Golf

Kieffer wins CYC golf title

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Emma Kieffer of Mt. Carmel won her division in the Country Youth Classic golf tournament here last week.
Kieffer played the Prairie Vista Golf Course, one of five courses used in the tourney. She recorded a 74 to win the 7G division.
New Lenox, Ill. native Sean Curran broke the CYC record in his division, with a score of 65. The previous top day record for the 4B division was 68, set by Blake Biddle, of St. Charles, Ill. in 2003.
The 13th annual CYC was presented by the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau with title sponsor COUNTRY Financial. Established in 2002 for golfers age 3-22, the tournament took place June 23-25 on five Bloomington-Normal golf courses: Ironwood, Illinois State University, The Den at Fox Creek, Prairie Vista and The Links at Ireland Grove.
With nearly 400 registered players, the volunteer-based tournament reached young golfers from 10 U.S. states and four countries. In 2013, The National Association of Sports Commission Member Award Program named the 2012 CYC the best locally-created event.

Boosters hold golf fundraiser

The Mt. Carmel Booster Club held its annual fund-raising golf tournament on Friday at Mt. Carmel Golf Course.

Proceeds from the 18-hole scramble, which was proceeded by a luncheon at the Shelter House, go to club activities in support of Golden Aces athletics.

A team put together by Jake Bishop, which also included Sean Donahue and Evan Thread, won the tourney with a net round of 48, good for a one-shot win. A total of 15 teams played in the tourney.

Bryce Miller won the Longest Drive competition on the No. 9 hole. Bob Hocking was the closest to the pin winner on no. 7, and Tim Buss was the closest to the line on No. 16.

Chip Mates golf tourney held

The Mt. Carmel Women’s Club held one of its major 18-hole events Wednesday. The Edward Jones Chip Mates 2-Lady Scramble attracted 16 teams to the Mt. Carmel Golf Course.
Tandems competed in both stroke and gross divisions.

Woodsmall wins Amatuer at 60

Even Tim Woodsmall figured he would never again win the Amateur golf championship.
“Not against these boys,” said the 60-year-old Woodsmall, referencing the dramatic surge in young talent that has occurred at the Mt. Carmel Golf Course over the last few years.
Yet, for one shining weekend, he was able to turn back time and end the streak of consecutive wins by members of the 2010 Golden Aces Class 1A state championship team at three.
Woodsmall became the oldest ever to win the Amateur Sunday with a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole, giving him a one-shot win over two-time champion Ryan Bobbitt.

Ryan Bobbitt leads Amateur after 1st round

Former champion Ryan Bobbitt has the lead at the halfway point of the Mt. Carmel Amateur golf championship.

Bobbitt, a back-to-back winner of the event in 2008 and 2009, carded a four-under par 67 Saturday, good for a one-shot lead heading into Sunday’s final round of 16 holes.

One shot back at 68 is 2006 winner Tim Woodsmall. Defending champion Wade Thompson is next at two-under 69.

Six other golfers broke par in the first round, all with 70s: Dave Crow, Chase Witsman, Grant Williams, Rick Bobbitt, Jared Paddick and Brett Smith.

Five other players settled for a par round of 71 and made the cut for championship flight: Tucker Guisewite, Rob Dean, Kevin Macy, Brian Workman and Jacob Zwilling.

A total of 14 golfers made it into the championship flight round in the tourney, which is flighted after the first day of play.

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