The first round Team 64 came out ready to play with Dave Feldberg bouncing out of the basket on hole 8 for an ace and a -9 for the first eight holes. He carded a -14 for the first round. Matt Orum shot a strong -13, and Ricky Wysocki struggled early but finished with a string of birdies to finish -12. The lead was -16 so Team 64 was clearly in the hunt for the title.
During the middle round there was very little movement at the top but Team 64's JohnE McCray and Cameron Colglazier made their move back into the race shooting hit rounds. It shaped up to be an exciting final round with the top thee cards all within 6 shots of the lead.
During the final round Team 64 started to grab attention as Wysocki, Feldberg, Colglazier, Orum, and McCray climbed the leaderboard. By the time the lead group had reached hole 16, Colglazier was in the clubhouse with the hot score of the day at -11. McCray was on the last hole making a birdie and taking the lead at -32 for the event. He posted the best score of the day and the event at -13 propelling his name to the top. All he could do was wait in the clubhouse for the top two cards to finish.
Orum, Feldberg, and Wysocki were pushing each other on the front nine and as Feldberg fell back Wysocki and Orum pushed forward and found themselves on the 17 tee at -31 (Wysocki) and -30 (Orum). Wysocki was in the drivers seat but had trouble on 17 carding a bogey five, while Orum made a birdie giving him a mathematical chance of catching JohnE. That is just what he did throwing a 350 approach through a 6 foot gap to park the final hole par five for birdie to tie him with McCray.
As Team 64 sat in the clubhouse tied at -32 they waited for Johansen and McBeth who sat at -32 on the final tee. Both went on to birdie and go to a playoff that Johansen would win in four holes. What a great run by Team 64 who had 5 team members in the top 11. Other Team 64 in the cash were Matt Bell (18th), Josh Childs ( 24th), and Emil Dahlgren (28th).
After all the National Series points were calculated Wysocki finished second, Feldberg in fifth, and McCray climbed into 10th place for the National Tour series. What a great success for Team 64 this year at the National Tour level. With many of our players just putting one year with our plastic under their belt. We are excited to see how well Team 64 will do in the 2016 NT series. Team 64 has shown that when quality matters our players choose Latitude 64 and propel there consistency to rise. Watch them continue to rise next month at this year's final PDGA Major USDGC in Rock Hill, SC.