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Lakeshore Open Golf Tournament

Golf’s 5th Major” ™
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October 1st, 2016 · Las Vegas

2016 LAKESHORE OPEN RESULTS

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN;

ON A BEAUTIFUL 85 DEGREE SUNNY OCTOBER DAY IN LAS VEGAS, 82 GOLFERS TEED OFF TO CHALLENGE THE FAMOUS LAKESHORE COURSE. IN THE FIELD WAS A RECORD 16 ROOKIES. YOU PLAY THE FRONT TEES ON THE FIRST ROUND TO TRY A SECURE ONE OF THE PRECIOUS 21 SPOTS TO MAKE THE CUTLINE. 6,549 STROKES WERE TAKEN IN ROUND ONE FOR AN AVERAGE OF 79.87 STROKES PER PLAYER WHICH IS +25 OVER PAR. NEEDLESS TO SAY…..THE COURSE WON ROUND ONE! KYLE ROGERS AND RICK SEVEN WERE THE ONLY 2 ROOKIES TO MAKE THE CUT. CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM.

ROUND 2 FROM THE CHAMPIONSHIP TEES WITH THE TOP 21 SHOT MAKERS, WAS ALSO BRUTAL. AVERAGE SCORE WAS 73 OR +19 OVER PAR. QUINTESSENTIALLY, THE COURSE ALSO WON ROUND TWO. ONE EXAMPLE OF THE DIFFICULTY OF THE LAYOUT, WAS THE TRAVAILS OF 2013 LAKESHORE RUNNER-UP TEACHING GOLF PRO KEVIN SCROGGINS. MURMUROUS GALLERIES WERE TRYING TO RELAY THE STORY LATER TO THE LAKESHORE REPORTERS. KEVIN SHOT A RESPECTABLE 65 IN THE FIRST ROUND. HE STARTED THE SECOND ROUND FROM THE TIPS BY PARRING NUMBERS 1 AND 2 AND THEN CARDED A 12 ON 3 TRYING TO GET OVER THE PEACH TREES. THEN ON THE FABULOUS #4, HE HIT NUMEROUS MELLIFLUOUS STRIKES OUT OF BOUNDS TO TAKE THE MAX OF 14 STROKES. THEN HE PROCEEDED TO TEE UP ON EVERYONE’S NEMESIS #5. HE TOOK A FEW LOOKS DOWN THE EXTREMELY TIGHT FAIRWAY. KEVIN THEN STARED DOWN AT HIS SPHERE, HESITATED SOME 15 SECONDS, AND THEN………….PICKED IT UP AND PUT IT IN HIS POCKET. HIS 2016 LAKESHORE ROYAL BLUE JACKET DREAM CAME TO AN ABRUPT TERMINATION. HE WALKED OFF THE COURSE. REMEMBER, THERE IS NO SHAME IN THIS ACTION. WHEN YOU DONT HAVE IT AND THERE IS NO REALISTIC RECOVERY, IT SPEEDS UP PLAY.

KENNY EBALO ENTERED THE HALLOWED GROUNDS SATURDAY WITH A CUSTOM MADE T-SHIRT SPORTING SOME NONSENSE ABOUT ‘KENNEE FOR THREE’. HE WON THE LAST 2 LAKESHORES AND HE KNEW THAT IF HE WON 3 IN A ROW, THE COMMITTEE WOULD HAVE TO RANK HIM AS THE ‘NUMBER ONE PLAYER IN THE WORLD’. AFTER A HO-HUM 66 ON THE FRONT 18, HE KNEW HE HAD TO DO SOMETHING SPECIAL ON THE BACKSIDE. HE DID. HE SHOT A MASTERFUL 3 OVER 57 AND WAS ONE OF ONLY 3 PLAYERS WHO SHOT BETTER FROM THE TIPS OF THE 21. PERENNIAL FAVORITES, ROB MULLANEY, THOMAS BUONOMO, FRANKIE D. LARSEN, RYAN MCCULLOUGH, JOSH VORNSAND, AND HARRY SCHROEDER, ALL WERE COLLAPSING AND DOING IT EARLY. FOR THE MOST PART, IT WAS AN INDISCRIMINATE SLAUGHTER.

FOR ONLY THE SECOND TIME IN THE 17 YEAR HISTORY OF THE LAKESHORE, THERE WAS NOT ANY DRAMA ON THE BACK NINE OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND. PHIL TOM, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE, MADE A SUCCINCT STATEMENT ON THE DISCUSSION OF THE NUMBER 1 PLAYER RANKING. AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE SCORES BELOW, EVERYTHING WENT ‘ACCORDING TO HOYLE’ IN THE 2016 LAKESHORE OPEN. PHIL SET A NEW COURSE TOURNAMENT RECORD OF +5 AND WON BY 10 STROKES. CONGRATULATIONS FOR ALL THAT ACHIEVED A ‘TOP-10’ FINISH. YOU NOW HAVE A 3 YEAR EXEMPTION INTO THE EVENT.

THE PURPOSE OF THE LAKESHORE IS TO SUPPORT THE KIDS OF MAKE-A-WISH. WE RAISED A LITTLE OVER $11,000 WHICH TYPICALLY SATISFIES 2 OR 3 WISHES. I AM SO HONORED AND PROUD OF ALL OF YOU WHO MAKE TIME IN YOUR BUSY SCHEDULES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. THIS IS GETTING RARER AND SO UNCOMMON NOWADAYS. IT IS HUMBLING AND I THANK ALL OF YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.-CHAIRMAN OF THE MAKE-A-WISH LAKESHORE OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE

1. PHILIP TOM 58—55=113 +5
2. KENNY EBALO 66—57=123 +15
3. ROB MULLANEY 58—68=126 +18
4. KYLY ROGERS 65—63=128 +20
THOMAS BUONOMO 59—69=128 +20
6. RYAN MCCULLOUGH 62—69=131 +23
7. MURRAY HICKMAN 66—67=133 +25
8. MIKE O’DONNELL 60—76=136 +28
HARRY SCHROEDER 67—69=136 +28
10. FRANKIE D. LARSEN 63—77=140 +32
LARRY KEEVER 68—72=140 +32

12. RICK SEVEN 67—75=142 +34
13. JOSH VORNSAND 66—77=143 +35
14. MIKE MULLALY 67—77=144 +36
15. JASON BENNETT 66—79=145 +37
16. MARK TOM 70—78=148 +40
17. MIKE RYAN 69—80=149 +41
18. CARL GAGLIONE 66—84=150 +42
19. BRIAN COFFEY 66—88=154 +46
20. DARWIN MAO 69–112=181 +73
21. KEVIN SCROGGINS 65—WD