Strong Play and Record Performances Highlight the 2010 NPGT National Open Championship, sponsored by Arnold Palmer Golf Management
DALLAS (October 19, 2010) – The National Open Championship for the National Pro Golf Tour (NPGT) www.nationalprotour.com presented by Arnold Palmer Golf Management, wrapped up Friday October 15th at the Primm Valley Resort and Golf Club in Nipton, CA, just south of Las Vegas. More than 68 players representing 16 different states and 3 countries competed in the National Open.
Richard Lee of Chandler, AZ finished in the top spot at 25 under par. Other notable performances came from both Scott Harrington of Portland, OR, and Cameron Yancey from Blackstone, VA, who both posted a tour record of 62, just 2 shots over the course record. Finishing second, at 24 under was Harrington, and third went to Tom Murray of Jacksonville, FL who finished at 22 under. The four day tournament carried a purse of $95,000, and Lee took home $23,500 as the first place payout. Mark Murphy of Arnold Palmer Golf Management was on hand to present the check to Mr. Lee.
“Arnold Palmer Golf Management is very pleased with the success of the NPGT’s initial year said Jim Hinckley, Arnold Palmer Golf Management’s President and CEO. “As a PGA professional myself, I am thrilled that so many aspiring professional golfers had an opportunity this year to participate in both regional and national Tour events. The NPGT provides the players affordable and convenient opportunity to work on their game and experience a little of the same excitement and competitive atmosphere that hopefully will help prepare them for the ultimate goal of possibly playing on the PGA or Nationwide Tours.”
About Arnold Palmer Golf Management
Arnold Palmer Golf Management is owned by Century Golf Partners, one of the leading and most experienced companies in the golf industry. Established to acquire and manage country clubs, resorts, and daily fee golf courses domestically, Century has become one of the most respected companies in the country. Century’s business approach is to be a business partner, not just an operator. They have a successful track record of partnering with owners, members, and communities to help clubs and golf courses succeed. Their business philosophy has served them well as the portfolio under Century’s management has steadily increased over the past several years. Today, Century operates more than 60 courses and clubs. Century offers its club members unique traveling and local membership benefits called the “Palmer Privilege”, which provides access to clubs, resorts and daily fee courses throughout the Arnold Palmer Golf Management network. For more information call 972.490.2610 or visit Century’s websites at
www.centurygolf.com or www.palmergolf.com
Doug Howe, Partner
Century Golf Partners/Arnold Palmer Golf Management
National Pro Golf Tour
Larry Lunsford, Executive Director
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