Old Hickory, TN – The beautiful weather fueled Henrik Simonsen, PGA and Garrett Campbell, PGA to victory at the Yamaha Pro-Assistant Championship. The team from The Honors Course shot a very impressive nine under par (63) at Hermitage Golf Course – President’s Reserve. Simonsen and Campbell played a great team game where both team members kicked in and contributed to fill out the scorecard. They finished the round with a total of ten birdies and one bogey. Simonsen and Campbell were tied at the top with another team from The Honors Course consisting of Henrik Simonsen, PGA and Aaron Levinson, PGA but the team of Simonsen/Campbell prevailed by way of a scorecard playoff.
The top of the leaderboard was jammed packed with a tie for third place between teams from Belle Meade Country Club (Oliver Peacock, PGA/Dave Ambrose, PGA and Oliver Peacock, PGA/Joel Stark, PGA), Holston Hills Country Club (Chris Dibble, PGA/ Tyler Bailey, PGA), Fairways and Greens Golf Center (Walt Chapman, PGA/Byron Williams/PGA), and McCabe Golf Course (Loren Personett, PGA/Steve Munson, PGA). All of these teams shot a very impressive seven under par (65).
Teams from all over the state of Tennessee competed in the Yamaha Pro-Assistant Championship. Tennessee PGA Section Members and Associates from the same facility or organization teamed up to play in an 18-hole Four-Ball Stroke Play competition. With a total purse of $12,000 the players had a lot on the line and wanted to showcase the skills of all the PGA Professionals and Associates that competed.
Closest to the Hole winners:
#3 – Oliver Peacock, PGA winning JBL Earbuds
#7 – Lee Whitehead winning a UE Bluetooth Speaker
#12 – Joey Batuello winning Beats ep Headphones
#15 – Buddy Harston, PGA winning a UE Bluetooth Speaker
The Tennessee PGA would like to extend a thank you to Shannon Caverly, PGA and Craig Sanford of Yamaha for being the title sponsor of this great event. Without their support, the Yamaha Pro-Assistant Championship would not be as incredibly successful as it is each year. Another thank you goes to Matt Coots of Under Armour, Fran Boone of Imperial, and Nate Clark, PGA of Evolve Golf for being supporting sponsors of the event.
We would also like to thank Mike Eller, PGA, Chris Pierce, Janell Joslin, and the rest of the staff at Hermitage Golf Course, who were amazing hosts. Their hard work did not go unnoticed by both TPGA staff and the participants of this years’ event.