Lucky 13 Wrap Up - Mar 19th, 2012
The Lucky 13 started off with a Bang! Both the 4th Lebanon Ice Bowl and the 4th Annual Lucky 13 have set attendance records. The Lucky 13 maxed the field at 90 which was up from 57 last year, and smashed the 69 record from it's debut year in 2009! Another exciting record statistic was the number of ladies that competed. Seven women battled it out which was 5 more than ever before at the Lucky 13. A big “hip hip hurray” for the ladies!
The competition was fierce, which was not surprising due to the numbers. Brandy Monnahan shot a 143 for a convincing win over Janey Helton's 150 and Wendy Krull's 153. In the Rec division, Tyler Foreman crushed the competition after coming out of retirement shooting a 115 that beat a 120 second place performance shot by a string of competitors that included: Derek Norris, Gregg Cass, Keith Douglas, and Shane Costello. Intermediate was taken by Joplin's own Jon McCain over Jay Hall and Brad Hilton. John shot a 105 in his last Intermediate performance (congratulations and welcome to Advanced!). The Advanced Grand Masters division was dominated by Jon Parsons of Marshall (move up!). The Advanced division was the tightest of the competition with a 3 way tie for first, being won in the play off by Michael Cory over Zack Jones and Matt Christensen. There was only 4 strokes separating 1st and 8th place in this division. Shooting the hot 1st round, 10 under 44, helped Russ Burns cruise to a two stroke win over Miami Oklahoma's Travis Stand. Great job to all place finishers and congratulations to all the winners!
As promised, all players will be receiving a shirt (a re-order is on the way for those who did not get one). In the players pack, each player also took home a custom tourney stamped disc, a ticket to the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame and all enjoyed Domino's Pizza and McAlisters Tea for lunch! Along with this players pack, the payouts were nice as well. 1st Place finishers took home the following: Open $158, Advanced $113, Intermediate $123, Recreational $113, Advanced Grand Masters $105 and Women $72. Offering a combination of great players packs and above average payouts is not possible with out sponsors. A special thanks to all sponsors: Republic Parks and Rec, Queen City Cycle, Fimco Steel, Northside Dental, SPB Stencils, McAlisters, Domino's Pizza, Discs Unlimited, Creator Designs, Quality Trim and Sign, Millennium Discs, and Innova Champion Discs. Please thank and support all of our sponsors!
The EDGE raffle and Ace Pot Split brought in close to $300. That total was up from last year! Thanks to all of you for your continued support. Until next time, aces to you all. Thank you for choosing to be a part of the Lucky Monkey Tour 2012. I hope to see you soon!