Local golf: Sambach cruises at PKBGT Masters
BY WOODY PEELE
The Daily Reflector
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Greenville Golf and Country Club played host to the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls' Golf Tour's final round of the PKBGT Masters last Saturday and Sunday.
It turned out to be a runaway by Davidson's Amanda Sambach, who fired a three-round total of 67-67-71 for an 11-under 205. Samcach had little competition. Second went to Kendall Turner of Chesapeake, Va., at 223 total. Adrain Anderson (230) of Murrells Inlet, S.C., was third.
The low in-state scorer was Napat Rattanaprakarn from Kenley, shooting 239 to tie for 12th place where Maria Atwood of Holly Springs was also in at 239. Washington native Grayson Warren (248) was 25th.
In the Prep Preview section, Sydney Hackett of Ashburn, Va., led the way with a 152. Second went to Cary’s Megan Morris at 157. Abby Franks of Roebuck, S.C., was third with a 158.
Sophie Lauture of Raleigh won the Futures division with a 159, a stroke better than Cary's Grace Ridenour. Josephine Nguyen of Springfield, Va., was third at 163.
Bradford Creek Golf Course is holding a Wednesday Shootout Group each week. Tee times begin at 10 a.m. currently, but will switch to 9:30 later in the season. The cost is $20 per player, which includes golf and carts. There is an optional charge for other contests during the event. This includes a closest-to-the-pin on all par 3s and a modified Stableford format. Golfers must have an established handicap to participate.
Brook Valley Country Club held its Men's Night on Thursday evening with a four-person Masters theme scramble. The teams played on the front nine and then drew a name from a hat which had the top 10-players on the Masters' leaderboard, That person's score was added to the team score, or subtracted, for the net team score.
First place, with a 14-under went to Jeff Gibson, Matt Aldridge, Martin Anderson and Brad Cater. One stroke behind were Dan Schisler, Dale Pendy, J.J. McLamb and Mark Pabst.
The team of Rob Burleson, Holt Humpheys, Micah Ball and George McBabb took third at 11-under.
Greenville Country Club will start its annual Men's Night on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
The club will hold its Derby Tournament on May 4-5. A 10 a.m. shotgun start will be held both days. The format will be a two-man Best Ball net.
The Ironwood Ladies Golf Association held its weekly Play Day on Wednesday and Debbie Pruitt captured first place in the gross division, with Belle Prusinowski taking second. Leslie Bailey won the net division, followed by Maryanne Kram in second place and Lynn Strausbauch third.
Pruitt and Prusinowski tied for low putts, each finishing with 15. Bailey was second with 20, while Kram was third with 21.
Ironwood also hosted its Masters Par 3 event, with the course set up with the same yardages as the Augusta National's Par 3 tournament.
Low gross went to Kris Arnold, who carded a 27. Kyle Griffin also shot a 27, but took second with a card playoff. Low net was captured by Milan Minto with a 26, and David Miller finishing second at 27.
Washington Yacht and Country Club will hold Senior golf each Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 a.m. for members.
Ayden Golf and Country Club hosted the Coastal Plains Seniors on Thursday with 70 players competing. Ayden's James Saine took second place in the gross division of his flight.
On Mondays and Thursdays, Ayden will host Senior/Student/Military and First Responders. They can play 18 holes with cart for $20.