Season Kick-off at Tunica National - Results

The Amateur Players Tour kicked off its season at the #1 golf course in Mississippi, Tunica National Golf & Tennis this weekend.  The players battled tough wind conditions on Saturday, but the sun came out on Sunday and led to better scores and good competition.


In Division 1 (0-3.9), John Schram led after Day 1 after battling out a 79.  On Sunday, he fired an 8-over par 80 while sinking a 20-foot putt on the fringe to hold off Matt Minder by 1 shot for the victory.  Matt Minder finished in second with a 2-day total of 80-80 160.


In Division 2 (4-8.9), Billy Davis battled the wind to an 85 on day one, leading Marco Tallerico by two shots.  On Sunday, Steve Hasenfratz had the round of the day with a 3-over 75, but Davis shot 79 which was enough for a 2-shot victory (85-79 164).  Hasenfratz finished 2-shots back (91-75 166) in 2nd place and Tallerico (87-81 168) finished in 3rd.


In Division 3 (9-13.9), Drew Vandas led by one-stroke over Doug Simpson and Haris Habibovic after day one.  On Sunday, Simpson (92-84 176)  shot an 84 to beat Scott Klassen (99-83 182) and Paul Spotanski (99-84 183).  First round leader Drew Vandas finished in 4th place.


In Division 4 (14-18.9), Bryce Vandas (96) held the Saturday lead by 1 over Tod Martin and Mike Scalera.  Scalera (89) tied Jerry Miller for the round of the day on Sunday, earning Scalera a 2-shot victory (97-89 186) over Bryce Vandas (96-92 188).


In Division 5 (19 +), Selena Droce held the lead on Saturday, firing a 100 to hold a one-shot lead going into Round 2.  On Sunday, Dave Parker shot the round of the day (95) to earn a 4-stroke victory over Droce, who finished in second place.  Dennis Brosenne shot a 2nd round 97 to move up into 3rd place.


From here, the Amateur Players Tour heads to the historic South Side Country Club in Decatur, IL on Sunday March 31st.  South Side is a pristine private club featuring tree-lined fairways and small undulating greens, and is a fun test for golfers of all skill levels.  Registration closes on Friday March 22nd.  Practice rounds will be available on Saturday, March 30th.  Please contact Matt at to set up a time.

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