Chatham teacher wins pro mini golf event
Goldston's Tim Tally, a math teacher and cross country/track and field coach at Chatham Central High School - perhaps the math teacher being the more fitting trait here - won the U.S. Pro Mini Golf Tour's Prairieville Park Open on July 20 in Wisconsin.
Tally routed the rest of the field in the 54-hole tournament, winning by 13 strokes.
Tally shot rounds of 45, 47 and 42 to total 134. Chuck Samuel, of Chicago, shot 147. Joel Blenker, of Waukesha, shot 148. Tally, who won the 2010 Prairieville Park Open, won $1,000.
The U.S. Pro Mini Golf Tour has events in South Carolina, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and the Czech Republic. The season ends in October with the Masters Pro Mini Golf Championship, one of two majors on the tour.
Tally finished tied for 20th in the 2012 Masters at Hawaiian Rumble in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. He shot an average of 34.08 for 12 rounds. Olivia Prokopova, of the Czech Republic, won. She averaged 31.42 a round.
In the 2013 U.S. Open, in May at Hawaiian Village Miniature Golf in North Myrtle Beach, Tally placed tied for 10th shooting rounds ranging from 29-36 ending up with a 31.875 average in eight rounds.
Prokopova won shooting a 29.625 average, winning by five strokes with a low round of 27.