Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, February 26, 2018—The Executive Committee of the Robert M. Clinger III Invitational Golf Tournament released the results of the 12th annual tournament contested on Monday, February 19, 2018 at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. After a tournament-high temperature of 75 degrees and plenty of sunshine in 2017, the weather returned to tournament conditions in 2018 with plenty of rain and a high of only 60 degrees. Though the rain was contrary to all weather forecasts for the day, it did not deter the field of sixty-three competitors.
The tournament record 61 (-11) set in 2017 was matched at this year’s Invitational by the new champions O’Neil McCoy, Preston Brittain, Edward Benton, and Tyler Servant. The second place team consisting of Rich Abraham, Chris Abraham, Rich O’Brian and Patrick O’Brian carded a 63 (-9). The third place team, finishing at 66 (-6), consisted of Dunes Club Head Professional Dennis Nicholl, Paul Weddle, Erick Ficken, and David Gravely.
More information regarding the Invitational can be found on the tournament website, http://www.ClingerInvitational.com.
About Mr. Clinger—Robert M. Clinger III is the founder of Highland Global Business Valuations, a strategic advisory and business valuation consultancy, and Thinking Outside the Boxe, an independent think tank. He has strong experience in the fields of business valuation, financial analysis, and mergers and acquisitions of privately-held enterprises. Mr. Clinger earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Finance, summa cum laude, from Coastal Carolina University and received the distinguished President’s award. Mr. Clinger has also earned the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), the Certified Business Appraiser (CBA) designation from the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA), and the Licensed International Financial Analyst (LIFA) for the International Research Association.
About The Dunes Golf & Beach Club—The Dunes Golf & Beach Club is a private golf club built in 1948. It is recognized as one of Robert Trent Jones’ finest designs. Since its inception, it has proved to be a world class course, offering the best in golf and member services. The course has a rating of 75.7 and a slope rating of 144. Each hole has its own descriptive name to give golfers an idea of what to expect before they tee off. “Waterloo”, hole 13, is the signature hole of the Dunes Club. “Waterloo” has received many accolades and awards as one of the greatest golf holes in the world.
The Robert M. Clinger III Invitational Executive Committee