Yucca Ridge Golf Club held its annual Men's Tour Championship on Saturday, September 15th in perfect fall weather. Twenty players qualified for this year's event and 15 players showed up to play on Saturday. Handicaps ranged from a high of 12 to an even par.
Players competed throughout the summer in different events on Thursday nights in order to establish a handicap for the final championship. They had to play at least five nights for the handicap and once that was established, they were qualified for the final event on Saturday.
Players teed off for a two man scramble with partners that were paired according to handicaps. The back nine was comprised of a best ball/individual format event where players would play their own ball, and between the two players, took the low score for the team event. At the same time, players also kept their individual score which would then be used at the end of the round with their handicap to make a third nine-hole score. The final round scores were determined from the player averages for the season, determined from the Thursday night scores all throughout the summer.
For the 36 hole total the 2012 Men's Tour Champion is Tyler Brungardt carding a score of 147.20. Second place went to Derek Fuller with a score of 150.23 for the event. Third place went to Johnny Obholz with a score of 151.67. Newcomer Kolt Hayes took fourth place with a score of 153.00 followed by Levi Eaton in fifth place with a final score of 153.31. Brungardt is also a two-time winner this year having won the Yucca Ridge Men's "Open" champion in August.
Yucca Ridge is a links style public access golf course located 4 ½ miles north of Liberal off of US Hwy 83. For more information on this or other events at Yucca Ridge, or to make a tee time, call 62-4GOLF or 482-0243.