Acura ClubCorp Champions Classic – Winter 2019
BY LOUIS MARROQUIN — Winter 2019
espite the threat of Hurricane Florence bearing down on the East Coast, the annual two-part Acura ClubCorp Champions Classic went off mostly as planned last September at Pinehurst in Pinehurst, N.C. The one adjustment was shifting the final day’s awards dinner to a luncheon to accommodate attendees needing to depart before the storm hit. During the nine-day event, 105 teams, each made up of one pro and four members, competed in a quota-format tournament on courses No. 2, No. 6, and No. 8 for their chance at a Putterboy trophy. The field was divided regionally into two divisions. In the Ross Division, the team from Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving, Texas, took home the prize; while Diamond Run Golf Club in Sewickley, Pa., earned the win in the Fazio Division. Member Matt Smith from Lost Creek Country Club in Austin, Texas, aced a hole-in-one, winning a luxury trip to Mexico from SQN Escapes.
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