Maury Povich drained a 72-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole at Kalispell’s Northern Pines Golf Club to give he and teammate Lon Hinkle a one-stroke victory in the 11th annual Flathead Beacon Pro-Scratch Invitational on July 24.
Povich and Hinkle finished with a two-day total of 131, carding a 66 on Tuesday after opening the tournament with a 65 at Bigfork’s Eagle Bend Golf Club one day earlier. The pair edged out Larry Barber and Tyler Erickson (66-66—132). Ryan Malby and Chuck Eble (66-67—133) were third.
Hinkle is a former PGA professional who posted a pair of top-six finishes at the U.S. Open in the early 1980s. Povich is the owner of the Beacon. Barber and Erickson won the tournament in 2017.
The two-day tournament brings together some of the top professional and amateur golfers from throughout Montana to compete. The better-ball tournament attracted 34 teams of pros and amateurs who played for $15,000 in prize money.
11th annual Flathead Beacon Pro-Scratch Invitational
Eagle Bend Golf Club/Northern Pines Golf Club
Lon Hinkle/Maury Povich, 65-66—131
Larry Barber/Tyler Erickson, 66-66—132
Ryan Malby/Chuck Eble, 66-67—133
Tyler Martin/Brad Grattan, 67-69—136
Kyle Poore/Joseph Potkonjak, 67-69—136
Jimmy Mee/Al Martin, 72-64—136
Jake Wilson/Brad Palin, 66-71—137
Tim Olson/Shawn Tucker, 70-67—137
Brian Grosswiler/Scott Grosswiler, 67-71—138
Jess Roper/Logan Lindholm, 69-69—138
Mike Wynne/Blu Funk, 69-69—138
Mike Lyons/Bill Simmons, 70-68—138
Harrison Taylor/Jason Winkler, 70-68—138
Brett Upper/Rick Reimers, 70-68—138
David Owens/Kyle Cianflone, 67-72—139
John Jacobs/Kyle Parker, 69-70—139
Geoffrey Buchanan/Timm Turner, 70-70—140
Tom Clary/Ron Ramsey, 71-69—140
Kenny Giannini/Keith Woznesensky, 71-69—140
John Kane/Barrett McDonald, 71-69—140
Andrew Lettrich/Ryan Pinkerton, 73-68—141
Greg Morris/Jim Marsh, 73-69—142
Kyle Long/Dean Chisholm, 74-68—142
Greg VanNatta/Bill Dunn, 72-71—143
Joe Arriaga/Alan Bubes, 71-73—144
Jeff Dooley/Jonny Cielak, 71-73—144
Adam Long/Ross Bartell, 74-70—144
Cameron Milton/Paull Veroulis, 74-70—144
Casey Keyser/Ryan Buls, 78-67—145
Jason Lehtola/Bob Hasquet, 73-73—146
Andrew Binney/James Williams, 72-78—150
David Baucom/Larry Lippon, 76-74—150
Aaron Koerner/Casey Diaz, 77-74—151
Cody Olson/Russ DeVore, 84-70—154
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