There’s winning a golf tournament, and then there’s winning a golf tournament with your dad. That’s what transpired during the McPherson City Golf Tournament when Treg Fawl and his dad, Tony, were victorious last weekend. That’s why they are the Great Plains Federal Credit Union Team of the Week, presented by the McPherson Sentinel.
“It’s a pretty sweet award,” Treg Fawl said. “My dad and I are good teammates. He raised me so, it’s pretty cool to play golf with him on the special week during the state tournament, and being able to win it.”
The three-day tournament went accordingly, until mother nature had other plans. Due to the heavy thunderstorms, the Turkey Creek Golf Course was underwater, and as a result, the tournament was cut short after two days.
“Everyone was a little bit bummed that we got rained out the last day, but it was still a fun two days of golf,” Treg Fawl said.
Both Treg and Tony completed the tournament combining for 125, winning the two-man title by eight shots. One of the highlights for the father-son duo was Tony Fawl hitting four birdies on Friday.
“I didn’t see that coming. It’s hard to help somebody when they shoot a 65, but we figured out a way to do it,” Tony Fawl said. “It’s always a fun tournament. It’s always fun to play with your son. It was something special.”
Individually, Treg Fawl won his ninth title, which tied for most in tournament history. He only needed 75 to break a tournament record of 208, which was set back in 2004 by Travis Engle.
It is no question both Treg and Tony were on the same page and were able to help each other out during the tournament. Tony did teach Treg everything he knows from when he was a child. Every now then, both would golf together in different occasions.
“Every once in a while we just go and hit around in the evenings,” Treg said. “Growing up, we always did that, we played all the time, but now it will be once a week we play or being together doing something.”
Next year, Treg Fawl will go for his 10th title, surpassing Ray Hague’s Record. Next event in Turkey Creek will be the open championship coming up by the end of July, which includes a two-day individual stroke, three divisions open divisions, women division, and a senior division.
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