The inaugural Fall Hickory Classic hosted by the U.S. Hickory Players Club debuted Oct. 9-11 at the Mimosa Hills Golf & Country Club in Morganton, N.C.
Some 34 players turned out for the opening, which featured a round of stableford scoring (Day 1), four ball/alternate shot (Day 2), and individual and team play (Day 3). Friday’s stableford match was won by Joe Hollerbach with 29, Rick Woeckener in second and Steve Herron in third. In the two-person alternate shots, it was Mark Hollingsworth and Mike Henderson winning the day. The Four-Person team event was taken by Andy Moye, Deal Hudson, Mark Hollingsworth, and Jay Harris. The individual stroke play honors with to Rick Woeckener with 77, Mark Hollingsworth, also at 77, and Deal Hudson with 80.
Rich Grula nabbed closest-to-the pin honors. Bria Schuman, event host, presents the award.
Click here to see a story from Rich, posted on the FLorida Hickory Golfer’s website, about he almost won a new car with his near-hole out.
The Four-person team champs, Mark Hollingsworth, Jay Harris, Andy Moye, and Deal Hudson, with medals. At far left is Jimmy Piercey, pro at Mimosa Hills. And in the back is Brian Schuman, event organizer.
Bill Engelson and Rich Grula took first place net honors in the Two-Person teams event.
John Greene Sr. was second place gross in the stableford event in the Super Senior division.
Bill Engelson, Mike Henderson, Rich Grula, and Hugh Menzies were the first place net winners of the Four Person team event.