LARRY MALONE SCHOLARSHIP PRO-AM RAISES $9,000

Adam Martens, PGA General Manager at The Club at SpurWing in Meridian, Idaho, shot a 5-under-par round of 66 to best a field of 28 professionals and their amateur teams in pleasant springtime conditions to win the 2017 National Car Rental RMSPGA Foundation Larry Malone Scholarship Pro-Am.  In the senior division, Ron Rawls, PGA Head Professional at Crane Creek Country in Boise, Idaho, shot a 2-under-par round of 69 to take first place honors.  In the super senior division, PGA Life Member Jeff Thomsen of Boise, Idaho, shot a 1-over-par round of 72 to win.  On the team side, The Club at SpurWing rode Martens’ great round, and with his amateur players, Andrew Stith, Brian Swenson and Chris Larsen shot a team total of 18-under-par, 124 in the one gross ball, one net ball format to take home the first place hardware.  This was the 43rd playing of this long standing charity event which was conducted at the 6880 yard, par 71, Hillcrest Country Club in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, April 17, 2017.

 

Since 1974, the Rocky Mountain PGA and generous sponsors have teamed up to raise more than $242,000 in scholarship funds for junior golfers.  This scholarship program started in memory of Larry Malone who had a successful career in golf at Twin Falls High School and Weber State University.  Mr. Malone succumbed to cancer in 1974, and for forty-two years local PGA Professionals, amateurs, friends and family have gathered to remember this young man and his love of the game.

 

The Malone family, The Rocky Mountain Section PGA and The Rocky Mountain Section PGA Foundation wish to sincerely thank National Car Rental for their continued support of this event.  Thanks as well to PEPSI for donating water and Gatorade for the participants.  In addition, thanks go out to Denece Malone for her contributions.  Sincere thanks to head golf professional Brett Kleinkopf, PGA, and the rest of the Hillcrest Country Club staff for their always gracious hospitality.