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Harder Hall wins Men’s Interclub

The Men's Heartland Interclub monthly event was held on Sept. 9 at Harder Hall Country Club. The Harder Hall team used their course knowledge to good advantage by finishing first with a score of +30 points in the points quota format that was utilized.
The Harder Hall squad won $249 for their first-place effort, Golf Hammock Country Club placed second with +24 and collected $149 and Sun 'n Lake Golf Club came in third place and earned $99.
"It was a fantastic day of golf," said Harder Hall Country Club Director of Golf Jimmy Beasley. "That was the most fun I've had in a long time. "All the guys enjoyed playing our course and talked about what good shape it was in and how quickly we had turned things around.
"Our guys know the course real well and it was awesome to be able to finish first."
In the A Flight, George Beres of Sun 'n Lake Golf Club finished first at +10 points and won $25, Mike Lingenfelder and Bill Norcross tied for placed second with +4 and Jim Corine claimed fourth at +3.
Gary Galle won the B Flight with +9, Tom Hokenson finished second at +7, Chuck Ford was third with +6 and John Scott came in fourth place at +4.
In the C Flight, Bob Coleman finished first at +8, while Joe Hyzny and Chuck Rafattie tied for second with +7 and Bob Trier came in fourth at +5.
Gene Josey won the D Flight with a score of +6, Brad Milsap placed second with +5, Bill Ringo was third with +4, and Randy O'Neil, Ron Jensen and Dennis Berard tied at +3.
In the team standings, Country Club of Sebring was fourth with +18, Pincrest Golf Club came in fith at +16, River Greens Golf Club was sixth with +14, Sebring Golf Club was at +13, The Bluffs came in with +12 and Highlands Ridge finished at +1.
"We loved hosting the Men's Heartland Interclub," Beasley said. "It went real well and we are continuing to work hard to improve the condition of the golf course and we invite everyone to come out and play a round of golf at Harder Hall and see for themselves."
In the closest-to-the-pin contest, the winners were Don Lamb in the A Flight, Chuck Ford in the B Flight, Josef Curiel in the C Flight and Jerry Havener in the D Flight.
The longest drive contest winners were Mike Lingenfelder in the A Flight, Keith Strickland in the B Flight, Jan Nigh won the C Flight and Brad Milsap took the top honors in the D Flight.
The next Men's Heartland Interclub tournament is set for Oct. 14 at Country Club of Sebring.
The next Women's Heartland Interclub event is on Monday at Sun 'n Lake Golf club.
The monthly tournaments continue until December with the first half winners taking on the second half winners for the overall championship.