Major event #1, DONE!
Double points, a custom Lie+Loft print, and Brookfields Indoor golf gift certificates have been distributed!
Bentwinds Country Club, generously opened their doors to the RDUgolf Tour, and the course could not have been more perfect.
The fairways and tee-boxes were lush, the rough was punitive, and the greens, while receptive, were rolling REALLY smooth and quick. The course layout provided a varied set of holes, capping off with a stunning 18th hole; par-4 requiring a long approach shot over a lake to a well-protected green.
The RDUgolf Tour would like to provide a very Thank You to the Director of Golf, Evelyn Walters!
The VERY tough finishing stretch, provided a LOT of activity at the top of the leaderboard.
In the last 45 minutes of the event, the 1st place spot bounced between 4 different golfers, all in contention, but Tyler Fowler stayed clam and parred 16, 17, and 18 to take home the W
Congratulations to Tyler Fowler on his win and taking home a custom print from Lie+Loft and a 4-hour simulator session at Brookfields Indoor Golf!
He has now officially qualified for the Tour Championship at Talamore in October!
- 1st – Net: Tyler Fowler (-1, 71)
- 2nd – Net: George White (+1, 73)
The 6-time Gross winner, John Gagliano was not dethroned and took home #7.
1st place – Gross also took home a 4-hour simulator session at Brookfields Indoor Golf!
- 1st – Gross: John Gagliano (+1, 73)
The Skins and CTP pots were $200 and $95, respectively
- Hole 3 (169 yds): Scott Vandermeer (10’5″)
- Hole 11 (148 yds): Josh Taylor (5’8″) (and he rolled in the putt for a skin!!)
Skins were popular this time around, 10 total, with 6 on the front 9!
Winners were provided $20 per skin:
|Par 4, Hole 2 (340 yard): John Gagliano|
|Par 3, Hole 3 (169 yard): Trent Menzer|
|Par 4, Hole 4 (329 yard): John Gagliano|
|Par 4, Hole 6 (431 yard): Les Aliff|
|Par 4, Hole 7 (344 yard): Mike Walton|
|Par 4, Hole 9 (398 yard): TJ Mancuso|
|Par 3, Hole 11 (148 yard): Josh Taylor|
|Par 4, Hole 13 (389 yard): Scott Lane|
|Par 4, Hole 16 (401 yard): TJ Mancuso|
|Par 4, Hole 18 (380 yard): Jake Olsen|
Only 1 person missed out on a “WOULD-BE” Skin, if they had joined to pot:
Par-3, Hole 8 (180 yds): John Eakins
Congrats to the CTP and Skins winners.
Your Venmos are now
Course stats from the round:
- Scoring Average (Gross): 90.53
- Average Handicap: 12.08
- Hardest Hole: #1 (544, par-5): 1.61 over par
- Easiest Hole: #10 (475, par-5): 0.59 over par
- Eagles: 0
- Birdies: 24
- Pars: 214
- Bogeys: 260
- Doubles: 122
A few notable events from the round:
- Will Bethune had a 40-yard chip-in on #17 to put pressure on the leader
- Jacob Van Leeuwen plugged his ball on 14 for one of the worst lies possible! (pictured to the side)
- Hole 1 and hole 18 both had TEN max scores… they were tough!
- Hole 15 (159, Par-3) had 0 max scores! (first time in RDUgolf Tour history)
- John Gagliano went par or better on holes 1-11
The next event is our first Sunday round:
UNC Finley on Sunday, July 18th, teeing off at 10am