We had many events take place this Fall including our LGA member/ member, Men’s member/guest, the Futurity, MGA Championship, and LGA Player of the Year. The LGA member/member was a two-day eclectic format played on the Valley and Hills. The teams were split into two different flights and each flight was awarded for the top three places. Coming in first place in the first flight was the team of Marian Ezell and Michelle Tomlinson, followed by Margaret Wheless and Ariana Almond in second, and finishing third were Cheryl Wood and Joan Spear. In the second flight coming in first place was the team of Sherry Brown and Maria Swann, followed by Nancy McKeen and Amaya D’Amore in second, and finishing third place were Jan Woolnough and Margie Hirsch. Congratulations to all the teams for their great play and participation.
The Futurity was held on September 26th, 27th, & 28th and the weather was beautiful. We split the field into three different flights and each flight was awarded for the top three places. In the first flight, Mike Lewis and Randy Reinagel won first place; taking home second by one point behind the leaders were Joe Gosmano and Ted Metcalf. Finishing in third was Clay Robertson and Jason Olson. In the second flight, coming in first place was the team of Ronny Carroll and Jim Gaertner, followed by Glenn Andrew and John Hall in second, and finishing third was Chuck McKeen and Harry Jacobsen. In the third flight we had a tie for first place with the team of Kim Wheless – Arvel Martin and Steve Phillips – Don Marquet. Both teams played well and split the first and second place purse. In the same flight we had a tie for third place with the team of Leo Clark – Josh Mooney and Dave Phelps – Jack Wilson. The all-inclusive, three-day event was a great success and we would like to thank all members and guests for playing this year.
The MGA Championship
The MGA Championship was a two day gross and net event to crown the MGA player of the year. Last year, Steve Hultquist won both gross and net divisions and was playing again this year to defend his crown. After round one, Steve Hultquist and John Harrison shot an opening 74 to lead the field in the gross division. In the net division, John Harrison, with his great play, led with a 68. Steve Hultquist finished well with a closing round of 76 to finish the event at 150 taking home the win for the MGA Gross Champion of the year. Harrison shot a net 72 in round two to finish his two day round at 140, winning the MGA Net Champion of the year. Congratulations to Steve Hultquist and John Harrison for winning the MGA Championship gross and net divisions. To all players of the MGA, congratulations for all your outstanding play and participation this year and to our board for running some great events in 2013.
Golfer of the Year
On Thursday, October 24, 2013, the LGA’s season came to a close with their Golfer of the Year event. During the season 17 ladies qualified for this tournament by having the best Ringer format scores. For the Golfer of the Year the ladies played their own ball and paid out the best Net and Gross scores.
Coming in first in the Gross division was Cheryl Wood with a gross score of 92. Close behind in second was Joan Spear with a 95. Diana Bamerick and Ariana Almond rounded out the top Gross scores with a 98. In the Net division we had a close race with Nannine Reynolds coming out ahead with a net score of 76. Just two shots behind with a net score of 78 were Cheryl Wood and Sherry Brown.
Thank you to all the LGA members for your participation this year. Also, a special thank you to all the officers for all their hard work Diana Bamerick, Glenda Bumpus, Sherry Maytorena, Lori Hallberg, and Sherry Brown.
10th Annual James Avery Hill Country Golf Classic
On November 8th, 9th, and 10th the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce presented the 10th Annual James Avery Hill Country Golf Classic. With a field of 135 teams this has become one of the top two-man amateur events in Texas. 270 players entered this year to play rounds at Comanche Trace, Riverhill, and Schreiner Golf Club. The format is a two person best ball and is divided into ten flights with about 13 teams in each flight. The field consisted of some of the best amateurs in Texas along with some players who just love competing and playing in the Hill Country.
This year, the winners of the Championship flight were Trevor Hyde and Zan Terry with scores of 64, 63, and 65. This event has grown so much due to the great sponsors each year, great course conditions at all three properties, and the help of the title sponsor James Avery. Thank you to all those involved for bringing in so many amateur golfers to Kerrville and its three premier golf facilities, and thanks for all the help from staff and players for participating.