BRANSON – A foursome from Springfield and the Lake of the Ozarks area captured top honors in the Energy & Education Pro-Am on Sunday at LedgeStone Country Club.
The Great Southern Bank team of Levi Paterson, Riley Hamilton, Sam Paterson and Mack Murray – playing with pro Bradley Long – finished with a 54. The four are from Springfield and the Lake of the Ozarks region. Their score was two strokes better than the second-place team belonging to Southwest Tree Service, which consisted of Bill Temple, David Cox, Ann Fuchs and John Fuchs. Bryan Newman was their pro in the scramble format.
“We had two pars and one eagle, and a lot of birdies,” Levi Paterson said. “We just happened to look pretty good.”
The event was part of the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper, the PGA Tour’s annual Web.com Tour event that plays this Thursday through Sunday at Highland Springs Country Club. PCCC-related events help to raise money for children’s charities, and the tournament is expected to easily pass $12 million in this, its 26th year. A record $1 million-plus was gifted a year ago.
The third-place team in A-Flight belonged to the Mercy team of Kevin Rash, Drew Rash, Brad Snyder and Mark Walterskitchen. Their pro was Kevin Kring, a 2008 Central High School graduate who will play next week in the PCCC on an exemption.
KL Lim had the best score of the pros, firing a 63.
Energy & Education Pro-Am
Part of Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper
Sunday, Aug. 9 at LedgeStone Country Club
A Flight placers
54 – Great Southern Bank of Levi Paterson, Riley Hamilton, Sam Paterson, Mack Murray; pro Bradley Long; 56 – Southwest Tree Service of Bill Temple, David Cox, Ann Fuchs, John Fuchs, pro Bryan Newman; 57 – Mercy of Kevin Rash, Drew Rash, Brad Snyder, Mark Walterskitchen, pro Kevin Kring.
60 – White River: Don Forrest, Matt Dean, Brad Swofford, David Large, pro Mark Budler; 60 – White River: Beau Jackson, Scott Leven, Reiny Cash, Tom Houston, pro Steve Jurgensen; 61 – White River: Robert Johnston, Robert Taylor, Bob Belote, Bill Applegate, pro Jim Chesney.
62 – Ruackman of Chris Boyle, Jeff Strain, Earl Wilson, Randy Presnell, pro Corbin King; 62 – White River of Brian Coleman, David Kesterson, Doug Meadows, Dave Edwards; 62 – Arkansas Electric/BR of Mark McClafferty, Jeff Smalley, Tommy Hodson, Brad Grainger, pro Mark Anderson.
65 – Inside Information of Ken Wilson, Melissa Wilson, Rocky Miller, Cody Walter, pro Paul McConnell; 66 – Associated Electric of Dave Ramsey, Phil Hart, Todd Bennett, Diane Smith, pro Matthew Vahala; 66 – HD Power Solutions: Kenny Dow, Jason Irons, Michael Bance, Bill Lawyer, pro Gary Rusnak.
Top 10 pro scores
KL Lim 63, Corbin King 64, Will McCurdy 66, Travis Hampshire 66, Bryan Krick 67, Paul Newman 68, Paul McConnell 68, Kyle Sapp 68, Brad Adamonis 68, Tim Long 69.