16th Ewing Charity Classic raises record $ 275,000 at this year’s event

The Northern Texas PGA Foundation was a big winner Monday at the Ewing Charity Classic, and Dean Larsson was the biggest individual winner when he got home in a Mercedes Benz GLA 250.

The 16th edition of the fundraising golf tournament bringing together 22 teams of professional members of the PGA club and members of the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour and amateurs, raised a record amount of $ 275,000, a announced the NTPGA.

Larsson, the chief pro of the Royal Oaks Country Club, won the Mercedes for a year after winning the shootout closest to the pin among the club’s pros in the area. Larsson hit an 82-yard 56-degree corner 4 feet, 1 inch from the hole.

Professionals Robert McMillan and Edward Loar III teamed up with amateurs Mike Backlund, Scott Munro, Tim Weymouth to shoot 18-under 126 to win the playoff tournament with the team of Tony Romo, manager of the Stonebriar Country Club of golf Britt Patton and amateurs Dean Woodward, Jeff Stiltner and Joe Bob Joyce.

Fin Ewing, a member of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame, has been donating a car since 2012 as a thank you to the PGA pros attending the event.

Chad Moscovic, director of instruction at Brook Hollow Golf Club, won $ 3,000 for finishing second with a 5-foot-8 stroke. Britt Patton won $ 1,500 after a 6-foot-2 shot.

Mark Kazlowski

A historic year can get better for Morikawa

The Hero World Challenge has all the attributes of a working vacation on a Caribbean island with a 20 man pitch, no cup and warm tropical air in December. This is simply not the case for Collin Morikawa.

A historic year for the 24-year-old Californian can get even better.

At stake for Morikawa this week at Albany Golf Club is a chance to reach world number 1 in his 61st world tournament as a pro. It would be the second fastest ascent to the top of the golf world behind Tiger Woods (21 starts).

None of this seems to faze Morikawa, not after a year in which he won his first World Golf Championship, his second major at the British Open and became the first American to be No.1 on the European Tour when he won the DP World Tour. Championship in Dubai two weeks ago.

And to think that a little over 18 months ago, he obtained his business degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

“I wouldn’t call it surprised,” Morikawa said after a pro-am round that included cricket legend Brian Lara. “I set a lot of lofty goals for myself and these are reasonable goals – they’re not unreasonable – but I set a lot of high goals for myself and that’s just the standard that I meet. It always has been. I just keep pushing myself.

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