Congratulations to winners of Children’s Smile Center Poker Run Golf Classic


A team sponsored by Freedom Bank of Southern Missouri won the Children’s Smile Center Poker Run Golf Classic on Friday, and Wayne Dipper won the grand prize – a trip to the Palace Casino in Biloxi, Miss.

Held at Silo Ridge Golf and Country Club, the event was a fundraiser for the PGA Korn Ferry Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper.

Freedom Bank won A Flight with a 57 behind Taylor Robertson, Chris Lawson, Mark Lee and Garrett Dollins.

Taking B Flight was Oasis Hotel & Convention Center, which carded a 62 thanks to Todd Crighton, Clayton Brown, Neil Routh and Cody Roat.

Earning the C Flight trophies were Backwoods Golf, which fired a 70 (scorecard tiebreaker) thanks to Brian George, Austin Cloud, Koty Steward and Michael Webber.

A raffle was held for several prizes. Dipper won a trip to Biloxi, which includes two rooms for two nights at the Palace Casino, dinner for four in Mignons, spa service for two in Palace Casino and two rounds of golf at the Preserve Golf Club.

The poker winners for craft brew were Taylor Robertson, Tracy Galyon, Brad Thessing, Chris Lawson and Andy Ebbrecht.


Congratulations to winners of Platinum Clubs & Clays Classic presented by USA Mortgage

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Teeing off at Top of the Rock and aiming high at the Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy on Wednesday, teams sponsored by Hiland Dairy Foods, Capital Vacation and KOLR 10 won their respective rounds in the Platinum Clubs & Clays Classic presented by USA Mortgage.

The Branson event was a fundraiser for the PGA Korn Ferry Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper and included a dinner and auction Tuesday night at the White River Conference Center at Bass Pro Shops in Springfield.

In golf, Capital Vacations won the morning round by carding a 23. The team included Derek Walster, Zach Hamby, Grant Johnson and Jake Johnson.

Second place went to Bass Pro Shops, as Josh Garcia, Just Schafer, Pete  Rogers and Rocky Trammell fired a 24 to win on a scorecard tiebreaker.

Central Bank of the Ozarks took third as Rick Watts, Corey Harmon, Tyler Phillips and John Fulp fired a 24.

In the golf afternoon round, Hiland Dairy won it with a 20 thanks to Rob Ballowe, Nate Angus, Adam Naegler and Rick Beaman.

The Roark Group placed second with 22 thanks to Brian Cheever, Justin Fraker, Clifford Smith and Richard McClain.

A team sponsored by Oncology Hematology Associates/Dr. Roger & Cynthia Holden placed third. The team, which carded a 23, featured Devin Benwart, Ryan Pinnell, Rusty Holden and Brent Thompson.

In the clubs sessions, Hiland Dairy Foods won the morning round by hitting 269 targets. The team consisted of Rob Ballowe, Rick Beaman, Adam Naegler and John Russworm.

Taking second was a team sponsored by Oncology Hematology Associates/Roger & Cynthia Holden. The group, which turned in a 223, featured Brock Baker, John Cyrus, Ty Smith and John Winters.

Landau Pontoons took third place with a 219 as the team featured Austin Curry, Wes Curry and Danny Biggs.

Fourth place was OakStar Bank, which fired a 175 behind Brent McCoy, Trevor Crist, Brandon McClure and Carmine Igenito.

In the afternoon round, KOLR 10 won it with a 319 behind Steve Butler, Tim Kinnimer, Brian Waterworth and Jamie Hancock.

Central Bank/Central Trust placed second with a 244 thanks to Jamie Clark, Justin Loveday, Jeff Jones and Stuart Stangeland.

Bass Pro Shops placed third with a 182 behind Josh Garcia, Johannah Richardson, Pete Rogers and Rocky Tremmell.