Congratulations to our Ozark Turf Association Champion, Tom Russell, Superintendent from Triple Creek Golf Club, is the 2019 OTA Champion. He shot a 73 beating second place finisher, Scott Welsh from Professional Turf Products, who shot a 75. A couple of 76’s were shot by Maron Towse from Schifferdecker Golf Course, who beat Mike Irvine of Bill and Payne Stewart Golf Course on a match of cards. Tom is repeating as champion, winning last year at Millwood. The list of past champions of Clear Creek/Club Car sponsored OTA Championships also include 2017 winner Justin Beck, and 2016 winner, Scott Welsh.
First flight winner was our host, Adam Camp from Hidden Valley Golf Links, with an 80, followed by Jim Pyle from Ledgestone, with an 84.
We did have two threesome go out and play against each other in a scramble format, with the team of Darrell Easley of Windmill Ridge, John Ripperger of Ledgestone, and Wyatt Cantrell from GreensPro winning. We are looking to add this to future Championship events for those that might not want to play their own ball.
We did have 25 attend for lunch with 20 of us waiting out the rain, to challenge the course. Thanks to all that attended. Also thanks to Adam Camp and all the staff for preparing the course, cooking us lunch, and keeping the pro shop open so the winners could exchange their gift certificates.
Much thanks goes to Brian Cheever with Clear Creek Vehicles and Club Car for sponsoring this event, and to Mark Slaughter with GreensPro who sponsored the closest to the pin contests won by Darrell Easley and Mike Irvine.
We will see you next in Branson for our Border War event with the Kansas Chapter!