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Team Kobe Wins it All in Final Wednesday Scramble

By Rick Colvin

With three weeks of skins money on the line, eight foursomes turned out for the September 3 Wednesday night scramble on the Palmetto course, the last one of the 2021 season.

It was well worth the wait for the winning team, comprising Marshwood Assistant Pro Kobe Freshwater and Pat Beringer, Doug Duncan, and Mark Lastner. They came in with six-under 30, to tie the team of fellow Marshwood Assistant Pro Zach Biggin, John Landuyt, Paul Patrick, and Robert Schmidt.

But team Kobe won in a chip off to win the jackpot. Two amateurs from each team hit chips from about 15 feet off the green to a hole 25 feet away. Duncan hit his shot into the bank, and bounced it up onto the green to three feet away for the win.

Team Kobe also won the only skin, with an eagle on the par 5 2nd hole. That skin was worth $300, ending the nearly month-long skins drought. The team also won $100 for coming in first. “It was a great end to a good LMGA scramble season,” Duncan said.

It was an exciting end to the third scramble season, one that provided plenty of good golf, high drama, and laughs. This year, more of our great Landings pros participated, giving member golfers more chances to see them play, get to know them and, even, perhaps, pick up a few free swing tips along the way.

The goal of the scrambles is to give LMGA members who are still working a chance to play during the week as well as to meet LMGA-ers who are retired.