Belmar goes all out for OK Kids Korral Championship

The Adams Pro Tour remains in Oklahoma this week with the OK Kids Korral Championship Wednesday through Sunday at Belmar Golf Club in Norman. Will Kropp of Edmond won the event in 2013, earning his first professional victory in his first pro event.

With rounds of 69-65-65-69, his 72-hole total of 12-under par 268 was four strokes better than the 272 finishes of Cody Gribble and Jonathan Randolph

The event is in partnership with the Toby Keith Foundation and in 2013 raised approximately $25,000 in sponsorships and pro-am entries for the OK Kids Korral, which opened in November of 2013 and provides a cost free, convenient and comfortable home for families of pediatric cancer patients receiving treatment in Oklahoma.  The Korral alleviates some of the financial, physical and emotion toll put on families as they travel to Oklahoma City for their treatments.  Keith, the country music legend, is also the owner of Belmar and plays there frequently.

After experiencing less than two inches of rainfall for five months, more than four inches has fallen in June, turning Belmar and it’s prairie grass borders lush for tournament play. The course measures just 6,519 yards but firm, fast greens and tall fescue combine to keep scores down.

"The course is phenomenal," said Director of Golf Charles Candler. "The rains have made it lush and the greens are perfect. Our superintendent, Jeremy Biswell, is one of a kind. "

Belmar embraces the Adams Tour, putting on a first-class event that includes a huge pro-am and party on Monday and inviting all the players to a member appreciation dinner on Thursday. Free lunches, coolers on every third tee box and gifts for each player help make the experience first class.

Once the 132-man field tees off Wednesday, the competition is fierce for all these up-and-coming professionals. Only the top 35 percent of the field makes the cut. Last week at the Buffalo Run – Prairie Sun and Moon Casino Classic at Peoria Ridge, 47 players made the cut. If you figure entry fee and five days of expenses at a minimum of $2,000, there were 15 golfers who made checks of $2k or larger. Winner Dillon Rust earned a check of $15,150, but for the vast majority of players in the field, these events are heavy on stress and a big loser financially, so the little touches go a long way.

"We negotiate a good rate for them at the Hilton Garden Inn that includes breakfast and try to do some extra things," Candler said. "We know it’s tough to be on the road competing."

The OK Kids Korral Championship continues through Saturday. Admission is free. Dozens of Adams Tour alumni are now competing on the PGA Tour, so fans will see some of the top golfers of tomorrow at these events.

OK Kids Korral Tee Times and Pairings

Round 1: Belmar Golf Club 06/18/2014

 Tee  Time      Name

  1   8:00 AM   Anthony Broussard
                Case Cochran
                Zack Reeves

  10  8:00 AM   John Kelly
                Dustin Morris
                Jamey Taylor

  1   8:10 AM   Ryan Baca
                Bill Allcorn
                Robby Ormand

  10  8:10 AM   Lance Lopez
                Michael Smith
                Chase Barnes

  1   8:20 AM   Chad Ginn
                Blake Trimble
                John Hurley

  10  8:20 AM   Thomas Garza
                Brent Marshall
                Tyler Lytton

  1   8:30 AM   Tyler Gann
                Kevin Vanden Heuvel
                Cole Howard

  10  8:30 AM   Curtis Donahoe
                Vilhelm Bogstrand
                Jeff Rein

  1   8:40 AM   Nick Wilson
                Zechariah Potter
                Cameron Peck

  10  8:40 AM   Craig Kanada
                Nathan Anderson
                Sam Powell

  1   8:50 AM   Herbert Day
                Joshua Havard
                Casey Clendenon

  10  8:50 AM   Sumin Yu
                Trey Lawson
                Adam Sumrall

  1   9:00 AM   Raleigh Hughes
                Jason Meece
                Mj Daffue

  10  9:00 AM   Derek Plucienski
                John Kyle
                Jackson Ogle

  1   9:10 AM   Brian Dwyer
                Thane Ringler
                Michael Whitehead

  10  9:10 AM   Aaron Marshall
                Craig McCoy
                Cameron Meyers

  1   9:20 AM   Max Glasson
                Johnathan Schnitzer
                Chris Worrell

  10  9:20 AM   Stanton Tondre
                Ben Klaus
                Ben Harris

  1   9:30 AM   Justin Bryant
                Cory Baker
                Corey Hale

  10  9:30 AM   Jonathan Moore
                Jordan McLaurin
                Conrad Shindler

  1   9:40 AM   Connie Pierce
                Rhein Gibson
                Travis England

  10  9:40 AM   Derek Dodd
                Brett Taunton
                Collin Neeman

  1   12:40 PM  Christopher E. Brown
                Will Dusenbury
                Jared Vela

  10  12:40 PM  Shawn Jasper
                Chris Naegel
                Fergal Rafferty

  1   12:50 PM  Garrett Driver
                Chris Gilbert
                Chris Brown

  10  12:50 PM  Bryan Hogan
                Ryan O’Rear
                Blake Redmond

  1   1:00 PM   Brian Rowell
                Dillon Rust
                Hunter Sparks

  10  1:00 PM   Matthew Stephens
                Mark Walker
                Chris Ward

  1   1:10 PM   Joseph Kinney
                Bobby Massa
                Matt Boyd

  10  1:10 PM   Scott Roudebush
                Mitchell McLeroy
                Cameron Bishop

  1   1:20 PM   Michael A. Smith
                Jared Paul
                Scott Kelly

