Fill-in pro fuels Lockton Insurance to SDC Pro-Am win

Lockton Insurance
Lockton Insurance

When the guys from Lockton Insurance arrived for the Silver Dollar City Pro-Am, their designated pro was missing but for good reason. He “Monday qualified” for this week’s PGA Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper.

His fill-in? Well, Dillon Rust arrived. Did he ever.

Rust, an alternate pro for the event, sprang into action without any practice time and then consistently hit 350-yard tee shots for Lockton Insurance, which capitalized by firing a 56 to win the SDC Pro-Am on Tuesday at Buffalo Ridge Springs Golf Course.


Lockton featured Bob Croy, Glenn Spiking, Michael Patton and Brett Dubay. They were initially assigned with pro Jace Long, but Long fired a 5-under par 66 on Monday at Rivercut Golf Course, qualifying for the PCCC.

Hiland Dairy earned second place with a 57 and featured Rob Ballowe, Nate Angus, Terry Mitchell, Dave Carlton and pro Brad Golden.

Hiland Dairy
Hiland Dairy

Earning third place was an SRC-sponsored team of Harley Owens, Jim Grooms, Tim Clubb and pro Willy Hogan as the group carded a 58.

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The event was a fundraiser for the PGA Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper, which is Thursday through Sunday at Highland Springs Country Club.



Pitch, Chip & Putt Championship winners announced

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Imagine being a high schooler, middle schooler or in elementary school and being introduced on the 18th green of a PGA Tour event.

That’s what awaits six local youths after they won the inaugural Pitch, Chip & Putt Championship presented by B&T Electric, Panda Trucking and Freedom Bank on Monday night at Highland Springs Country Club.

Winning the 12-14 age division were Lyla Louderbaugh and Devun Salazar as they carded a 335 and 340, respectively.

Capturing top honors in the 9-11 age group were Hudson Feuerbacher (455) and Page Bowman (340).

The winners of the 6-8 age group were Lyla Bates (202) and Clark Hubbard (285).

Each of the winners will be introduced on Sunday on the 18th green following the end of play of the PGA Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper.