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Mark Stephenson from Elkhart, KS was the Champion of the Eads Golf Club One-Man Scramble Tournament shooting a -7 under par 65.
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Eads Golf Club Opens up Summer Tournament Season with One-Man Scramble

By Betsy Barnett

May 10, 2023

Twenty-five golfers were on hand on Saturday, May 6 for the first tournament of the summer season at the Eads Golf Club as golfers from across the region were anxious to get back on the links again and compete in some friendly competition. Judging from the turn-out there is a lot of interest in the sport of golf, and it should be a highly competitive upcoming season.

This tournament season started out with a new tournament concept called the One-Man Scramble which meant every player got to hit two balls on every turn and take the best result of the two.

Mark Stephenson from Elkhart, KS took home the spoils for the Championship Flight using a front nine 33 and a back nine -2 under par 30 to scorch the course with an -9 under 63 on the day.

Coming in second place was Weston Meardon from Eads who had the best first round in Championship Flight shooting a even par 32, but who then finished with a decent +1 over 33 on the back nine and shooting a -7 under par 65 on the day.

There was a three-way tie for third place, the final money spot in the Championship Flight, between Mike Crawford from Kit Carson, Justin McLoud from Eads, and Phil Dieterle from Lamar. All three golfers finished with -6 under par 66 scores. Dieterle would come through after the play-off rounds to nail the final money spot.

The First Flight was also very competitive with Brian Bohlander from Eads winning the flight with a total score of -2 under 70 on the day. Bohlander shot +1 over 37 on the first round but then scorched the back nine with a -3 under par 33 to finish the day 2 under at a 70 for the win.

In second place and in the money in the First Flight was Remington Brandt from Eads who was one stroke behind Bohlander. Brandt came in with -1 under 71 on the day, good enough for second place and some payback. In third place was Kenny McCormick from Flagler shooting a +1 over 73 for third place.

Jaxon Crawford from Kit Carson was the champion of the Second Flight tournament shooting +6 over 78. Crawford started slowly on the front nine with a +4 over par performance but tore it up on the back shooting two strokes better with a +2 over 36. His total score stood at +6 over 78.

Larry Gifford of Eads was one stroke back with a +7 over 79 in the 18 holes placing second and in the money. In third place was Loren Patterson from Eads shooting a +9 over 81.

This particular tournament included hole prizes. The Longest Putt on Holes #9/#18 was made by Laarry Gifford from 33’ 10” away. The Closest to the Pin shot on Holes #3/#12 was won by Brentley Lening who was 88” away. The Longest Putt on Holes #4/#13 was made by Marvin Bohlander from 16’ 9” out. The Closest to the Pin on Holes #6/#15 was won by Tom Richards who landed 10’ from the hole. The Closest to the Pin shot on Hole #8/#17 was made by Phil Dieterle who landed within 10’ 5”.

The next tournament at the Eads Golf Course will be on Saturday, May 20 with another new format. That tournament will feature a 4-Man Scramble where four golfers will be on a team and the team takes the best of the four shots on each stroke. That tournament is scheduled to begin at 9 AM.

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