The 29th annual Lake City Open will be taking place in Polson at Polson Bay Golf Course this weekend. This event annually attracts one of the Montana’s strongest amateur and professional fields. Top amateurs in this years field include defending champion Ryggs Johnston, Craig Hurlbert, past champion Spencer Williams, as well as collegiate players Sean Ramsbacher & Jonny Cielak. The Lake City Open is the first 2019 points event for the Montana State Golf Association. The Championship division has 26 players with MSGA handicap index of 2.1 or less.
The professional field is led by past champion and current Canadian tour card holder Ryan Porch, six time Lake City Open champion Ryan Malby, past champion Jim Mee, & 2016 Pacific Northwest Section Player of the Year Brian Thornton. The Senior Professional field is led by former Lake City Open winner and former PGA Tour player Mike Grob and host professional and past Lake City Open champion Roger Wallace. The Professional Purse is $9500 with $3000 to first place and the Amateur purse is $9250 with $750 to the overall champion. Spectators are welcome and the leaders for the both the amateurs and professionals will tee off Sunday afternoon. Please see www.polsonbaygolf.com for tee times late Saturday evening. The Lake City Open is presented by Polson Scholarship & Education Foundation. Polson Scholarship & Education Foundation is a locally operated and supported scholarship foundation, established to provide Polson High School graduates with scholarships and financial encouragement. The Lake City Open annually raises upwards of $10,000 for the scholarship fund through tournament sponsors. Founded in 2002 Polson Scholarship & Education Foundation has awarded $216,150 to 235 Polson High School Graduates.