FORT BELVOIR, Vir. –
Despite rain delays on the first day of competition, the clouds cleared the way for dominate performances by the Air Force women and Army men’s golf teams during the four-day Armed Forces Championship at the Fort Belvoir Golf Course from September 11-14.
AIR FORCE WOMEN CRUSH COMPETITION
In the opening round, Air Force women jumped up to a 11-stroke lead over Army and Navy behind Lt Col Linda Jeffery’s even par score.
With fellow teammates 1st Lt Kimberly Liu of Minot AFB, ND and Space Force Specialist 3 Cayla Clark of Schriever Space Force Base, Colo., Team Air Force never looked back finishing with a 32-stroke lead over the competition for team gold with a final score of 596.
Navy grabbed silver with a score of 628, as Army finished third. Marine Corps did not have enough players for the team competition.
Jeffery, from Grissom AFB, Ind., captured her seventh Armed Forces title shooting 296, her first gold since 2014.
In her first Armed Forces Championship, Liu won silver with a score of 300, just four strokes behind Jeffery. Finishing the individual podium was Lt. Cmdr. Laurel Gill of NAS Jacksonville, Fla., winning bronze with a score of 309.
ARMY MEN HAVE HUGE LAST DAY
In a much tighter competition, Army and Navy were tied on the opening day, with Air Force trailing behind by only two strokes.
On the final day of competition, Army held a narrow seven-stroke lead over Air Force. As the golfers headed out on the course, Army turned in their best score card of the tournament shooting 362, with three players scoring below par.
Army expanded their lead by 25 strokes to win team gold with a score of 1,464. Air Force, unable to gain momentum, took home silver with a score of 1,489. Navy finished third followed by Marine Corps in fourth.
Army Sgt. Steve Lim of USAG Hawaii was unstoppable, shooting 15-under par and 13 strokes ahead of teammate Sgt. Kurtis Lucas of Fort Campbell, Ky., who won silver. Air Force Staff Sgt. Justin Broussard of Robins AFB, Ga. took bronze.
The 2023 Armed Forces Golf Championship is scheduled during the last week of September next year at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., which will mark the 75th Anniversary of the first Armed Forces Golf Championship, the oldest sport within Armed Forces Sports. Following next year’s championship, Navy will host the 14th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Golf Championship also at Naval Base San Diego.
Visit www.armedforcessports.defense.gov for complete coverage of the championship and for more information on Armed Forces Sports.
FINAL WOMEN TEAM STANDINGS
1st Place USAF - 596
2nd Place Navy - 628
3rd Place Army - 682
FINAL MEN TEAM STANDINGS
1st Place Army - 1,464
2nd Place USAF - 1,489
3rd Place Navy - 1,511
4th Place USMC - 1,529
INDIVIDUAL WOMEN RESULTS
1st place: Lt Col Linda Jeffery, Grissom AFB, IN - USAF (296)
2nd place: 1st Lt Kimberly Liu, Minot AFB, ND - USAF (300)
3rd place: LCDR Laurel Gill, NAS Jacksonville, FL - Navy (309)
4th place: LCDR Courtney Shewmaker, NAB Coronado, CA - Navy (324)
5th place: RADM Jacquelynn McClelland, VDNS Washington, DC - Navy (327)
6th place: SPC3 Cayla Clark*, Schriever SFB, CO - USAF (330)
7th place: COL Sunny Mitchell, Fort Bragg, NC - Army (340)
8th place: CPT Eraina Manor, Army Reserves - Army (342)
9th place: Capt Meghan McGunigle, NSF Arlington, VA - USMC (384)
INDIVIDUAL MEN RESULTS
1st place: SGT Steve Lim, USAG Hawaii, HI - Army (277)
2nd place: SGT Kurtis Lucas, Fort Campbell, KY - Army (290)
3rd place: SSgt Justin Broussard, Robins, AFB, GA - USAF (291)
4th place: MAJ Morgan Montgomery, USAG Bavaria, Grafenwoehr - Army (293)
5th place: LCpl Christian Carpenter, MCB Camp Lejeune, NC - USMC (293)
6th place: TSgt Dalton Dishman, Fairchild AFB, WA - USAF (294)
7th place: LT Kevin Olson, NSB Point Loma, CA - Navy (295)
8th place: SSgt David Banks, MCAS New River, NC - USMC (296)
9th place: SSgt Jacoby Chappa, Dover AFB, DE - USAF (297)
10th place: SSG Austin Teal, Rheinland-Pfalz, Kaiserslautern - Army (303)
11th place: PO3 James Reist, NH Jacksonville, FL - Navy (303)
12th place: PO1 Albert Montablo, NAS Jacksonville, FL - Navy (305)
13th place: TSgt Kyle Wesolowski, Arlington, TX - USAF (305)
14th place: CPL Thomas Fitzgerald, USAG Hawaii, HI - Army (306)
15th place: SSgt Daniel Selby, Davis Montham AFB, AZ - USAF (307)
16th place: Capt Michael Fan*, LA Air Station, CA - USAF (308)
17th place: CWO2 Adam Dodson*, USCG-CC Washington, DC - Navy (310)
18th place: MAJ Minou Pak, Adelphi, MD - Army (311)
19th place: SSgt Adam Kish, Makalapa, HI - USMC (314)
20th place: PO2 Zachary Rudy*, MSU Houma, LA - Navy (314)
21st place: PO2 Nick Marshall*, Sector Columbia River, OR - Navy (316)
22nd place: CWO4 Nathan Walker, MCB Camp Pendleton, CA - USMC (318)
23rd place: Maj David Cook, MCB Camp Lejeune, NC - USMC (318)
24th place: MSgt Benjamin Deitz, MCAS New River, NC - USMC (321)