Twenty- four members of the Laidback Golf Tour recently competed on the 1916 Donald Ross designed Danville Golf Club tract. It was their last tournament of the season in which points were awarded toward their Tour Championship.
Danville has always been a very challenging tract but the forty-degree temperature and rain which came in by their back nine made the event more of an endurance test.
Fourteen birdies were recorded resulting in only four rounds in the seventies. Steve Cummings carded two birdies in route to his 73 finish to lead all scoring today. The win was Cummings fourth win of the season in the A Flight. Cummings was playing in the first group of the day and finished before the heavy rain set in. Mark Dill finished second in the flight at 76 and claimed the flights low net prize with his net 69.
Keith Whitten picked up his second victory of the season in B Flight by carding two birdies and finishing at 79. Danny Daniel finished second at 84 and claimed the low net prize for the flight with a net score of 71.
A tie break card match of back nine totals had to be used to determine the C Flight winner as both Wayne Thompson and Mike Asbury finished regulation tied at 83. Thompson claimed his first win of the season as he had a back nine total of 38 while Asbury had 43 on the back nine. Asbury collected the flights low net prize with his net score of 67.
Tour points leader Willard Vicks secured his position in the points race by claiming his fifth win of the year in D Flight with his round of 93. Bryan Martin finished second at 96 and claimed the flights low net prize with his net 72 round.
The Tour finale was held at the Goodyear Golf Club Monday, Nov. 25th with season awards and Chick-Fil-A meal following the match. Results: A Flight: Steve Cummings -Wentworth, NC – 73 Mark Dill – Pelham, NC – 76 (low net 69) Steve Williams – Reidsville, NC – 77 Fran Hensley – Ridgeway – 80 Orlando Avarez – Danville – 86 David Turner – Kernersville, NC – withdrew after 8 holes injury
Results Continued: B Flight: Keith Whitten – Forest – 79 Danny Daniel – Dry Fork – 84 ( low net 71) Dan Morgan – Danville, – 88 Tom Simmons – Reidsville, NC – 88 Robbie Revis -Danville, – 90 Jim White- Lynhburg, – 93 Jeff Shumate – South Boston – withdrew after nine holes
C Flight: Wayne Thompson – Mebane, NC – 83 (won on card match back nine total 38) Mike Asbury – Callands – 83 ( low net 67 ) Mike Pritchett – Danville – 89 Randy McCann – Greensboro, NC – 92 Ricky Myers – Pelham, NC – 94 Dave Voss – Greensboro, NC – 96 Randy Kenyon – Hillsborough, NC – 101
D Flight: Willard Vicks – Danville – 93 Bryan Martin – Keeling – 96 ( low net 72 ) Red Thompson – Ringgold – 102 Jody Myers – Danville, – 102
Money Winners: Wayne Thompson = $110 Steve Cummings=$94 Danny Daniel = $85 Keith Whitten= $75 Willard Vicks=$50 Red Thompson = $40 Mike Asbury =$30 Mark Dill=$20 Steve Williams=$15 Orlando Avarez = $15 Bryan Martin =$10