Owen Nichols from Cedar Creek lit up Lakewood Country Club in the second round of the club championship on Sunday, firing an even par 72 from the back tees during tough playing conditions. That, along with an opening round 77 on Saturday, gave Nichols a 149 total, and secured a four shot victory over second place finisher, Adam Capps.
Griffin Faircloth had a wonderful second day as well, shooting a 74 to climb into third place. Faircloth used long drive after long drive to set up good-looking approach shots throughout the day.
As for Nichols, the new club champion was steady during the entire round. He bombed each tee shot over 300 yards, hit his irons well, and putted well. In other words, he did everything he needed to do to win.
“That even par round that Owen shot, that is good stuff on this course, playing it down from the back tees,” said Lakewood Country Club’s head golf pro, Curt Pritchard.
Winning the white tee division, was junior golfer and defending junior club champion, Colton Danks. Danks has been having quite the year on the TYGA Tour, and now, the 13 year old can add a men’s club championship to his collection.
JC Cashwell played solid golf to win the senior division, while Allyson Heinz shot 74, 79 over the two days to claim the women’s title once again.
“It was a great club championship all the way around,” said Pritchard after the event. “We had a tight race in nearly every division, and a big congratulations goes out to all of our winners. The golf course was a tough test this weekend, and each of our champions are very deserving of their titles.”
Lakewood’s next tournament, a benefit for the John Robert Rosario family. The event is set for Aug. 15. The entry fee is $65. To enter or for more information, call Lakewood Country Club’s pro shop at 910-525-4424.