The second annual Platinum Clubs & Clays Classic presented by USA Mortgage enjoyed a successful Wednesday at both Ozark National Golf Course and the Bass Pro Shops Shooting Shooting Academy, as 18 teams participated each in morning and afternoon rounds.
At Ozarks National, a Bass Pro Shops-sponsored team of Jerod Hicks, Steve Ehase, Justin French and Jeff Lee fired a 23 to win the morning round as the event played only the first nine holes. Placing second was the Roark Group-sponsored team, which fired a 26 thanks to Jerry Marti, Jeremy Marti, Clifford Smith and Nick Rouse. An OakStar Bank-sponsored team of Jesse Reed, Tyler Maggi, Paul Echert and Travis Beazley carded a 28 and took third place.
In afternoon competition, the Hiland Dairy team of Rob Ballowe, Adam Naegler, Rick Beaman and Nate Argus fires a 26 to win the nine-hole competition at Ozarks National. Missouri Equipment Leasing took second place, firing a 27 behind Tara Rayle, David Coutchie, Matt Flattem and John Griefe. Placing third was the Roger and Cindi Holden-sponsored team of Craig Wagoner, John Cyrus, Brad Jones, David Petiford and Chip Wagoner.
At the Bass Pro Shops Shooting Academy, the KOLR/KOZL-sponsored team of Steve Butler, Chris Haynes, Shawn Piacheck and Mike Irvine won the morning round with a 277. Hiland Dary finished with a 226 for second place behind Ballowe, Beaman, Naegler and Joe Naegler. The Landau-sponsored team of Craig Curry, Wes Curry, Austin Curry and Andrew Smith finished with a 195 for third place.
The afternoon round was won by Bass Pro Shops, which fired a 203 thanks to Jerry Martin, Steve Wilson, Ryan Farrell and Eric Thompson. Second place went to B&T Electric, which carded a 192 behind Matt Kelly, Taylor Robertson, Garret Dowling and Sean Touvenot. USA Mortgage took third with a 163 on a team featuring Eric Morris, Taylor Eagles, Mike Verrone and Casey Cooper.