UNC Finley, 7/17/2021

Another event: DONE!
First and foremost, thank you to John Gagliano for stepping in and running this event while I was out of town!
And a special thanks to Billy Richards for some AMAZING pictures from the event!
Follow him on Insta at @Carolina_Pines_Golf

Full scores and placements can be found here

The RDUgolf Tour took on its first university course with UNC Finley.
While this field of golfers had the highest average handicap, this was the 2nd lowest scoring event of the season! People showed up prepared for Sunday!
Harboring large greens with significant bunkering and fall-offs making approaches dangerous.
While the front-9 plays shorter, the back-9 grows some teeth, and we saw some significant damage done to scorecards on holes 15-18!

3 separate times, a golfers was leading the event until taking a double on 17; driving into the woods and a tough pin placements made for great drama on the Live Leaderboard.
Chris Norton fell prey to 17, but his consistent and steady golf early in the round led him to victory!

Congratulations to Chris Norton on his win!
Chris is one of the RDUgolf OG’s and it has been a pleasure to see his game grow since moving to the States in early 2020!

He has now officially qualified for the Tour Championship at Talamore in October!

  • 1st – Net: Chris Norton (-4, 68)
  • 2nd – Net: Robert Ewing (-3, 69)

As is tradition: John Gagliano took home another Gross win, but Scott Beamer gave him a run for his money until a double on 18

  • 1st – Gross: John Gagliano (Even, 72)

Optional Games

The Skins and CTP pots were $130 and $55, respectively

  • Hole 5 (145 yds): Scott Lane
  • Hole 14 (136 yds): Joe Scott (9’5″)

8 Skins were won, and half were by 1 person…

Par 4, Hole 1 (396 yard): Matt Herring
Par 4, Hole 4 (389 yard): Trent Menzer
Par 3, Hole 8 (156 yard): Patrick Young
Par 4, Hole 10 (371 yard): Caleb Reyes
John Gagliano: 6, 11, 12 & 17

3 people missed out on a “WOULD-BE” Skin, if they had joined to pot:
Scott Beamer: Hole 3
Del Smith: Hole 9
Robert Ewing: Hole 18

Congrats to the CTP and Skins winners.
Your Venmos have been hit!

Course stats from the round:

  • Scoring Average (Gross): 89.7
  • Average Handicap: 13.9
  • Hardest Hole: #15 (Par 4, 432 yards): 1.62 over par
  • Easiest Hole: #8 (Par 3, 156 yards): 0.41 over par
  • Eagles: 0
  • Birdies: 29
  • Pars: 219
  • Bogeys: 241
  • Doubles: 122

Next up: our 2nd MAJOR event!
Tobacco Road on Sunday, August 8th, teeing off at 1pm


https://www.bluegolf.com/amateur/events/rdugolftour216/index.html

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