Twenty-three teams traveled from 13 cities across the country to make up the 120 person field at the 3rd annual City Championship this past weekend in Myrtle Beach. The bothing hosting courses, True Blue and Caledonia, were in prime shape and posed a unique challenge for both the Scramble and Best Ball Divisions. True Blue's five par 5s and five par 3s made for a great team based venue. The beauty and difficulty of Caledonia brought a different flavor for the players; demanding more precise shots and resulting in slightly higher scores.
PGA tour professional Harold Varner III dropped by the pre-round happy hour on Friday to hang out and converse with City Tour Players. Varner also entered himself in the welcome party putting contest which he won in dramatic fashion on the third playoff hole.
The weekend was capped off with championship ceremonies. First and second place teams returned home with glassware and bragging rights headed into next season. We look forward to seeing everyone at the 4th annual Champiomship next year.
A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:
Srixon/Cleveland Golf, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, 18Birdies
Oxford, The Golf Channel, Chef's Cut, SCNS Sports Foods
Best Ball Champions
Tarcys Team, Charlotte NC
Tarcys Team came into Sunday with a small lead and came up in the clutch at the difficult Caledonia Golf and Fish Club with the lowest combined team score of the day, 144. Over the two days the team posted a 284 (E) good enough to take home 1st place in the Best Ball Division. Two City Leaders (Scott Tarcey, Charlotte and Faheem Amod, Raleigh) made up the top pair of Tarcys team and fell just short of medalist pair by 1 stroke.
The Pitt6, Pittsburgh PA
The Pitt6 are no strangers to Nextgengolf Championships. Several of the participants have 9 National Championship appearances between the NCCGA and the City Tour-- and it showed. The now back-to-back champs came away with Scramble Division Champion honors winning by a ridiculous margin of 24 strokes and posting a total 2 day score of -28.
Srixon Medalist Pair
Joe Iacona & Connor Calhoun
Both Joe and Connor came to Myrtle Beach to represent Northeastern University's club golf team. Their 2-man best ball scores of 70 (-1) + 71 (E) = 141 (-1) were good enough to beat the field and earn Srixon Medalist Pair awards. As a result, the duo will receive a year's supply of Srixon Z-star golf balls. Congrats to these two gentlemen.