Eddie Kavran, PGA Head Professional at Hilands Golf Club in Billings, Mont., leads his flight after the first day of the Yellowstone Chapter Pro-Pro, supported by Bridgestone Golf, Cutter & Buck, OMEGA and the PGA TOUR. He partnered with Paul Bennett, assistant professional at Bridger Creek Golf Club in Bozeman, Mont., to shoot a first round 12-under-par, 59 in the scramble competition. That effort included four eagles and a back-9 score of 27. In the afternoon four-ball, he partnered with Mark Hahn, PGA Head Professional at Exchange City Golf Course, also in Billings, to shoot a one-over round of 72 to take a one-shot lead, at 11-under-par, over Jeff Allen, PGA Head Coach at Montana State University-Billings, into the final round of play on Tuesday.
In the other individual flight Mark Wehrman, PGA Head Professional at Big Sky (Montana) Golf Course leads after the first day at 12-under-par. In the morning scramble, Mark teamed with Jeff Allen to card a 10-under-par round of 61. In the afternoon four-ball he partnered with Tom Anderson, PGA Head Professional at Laurel (Montana) Golf Club to post a 2-under-par, 69. He leads his flight by two shots over Paul Bennett.
Twenty-six PGA members and associates are competing at Hilands Golf Club in Billings, Mont., on Monday and Tuesday, April 15th and 16th. Prior to the event, teams were blind-drawn from two flights for each round and the scores earned by each player are combined to create their two-round totals. After the final round on Tuesday, April 16th, winners of the two flights will be recognized. The formats of play for the event include a scramble the first 18 holes, four-ball stroke play for the second 18 holes and modified alternate shot (Chapman) for the final 18 holes. The final round will be played Tuesday, April 16th, at Hilands Golf Club beginning at 9:30 a.m.
The PGA members and associates of the Yellowstone Chapter thank Eddie Kavran, PGA Head Professional, and Hilands Golf Club and its staff for hosting the event. The Chapter also thanks Bridgestone Golf and representatives Matt Seare and Gary Spinelli of Bridgestone, Cutter & Buck and representative Andy Hollister, PGA, OMEGA and The PGA TOUR for their support of the event.