LARRY MALONE SCHOLARSHIP PRO-AM RAISES $9,000

PGA PROFESSIONALS AND AMATEURS RAISE $9,000 FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AT ANNUAL PRO-AM

 

Adam Martens, PGA General Manager at The Club at SpurWing in Meridian, Idaho, and Zach Abels, PGA Head Professional at Canyon Springs Golf Course in Twin Falls, Idaho, shot matching even-par rounds of 71 to share honors besting the rest of a field of 26 professionals and their amateur teams in cool springtime conditions to win the 2018 RMSPGA Foundation Larry Malone Scholarship Pro-Am.  In the senior division, Ron Rawls, PGA Head Professional at Crane Creek Country in Boise, Idaho, shot a brilliant 6-under-par round of 65 to take first place.  In the super senior division, PGA Life Member Bob Lantz of Rupert, Idaho, shot a 6-over-par round of 77 to win.  On the team side, The Club at SpurWing repeated their 2017 effort and rode Martens’ solid round, and with his amateur players, Andrew Stith, Brian Swenson and Chris Larsen shot a team total of 15-under-par, 127, in the one gross ball, one net ball format to take home the first place hardware.  This was the 44th playing of this long standing charity event which was conducted at the 6880 yard, par 71, Hillcrest Country Club in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, April 16, 2018.

 

Since 1974, the Rocky Mountain PGA and generous sponsors have teamed up to raise nearly $260,000 in scholarship funds for junior golfers.  This scholarship program started in memory of Larry Malone who had a successful career in golf at Twin Falls High School and Weber State University.  Mr. Malone succumbed to cancer in 1974, and for 44 years local PGA Professionals, amateurs, friends and family have gathered to remember this young man and his love of the game.

 

The Malone family, The Rocky Mountain Section PGA and The Rocky Mountain Section PGA Foundation wish to sincerely thank head golf professional Brett Kleinkopf, PGA, and the rest of the Hillcrest Country Club staff for their always gracious hospitality.