NKF Golf Classic

Team Representing Whirlwind Golf Club in Phoenix
Wins NKF Golf Classic National Finals at Pebble Beach


First Place, 2014 NKF Golf Classic, Pebble Beach, California - (Left to right) Mark Upchurch, Dan Mezich, Steve Jones and Cortie Dove. Photographed on the 18th hole of Pebble Beach golf course.

A foursome representing Whirlwind Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona took top honors over the weekend in the NKF Golf Classic National Finals at the Pebble Beach Resorts, the Premier Amateur Golf Event for Charity.

Mark Upchurch, Dan Mezich, Steve Jones and Cortie Dove finished in first place at the National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic National Finals. The team shot rounds of 60-58-59 for a 39-under-par total in the 54-hole, four-person scramble tournament played January 17-19 at The Links at Spanish Bay, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and the Pebble Beach Golf Links at the Pebble Beach Resorts in Pebble Beach, California. The team bested a field of 50 amateur golf teams from across the country. 

In second place, with a three-day total of 34-under-par, was Robert Booth, Kelly Grunewald, William Lewis and Scott Newland who qualified for the National Finals at Midland Country Club in Midland, TX. In third place, with a three-day total of 33-under-par was the team comprised of Robert Hicks, Rick Lang, Brian Chung and Lance Westbury, who qualified for the National finals at The Members Club at Woodcreek in Columbia, SC.

The NKF Golf Classic is the Premier Amateur Golf Event for Charity with over 30 events held throughout the country each year from April through December. Funds raised through the tournaments help support the National Kidney Foundation’s awareness, prevention and treatment programs.