The Team Championship traditionally wraps up the season’s section tournament schedule. This year it
was held at Steelwood CC in Loxley, Alabama. The event was sponsored by the PGA Tour and E-Z-Go.
Sales Representative Michael Howell and E-Z-Go put on a Shrimp Boil following round one. Chef Danny
Spybey prepared the shrimp at the Stewart Lodges on the Steelwood property and made sure no one
The 36-hole tournament featured an 18-hole scramble first round and 18-hole four ball stroke play for
round two. The duo of Steve Cutler and Kyle Sullivan from Wynlakes G&CC started strong in the
scramble. They began play on hole 10 and birdied four of the first five holes, eventually making the turn
at six-under par. They didn’t slow down on their second nine, recording five more birdies to finish the
day in the lead at 11-under par. The event’s defending champions, Todd Bailey and Mike Genovese,
played well putting matching five-under pars on the board on both nines to finish one back of the
Day two brought more difficult four ball stoke play format. Posting the best rounds of the day at seven-
under par were the teams of Curtis Ohrn and Jake Greer along with Henry Westmoreland and Alex
White. Henry and Alex’s two-day total was 13-under, which was good for fourth place. Curtis and Jake’s
total was 15-under par and were closing in on the leaders.
Again starting on the tenth hole, Cutler and Sullivan matched their first round start by making four
birdies on the first five holes. With Bailey and Genovese playing them even par, the lead over them was
stretched to five strokes. Over the next eight holes, Bailey and Genovese made four birdies to cut the
lead to two strokes. When Cutler and Sullivan made their only bogey of the tournament on their 16 th
hole, the lead was down to one stroke. After matching pars, they came to the final hole, #9 at
Steelwood. Both teams were able to make birdie, which gave Steve and Kyle the victory at 16-under
par. Bailey and Genovese ended in a tie for second place with Ohrn and Greer at 15-under par.
The hospitality from PGA General Manager Rick Gehr, PGA Head Professional Chris Cottle, and PGA
Assistant Professional Matthew Stinebaugh was terrific. A big thank you also to the PGA Tour and E-Z-
Go for their tournament sponsorship.