Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Burton tops pros in SV/Elkhorn Pro-Am

Rocky Mountain Section PGA meet

Third-year Boise State University golf coach Kevin Burton won the Professional Division of the Elkhorn Golf Club/Sun Valley Resort Pro-Am golf tournament May 26-27.

Burton's 36-hole total of 138 was six strokes better than John Graham from Sand Creek in Idaho Falls and another Idaho Falls product, Adam Martens. Burton also led the winning Pro-Am team featuring local golfer Noah Loyd.

Boise native Burton, one of the Treasure Valley's most accomplished golfers, previously served as a teaching professional at the BanBury Golf Course in Eagle. He has also spent time as the Head Professional at Pierce Park Greens in Boise and at Redhawk Golf Club in Temecula, Calif.

As a touring professional, Burton played on the PGA Tour during the 1997 season. He has also played on the Australian PGA Tour (1988-90) and the Nike Tour (1996, 2001). He earned Rocky Mountain Section Player of the Year honors from 2002-2004 and 2006. He won the Idaho Open in 1999, 2002 and 2003, and the California State Open in 1995. Burton finished second in the 1995 Albertson's Boise Nike Open.

Senior Pro winner Wednesday was Ron Ptacek of Plantation Country Club in Meridian.

Here is a tourney summary:

Professional Division (36 holes)

1—Kevin Burton 138 ($765.26). 2—John Graham 144 ($506.42) and Adam Martens 144 ($506.42). 4—Eric Huus 145 ($236.33) and Ben Bryson 145 ($236.33).

Senior Professional Division

1—Ron Ptacek 139 ($405.14). 2—Tommy Sanderson 152 ($270.09).

Pro-Am Team Division

1—Kevin Burton with Rolly Woolsey, Curtis Hitchcock and Noah Loyd 124 ($271.88).

2—John Wallace with Rick Filkins, Ken Herich and Rob Hogan 125 ($184.49).

2—Brent Fleshman with Mike Bosma, Todd Ostrom and Norris Dancer 125 ($184.49).

4—Shane Galles with Sandy Sanders, Peter Palmedo and Doug Logan 127 ($101.96).

4—Ron Ptacek with Mike Murphy, Bill Johnson and Mark Skelton 127 ($101.96).

6—Duffy McFarland with Trent Cichos, Duane Allen and Tony Heward 128 ($63.12).

6—Dominick Conti with Art Kerrick, Walter Littenberg and Chip Stanek 128 ($63.12).

Amateur Division

Championship flight, gross: 1—Todd Ostrom 71 ($366.61). 2—Jaysen Manuia 72 ($305.51). 3—Walter Littenberg 73 ($189.42) and Brian McCourtney 73 ($189.42). 5—Calvin Fillmore 74 ($97.76). 6—Norris Dancer 75 ($73.32).

Championship flight, net: 1—Duane Allen 65 ($336.06) and Chip Stanek 65 ($336.06). 3—Sandy Sanders 67 ($219.97). 4—Rick Filkins 68 ($158.87). 5—Trent Cichos 70, Mike Shannahan 70, Pat Bauman 70 and Bill Johnson 70 ($42.77 apiece).

First flight, gross: 1—Gary Fawcett 81 ($356.14). 2—Stan Schooler 82 ($272.34). 3—Mark Skelton 83, Mike Moloney 83 and David Sturdevant 83 ($139.66 each).

First flight, net: 1—Pat Roach 67 ($314.24) and Tony Harward 67 ($314.24). 3—Curtis Hitchcock 68 ($199.02). 4—Tim Obenchain 69, Gordon Larson 69 and Chris Coles 69 ($73.32 each).

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