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Douthit plays last 5 holes 5 under to win Stonebridge Event and $1425; WinStar 27 Hole Iron Man Event to be played Sunday


Congratulations to Andrew Douthit, winner of the Stonebridge Ranch event on Sunday, June 12th and $1425. The 1 handicap was three over par thru 13 holes and 2 strokes out of LAST PLACE money but finished his round birdie, par, eagle, birdie, birdie to get his first victory on the FairWay Tour. People are always asking, "What do I have to do to win?" Well, 5 under for your last 5 holes would be a good answer... 95% of the time you probably just need to play a little better. However, my hat is also off to Bill Steadham, a senior who played the forward tees and fired the low round of the day, a gross score of 69. The 3 handicap was limited to 2 under net par as he did not have enough tournament rounds recorded in the system to qualify for a lower score. But Bill still cashed a check for over $900. His third place finish in the net, first place finish in the senior net, back nine nassau winner and two skins worth $66 apiece turned out to be a nice day's work despite the adjustment. The competition on the FairWay Tour is hot and intense, as the handicaps tighten with each tournament and the summer months bringing the big money events. If your handicap has gone down, join the crowd as anyone with money beside their name on the MONEY LIST is likely playing with a lower handicap too...So if you can't stand the heat, better stay off the course! There are still two Super Majors and three Majors to be played. The first Super Major will be July 23-24 at Stonebridge CC Dye Course and the second on August 20-21 at The Paiute in Las Vegas, also a PETE DYE SIGNATURE COURSE. These events pay $10,000 to the winner with 44 players! We hope to see you at the 27-Hole Iron Man Event at WinStar this Sunday, where we will be starting at 11:30. The entry fee of $315 includes green fees and all taxes. 1st place with 40 players receives $3000 for this event, basically 10X your entry fee all in one day's work! And remember, "IF YOU DON'T TEE IT UP YOU CAN'T WIN!"