19 May 2015
It turned into a tight match at the end, but Phil Mahone, who plays out of Farmington Country Club, was able to hold on to his lead and win the Faulconer by a single stroke.
Mahone shot a 72 on Saturday and a 75 on Sunday. Runner-up Brian Bassett had a 77 on Saturday, but came back strong on Sunday with a 71. Mahone was up by three strokes with two holes to play. Bassett birdied seventeen and eighteen, but Mahone calmly parred both holes to win by one. The first day of the tournament players teed off from the regular men’s tees. On Sunday they moved back to the intimidating blue tees.
This is the second year in a row that Mahone has won the Faulconer men’s open golf tournament at the Lake Monticello golf course. He was magnanimous in victory, stating that he loves to play in the Faulconer because of the pleasant atmosphere created by the numerous resident volunteers who always assist with the tournament. The Faulconer is a prestigious amateur tournament that brings in top golfers from around Virginia. It is also one of six tournaments played in the Charlottesville area that constitute the Battle Trophy series.