The 2013 Michigan PGA Section Pro Am at Hammock Beach Resort kicked off Saturday night with a cocktail party on the Ocean Lawn followed by the three rounds of golf on both the Ocean and Conservatory Courses. The event included tee gifts, breakfast each day, dinner cruise on the Sundancer Yacht, awards, lunch daily and overall prizes. The weather could not have been better and provided perfect playing conditions.
The team from Crystal Mountain Resort started the final round 3 shots back and knew it would take some fine playing to catch the leaders on the very difficult Tom Watson Conservatory Course. They were able to do just that by shooting a (-11) under par round of 133, which gave them a once stroke victory for the overall championship. This team consisted of professional Scott Wilson and his amateur partners Wayne Bauman, Chris Abruzzo and Tom Albrecht. Each player took home $300 for the overall winnings and $150 for the low team of the day. The format was a 2 net best ball of four.
Two teams finished tied for second at one shot back, both taking home $150 per player. Those teams were professional Greg Webber from Hawk Hollow Golf Club and his amateur partners Dave Lee, Reid McKinley and Pat McCarthy, and professional Jeff Gniewek from Knollwood Country Club and his amateurs partners Darrell Ewell, Tim Quinn and Brian Teichman.
Congratulations to Darrell Ewell, Phil Boham and Wayne Bauman, our closest to the pin winners. They all won a golf bag of their choice from Sun Mountain.
For final results please click HERE
For Round 3 skins please click HERE
All teams will played (3) rounds of golf on the following courses:
Jack Nicklaus Ocean Course
Placing players on the brink of the Atlantic Ocean, the award-winning Ocean Course is a shining example of oceanfront golf perfection. This top 100 golf course not only winds along pristine wetlands and sparkling lakes, but also plays six holes directly on the Atlantic Ocean. The course concludes with a thrilling finale dubbed “The Bear Claw” — a collection of four daunting holes precariously edging the sweeping coastline. The Ocean Course received a ranking as one of Florida’s Top 5 courses. This course is truly “Florida’s Ocean Course”.
Host of the Champions Tour Event – Ginn Championship – 2007, 2008
Tom Watson Conservatory Course
The Tom Watson Signature design Conservatory Course is Florida’s longest and is truly a masterpiece. This breathtaking course is highlighted by waterfalls, babbling brooks and veneered field stone work. To the 140 sand and coquina bunkers, Watson also added three sod-faced bunkers, a nod to his affinity for British links-style golf. Golf Digest, in its January 2008 issue,ranked The Conservatory third on its elite list of America’s Best New Public Courses.
Host of the PGA Tour’s Ginn sur Mer Classic – 2008