East Texas Hosts Putt Putt Winter Series

The East Texas Winter Series kicked off this weekend with the first of three events. Less Messinger held off Geoff Mosk to take the morning three rounds in Longview. Mosk followed up in the afternoon with a one shot win over Danny Tatum at Tyler. The next event will be January 9th, followed be the Al Simson Tournament of Champions.

East Texas Winter Series Announced

                  Tyler                                                   Longview

November 14
January 9
February 6

Tee time:  Longview 11 am -- Tyler 4 pm  

SWPT Masters Minigolf

The Southwest Putting tour players fared very well at the masters.  Rainey Statum added a masters to his 2018 Putt Putt National Championship, as well as the Green Jacket and $5000.  Olivia Prokopova had a very strong finish and moved all the way up to 2nd place.  Geoff Mosk and Wade Sahmel also finished in the top 10, and Lee Messinger finished 16th.  Rainey, Geoff, and Lee also qualified to be on team USA in 2021.  Overall it was a great week for the SWPT players and we hope that more players from the SWPT will be able to attend this outstanding event next year for the 25th Mini Gold Masters as the prize pool is being raised to $25,000. 

SWPT Does Well on the Beach

At the Week of Nationals held in Fernandina Beach the week of 9/14 to 9/18, the Southwest putting tour players fared very well. 

In the Tournament Players Championship held on Monday 9/14, Geoff Mosk fired a 96 to win his first national tournament.  He was able to edge fellow SWPT Player Joe Lea by a single stroke giving the SWPT the top 2 positions in the event.  Brice Bergesen also fared very well shooting a 100 and tying for 4th place. 

In the Hall of Fame event held on 9/16, Wade Sahmel shot a 92, acing the final eight to tie for 1st.  He eventually lost by one in the playoff to Mike Flavin, but the white hot shooting was still amazing none the less.

In the Senior national championship, 2018 senior national champ Brice Bergesen finished 4th and Danny Tatum finished 7th as the only 2 players to compete in the 29 player field.

In the main event, the 2020 National Championship, Wade Sahmel was the top SWPT player coming in 3rd place.  Just 1 stroke back, tying for 4th place, were Geoff Mosk and 2018 National Champion Rainey Statum.  Also with good finishes were Brice Bergesen at 14th place, Joe Le at 16th place, Cliff Matthews at 24th place, Lee Messinger at 27th place, and Olivia Prokopova and Danny Tatum at 31st place.

Wade Sahmel, with his showing at nationals and earlier in the year at Kingsport, has won the Tracey Moore Stroke Average Award for the lowest stroke average at 2020 national events. He will receive the award at next years nationals. 

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