Oct 28, 2023

2024 Woodfin Ridge Golf Tournament Results

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Tournament Champions

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Division 1 Champion

Jody Clary

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Division 2 Champion

Joe Hamacher

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Division 1 Champion

Darrell Johnson

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Division 1 Champion

Larry Daniels

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Division 1 Champion

Billy Odom

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Senior Division 1 Champion

Brandt Howard

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Senior Division 2 Champion

Joe Hamacher

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Senior Division 3 Champion

Darrell Johnson

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Senior Division 4 Champion

Larry Daniels

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Senior Division 5 Champion

Billy Odom

    An unseasonably warm Saturday afternoon was welcomed with open arms by a sold-out field of golfers who competed at Woodfin Ridge as a part of the Upstate Amateur Players Tour. The tournament at Woodfin Ridge marked the second of the season for the tour that travels around the Upstate of South Carolina and portions of North Carolina as well.  

    The Upstate Amateur Players Tour offers golfers of all skill levels an opportunity to compete against a level playing field. With 10 different divisions, including senior divisions as well, the Upstate Amateur Players Tour is the fastest growing tour in the area and is designed by the players and for the players. 

    Saturday, the golfers enjoyed a beautiful day filled with sunny skies and moderate temperatures. Nestled in Inman, South Carolina, Woodfin Ridge Golf Club is one of the most pristine courses in the area. At the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Woodfin Ridge is located along Lake Bowen and features several scenic holes, including the feature finishing holes of No. 9 and No. 18.  

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

    Division 1 – Jody Clary used an even par run on the back nine to secure the top spot in Division 1 on Saturday. Clary posted a score of 73 to defeat second-place finisher Brandt Howard by just two shots.  

    After birding his first two holes, Howard shot one over par on the front nine. Howard made a charge at the end with six straight pars to end his round. TJ Hines and Greg Moore finished in a tie for third place with rounds of 76 and Nicholas Politis finished fifth after shooting 79. 

    Senior Division 1 – While Brandt Howard came up just shy of the top spot in Division 1, his round of 75 was more than enough to secure first place in Senior Division 1. Howard made two birdies on the day to go along with 13 pars and five bogeys.  

    Anthony Stout finished second in the division with a round of 84. Stout’s round was highlighted by a birdie on the par three 11th hole.  

    Division 2 – Joe Hamacher staved off a late charge by Mark Blankenship, using seven straight pars to close his round of 72 to win Division 2. Hamacher shot one under par on the front nine before a bogey on the par three 11th hole brought him back to level par on the day.  

    Blakenship made two birdies in his final six holes but a double bogey on the par three 15th hole put him two shots behind Hamacher. A birdie on the par four 17th hole brought Blankenship within one shot.  

    Bob Grove finished third with a round of 76 as Jonathan Pruitt and Derek Godfrey finished tied for fourth place with rounds of 78. 

    Senior Division 2 – The battle down the stretch between Joe Hamacher and Mark Blankenship also played out in Senior Division 2 as Hamacher came out on top by one shot. Hamacher shot even par, followed by Blankenship at one over par.  

    Bob Grove finished third after shooting 76, which included an impressive back nine. Grove made consecutive birdies on the 11th and 12th holes before another on the short par four 16th hole.  

    Wayne Blyler finished fourth, posting a round of 79. Mitch Howze and Andy Murrow tied for fifth place with rounds of 81. 

    Division 3 – Darrell Johnson emerged victorious in a playoff over Harvey Hewens in Division 3 on Saturday. Both Johnson and Hewens shot 80 to tie for the top spot. Johnson played his final six holes in even par, using a birdie on the par five 14th hole to jump up to the top of the leaderboard.  

    Hewens birdied both the 14th and 15th holes before a bogey on the par five 18th hole dropped him into a tie with Johnson for the top spot.  

    Myron Samuels finished third, just one shot behind after shooting 81. Samuels closed his front nine with two birdies on the final four holes. William Buie shot 82 and finished fourth as Cody Markovich and Joseph Wirtz finished in a tie for fifth place, posting rounds of 83. 

    Senior Division 3 – A playoff was also needed to settle the winner in Senior Division 3 on Saturday as Darrell Johnson also took home the top spot with his round of 80. Harvey Hewens finished runner-up, also shooting 80 to reach the playoff. 

    Myron Samuels shot 81 to finish third, followed by William Buie who shot 82. Buie birdied the 12th and 17th holes to shoot just two over par on the back nine.  

    Doug Dietz rounded out the top five with a round of 86, highlighted by a closing birdie on the 18th hole. 

    Division 4 – Lawrence Daniels played his final seven holes in one over par to win Division 4 on Saturday, posting a round of 80. Daniels round was highlighted by a birdie on the par four 16th hole.  

    Kyle Trammell shot 83 to finish second. Trammell took advantage of the downhill par five 14th hole, making eagle to get him to even par on the back nine. William Gibson finished one shot behind in third place with a round of 84. 

    Maurice Sherman and John Pearson rounded out the top five with rounds of 85 and 88, respectively.  

    Senior Division 4 – A sluggish start game way to a solid finish as Lawrence Daniels also won Senior Division 4 on Saturday with a round of 80. Daniels played his first three holes four over par before settling into the round.  

    William Gibson birdied the par four 12th hole before consecutive double bogeys on the 15th and 16th holes en route to shooting 84. Gibson’s round was good enough to secure second place in the division.  

    Maurice Sherman finished third after shooting 85 as John Pearson and Fred Carvalho rounded out the top five with rounds of 88 and 90. 

    Division 5 – Billy Odom made three pars in his final five holes to wrap up the top spot in Division 5 on Saturday with a round of 87. Odom made seven pars on the day, four of which came on the back nine.  

    Dick Jenkins shot 91 to finish runner-up in the division. Tim Kunkel shot 93 and finished third, followed by Thomas Landford who shot 94. Danny Sullivan also finished in the top five with a round of 97. 

    Senior Division 5 – Billy Odom also claimed the top spot in Senior Division 5 with his round of 87. He defeated second-place finisher Dick Jenkins by four shots. Tim Kunkel finished third with a round of 93.  

    Thomas Lanford and Danny Sullivan rounded out the top five with rounds of 94 and 97, respectively.  

    2024 Woodfin Ridge Golf Tournament Results

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