those five under rounds and bring home the bacon!

Good Luck!

Thanks to Kevin Britton for the info.

Funny bone

Unique Dave Feherty Quotes – He said one day “It would be easier to pick a broken nose, than a winner in that group.” 

Commenting on Jim Furyk’s swing, “Looks like an octopus falling out of a tree.”

Final thought

Character – the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life – is the source from which self-respect springs —  Joan Didion.

If you have any golf stories, tournament results, holes-in-one etc, e-mail me at

Until next time … live, love, laugh and learn, Glenmore.

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