Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, February 27, 2020—The Executive Committee of The Robert M. Clinger III Invitational is pleased to announce the results of the 14th annual golf tournament contested on Monday, February 17, 2020 at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. After a generally overcast morning, the sky cleared and the temperature climbed to the upper 60s for the second year in a row. Most notably, there was an absence of wind and rain during the tournament. These factors may have contributed to the 60 player turnout and the record setting low score for The Invitational.
The tournament record 61 (-11) set in 2017and matched at the 2018 event was bested by the team of Dennis Nicholl, Joel Boulanger, Luis Ruiz and Morgan Deneen who posted a score of 59 (-13). Second and third place was decided by a scorecard playoff as two teams posted a score of 64 (-8). The Invitational’s sudden death format is a three hole cumulative scorecard playoff. The first round of sudden death is contested on holes 10, 11 and 13. After the first scorecard sudden death round, the second place team was announced: Robert M. Clinger III, Steven Vogel, Larry Yarnell and Greg Brastow. The team of Marshall Bryant, Chad Catoe, James Ebert and Art Niave took third place.
On a sad note, the Executive Committee announced that long-time participant, Chuck Fitch, passed away unexpectedly in December 2019. Chuck was the only participant other than Mr. Clinger to have participated in all prior events. This year also marked the first time where none of the original participants, other than Mr. Clinger, were present in any capacity at The Invitational.
The Executive Committee certified the results shortly after 7:00 PM local time and the event disbanded at 7:15 PM.
More information regarding the Invitational can be found on the tournament website, 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