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Peyton Williams wins Mayor’s Golf Tournament, Brad Van Kirk completes Senior Slam

 

Clarksville, TN – Peyton Williams led wire-to-wire to win the 35th Annual Mayor’s Golf Tournament, Sept. 14th at Swan Lake Golf Course, while Brad Van Kirk completed the Clarksville area Senor Grand Slam by taking the Senior Division title.

For Williams, a freshman on the Trevecca Nazarene University golf team, it’s his first area major title – as he finished with a two-day total of even-par 142 (68-74) to finish two shots ahead of Steven Reigle (73-71=144), while also earning a spot in the Tournament of Champions.

Peyton Williams wins Mayor's Golf Classic (Chris Austin/Clarksville Sports Network)

Peyton Williams wins Mayor’s Golf Classic (Chris Austin/Clarksville Sports Network)

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Tyler Guy, Hunter Richardson overcome slow start to win Bud Light Two-Man Scramble

 

Clarksville Golf AssociationClarksville, TN – Despite not getting their first birdie until the fifth hole, Sunday, June 22nd at Swan Lake Golf Course, the duo of Tyler Guy and Hunter Richardson went wire-to-wire to claim the tournament championship in the 2014 Bud Light Two-Man Scramble.

Guy and Richardson, who will be collegiate teammates at the University of Tennessee at Martin this coming fall, held a three shot lead heading into the final 18 holes, but saw that lead dwindle over the first nine holes of play.

Tyler Guy and Hunter Richardson win Bud Light Two-Man Golf Scramble. (Michael Rios - Clarksville Sports Network)

Tyler Guy and Hunter Richardson win Bud Light Two-Man Golf Scramble. (Michael Rios – Clarksville Sports Network)

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Brian Balthrop wins second Commanding General’s title; Brad Van Kirk three-peats in Senior’s Division

 

Commanding General's Golf TournamentClarksville, TN – Being the only player to post two under-par rounds, June 14th and 15th at Cole Park Golf Course, Brian Balthrop recorded his second Commanding General’s Golf Tournament win in the past three years with a one-shot victory.

Balthrop finished with a two-round total of 139 (71-68), edging Wendy’s Invitational champion Tyler Phillips (72-68—140) by a shot, while first round leader Josh Black took third place (68-74—142), three shots back.

“I just tried to go bogey free,” Balthrop said. “Bogies early in the second round really hamper the momentum you have going in.

Brian Balthrop wins Commanding Generals Golf Tournament. (Josh Vaughn Clarksville Sports Network)

Brian Balthrop wins Commanding Generals Golf Tournament. (Josh Vaughn Clarksville Sports Network)

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Brad VanKirk and Harold Hensley win 2013 Mann Smith & Cummings Senior Tournament of Champions

 

Written by Marlon Scott

Mann Smith & Cummings Insurance - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – “The curse is gone.” Those were Brad VanKirk’s words after he won the 2013 Mann, Smith & Cummings Insurance Senior Tournament of Champions at Swan Lake golf course on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

“It’s my first individual victory at Swan Lake golf course. It has been a curse,“ VanKirk said. “I’ve won the Senior’s Commander General the last two years, but I’ve never been able to close the deal at Swan Lake.”

2013 Mann, Smith & Cummings Insurance Senior Tournament of Champions at Swan Lake golf course.

2013 Mann, Smith & Cummings Insurance Senior Tournament of Champions at Swan Lake golf course.

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Greg Guinn and Steve Blackwell lead first round of Clarksville’s Senior Tournament of Champions

 

Written by Marlon Scott

Mann Smith & Cummings Insurance - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The sun shined over Swan Lake Golf Course and the 12 seasoned, top-notched golfers competing in the 2013 Mann, Smith & Cummings Insurance Senior Tournament of Champions Saturday, September 28th.

Flags flapped in the wind on greens that shone like polished jade under the sun as the elite seniors and super seniors (65 and older golfers) teed of early in the morning and later finished the first round of the tournament just after lunch time.

Greg Guinn walks off the green at Swan Lake Golf Course during the Mann Smith & Cummings Sr. Tournament of Champions.

Greg Guinn walks off the green at Swan Lake Golf Course during the Mann Smith & Cummings Sr. Tournament of Champions.

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Brian Balthrop closes with a round of 68 to take Clarksville Mayor’s Golf Classic by six shots

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Shooting a final-round three-under 68, Brian Balthrop broke a three-way tie heading into the round September 15th to run away and take the 34th Mayor’s Golf Classic by a six shot margin.

The victory was the second of the season for Balthrop (71-68—139), who also won the Clarksville City Amateur back in August.

Brian Balthrop tees off at Swan Lake Golf Course.

Brian Balthrop tees off at Swan Lake Golf Course.

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Clarksville Mayor’s Golf Classic has Three Tied for the Lead, Dick Blackston shoots 67 out of Senior Division

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Shooting just one stroke over his age, Dick Blackston recorded a round of four-under 67, Saturday, September 14th at Swan Lake Golf Course, to lead the Senior Division of the Mayor’s Golf Classic by three strokes.

Blackston carded six birdies, including four on the back nine, to go with two bogies in his round – which is his best round ever at Sawn Lake, besting a round of 69 that occurred about 15 years ago.

2013 Mayor's Golf Classic

2013 Mayor’s Golf Classic

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Clarksville Senior City Amateur title won by Joey Long with birdie on final hole

 

Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – Joey Long birdied the final hole, August 4th at Swan Lake Golf Course, to hold off Brad Van Kirk and Greg Guinn to defend the Heritage Bank Clarksville Senior City Amateur title by a shot.

Long became the first golfer to defend the title since Harold Hensley turned the trick back in 2006 and 2007.

Joey Long Senior City Amateur 2013. (Josh Vaughn - Clarksville Sports Network)

Joey Long Senior City Amateur 2013. (Josh Vaughn – Clarksville Sports Network)

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