Congratulations to winners of Golfing for Justice Pro-Am

The Phil Daniels team carded a 57, the best of the day
The Phil Daniels team carded a 57, the best of the day at the Golfing for Justice Pro-Am

A morning team of Phil Daniels, Craig Peterson, Bob Michaels, John Morgan and pro Ollie Penn won the morning round – and turned in the day’s best overall score (57) – while a Central Bank/Central Trust won the afternoon round of the Golfing for Justice Pro-Am on Monday at Millwood Golf & Racquet Club.

The event was part of the PGA Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper, which benefits 47 Ozarks children’s charities. Among the charities is Legal Services of Southern Missouri, which joined the tournament this summer.

In the morning round, a Price Cutter Supermarkets team of Joey Ryan, Dan Daily, Kevin Huff, Roger Umfleet and Jace Long placed second with a 57. Placing third, with a 59, was a team sponsored by DES, LLC CPA & Advisors and consisting of David Simmons, Miles Brown, John Roark, Chris Coon and pro Kevin Kring.

In the afternoon round, the winning Central Bank/Central Trust team of John Gamble, Richard Ollis, Dave Myers, Russ Marquart and pro Joel Thelan carded a 58 and won a scorecard tiebreaker.

Central Bank team

Second place belonged to a Legal Services of Southern Missouri team of David Coutchie, Kim Bradley, Chris Hanner, Wade Palmer and Jim Powell fired a 58. That was the same score of the third-place team, Price Cutter/Cruise Marketing, which featured Mark Michaels, Adam Lyons, Tim Marby, Ed Addington and pro Taylor Artman.



Silverman rallies to win PCCC’s gold

PCCC winner

When it all came down to it, Ben Silverman knew what he needed to do.

Silverman had captured nearly 30 mini-tour events but had never broken through in a four-day tournament until Sunday, when he won the PGA Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper. He fired a 25-under-par 263 to win it, earning a $121,500 payday.

Silverman, from Canada, bested Oklahoman Talor Gooch by one stroke and Chesson Hadley – who led the first two rounds — by one stroke. Caddying for Silverman was Springfield’s Terry Frost, who also caddied for last year’s champion, Mackenzie Hughes.


“Every aspect of my game was good. I’m not going to have any complaints about this week,” said Silverman.

The 29-year-old’s previous best finish on the year was a tie for fifth at the Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank.

He explained his putting was the key to his victory.

“The putter felt fantastic,” he said. “I picked up something new with my putting back in Utah before I took some time off and I got right back to it with a little bit of a different setup.”

Silverman also said that his putter, which is a custom build from Bettinardi, has some special stamping on it.

His wife’s name, Morgan, is stamped on the hosel.

“I wanted to do something for her. She’s been such a huge part of my golf career since we met. It was just something to show my appreciation,” he said, as he and Morgan just welcomed their first child, Jack, a few weeks ago.