September 12, 2016
WATERTOWN – Two SDGA Hall of Fame members won this weekend’s Senior Two-Man Championship at Prairie Winds Golf Club and Cattail Crossing Golf Course in Watertown.
The duo of Pat Lockwood of Brookings and Paul Schock of Sioux Falls won the Championship with a two-day score of 141 (66-75). Doug Murphy of Hartford and Steve Beardsley of Rapid City finished second with a 143 (69-74).
Lockwood was inducted into the SDGA Hall of Fame on August 28, 2011.
He won the Men’s Match Play title in 1991, won the Men’s Amateur Championship in 1981 and 1998, and teamed with Mark Amundson to win five Two-Man championships and teamed with Mike Brummer to win two Two-Man championships. He has been a runner-up in the Match Play Championship three times (1990, 1996 and 2006) and a runner-up four times in the Men’s Amateur Championship (1977, 1980, 1982 and 2001).
Lockwood has competed in four U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships, one U.S. Amateur Championship, and has represented the SDGA in three USGA Men’s Team Championships, including 1994 when he finished as the fourth low individual scorer. A winner of 12 Brookings Country Club championships and 10 Brookings City championships, Lockwood played collegiately two and a half years at the University of Missouri, where he won one tournament his sophomore year, and a year at South Dakota State, where he finished second in the North Central Conference meet. He was also eighth in the 1976 Insurance Youth Classic national tournament, a prestigious tournament for junior players.
Lockwood was an assistant golf professional at Westward Ho Country Club from 1983-85 and after becoming a Class A professional in 1986, served as the head professional at Moccasin Creek Country Club in Aberdeen. He was reinstated as an amateur in 1989. He coached both the men’s and women’s golf teams at South Dakota State for five years, leading the women to two NCC championships. Lockwood served on the SDGA board of directors from 1995-2001 and has been a member of the USGA Senior Amateur Committee since 2002.
Schock was inducted into the SDGA Hall of Fame on March 7, 2014.
He is one of five golfers to win both the Men’s Amateur and Men’s Match Play championships in the same year, accomplishing the feat in 2002. Schock reached the semifinals of the Match Play Championship five times and was twice runner-up in the Men’s Amateur Championship, losing in a playoff both times. He was named SDGA Male Golfer of the Year in 1978 and 2002 and has played in six U.S. Amateur championships, one U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, and three USGA Men’s team Championships. His 12 wins in SoDak Cup competition is the second-most by an amateur and his nine appearances in the SoDak Cup is the second most among amateur golfers. The founder and developer of The Prairie Club in Valentine, Neb., Schock is also a past member of the USGA Mid-Amateur Committee.
Jacobson-Jacobson Team Wins SDGA Mid-Amateur Two-Man Championship
Brad Jacobson of Watertown and Charlie Jacobson of Brandon won the Mid-Amateur Two-Man Championship this weekend by four strokes. Despite their last names, the golfers are not related.
However, the two have been life-long golf partners and friends. Having grown up in Watertown together, the two routinely played with and competed against one another throughout their junior and prep golf careers.
The team fired a 131 (61-70) to win the SDGA Championship. After a five-stroke lead after day one's incredible score of 61 at Prairie Winds Golf Club, they followed up with an under-par score on Sunday to claim victory. Their 70 was one of only 8 under-par scores all day, likely due to the strong winds and fast conditions.
Chris Long of Garretson and Galen "Duff" Vavra of Hartford finished second with a 135 (68-67), defending their title after winning the 2015 SDGA Mid-Amateur Championship with a score of 134.
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