‘Perfect weather’ greets golfers at 17th annual Grizzly Golf Classic
WEST PLAINS, Mo. – “Perfect weather” greeted a full field of 108 golfers when they took to the links for the 17th annual Grizzly Golf Classic Friday, June 8, at the West Plains Country Club.
Tournament director Herb Lunday said over $20,000 was raised to benefit the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball and Volleyball programs for the upcoming seasons.
One of the largest prize packages of the event, a 2013 United States Golf Association Open Championship trip valued at $11,000, went to Jerry Walker, West Plains, who hit a hole in one on hole No. 2. The promotion was sponsored by Colton’s Steakhouse and Grill (Justin & Haley Mitchell) in West Plains.
Other individual shot winners included Blaine Burroughs, West Plains, for the most accurate drive on hole No. 18; Brian Duffel, Memphis, Tenn., for the closest shot to the pin on hole No. 6; and Bob Sargent, West Plains, for the longest putt on hole No. 3.
Tournament flight winners included Jerry Womack, Rick Grigsby and John Wiles, all of West Plains, who shot a 70 to win the Red Grizzly Flight; Nate Cooper and Spencer Adkisson, both of West Plains, and Dustin Blackburn, Houston, who shot a 64 to win the Blue Grizzly Flight; and Chuck Swift and Phil Wade, both of West Plains, and Melissa Williams, Mtn. View, who shot a 54 to win the Trophy Grizzly Flight and the tournament overall. Each golfer from the winning flight teams received a Nike VRS Driver.
Traditional honors for the “Dead Last Team in the Entire Tournament” went to Gary Phillips and James Seiber, both of West Plains, and Joshua Dye, Bakersfield, who shot a 100 for the event.
Lunday thanked all volunteers, hole sponsors and prize sponsors for the event. “Any day on the golf course is great, but this tournament was the biggest and best of the 17 Grizzly Golf Classics we’ve held to date,” he said. “We’re already looking forward to next year!”
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