4th Annual Lebanon Ice Bowl Recap - Feb 29th, 2012
The 4th Annual Lebanon Ice Bowl was a record shattering event for Lebanon's disc golf community! The sixty-six players this year nearly doubled the amount from last year's 36. The 30 extra players helped raise $1,060, topping last year's total of $576. The Lebanon Area Foundation will be presented with the check very soon along with the food that was donated. I am so excited by the over whelming support that was given to both the LAF and to DGM. I am very thankful that you chose Lebanon to finish out the Ice Bowl season. You guys are incredible. Great work and Thank You to all of you.
If the attendance and money raised for the LAF was not enough, the weather, play, and the pay out may have rounded off a near perfect day of disc golf. Rarely can this Arizona native wear a long sleeve shirt and survive in February, but the crazy warmth of this winter continued. Sunshine with a moderate wind, was a prime recipe for a beautiful day of disc golf. There were 5 divisions that included: Open, Advanced, Intermediate, Recreational, and Women. All divisions were very competitive with the biggest margin of victory being only 3 strokes in the Women's division. Melissa White from Jeff City bested Brandy Monnahan with a 137. The Rec division won by Mark Komoroski shooting a 112, was the tightest field in the tournament. Second place was a 3 way tie for second only a stroke off the pace by Tuner, Jonathan Cook, and Mike Sisco. Winning the Intermediate field was Springfield's own Nathan Clark turning in a 105 that held off Nate Love by a stick. Kyle Webster's 101 was enough for a two stroke finish over fellow Joplin golfer Frank “the Tank”. The Open division was full of excitement from start to finish. Corey's ace helped give him a considerable 3 stroke lead over Zack Jones, Shayn Woltz and myself. With a 43 matched by Mark Anderson, I was able to win by a single stroke making my 49 first round score, only one better than Mark's in the first round making the difference. For full results, click on the Tournament Tab, scroll down to Past Tournaments, and click on results.
The pay out was nothing short of amazing for the Ice Bowl. The ultimate winner was Nathan Clark winning both his division, and the custom $375 Monkey Trap that was raffled off to helped raise money for the LAF. I often tell players if they are looking for an over the top Pay Out the Ice Bowl is not one to play. This was far from the truth for this payout because of money added to the pay out by individuals in attendance. Like all DGM events, vouchers used like cash on merchandise were given out, along with a Pro cash pay out. Many players commented on how mind boggling the pay out was. On behalf of all the players, I say thank you to all the sponsors and the City of Lebanon for their support of this year's Lebanon Ice Bowl. I am looking forward to June, as the Lucky Monkey Tour will return to Lebanon's Atchley Park for the Jared Hilton Memorial Tournament.