2014 MEYER-BROWN INVITATIONAL – PINEHURST, NC
A record seventy-two players participated in the 2014 Meyer-Brown Invitational October 26-30 in Pinehurst, NC. The field of 18 foursomes, hailing from the Chicagoland area, enjoyed first-class accommodations at Pinehurst Resort's Carolina Hotel and three rounds of golf on a few of Pinehurst's most notable golf courses; Pinehurst Course No. 2, the Country Club of North Carolina and Dormie Club.
The teams made up of an Illinois PGA professional and three amateurs competed in a 3 day 2-best-ball aggregate event, with a separate Net and Gross competition. First time attendees from Exmoor Country Club, PGA assistant golf professional Brian Janty and amateurs Kyle Nathan, Scott Weber and Nick Smith won the Gross competition with a 3 day total of 410 (-20), which was 13 shots better than the field. The Net competition was more of a nail-biter with the team representing Forest Creek Golf Club; Nick Brown, Louis Brown, Jr., John Victor and Mike Rosen, winning the competition with a 3 day total of 397 (-33) edging the field by 9 shots.
The proceeds from the Meyer-Brown Invitational benefit the Alice Meyer Brown and Louis M. Brown Scholarship funds for the Illinois PGA Foundation.
Named in memory of Alice Meyer Brown, an accomplished amateur golf and local club champion, the scholarship seeks to encourage and promote the attainment of higher education for graduating high school women who have continued to demonstrate academic excellence in the classroom, while accomplishing outstanding achievements in golf.
The Louis M. Brown Scholarship seeks to encourage and promote the attainment of higher educational goals for high school men who have excelled in the game of golf, achieved academic excellence in the classroom and have demonstrated leadership in the community.
Louis Brown, Jr., chairman of the event, announced at the closing dinner reception that moving forward the event will now be called the Meyer-Brown-Miller Invitational. This move to include Illinois PGA Foundation Chief Executive Director Michael Miller's name to the event is recognition of his dedication to the continued growth of the Meyer-Brown Invitational and, more importantly, to honor Michael's longstanding friendship with Louis Brown, Sr. The dates for the 2015 Meyer-Brown-Miller Invitational will be announced later this winter.