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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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Brad Van Kirk sweeps city titles in winning Senior Clarksville City Amateur

 

GolfClarksville, TN – Fresh off winning the Clarksville City Amateur last week, Brad Van Kirk made it a clean sweep of the city titles, August 3rd at Swan Lake Golf Course, by winning the Senior Clarksville City Amateur.

The win was the fourth this summer for Van Kirk, who also won the senior title at the Wendy’s Invitational this spring and the Commanding General’s senior championship in June.

“This has been just an incredible year of golf for me,” Van Kirk said. “My putting has been better than it has ever been in my entire life and like I’ve said before ‘thank you Griff Rudolph’.

Brad Van Kirk wins Senior Clarksville City Amateur.

Brad Van Kirk wins Senior Clarksville City Amateur.

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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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Josh Black has impressive showing at Bud Light Two Man Scramble Skills Challenge

 

Clarksville Golf AssociationClarksville, TN – Placing first or second in four of the five events, local golfer Josh Black had the best performance at the Bud Light Two Man Scramble Skills Challenge, held at The River Club on June 21st.

With the best golfers in the Clarksville area participating, Black won the big break challenge – individually – and teamed with Brian Balthrop to win the putting challenge. Black and Balthrop also teamed up to take second place in both the sand save challenge and the chipping challenge.

Bud Light Two Man Skills Challenge held at the River Club. (Michael Rios - Clarksville Sports Network)

Bud Light Two Man Skills Challenge held at the River Club. (Michael Rios – 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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Heritage Bank Clarksville Senior City Amateur Golf Tournament led by Defending Champion Joey Long

 

Joey Long holds a One Shot Lead over Brad Van Kirk

Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – Firing one of the two under-par rounds recorded on August 3rd, at Swan Lake Golf Course in the opening round of the 2013 Heritage Bank Clarksville Senior City Amateur, defending tournament champion Joey Long holds a one-shot lead heading into the final 18 holes of play.

2013 Clarksville Senior City Amateur Golf Tournament.

2013 Clarksville Senior City Amateur Golf Tournament.

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Hunter “Tick” Richardson sets his sights on the Tournament of Champions at Swan Lake Golf Course this weekend

 

Hunter "Tick" RichardsonClarksville, TN – Hunter “Tick” Richardson, all 5’4″, 121lbs of him, is making a name for himself on the Clarksville golf scene.  Winner of last weeks Mayor’s Golf Classic, “Tick” is set to tee it up this weekend in the season ending Tournament of Champions at Swan Lake Golf course.

Hunter Cole Richardson, 16, is the third child of Rick and Betsy Richardson.  Older sisters Ashley Baggett, 32, and Carlee Darnell, 22, cause Hunter to joke, “I was a mistake.  I was an oops baby.”

A junior at Clarksville High School, Hunter plays for the CHS golf team and has his eyes focused on playing in college.  “I definitely want to play college golf.  Beyond that, I don’t know.  There are thousands of kids like me who would want to play for a living one day, but that’s a whole other level of competition” according to Hunter. «Read the rest of this article»

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