This weekend concluded the 13th playing of The Watson Challenge, a tournament designed to determine the best golfer in the Kansas City area. This year, the tournament was held at The Nicklaus Golf Club at Lionsgate. Traditionally, The Watson Challenge was held over the course of 54 holes, however, heavy rain on Sunday shortened the tournament to 36 holes.
Following the cancellation of the final round, Alex Springer was declared the winner of The 2019 Watson Challenge. Springer, a former UCM graduate and recently turned professional fired rounds of 68 and 68 to post a score of 8 under par. Springer had to beat out eight-time Major Champion and five-time Watson Challenge Champion Tom Watson, along with defending back-to-back Watson Challenge Champion Andy Spencer to claim his title.
Thank you to everyone who attended this event, The Nicklaus Golf Club at Lionsgate, and Tom Watson for his continued generosity in the Kansas City community. The First Tee is looking forward to another great Watson Challenge in 2020!