MORRISTOWN, Tenn. – After two days of beautiful weather at The Country Club in Morristown, Tennessee, Team Moore took the victory at the Take Charge Pro-Am.
Day one of the pro-am was sunny and all twenty-four teams were eager to play. In the Team Division, Team Stacy finished the day with thirteen birdies for a daily score of thirteen-under, 59. There was a tie for second place between Team Moore and Team Flenniken. Team Moore finished with eleven birdies and Team Flenniken finished with nine birdies and an eagle to bring both teams to eleven-under, 61.
In the Professional Division, Tanasi Golf Club Professional Casey Flenniken, PGA took the lead early with two birdies in a row followed by an eagle on the first three holes to bring his day one score to five-under, 67. One stroke behind the lead was Fairways & Greens Golf Center Professional Braxton Hunter, PGA who finished the day with six birdies and a score of four-under, 68. Chris Stacy, PGA finished the day at three-under, 69. The Senior Professional Division was led by Ted Rhodes Golf Course Professional Audie Johnson, PGA who scored seven birdies throughout the day to bring his score to five-under, 67. Harpeth Valley Golf Center Professional Bill Breen, PGA was one stroke behind Johnson finishing the round at four-under, 68.
Meanwhile in the Regular Amateur Division, competition was even tighter. White Pine’s Lucas Tabor (a) and Manchester’s Andy Stout (a) both finished the round at three-under, 69. Stout had three birdies in a row on holes 5, 6, and 7 as well as holes 10, 11, and 12. There was also a tie for second place between Tennessee Tech sophomore Bryce Beeler (a) and the University of Tennessee Assistant Coach Bo Andrews (a) at two-under, 70. The was a tie for the lead in the Senior Amateur Division between Rick Mays (a) and Steve Golliher (a) at three-under, 69. Michael Potts (a) was one stroke behind the leaders finishing the round at one-under, 71.
Day two brought both great weather, and great competition. In the Team Division, Team Moore sunk twelve birdies and one eagle and eventually captured the win.The team finished the tournament at twenty-five-under, 119. The winning team consisted of The Country Club Professional Kendall Moore, Tony Patterson (a), Jeff Crawford (a), and Matt Smith (a). Team Stacy trailed behind by one stroke for second place with an overall score of twenty-four-under, 120. Team Flenniken ended the tournament in third place finishing with an overall score of twenty-two-under, 122. There was a four way tie for fourth place between Team Fennell, Team Breen, Team Reeves, and Team Blanchard at twenty-under, 124.
In the Professional Division, Flenniken finished the day with four birdies and an eagle to give him the first place score of six-under, 138. Following the lead was Hunter with three birdies and an eagle to finish the tournament with a score of four-under, 140. In the Senior Professional Division, Breen took the lead and ended the tournament in first place with eight-under, 136. Johnson finished in second place at seven-under, 137, after three birdies and his fifth career hole-in-one on the 4th hole. Bear Trace at Tims Ford Professional Jared Melson worked his way into the top three after seven birdies in round two finishing at four-under, 140.
Stout (a) finished the day with four birdies and an eagle to give him an overall score of five-under, 139, and a victory for the Regular Amateur Division. Behind Stout was a three-way tie for second place between Andrews (a), Tabor (a), and Lawrence Largent (a) at four-under, 140. Golliher (a) won the overall Senior Amateur Division with an overall score of three-under, 141. Mays (a) finished two strokes behind the lead at one-under 143, after two birdies and an eagle in the second round.
The Tennessee PGA would like to thank Nathan Blanchard, PGA, Kendall Moore and the entire staff at The Country Club for hosting the Take Charge Pro-Am. We also like to thank Scott Carmichael and Take Charge for sponsoring this year’s event.