  10  1:20 PM   Stephen Hollingsworth
                John Darden
                Kevin Penner

  1   1:30 PM   Jimmy Shaw
                Peter McGibney
                Alexander Gutesha

  10  1:30 PM   Tyler Sheppard
                Clinton Shepard
                David Petry

  1   1:40 PM   Dacota Dryden
                Joey Rippel
                David Griffin

  10  1:40 PM   Sam Smith
                Mark Victorian
                Kyle Smell

  1   1:50 PM   Neal Ajubita
                Matt Eschenburg
                Bryce Myburgh

  10  1:50 PM   Taylor Artman
                Talor Gooch
                Kevin Dougherty

  1   2:00 PM   Ethan Miller
                Jose Lopez
                Cj Clem

  10  2:00 PM   Trevor McInroe
                Ian Davis
                Brian Whittle

  1   2:10 PM   Drew Laning
                J R Hurley
                Alex Carpenter

  10  2:10 PM   Andrew Yun
                Benjamin Rose
                Andrew Green

  1   2:20 PM   Charlie Holland
                Billy Brozovich
                Michael Brinkley

  10  2:20 PM   Chuck Candler
                Brad Gehl
                Freddie Janneck

 Round 2: Belmar Golf Club 06/19/2014

 Tee  Time      Name

  1   8:00 AM   Shawn Jasper
                Chris Naegel
                Fergal Rafferty

  10  8:00 AM   Christopher E. Brown
                Will Dusenbury
                Jared Vela

  1   8:10 AM   Bryan Hogan
                Ryan O’Rear
                Blake Redmond

  10  8:10 AM   Garrett Driver
                Chris Gilbert
                Chris Brown

  1   8:20 AM   Matthew Stephens
                Mark Walker
                Chris Ward

  10  8:20 AM   Brian Rowell
                Dillon Rust
                Hunter Sparks

  1   8:30 AM   Scott Roudebush
                Mitchell McLeroy
                Cameron Bishop

  10  8:30 AM   Joseph Kinney
                Bobby Massa
                Matt Boyd

  1   8:40 AM   Stephen Hollingsworth
                John Darden
                Kevin Penner

  10  8:40 AM   Michael A. Smith
                Jared Paul
                Scott Kelly

  1   8:50 AM   Tyler Sheppard
                Clinton Shepard
                David Petry

  10  8:50 AM   Jimmy Shaw
                Peter McGibney
                Alexander Gutesha

  1   9:00 AM   Sam Smith
                Mark Victorian
                Kyle Smell

  10  9:00 AM   Dacota Dryden
                Joey Rippel
                David Griffin

  1   9:10 AM   Taylor Artman
                Talor Gooch
                Kevin Dougherty

  10  9:10 AM   Neal Ajubita
                Matt Eschenburg
                Bryce Myburgh

  1   9:20 AM   Trevor McInroe
                Ian Davis
                Brian Whittle

  10  9:20 AM   Ethan Miller
                Jose Lopez
                Cj Clem

  1   9:30 AM   Andrew Yun
                Benjamin Rose
                Andrew Green

  10  9:30 AM   Drew Laning
                J R Hurley
                Alex Carpenter

  1   9:40 AM   Chuck Candler
                Brad Gehl
                Freddie Janneck

  10  9:40 AM   Charlie Holland
                Billy Brozovich
                Michael Brinkley

  1   12:40 PM  John Kelly
                Dustin Morris
                Jamey Taylor

  10  12:40 PM  Anthony Broussard
                Case Cochran
                Zack Reeves

  1   12:50 PM  Lance Lopez
                Michael Smith
                Chase Barnes

  10  12:50 PM  Ryan Baca
                Bill Allcorn
                Robby Ormand

  1   1:00 PM   Thomas Garza
                Brent Marshall
                Tyler Lytton

  10  1:00 PM   Chad Ginn
                Blake Trimble
                John Hurley

  1   1:10 PM   Curtis Donahoe
                Vilhelm Bogstrand
                Jeff Rein

  10  1:10 PM   Tyler Gann
                Kevin Vanden Heuvel
                Cole Howard

  1   1:20 PM   Craig Kanada
                Nathan Anderson
                Sam Powell

  10  1:20 PM   Nick Wilson
                Zechariah Potter
                Cameron Peck

  1   1:30 PM   Sumin Yu
                Trey Lawson
                Adam Sumrall

  10  1:30 PM   Herbert Day
                Joshua Havard
                Casey Clendenon

  1   1:40 PM   Derek Plucienski
                John Kyle
                Jackson Ogle

  10  1:40 PM   Raleigh Hughes
                Jason Meece
                Mj Daffue

  1   1:50 PM   Aaron Marshall
                Craig McCoy
                Cameron Meyers

  10  1:50 PM   Brian Dwyer
                Thane Ringler
                Michael Whitehead

  1   2:00 PM   Stanton Tondre
                Ben Klaus
                Ben Harris

  10  2:00 PM   Max Glasson
                Johnathan Schnitzer
                Chris Worrell

  1   2:10 PM   Jonathan Moore
                Jordan McLaurin
                Conrad Shindler

  10  2:10 PM   Justin Bryant
                Cory Baker
                Corey Hale

  1   2:20 PM   Derek Dodd
                Brett Taunton
                Collin Neeman

  10  2:20 PM   Connie Pierce
                Rhein Gibson
                Travis England

 

 

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