The first qualifying round for the $1 million hole-in-one shoot out held at the Wildhorse Golf Course located at Robson Ranch in Denton has been completed.
After three days of competition, Donny Reed and Larry Dougherty are the local winners, 20 ½ inches and 29 inches from the pin respectively. Both now move on to the final shootout at the Lantana Golf Club on April 29 where they will have one shot from 165 yards for a $1 million dollar annuity payout. They will join six other finalists from the Denton Country Club, The Golf Club at Champions Circle, and the Lantana Golf Club for the final shootout which will be held immediately following the 4th Annual Boys and Girls Clubs Charity Golf Tournament.
All of the proceeds from the Shootout and the tournament will support the mission of the local club which is to enable all young people to develop life skills in a safe, caring place that will instill and encourage self-esteem as well as a sense of pride and belonging.
“The Boys & Girls Club would like to thank the 33 players who put their golf skills to the test, our sponsors EnCana Corporation and Marty Hoover, owner of The Weed Man, who generously supported this event, our 14 volunteers who worked the three days of the shootout as well as David Thatcher, Glenn Davis, Bob Post and Dick Reed for setting up the X hole for the shootout. A special thank you to Richard Moore for his generous support of the hole-in-one shootout and to our unofficial winner for closest to the pin for the ladies, Maureen Lehrer who was not afraid to put her skills to the test with a 21 ½ inch distance from the pin shot,” said Boys and Girls Club spokesman J.B. Troutman.
The final opportunity for participants to attempt qualification will be at the Denton Country Club on April 2nd and April 3rd. Qualification time starts at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 5:00 p.m.