Myrtle Beach World Amateur: Christopher Rainey is the Flight Winners Champion
Christopher Rainey (Myrtle Beach World Amateur Photo)
Christopher Rainey (Myrtle Beach World Amateur Photo)

Christopher Rainey of Drums, Pa., shot a net round of 68 and a gross round of 99 to win the Flight Winners’ Playoff at the 40th annual Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship Friday at Grande Dunes Resort Course.

The Wednesday fourth and final round was canceled due to inclement weather from Hurricane Idalia.


There was a five-way tie for first place at 3-under before Rainey made a net birdie on the par 4 No. 18 to earn the win, finishing one shot ahead of Joe Day of Conway, S.C., Samuel Bland of Surfside, S.C., Tom Fahringer of Valrico, Fla., and Mike Zeeb of New Carlisle, Ind.

Christopher Schultz of La Porte, Ind., fired a three-round total of 209 to best David Hunt of Orlando, Fla., by nine strokes to win the Men’s Gross Division title.

Russell Burnham of Dallas, Tex., edged Daniel Constantino of Greer, S.C., by two shots en route to victory in the Men’s Senior Gross Division crown.

Mark Gardiner of North Salt Lake, Utah, finished seven strokes ahead of second place Michael Barclay of Cartersville, Ga., to capture the Men’s Mid-Senior Gross Division championship.

Heidi Rittenhouse of Smithfield, N.C., cruised to victory in the Women’s Gross Division, finishing 14 strokes ahead of second-place finisher Beth Gutteridge of Rindge, N.H.

Mike Zeeb of New Carlisle, Ind., and Brock Zeeb of New Carlisle, Ind., a father-son duo, combined to win the Casa de Campo Pairs Competition.

By virtue of winning, the pair received a four-day, three-night stay at the luxurious Casa de Campo and unlimited golf.

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"The largest amateur golf tournament in the world" now has 4 gross divisions. The event attracts 3500 players annually. Barefoot Resort is just one of over 40 of Myrtle Beach area’s championship courses on which this tournament is contested. The winner of each flight competes on the fifth day for the overall title.

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