White River Valley Electric wins Price Cutter Pro-Am

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A White River Electric team that included recent Senior Long Drive champion John Cyrus can walk with an extra bounce in its collective step this weekend during the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper.

The foursome, paired with pro Zach Fischer, won the annual Price Cutter Pro-Am by firing a 43 in field of 28 teams at Highland Springs Country Club. The team included Don Phillips, Lyle Rowland, Steve Wendler and Cyrus, a Mount Vernon native who regularly turns out for Missouri Sports Hall of Fame celebrity golf events.

The scramble format included the top 54 money leaders on the PGA Tour’s annual Web.com Tour, which plays Thursday through Sunday at Highland Springs. The pros were required to walk the course.

The Hayden Machinery team of Justin Hayden, Nate Seriotac, Taylor Robertson and Matt Kelly placed second with a 43, doing so as they played with pro Todd Baek.

A Price Cutter team of George Mires, Jeffrey Centerino and Mike Seever captured third place by scoring a 46. Their pro was Alex Aragon.

The Price Cutter Pro-Am was among the nearly 20 fundraising events in the build-up to the PCCC, which has generated almost $12 million for local children’s charities in its 25-year history. That figure includes a record $1 million-plus last year.

For tickets, call 417-887-3400, or stop by the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, 3861 E. Stan Musial Drive, which is about a mile east of the 60-65 interchange and sits next to Highland Springs.


Central Bank of the Ozarks wins Mercy Pro-Am


Mother Nature couldn’t slow the Central Bank/Central Trust-sponsored team in Monday’s Mercy Pro-Am and not many other teams could, either. Although, one almost nearly pulled the trick.

The foursome of Jon Swope, Jay Swope, Justin French and Steve Gassell fired a 58 to win an afternoon pro-am at Hickory Hills Country Club, doing so hours after rain forced officials to reschedule the morning round.

The SMC Packaging Group team of Mark McNay, Jeff Woods, Les Lyons and John Baughan also fired a 58 in the scramble format, but Central Bank/Central Trust won on a scorecard tiebreaker.

Central Bank/Central Trust, playing with pro Scott Harrington, fired 13 birdies, including six consecutive between Nos. 1-6. They were at 18 through the first six holes, two strokes better than SMC Packaging.

Third place belonged to Chris Gocal, Dave Globig, Dan O’Connor and Brett Drewitt. They fired a 61 as they played alongside pro Jeff Tucker.

The Mercy Pro-Am has been a longtime partner of the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper, the PGA Tour’s annual Web.com Tour event in Springfield.

The tournament, set for Thursday to Sunday at Highland Springs Country club, has generated almost $12 million for local children’s charities – including a record $1 million last year alone.

The PCCC will announce a new date for the Mercy Pro-Am morning round as soon as it is finalized.