Spencer T Olin Results

On Sunday May 20th, the St. Louis Tour traveled to the beautiful Spencer T. Olin Golf Course in Alton, IL. Spencer T. Olin Golf Course was built to offer a number of scenic views of the surrounding countryside. It is approximately 30 minutes from downtown St. Louis in the 750 acre Gordon F. Moore Community Park. This nearly 7,000 yd. 18 Hole Championship layout challenges golfers of all skill levels. Arnold Palmer designed this course layout at the request of his life long friend of over forty years, Spencer T. Olin, founder of Olin Industries. Mr. Palmer’s goal was to design a course challenging enough for the skilled golfer, but yet enjoyable for the average golfer. Proving it high “Palmer” standards, Spencer T. Olin hosted the 1996 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Link Championship and the ESPN televised 1999 U.S. Men’s Amateur Public Links Championship.

In Division 1, Matt Borgmeyer clinched his second win of the year shooting a great 5 over-par 77. Kyle Thomure came in 2nd shooting a 79 in his first Amateur Players Tour experience. Allen Kohnen continues to play some solid golf shooting an 8 over-par 80 for 3rd.

In Division 2, Kevin Erxleben continues to play some really great golf! This is Erxleben’s 3rd win on the year, shooting a 5 over-par 77. Steve Hasenfratz came in second just two strokes behind Kevin shooting a 7 over-par 79. Nate Hampton and Chris Scoles tied for third shooting an 8 over-par 80.

In Division 3, we have an extremely competitive field! Tim Mayer followed up his great 2nd place Lake Forest performance by winning it all this week! Mayer was just 8 over-par shooting an 80 for the day. For second place it came down to a scorecard play-off! Zhi Zhong and Drew Vandas tied for 2nd both shooting an 11 over par 83. Vandas won the scorecard play-off. Coming in 4th John Deets shooting a 12 over-par 84.

In Division 4, it came down to a play-off for 1st place between Tod Martin and Mike Scalera. Both shot 17 over-par 89 in some tough conditions. Scalera backed up his regulation performance by edging out Martin  in the play-off. Coming in 3rd was Chuck Easley of Saint Genevieve, MO who shot a 20 over-par 92.

In Division 5, Greg Coburn dominated this weekend for his second win of the year shooting a 16 over-par 88. Coming in 5-strokes behind him was David Parker earning a 2nd place finish shooting a 93. Coming off a win last week at Lake Forest Dennis Brosenne comes in 3rd shooting a 98.

From here, the St. Louis tour moves the Decatur Major in Decatur, IL.  Registration closes on Friday and the Hotel Block opens on Wednesday. Go to amateurplayerstour.com/hotels for hotel information!

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Matt Minder