With great golfing weather in Crossville, TN the past few days The City of Crossville Team Championship provided an enjoyable two rounds of golf on a well-manicured Lake Tansi Golf Course. Lake Tansi Golf Course stayed true to its reputation of being a player-friendly track while still providing a challenge to all levels of play. The petite and quick greens were an appropriate depiction of the challenge the players faced ahead.
The competition for this year’s team championship was intense, to say the least. An unlikely five-way tie had to settle the team division after the 36-hole competition. These five teams all shared the title with a team score of -19 under par (125); Wyatt/Forgey/Richardson/Maxwell, Hudson/Spraker/Newport/Morton, Flenniken/Mays/Mays/Ferris, Botts/Weilandt/Lewis/Lunsford, and Johnson/Rebne/Moore/Garretson.
Glenn Hudson, PGA closed out first place in the Regular Professional contest with a 137 (-7) finish. His first round of 66 (-6 under par) helped catapult him to the victory over both Kelvin Burgin, PGA and Casey Flenniken, PGA who finished at a total of 139 (-5). In the Senior Professional Division Mark Houser, PGA was victorious after firing a smooth 70, 68 for a total of 138 (-6) to edge out Audie Johnson, PGA by four strokes who placed second in the division. Crossville’s own Tracy Graham (a) won the regular amateur contest by two strokes with a 140 (-4) finish. He beat second-place finisher Michael Bradshaw who shot 142 (-2) by two strokes. In the Senior Amateur contest, Ray Morton proved triumphant with a finishing score of 140 (-4). He ran away with the trophy by beating second-place finisher Danny Green +3 (147) by seven strokes.
Alongside the tremendous amateur and professional play in both divisions was an additional Professional Skins game presented by True Temper. Day one ended with four skins (two by Adam Forgey, PGA and one each by Loren Personett, PGA and Jamie Chapman) while Round Two ended with three skins (Chris Weilandt, Mike Vance and Loren Personett, PGA).
The Tennessee PGA would like to send a special thank you to the staff at Lake Tansi Golf Course for being wonderful hosts. Head Professional Gavin Darbyshire, PGA, and Superintendent Todd Matthews were a please to work with. Without their help and cooperation, the City of Crossville Team Championship would not be as tremendous as it is today. The City of Crossville continues its title sponsorship of this fabulous event. The City is a platinum level sponsor with the Tennessee PGA and helps grow the game that we all love. Crossville is the Golf Capital of Tennessee.