The Monarch Beach Team shot a final round 201 to leap past Longbow Golf Club Team 1, and take the coveted title. Monarch Beach’s 405 total (204-201) was six better than Angel Park Golf Club’s 411 total (205-206) and was seven better then the third place team from Sedona Golf Resort, who shot 412 (214-198).
‘Team Monarch Beach’
The defending champions from Palm Valley Golf Club finished in a two-way tie for fourth place with We-Ko-Pa Golf Club. Both of which had team scores of 414.
“This was definitely a ‘team win’ for us,” stated Eric Lohman, team captain and General Manager for the Monarch Beach Golf Links. “We had three teams play well, but our net teams were able to capitalize on some great birdies. We are very thankful to have been able to play in this first class event and represent our home club Monarch Beach Golf Links. We are proudly displaying the trophy … in the Monarch Beach Golf Shop, overlooking the ocean,” added Lohman.
In total 208 national qualifiers participated in the event, representing twenty-three OB Sports affiliated golf clubs from throughout the United States. Each team fielded an eight-person team (grouped together in four, two-person teams) made up of seven qualifiers from the club and the club’s golf professional.
“The cup” was awarded for the overall TaylorMade/OB Sports Team Championship: Each of the teams posted its best three, two-person-team net scores, across both days of competition, and the team with the lowest net score was crowned overall champion. This 36-hole national event was played concurrently over two courses: ASU Karsten Golf Course and Raven Golf Club.