The weekend of September 23-24 marked the 8th year that Mr. Buddy Adams has hosted his Pecan Classic Golf Tournament here in San Saba. There were 54 participants for this year’s event, all were trying to win one of the coveted Pecan Clocks awarded to the Champion and Runner-up.
Each year golfers come in from all over the State to compete in this golf tournament, stay in our hotels, and shop at our stores. Of the 54 players, 38 were from places like Arlington, Fort Worth, Granbury, El Paso, Austin, and even from the booming metropolis of May, Texas.
The first round golf action had 12 players that beat their quota for the day and Hunter Blackman from Granbury, Texas was in the lead followed closely by Travis Ringo, Wesley Adams, and Buddy Adams all from San Saba.
After an excellent meal catered by Troy Gilger and Troy Van Cleve the players were off for some entertainment, out at Rancho Cabo owned by Wade Railsback of Granbury, Texas. I am almost positive that all of the players went to bed early to get ready for the second round on Saturday afternoon.
Day two action started at high noon on Saturday the 24th and it saw a lot of the names at the bottom of the leaderboard on day one move up after their quotas were adjusted following the first round. Among the big movers on day two were Jason Pool of Marble Falls, Kade Riley from San Saba by way of Heart of Texas Ford and Mr. "Two Clocks" Jerry Minter also from San Saba.
In the end it was Hunter Blackman who reeled off 4 straight birdies on his closing nine holes to hang on and finish off his wire to wire victory by 3 points over Kade Riley who moved up from 6th place to take runner-up honors.
This event is one of the favorites at our club each year because it brings so many very nice folks to our community, and it is so well run by Buddy Adams and Pam Mann. My hats off to Jerry Turner and crew, the course was the best it has been all year, and it is amazing what you guys have done with the drought conditions that we have faced this summer. I am sure that as the players were making their way back home they will be counting the days until next year’s event.