Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Area Sports

April 11, 2013

Burgin wins regular professional division at Eller Pro-Am

CROSSVILLE — The team of Todd Jenkins, PGA, Jack Estes, Tyler Farrar and John Downs ran away with the Ervin Division crown at the 2013 Harold Eller Pro-Am presented by Adams Golf with an impressive two day total score of 27-under-par. Jenkins and company bettered second place finishers Paul Brannon, PGA, Kevin Mullins, Nick Garretson, and Bill Wedekind by eight shots.

The Eller Divison of the Pro-Am was highly contested and ended in a two-way tie for the championship. The team of Chris Dibble, PGA, John Thomas, Scott Smith and Jack Smith dueled to a 17-under-par tie with the team of Braxton Hunter, Dustin Davis, Mike Freels and Philip Lee. Three teams finished one shot back at 16-under-par.

In the regular professional division, Kelvin Burgin, PGA tamed the difficult Old Hickory Country Club by shooting a two-day total score of 4-under-par 138. Burgin cleared the field by six strokes as Euggie Jones, PGA, Loren Personett, PGA, and Jared Melson, PGA, finished tied for second at 2-over-par.

Greg Wyatt tied for sixth place at six-over-par 148 with Scott Masters and Stephen Graham.

Joey Hickman, PGA won the senior professional division by one stroke over Craig Lee, PGA with a 5-over-par two-day total of 147. Hickman trailed Lee by four strokes entering the final round before posting a closing round of 72 to seal his come-from-behind victory.

After opening with a 4-under-par 67, Tyler Farrar coasted to a three shot victory in the scratch amateur division. Farrar finished with a second round 70 to win by three strokes over Nick Garretson. Garretson posted rounds of 72 and 68 to finish the tournament at two under.

In the senior amateur division, Mike Freels and Steve Golliher battled for a shared title as both players finished the Pro-Am with a two-day total of 146 (4-over-par). Dennis McNeal, who opened with an opening round 68, finished one shot back at 147.

In the Old Hickory Member division, John Downs had an impressive second round of a net 68 to give him the victory. He had a two day net total of 143 (1-over-par). Tied for second place were Tommy Hoppes, Phil Smith and Ron Bargatze who all had a two-day net total of 147 (6-over-par).

Burgin and teammates Brandon Weaver, Bert Henderson and Marvin Manson finished fifth in above division, while Wyatt and teammates Adam Forgey, Tim Richardson and Blake Garrison tied for third with two teams at 126 in the Eller 3 Scratch division.

The Tennessee PGA would like to thank Old Hickory Country Club and host professional Joey Hickman for hosting the Harold Eller Pro-Am. Old Hickory was a gracious host and this year’s tournament would not have been as successful if it wasn’t for their help and support.

A special thanks is also extended to Scott Harriger and Adams Golf for sponsoring this year’s Harold Eller Pro-Am. Without the support of our sponsors, the Tennessee PGA’s events would not be made possible.

(Story and photo courtesy of the Tennessee PGA)

Text Only
Area Sports
  • overall.jpg Clay Crushers host Server Shoot-on-the-Mountain

    The third annual Doug Server Shoot-On-The–Mountain was held April 5 at the Sportsman Club on Shorty Barnes Rd.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • OH GOOD GRIEF: Martin out as Vol hoop coach

    The University of Tennessee's beleaguered head basketball coach, Cuonzo Martin is gone. Martin resigned Tuesday to become the head coach at the University of California, which won the 2010 PAC-10 championship under retiring coach Mike Montgomery.

    April 17, 2014

  • Ledbetter pitches Jets over Cookeville

    The CCHS Jets picked up a big district win over the visiting Cookeville Cavaliers Wednesday night by a final score of 8-4 to improve to 14-8 overall.

    April 17, 2014

  • Panthers lose to Rhea County

    The Stone Memorial  Panther baseball team dropped a make-up game at Rhea County Wednesday evening 6-2.

    April 17, 2014

  • Lady Jets win Plateau Classic

    The Cumberland County High School Lady Jet softball team won the annual Plateau Classic played over the weekend at Crossville Centennial Park.

    April 17, 2014

  • Jets shut out 7-0 by Cookeville Monday

    The Cookeville Cavaliers scored seven runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to claim a 7-0 District 6AAA victory over the CCHS Jets Monday night in Cookeville.

    April 15, 2014

  • Panthers shut out Rhea County

    On a wet Monday afternoon, the Stone Memorial baseball team  hosted Rhea County in a District 6AAA match-up to claim a 10-0 win in the first game of the home-and-home series.

    April 15, 2014

  • SMHS track teams compete at Tennessee Relays

    The SMHS Lady Panthers had another stellar day while the Panthers hammered out a solid day in Knoxville in the Tennessee Relays over the weekend.. The Lady Panthers finished ninth out of the 57 scheduled teams to compete, while the boys took 32nd out of the 57.

    April 15, 2014

  • SMHS tennis team loses twice to Rhea County

    The Stone Memorial tennis teams lost their District 6AAA matches to Rhea County Monday afternoon. The boys lost 9-0, while the girls were beaten 7-2.

    April 15, 2014

  • CRYSA registration is going online

    Registration for CRYSA's Fall 2014 season can be done on online at

    April 15, 2014

Marketplace Marquee
Must Read
Section Teases
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Obama Hopeful on Ukraine, Will Watch Russians Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Raw: Pope Francis Performs Pre-easter Ritual Raw: Bulgarian Monastery Dyes 5000 Easter Eggs Diplomats Reach Deal to Ease Tensions in Ukraine U.S. Sending Nonlethal Aid to Ukraine Military Holder: Americans Stand With KC Mourners Obama Greets Wounded Warriors Malaysia Plane: Ocean Floor Images 'Very Clear' Sparks Fly With Derulo and Jordin on New Album Franco Leads Star-studded Broadway Cast Raw: Two Lucky Kids Get Ride in Popemobile Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Weather Radar