Monday, Jul 28, 2014

Home course advantage


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SEBRING - Thanks to benefit of playing on its home course, Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club easily captured first place at Saturday's Heartland Men's Interclub tournament.

Golf Hammock won with a total of +22 points to win $258, Country Club of Sebring placed second with a score of +15 and collected $154.80, while Highlands Ridge came in third with +5 to earn $103.20.

"Our guys played really well," said Golf Hammock professional Pete DuPriest. "It definitely didn't hurt that they were on a familiar course."

Les Campbell won the First Flight with +5 points to collect $26.40, Bill Pruitt placed second with +4 and won $19.80, while Pete Rickson finished third with +2 to earn $13.20.

Jeff Dexter Jr. finished first in the Second Flight with +5 points, Ennis Caldwell was second with +3, while Tom Hokenson, Bill Hoogterp, and Donnie Knoche tied for third with +2.

Joe Hamilton captured the Third Flight with +8, while Greg Mitchell and Kye Pahk tied for second with +5. Joe Hyzny and Butch Smith tied for third with +4.

In the Fourth Flight, Randy Leone finished first with +9. Ken Grimm followed in second with +8, and Jimmy Black, Jack Carlton, and Karl Reich tied for third with +3.

Pinecrest Golf Club finished fourth in Saturday's tournament with +4, followed by The Bluffs in fifth at +3, Sun 'n Lake Golf Club was sixth with +1, Sebring Golf Club finished seventh with -4, Harder Hall placed eighth with -14, and River Greens finished ninth with -15.

Closest-to-the-pin winners were Bobby Ore, Jett Dexter, Jr., and Paul Scuton. Each took home $10.

The Long Drive winners were Greg Gentry, Drave Pfiester, and Bob Miller. All three also won $10.

The next event for the Men's Heartland Interclub tournament is set for Sept. 9 at Harder Hall Resort Club.

"Everyone played through pretty quickly and the weather was able to hold up," DuPriest said. "Hopefully that will continue. I think everyone had a good time and really enjoyed it."

bhoward@highlandstoday.com

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