he team of Dr. Tom Knight and Walter Lis became the first team since Steve Loulousis and Jim Tinerella to successfully defended their Shootout Legends Division title at the 2014 Invitational Shootout. Knight and Lis won by a single stroke over the 2009 Champions Dennis Cook and John Moirano.
“Playing in The Shootout is unlike any other tournament of the year” said Dr. Knight. “I fly in from my home in Omaha, Nebraska just to be part of this special event and to come away with our second title is really special. We played really well today, especially at the start when we posted a couple quick birdies. However, the level of competition here is so high, you really have to keep the pedal down and stay aggressive our you’ll be lapped quickly.”
With their second victory, Knight and Lis now have their sights set on tying Loulousis and Tinerella’s record of three Legends Division titles. Earning a third straight victory in 2015 won’t be easy as many of the top teams from 2014 are expected to return including Cook/Moirano, McHugh/Vodicka and Bennett/Lang Sr.
“The competition seems to get better every year” said Walter Lis. “I’ve won two Shootout titles and two Shootout legends division titles, but this year’s win was the most difficult. We knew there were some great teams chasing us, especially as things got close at the end. But thankfully we were able to finish strong and post a solid number that earned us the win.”