Westacott wins GCSAA National Championship
Shawn Westacott, superintendent at Maridoe GC in Carrollton, Texas, withstood a full field of competitors and the rigors of both Aviara GC and the South Course at Torrey Pines to win the GCSAA title after numerous runner-up finishes in previous events. Westacott's two-day total of 5-over-par 149 was four shots better than another Texan, defending champion Matt Cowan. More than 450 players competed in some aspect of the event, which was sponsored for the 22nd-consecutive year by The Toro Co.
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Bayer Superintendent Grant Program sends five winners to GIS
Five GCSAA members are receiving all-expenses paid trips to the Golf Industry Show next week through the EIFG’s Bayer Superintendent Grant Program. The 2016 winners are Jonathan Gruber, Hampton Cove Golf Course in Owens Cross Roads, Ala.; John Ekstrom, Indian Boundary Golf Course in Chicago, Ill.; Daryl “Cody” Moldenhauer, American Falls (Idaho) Golf Course; Ethan Shamet, Deer Trace Golf Course in LaCygne, Kan.; and Jerry Webb, CGCS, Stillwater (Minn.) Oaks.