Morristown, TN – The 2019 Guardian Enterprises Millstone Pro-Am had no shortage of impressive play over the course of the two-day tournament from several teams, but it was two groups who maximized their team efforts to emerge victoriously. Two teams held on to the top of the leaderboard, Casey Flenniken, PGA, Bob Rice (a), Rick Mays (a), and Mike Poe (a) shared the win with Mark Houser, PGA, Tanner Davis (a), Tory Davis (a), and Austin Carter (a). The contestants dodged weather over the course of competition but managed to overcome and produce some very impressive scores. The teams consisted of a PGA Professional and three scratch amateurs who competed in a team best ball event. Along with the team, event were individual contests for the Regular Professionals, Senior Professionals, Regular Amateurs and Senior Amateurs.
The team event had lots of fireworks with 31 eagles, 508 birdies and a scoring average of a very impressive 61.48. The players were able to take advantage of Millstone Golf Course which played at 6,459-yard par 72. The teams of Houser/Davis/Davis/Carter and Flenniken/Rice/Mays/Poe were able to outlast the competition after recording a combined five eagles and forty-eight birdies which led them each to a 115 finish (-29 under par). Neither team recorded a bogey which helped them solidify their shared victories.
Much like the team event, most of the field was able to stay under par for the individual contests which included a few standouts. In the Regular Professional Division, Lee Whitehead had an impressive two-day total of 132 (-12 under par) which earned him the victory. Casey Flenniken, PGA and Glenn Hudson, PGA tied for second place one stroke back of Whitehead.
In the Regular Amateur Division, Lucas Armstrong (a) blitzed the field with a 130 total (-14 under par). His rounds of 64 and 66 were highlighted with 13 birdies and one eagle over both rounds. His 130-total earned him the title of Overall Regular Champion. Coming in second place was Lucas Tabor (a) who finished at 132 (-12 under par).
Bill Breen, PGA started off strong with a career best 62 on Day 1. He would follow that up with a 67 in Round 2 and led the Senior Professionals with a 129 (-15 under par). Breen would use two eagles and twelve birdies to help him edge out Mark Houser who came in second place with a score of 133 (-11 under par).
Steve Golliher (a) led the Senior Amateur with a 134 (-10 under par). He started the tournament with a 6-under 66, taking advantage of six birdies and an eagle. The next day, he followed up his performance with a bogey less 68 (-4 under par). Coming in second place was Tracy Graham (a) who finished with a 36-hole total of 136 (-8 under par).
The True Temper Professional Skins game had a few winners as well. In round one, four skins were awarded for a total of $270 or $67.50 each. Round 2 saw a total of five skins which equaled $54 each.
The whole competition was a great success with plenty of incredible play by all of the players. The Tennessee PGA would like to give a special thanks to Scott Carmichael of Guardian Enterprises as well as Scotty Kanipe, PGA and the rest of the staff at Millstone Golf Club for making this tournament possible. Without their support and hard work, the Guardian Enterprises Millstone Pro-Am would not be the success it is today!