July 31, 2009
The Scholfield Auto Shootout will make another appearance at the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open, on Monday, August 3rd, 2009 at Crestview Country Club.
Bring the whole family out to enjoy this free admission event. Witness a high stakes shootout from inside the ropes. This is a shootout with a new twist. Seven head golf professionals from local clubs will team with Nationwide Tour professionals in a hole-by-hole elimination event, in pursuit of a cash purse. The competition will begin at 6:00 pm and will last approximately two and a half hours. Some of the local club professionals will include: Keith Gunter – Crestview Country Club, Cary Cozby – Wichita Country Club, Dave Henson – Flint Hills National, Greg Bray – Terradyne Country Club, Lee Johnson – Hidden Lakes, Kurt Gibson – Reflection Ridge Golf Club, Matt Seitz – Carey Park Golf Course. The Nationwide Tour professionals will include: Bruce Vaughan, Ben Bates, Michael Sims, Jeremy Anderson, Kris Cox, Hunter Haas, Zoran Zorkic, and Josh Broadaway.
The shootout will feature Bruce Vaughan and Ben Bates, both which played in the Wichita Open twenty years ago. Vaughan is now a premier member of the Champions Tour. In 2008 Vaughan won the Senior British Open Championship. This year he was at the top of the leaderboard to win the Senior British Open Championships, and he tied for eighth place. Ben Bates is an essential member of the Nationwide Tour. Bates, has played in 366 Nationwide Tour events, made 212 cuts, a Tour record, and he is the only man alive who has played more than 1,000 competitive rounds.