Lawrence City Golf Tournament
Multiple Lawrence golfers of varying ability levels went to bed Saturday night within striking distance of a Lawrence Amateur Golf Association City Tournament title, but never got the chance to chase one Sunday because the second day of the tournament was rained out.
With water filling the sand traps at Alvamar public, tournament director David Lerner made the decision at 9:30 a.m., two-and-a-half hours after the first scheduled tee times, to call off the second day of the tournament and declare the first-day leaders in all flights the winners.
Alvamar officials made it clear to Lerner that the course would be open and ready to serve as host of the final day of a tournament that opened with Saturday’s round at Eagle Bend, but logistics led Lerner to call it off.
“The main factor was we couldn’t get a hold of everybody by phone to tell them about any kind of change in tee times and that meant the last group would have had to go off at around 2 (p.m.),” Lerner said.
Nobody had the chance to hunt down Conrad Roberts, whose 71 on Saturday gave him his fourth consecutive men’s championship victory.
Neal Ezell won the A Flight. Maurice Monteau, who shared on his Twitter page that he shot a 70 at Eagle Bend from the white tees in June, won the B Flight. Mike Grosdidier (Senior Championship Flight), David Greenamyre (Senior A Flight), Galen Smith (Super Senior Championship Flight), John Sell (Super Senior A Flight) and Carol Rau (Women’s Division) won their divisions.