The Club at Porto Cima
On Tuesday July 23rd, Amateur Players Tour Traveled deep into Missouri to play at The Club at Porto Cima! With near perfect weather the players took the field for an experience of a lifetime! During a 1993 holiday to Italy, the Koplar-Brown family visited the quaint coastal village of Portofino. Upon their return, they brought back with them a vision of what they wanted to do with this parcel of land. Their vision was to create the finest golf and boat community in the Midwest, with a subtle Mediterranean theme. Porto Cima — roughly translated "Hillside by the Harbor" — was born. Although the property was very primitive, development began and utilities were soon brought in. A relationship with Jack Nicklaus began and the construction of Missouri's only 18-hole waterfront Jack Nicklaus signature golf course commenced. The golf course features five sets of tees, generous landing areas and seven holes that play beside or over the Lake. It's a wonderful experience for all levels of players and recently, Golf Digest recognized The Club at Porto Cima as one of the best private golf courses in America.
In Division 1, Brett Newton had a great afternoon of golf shooting a 2 over-par 74. Following Newton was Eric Thomas coming in 2nd, shooting a 10 over-par 82 on the day. Matt Borgmeyer of Wentzville, Missouri shot an 18 over-par 90 to take home 3rd place.
In Division 2, Kevin Erxleben took home 1st place shooting a 10 over-par 82. Peter Allen shot a 12 over-par 84 for 2nd place. Chris Turner finds himself in the winners circle for the second week in a row shooting a 21 over-par 93 for 3rd place.
In Division 3, Chad Crawford took home his first Amateur Players Tour victory shooting a 12 over-par 84. Doug Simpson and Drew Vandas tied for 2nd shooting an 18 over-par 90. Ray Morales followed just three strokes behind Simpson and Vandas shooting a 21 over-par 93.
In Division 4, Aaron Gulley earned his first Amateur Players Tour win shooting a 16 over-par 88. Mary Jo Cote found herself coming in 2nd shooting a 19 over-par 91. Jerry Miller of Highland, Illinois came in 3rd shooting a 21 over-par 93.
In Division 5, Dave Parker and Dennis Brosenne battled it out again this week. Parker ended up edging out Brosenne shooting a 20 over-par 92. Brosenne followed one stroke behind shooting a 21 over-par 93. Brian Mulchek came in 3rd shooting a 108.
From here, the St. Louis tour moves to Far Oaks Golf Club in Caseyville, IL on Sunday, July 28th.