The 3rd Annual Pitt Open Recap - Jul 30th, 2012

This year's Pitt Open was exciting from beginning to end. The New Monkey Traps in Schlanger Park were put in just a few days before the event. The news of the permanent course, the 110 players registered, and the cash added created quite a buzz for this this 3rd annual event. The tournament started with a 3 division 22 team doubles tournament followed by a Bar BQ dinner. Despite Eric McCabe's illness in the family and a few players confusion about what Pittsburg they should have been in (Wow), 109 players ended up competing in blistering 106 degree weather on an extended 21 hole course.

Doubles Division Winners:

Kevin Elrod and son Drew Elrod, Mixed Division. Congratulations guys! Thanks Kevin for staying the course and making Schlanger and the Pitt Open happen!! Drew Thanks for all your help.

Andrew Jinks and Kyle Webster, Am Division. Congratulations Joplin boys.

Chris Shelton and Chris Eads, Open Division. Great round guys! Shooting a 12 down is impressive!

SINGLES DIVISION WINNERS:

Cooper Stone, Junior Boys. Congratulations and great job sticking it out despite the heat!

Hunter Tieke Junior Boys. Want to say great job to you and your competitor Parker Dierkens for battling to the end in the extreme elements.

Conner Callahan, Recreational Men. Congratulations!

Michael Seiter, Intermediate Men. Michael Seiter and Nate Smith crushed the field shooting a 123 & 124. Great job to both, and hope you are considering moving up.

Gary Harvey, Advanced Master. Great shooting Gary! Awesome win!!

Charlie Chung, Advanced Grand Master. Well played Charlie!

Eric Rainey, Pro Grand Master. Eric nice shooting and congratulations on the close win!

Russ Burns, Open. I have never seen or been in a more close finish! Going into the last hole there was a 4 way tie for 1st that included: George Smith, Richard Why, Adam Hunt, and myself. Adam and I birdied and played a one hole play off in which a par was good enough to win. I want to say thank all of you guys on the card for the incredible competition and fun round!

Check back for a post about the Little Big Show in Neosho coming up the 18th of August!

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