The Mike Longpré Memorial ProAm is held in honor of Michael Scott Longpré, who was the head pro at Deerwood Club before being stricken by cancer. This is a South Texas PGA sanctioned event sponsored by the William Stamps Farish Fund, It is played at the Deerwood Club. Local club pros from the South Texas PGA and others with similar status from surrounding PGA sections play for the largest purse in the Houston area – a 1st place payout of $10,000 to the winning pro and a total purse of $25,000. The pros are paired with their sponsoring amateur teams who play for token prizes.
Winner of GAC’s 2020 Mike Longpre’ Memorial Pro Am was Rich Barcelo of Bluejack National with a great score of 70 on the Deerwood course. Rich took home the crystal trophy and first place price of $10,000. Three players tied for 2nd with scores of 74, winning $3667 each: Ben Williams of Axis Golf Academy, Tim Hobby of Sonterra, and Robert Simpson from Walden on Lake Conroe. Fifth place went to Carl Baker, Fort Bend Golf Club who received $1750, sixth to Allen Hoddem, Axis Golf Academy, $750, seventh to Shawn Donneley, North Gate Country Club $750 and eighth to TroySchleicher, North Gate Golf Club, $750. Congratulations to these fine golfers and all others who participated, hosted and managed the event.