Jul 24, 2023

2023 Kenmure Golf Tournament Results


A sold-out field of 92 players took to Kenmure Country Club on Monday as a part of the Upstate Amateur Players Tour tournament at the scenic mountain course. More than $6,000 was paid out to the winners from Monday’s tournament and skins game. Also, no player managed to win the super skin pot, meaning it will be carried over to this week’s tournament at Riverbend Golf Club.

The Upstate Amateur Players Tour travels the Upstate of South Carolina, and portions of North Carolina, offering golfers of all skill levels an opportunity to compete. With ten different divisions, including senior division as well, the tour has become a favorite of golfers throughout the area. Just last week, the Upstate Amateur Players reached a new milestone with 200 members of the tour.

On Monday, golfers encountered Western North Carolina’s premier gated golf community in Flat Rock. The Joe Lee designed course provides top-notch high-country living. Officially opened in 1982, the course offers a unique experience on each of its 18 holes. From breathtaking course views to the stunning beauty of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s no wonder that this private golf course is top rated.

“Stephen Thomasson and his staff was a huge help to the success of this event,” said Larry Lee, Owner and Operator of the Upstate Amateur Players Tour.

Here’s a breakdown of the results from each division:

Division 1 – Six golfers within six shots of each other battled down the stretch before Mike Hartin emerged victorious in Division 1 on Monday. Hartin used four birdies on the day to shoot 73 and win the division.

Russell Seal finished one shot back with a round of 74. Jacob Sigmon came home in third place after shooting 75. Cory Caldwell placed fourth in the division with a round of 76.  Joshua Phillips and Greg Moore tied for fifth place after firing rounds of 77.

Senior Division 1 – While Jacob Sigmon came up a couple shots short in Division 1 on Monday, his round of 75 was good enough to claim the top prize in Senior Division 1. Sigmon had a steady stretch on the back nine with six pars, a birdie, and two bogeys.

Greg Moore finished second with a round of 77. Moore took advantage of two par-fives with birdies on the first and tenth holes. Joey Golinski shot 80 and finished third as Eddie Harmon rounded out the division in fourth with a round of 83.

Division 2 – As the holes dwindled the competition only intensified in Division 2 on Monday. In the end it was Bandt Howard’s round of 76 that earned him the top spot. Howard made one birdie on the day but kept things steady with 13 pars during the round.

Michael Lingenfelter and Scott Dixon came home tied for second, one shot back after shooting rounds of 77. Terry Newsome posted an impressive back nine that included three birdies on the side to shoot even par and finish tied for fourth with a score of 78.

Newsome tied with Tyler Phillips, who also shot 78. Phillips round was highlighted by two birdies on the day.

Senior Division 2 - Michael Lingenfelter took home the honors in Senior Division 2 on Monday after a playoff with Scott Dixon. Lingenfelter recorded two birdies on the round to take home the top prize. Dixon placed second after a steady round that included 13 pars.

Terry Newsome finished third with a round of 78. Juan Sedano and James Dillard rounded out the top-five with rounds of 79 and 81, respectively.

Division 3 – Extra golf was needed to determine the winner of Division 3 on Monday. It was Dylan Helms who prevailed over Mary Graham Forrest for the victory. Both Helms and Forrest shot rounds of 81 to pace the division.

Helms made three birdies on the day but stumbled on the back nine with three straight double bogeys. Forrest strung together six straight pars on the front nine to settle into the round.

Mark Stroupe finished third after firing an 83 as Russell McDonald was one shot back in fourth.

Travis Blackwell, Dan Ahlers, Terry Upright, and Andy Murrow all finished tied for fifth place after posting rounds of 85.

Senior Division 3 – Mark Stroupe edged out Russell McDonald for first place in Senior Division 3 on Monday. Stroupe highlighted his card with two birdies, one coming on the par-three fifth hole, and the other on the par-four seventeenth hole.

McDonald also recorded two birdies on his card but faced a setback with his string of bogeys on the back nine. Travis Blackwell and Andy Murrow shot 85 to finish tied for third place. Tommy Boyter, Rick Johnson, and Charles Devenney tied for fifth place with rounds of 86.

Division 4 – Justin Hull used five pars on the front nine to solidify his position en route to winning Division 4 on Monday. Hull finished with a round of 85 but shot just four over par on the front as he created separation on the leaderboard.

Thomas Gibson finished second, two shots behind Hull, with a round of 87. His round also included five pars in the stretch of nine holes as he played the back nine in seven over par.

William Gibson and Joseph Wirtz both shot 89 and finished tied for third place. Steven Daniels rounded out the top-five with a round of 91.

Senior Division 4 – While Thomas Gibson fell two shots short of victory in Division 4 on Monday, he managed to claim the top prize in Senior Division 4. Gibson shot 87 to win by two shots over William Gibson.

Steven Daniels came home third with a 91. James Hallums and David Croston shot 92 to finish tied for fourth place.

Division 5 – Danny Sullivan finished atop the leaderboard in Division 5 on Sunday, posting a score of 88 to win by two shots. Sullivan edged out second place finisher Warren Sullivan, who shot 90.

Steve Kwon birdied the par-three eleventh hole to shoot 93 and finish tied for third. Kwon tied with Kyle Macklin who also made a birdie as his came on the par-five eighth hole.

George Bright and Bobby Lewis rounded out the top-five with rounds of 99.

Senior Division 5 – Aside from the near miss in winning Division 5, Danny Sullivan did get to celebrate his victory in Senior Division 5 on Monday. Sullivan shot 88 to win by 11 shots over second place finishers George Bright and Bobby Lewis. Tim Kunkel rounded out the division with a score of 106.


Kenmure Winners

Division 1 Champion

Mike Hartin


Division 2 Champion

Brandt Howard


Division 3 Champion

Dylan Helms


Division 4 Champion

Justin Hull


Division 5 Champion

Danny Sullivan


Senior Division 1 Champion

Jacob Sigmon


Senior Division 2 Champion

Mike Lingenfelter


Senior Division 3 Champion

Mark Stroupe


Senior Division 4 Champion

Thomas Gibson


Senior Division 5 Champion

Danny Sullivan