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Oak Tree Wins 2013 Acura ClubCorp Champions Classic
The newbies win it! Congratulations to the team from Oak Tree Country Club (Edmond, Oklahoma), winners of the 2013 Acura ClubCorp Champions Classic at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas. Oak Tree joined the ClubCorp family of clubs this past May but being novices to the tournament did not deter the team, which moved up six points in the rankings on the final day of play, ending the tournament with +61 over their quota. (With the new Shamble Quota format, teams earned points with a goal of a high score.)
Shadowridge Golf Club (Vista, California), which moved up an amazing 18 quota points in the final round to a +60, took the second place spot after a scorecard playoff with Canyon Gate Country Club (Las Vegas), also finishing with a +60 and earning third place after moving up 17 quota points on day three of play.
Prizes, Prizes Everywhere
In all, 44 teams won various on-course competitions going home with prizes that included Maui Jim sunglasses (two highest and two lowest scoring teams each day), FootJoy MyJoy shoes (lowest scoring team on the Fazio Canyons course each day), and Greg Norman apparel (two closest-to-the-pin contests on each course daily). In addition, door prizes were awarded nightly, including a four-day, three night stay plus unlimited golf at Hotel Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Ping golf equipment, offers from Avis and more.
Of course, the crème de la crème prize went to Matt Fossey, a Member from Canyon Creek Country Club (Richardson, Texas), who won the use of a totally new, redesigned 2014 Acura MDX for one year.
Ace in the Hole
Congratulations also go out to Joe Boros, Director of Golf at Treesdale Golf & Country Club (Gibsonia, Pennsylvania), who – using a 7 iron – hit a hole-in-one on Saturday on the 158-yard, No. 11 hole on the Canyons Course. No stranger to holes-in-one – it was Joe’s fifth – the feat did mark Joe’s first at a ClubCorp tournament.
The attendees had a great time on the course and off, attending nightly dinner events such as the Acura Casino de Monte Carlo Dinner and Casino Night and the Acura Cocktail Reception and Awards Dinner.
The new Shamble Quota format was very well received and, after a few tweaks to the rules and regulations, should be set to go prior to the start of the 2014 qualifiers and Acura ClubCorp Champions Classic – which will be returning, after four years, to Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina, Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2014.