RECAP: Dick Lotz Tower Tee Invitational

ST. LOUIS, MO. (MAY 31, 2018) - Gideon Smith of Quincy Country Club won the final Dick Lotz Tower Tee Invitational in style with a four-hole playoff win that book-ended a day that began with a hole-in-one on the fourth hole.

 

Smith and Shane Blankenship, Old Kinderhook Golf Club, finished 18 holes tied at 6-under 48, forcing a playoff to decide the round. Smith and Blakenship entered the final hole of the playoff neck-and-neck but Smith edged out Blankenship by a stroke to clinch the win.

 

“The hole-in-one was probably more fun than the playoff win,” Smith said. “It’s great to be here at the Tower Tee Invitational, I had a great pairing, guys that I grew up playing with.”

 

The hole-in-one came when Smith hit a lob-wedge shot that hit the flag and backed into the hole.

 

Bob Gaus finished in third place with a 4-under 50 while Michael Tucker, Brandon Veld and Ty Zimmerman all shot 3-under 51 for fourth place.

 

We'd like to thank Steve Lotz and the Tower Tee staff for hosting the event and for the incredible hospitality throughout the day.

 

FULL RESULTS: https://bit.ly/2xpbgzV

 

PHOTOS: https://bit.ly/2L7iT03

 
 
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