On Saturday, the St. Louis Tour traveled to Florissant Golf Club. First opened to the public in 1964, Florissant features great vistas and shot values of the championship par 73 layout have attracted some of the best golfers in the state for over 50 years. The conditions were nearly perfect, as 73 players enjoyed temperatures about 70 degrees, sunshine and little wind for the second event of the year in the St. Louis area.
In Division 1 (0-3.9), Brett Newton had one birdie and one bogey to put him at an even par 73 to take the victory in our extremely competitive Division 1. Dan Silva, of Wentzville, Missouri came in second shooting only 5-over par. Matt Minder and Skip Wilson tied for 3rd place shooting 7-over par.
In Division 2 (4.0- 8.9), Chris Scoles (75) earned his first victory, beating Kevin Erxleben (80) who has had 1 victory on the year. Michael Haynes finished in 3rd place shooting just 9-over par 81. We had a three way tie for 4th featuring Chris Turner, Chad Campbell, and Chad Henry all shooting an 83.
In Division 3 (9-13.9), Tim Mayer clinched his first victory, shooting a 9-over par 81 to edge out Doug Simpson and Scott Klassen by one-stroke, who tied for 2nd place with a 10-over par 82. Darrel VankyGrifka finished in 4th place with an 85, while Drew Vandas and Christian LaPak each tied for 5th place with 87’s.
In Division 4 (14-18.9), Chuck Easley earned his Second win of the season, firing an 8-over par 81 to earn a five-shot victory. Jerry Miller (86) was able to edge out Mike Pitroff (87) by a single stroke to take 2nd place. Toby Chrzanowski followed in 4th shooting an 88.
In Division 5 (19+), David Parker played another solid round, earning his second victory, shooting a 23-over par 96 to earn a 1 shot victory. Tony Hedger and Greg Cobourn tied for 2nd place with a 97. Michael Granada finished in 4th with a 100.
From here, the St. Louis tour moves to South Side Country Club for our make-up date on Sunday, April 28th.