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Two Texans Lead Diverse Group of Winners at Inaugural March Championship

March 11, 2015 by Chris King

Idyllic weather and a full field of 200 golfers enjoyed the inaugural March Championship. The 54-hole individual, net stroke play event was played on six different courses – Shaftesbury Glen, Tiger’s Eye, Arrowhead, Meadowlands, Sandpiper Bay, Thistle – and players from 28 states, Italy and Canada participated in the tournament, which was modeled after the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship.

March ChampionshipThe event featured six flights and golfers were grouped based on age and handicap. The flight winners reflected the diversity of the tournament field as five different states were represented.

William Murnin, Jr., (3-under par) of Murrells Inlet, S.C., coasted to a nine-stroke in Flight 1.

(Complete Results For All Flights)

Ronald Cotton (11-over par) made the trip from Granbury, Tx., to compete in the event and earned a two-stroke triumph in Flight Two. Sag Harbor, N.Y.’s Scott Smith (16-over par) won a scorecard tiebreaker against Phillip Bradford and Wayne Rhodes to emerge victorious in Flight Three

Bill Snider (5-over par) of Leland, N.C., won Flight 4 by one stroke while Elvin Davis, Jr., (5-over par) of West Bloomfield, Mi., prevailed by two strokes in Flight 5. Kurt Smith (3-under par) from Aledo, Texas won Flight 6 by two shots.

Enjoy our daily photo galleries from the event.