Thank you for your participation and support of the 2016 Polk County Amateur Championship at Lone Palm this past weekend.
Lone Palm was well represented, especially in the winner’s circle:
- In the senior division, Greg Ellis, one of Lone Palm’s best golfers, came from 3 shots back to make it into a playoff against Mike Murphy. Greg hit a wedge shot to 2 feet on the first playoff hole to secure the victory. Congratulations Greg!
- In the championship flight it was a Lone Palm sweep. I won first place in a playoff against Lone Palm member and standout junior player, Brady Godwin. Kyle Thomas, Lone Palm’s player of the year, took third place.
- In the second flight, Lone Palm members Prashant Desai and Tony Hargraves took first and second place, respectively.
- In the third flight, Lone Palm’s Caleb Wickenkamp took second place.
Other members who participated in the event included Colin and Nick Kresl, Will Richert, Chris Leverett, Sergio Vallejo, Phuc Vo, Robert Lusa and Dennis McDonald. Congratulations for weathering tough conditions and playing well.
I want to give a special thanks to Bryan Moran and his team for doing a great job running this tournament and for developing the games of golfers of all levels. We have excellent ladies’, men’s, and junior golfers who benefit from our practice facilities, clinics, individual instruction, and tournaments. It makes us proud to see our members succeed in golf tournaments!