May 14, 2016
2015 Champion: Dana Niehaus - 63
gross: Dana Niehaus - 78
Saturday May 14th, 2016
Every now and then a golfer breaks free and puts together that inspiring round that everyone looks at in awe. Our 2016 Apple City Champion and low gross winner, Dana Niehaus, shredded the course and competition with a 9 under par 63 that was darn impressive! Great playing to a well deserved champion.
Our 2nd place winner was new-to-hickory-player Steve Viskochil, shooting even par 72 after stumbling out of the blocks with an 8 on the first hole!
Last year's Champion and Apple City poster boy, John "the foozler" Sweeney, nipped out a few close pursuers with a fine 1 over par 73.
Glenn Lynch, Brian Stipanovich, and Ron Taylor were our Scramble winners, firing a smooth even par 72 gross (Combined 41 with 8 blind bogey holes). They are looking forward to next year's event and playing solo! :) They'll be tough.
Our 2 closest to the pin winners:
Brian Stipanovich #9 - 5' 6"
Tim England #13 - 20' 7"
We had a few first time hickory players that picked up loaner clubs that morning and did extremely well on a very unforgiving golf course; some playing the course for the first time... Wow!
$200 gift certificate/prize breakdown:
$60 1st place
$15 x 3 - Winning Scramble team
$15 x 2 - Closest to flag
As always a big thanks to Amy, Jacques and the Spring Hills staff for doing all that they do and for allowing us to host the post round celebration in the pergola patio.
Small photo gallery dedicated to the event here:
2016 Apple City Hickory Open photo gallery
See you next year!