Persimmon Woods Golf Club

On Monday June 24th, the St. Louis Tour traveled to the beautiful Persimmon Woods Golf Club in Weldon Springs, MO. The championship golf course, designed by architect Keith Foster, ranks among the best courses in St. Louis, as evidenced by the major championships contested at Persimmon Woods. The club has hosted top-tier events ranging from the Missouri State Amateur, PGA National Professional Championship, U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Open Men’s and Women’s Qualifying. In 2013, Persimmon Woods hosted both the Gateway PGA’s National Professional Championship Qualifying Tournament and the Metropolitan Amateur, the finest amateur event in St. Louis. In 2016, the St. Louis Women's District Match Play Championship was held at Persimmon Woods. 

In Division 1, Ryan Keller had a tremendous day shooting even par 71 on a challenging course! Brett Newton finished behind Keller with a 6 over-par 77. Joe Christian finished in third in his first Amateur Players Tour experience shooting an 8 over-par 79!

In Division 2, Chris Turner chalked up his first win of the year! Turner shot 5 over-par 76! Kevin Erxleben finds himself in the winner circle once again shooting a 7 over-par 78. Steve Hasenfratz finds himself in the top three for the third event in a row shooting an 8 over-par 79.

In Division 3, coming in first, Ray Morales chalked up his first victory with Amateur Players Tour! Morales shot 6 over-par 77! Coming in second was Chad Crawford! Crawford shot 9 over-par 80. We had a tie for 3rd place between Dan Noce and Bobby Fischer. Both shooting a 10 over-par 81.

In Division 4, we had a tight race. Bradley Reynolds also chalked up his first win of the year! Reynolds shot a 15 over-par 86! Tod Martin followed right behind Reynolds shooting a 16 over-par 87! Cory Criter came in just 2 strokes behind Martin shooting an 18 over-par 89!

In Division 5, Jim Rentz earned his first Amateur Players Tour victory! Rentz shot a 23 over-par 94! We had a tie for second, Dennis Brosenne and Linda Bozada both shot a 25 over-par 96! Falling one stroke behind Brosenne and Bozada was Dave Parker shooting a 26 over-par 97 for a 4th place finish.

From here, Amateur Players Tour moves to Beautiful Old Kinderhook! REGISTER



Chris Isom