TOWN AND COUNTRY, MO (APRIL 23, 2018) – The St. Louis Cardinals group of Justin Auping, Tom Lawless, Tom Parchomski, Scott Terry and Kyle Dinges finished with a 32-under 112 Monday at the National Car Rental PGA REACH Charity Pro-Am at Bellerive Country Club.
The field of 11 teams played on the same course that will have the eyes of the world fixed on St. Louis during the 100th PGA Championship in early August. A chance to take a photo with the Wanamaker Trophy was a highlight of the day as the prestigious 100-year old trophy was on display for the duration of the round and post-round reception.
Proceeds from each team’s registration went toward the PGA REACH Foundation.
The goal of the pro-am was to enjoy a day on the same course as some of the top pros will play on this summer and to raise awareness of the PGA REACH Foundation and the Gateway PGA REACH Foundation. The Gateway PGA REACH Foundation, PGA Junior League, PGA HOPE and the PGA Works Fellowship program have been fundamental in our push to host the 100th PGA Championship this year.
These programs are the charitable arm of the PGA and the Gateway PGA as we continue to work to improve lives through the community of golf.
Former St. Louis Cardinal, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and Gateway PGA REACH supporter Ozzie Smith was on hand as well. Smith and his team played to a fourth-place finish before he posed for photos with the top three finishing teams.
Coming in second place was the team of Matt Gindler, PGA, Cece Strand, Steve Johnston, Pat Barrett and Bob Johnston with a 31-under 113. In third place was the team of Jeff Field, PGA, John Komlos, Ron Komlos, Matt Jones and Tom Caradonna with a 26-under 118.
The first-place team holed 12 eagles and six birdies to pull away from the rest of the pack during the shotgun start, shamble format affair.
Our Junior Tour continues on April 29th. More junior tournaments can be found at https://gatewaypgajr.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/gatewayjrpga18/schedule/index.htm.