Big shake up in the standings this week. Despite having nothing lower than a par, Brice put in a consistent 18 holes and tied his career low score shooting 84 at Downing Farms to take over King of the Course, stealing away 500 points from our 5 week leader, Bill George. Brice now sits in a tie atop the leaderboard with Brendon at 1000 points each. Things could all look very different after this weekend though as we have our first event, the spring scramble. 3500 points will be up for grabs between 1st 2nd and 3rd place teams so make sure to bring your A game.
Week 5 saw our first triple header in the EGA with Brandon, Brendon and Kyle all squaring off in their Champions League matches at the Myth. Brandon was able to win his match against Kyle 1up taking it through all 18 holes. He shot a 90 which puts him in a tie with Brice as King of the Course, those two will split the points. Brandon is working his way up the rankings now sitting third. Brendon was also able to take down Kyle 3&2 and halving the match between he and Brandon keeping him firmly in second place in the Tour standings.
Back again with another update for you. Not a lot of action this week leaving our top 4 in the standings unchanged. We’ve got a group headed to The Myth this weekend with some heavy hitters in Brandon and Kyle surely looking to take that King of the Course honor away from Brice.
Week 3 has come and gone and we got another match in the books. Will Bass was able to take down Brice Kinney 3&2 at Downing Farms thanks to a much needed range session the day before to get some confidence in the irons. Brice was giving 4 shots and Will was able to take advantage either winning or halving with the strokes. Interestingly in the end Will shot a 96 while Brice shot a 92, showing that handicap figure was spot on! Billy George played alongside the match and is finding his groove. He was able to top his previous score, going pretty low with an 86 in a bid to hold on to the King of the Course.
Things began to heat up here in the EGA with our first official match taking place this past Saturday at Downing Farms between Billy George and Andrew Alexander. It was a close match most of the way, but Billy held strong on the back nine to not only close the match 4&3, but also claim another King of the Course with a 90.Brice snuck out to the Myth to claim King of the Course there with a 92.Group B will open up its match play this week as Brice Kinney and Will Bass face off at Downing Farms.Brendan made some solid gains on his handicap increasing by 2.6 strokes already. This man has come to play in 2021!
Billy pulled off an early-round on one of the designated courses for “King of the Course” – Devil’s Ridge, and earned 500 points with a 91 — who will steal those 500 points? Will Nick make the drive over to Oxford to boost his rankings? Rumor is, Brice shot a 92 at The Myth (another king of the course location) this week and when rankings refresh on Monday, he’ll be up in the top 5. Rumor also has it that Brice will be trying to secure a second king of the course holding with a round at Downing Farms this weekend. Lot’s of early jockeying going, but 10 players opting to extend the offseason and take a rest leading into Master’s Week. The rest might pay off – it’s going to be a long season.
And we’re off… A snowy April 1st is kicking off a new era of Golf in Detroit. The race for the inaugural EGA Tour Cup and the #1 Ranking is on! 16 players will chase their own Black Jacket in the Champion’s League season-long matchplay tournament. With 5 other events on the calendar in this first season, there are plenty of points to go around and plenty of more opportunities for challengers to join. The next 7 months will be eventful and will surely fly by. Who will hold the Tour Cup come October 31st?
The schedule for the highly-anticipated inaugural season of the Elite Golf Association Tour was released today. There’s a lot of golf to play this year. But at the end, there can only be one player ranked #1. Who will take home the first ever EGA Tour Cup? Full Schedule Rankings System EGA Season Begins – April 1st Champions League / Group Stage – April 1st Spring Scramble – April TBD (1 Round) Detroit Youth Classic – June TBD @ Chandler & Rouge Park Champions League / Playoffs Start – July 4th All-Star Weekend – July TBD 3 Club Challenge Par-3 course Champions League / Final – September TBD The Coastal Cup – October TBD EGA Tour Cup Awards – October 31st