On Saturday's first round, David Poole opened the Club Championship with a 65 and at the end of the first day, he led by one over Andrew Albert and Mark Fairchild. .... was at 70, five shots back.
On Sunday, in front of our usual gallery of members who like to watch good golf and cheer for their friends, David put a display of consistency, however, he failed, for the second day in a row, to birdie key hole #15, where he actually saved a par after hitting a ball in the hazard on the second shot. By then his lead was down to three shots as Mark was making a charge, and after hole 16, the lead shrunk to two shots.
What happened next is for the "history" books of Elk City, after Mark hit a good shot to the green, David proceeded to hit his shot IN THE HOLE for an ace which gave him an insurmountable lead made the reachable par 5 #18 a walk in the park. It was Mark Fairchild's third runner up finish, including last year to Logan Gore.
What made this win (and ace) more special for David, was that his wife Rachel, and both of his kids, Haylee and Travis, were witnesses to the feat. Haylee, in fact, followed the group all day as she was our on course "leaderboard" keeper, where she did a great job.
Logan Gore, our defending champion, opened with a 71 and closed with a 75, on a weekend where he was obviously not up to his standards.
The biggest "one day improvement" came after Jordan Williamson, who was three under par coming into #17, somehow, lost his concentration and after a "triple" 6 on #17, and closed with a 13 on on 18 for a 79! Showing not only his resolve but his sportsmanship and respect for the field and his club's championship, he came back on Sunday to play. I have seen many players "withdraw" under such circumstances. Jordan closed with a 69 for a 10 shot improvement, and a show of "never give up" attitude.
The "AA" flight was won by Jonathan Gore, in a great battle with Jeff Donaghey who opened with a 70 versus Jonathan's 72. However, Jonathan closed with a 68 to Jeff's 76 and took the honors by five over Brandon Thomas (73-72) and by six over Jeff and Jack Coody who closed with a 70. !st net in this flight was Jack Coody with a 130.
"A" Flight was won by Kim Jordan and Greg Dodson who scored 157. Because they had to wait over two hours for another group to finish to see if they won, it was not possible to do a playoff, so they were declared "co-champions". The net winner was Robert Lakey with 130.
"B" Flight was won by David Lantz with a 166, first net was Joe Wynn with a 135.
"C" flight was won by Ricky Marr with a total of 180, and Don Murphey won first net with 139
"D" Flight was won by Robert Gore with 177, and first net was Brad Gilbert with 140.
The overall Senior Flight had c-champions in Jeff Donaghey (70-76) and Jack Coody (76-70). Again, there was no time for a playoff due to the difference in times finished.
The "Young Seniors" was won by Jeff Donaghey, Net was Robert Gore with 133
The "Mid Seniors" was won by Jack Coody, and Net winner was Rusty Ridling with 134.
The "Super Seniors" was won by Robert Lakey with 158 and the net winner here was Robert Miller with 139 who beat Dave Bank by only one.
This year there were no women participants.
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