The 4 Man Best Championship Recap
Sleeping on the lead. Some savor it, some are paralyzed by it. Week in and week out on the PGA Tour, 3rd round leaders wake up the next day only to falter and allow someone to come up the leaderboard and pass them. That was not the case here at Topstone in the 4 Man Best Ball Championship that concluded last weekend. The squad of Jared Albert, Tim Berger, Andrew Coats, and Mike McMahon awoke with a 3 shot lead after a first round 64 (-8). They had 2 teams on their heels, both poised to make a run at them. It was apparent early on they would not be paralyzed by that pressure. They would birdie the first five holes, add another on 7 and an eagle 9 (for the second straight round) to cap off a front nine 28 (-8). They would add another birdie on 16 during the back nine victory lap and run away with event, finishing with a score of 127 (-17) and a seven shot win. Over the 36 holes they carded 13 birdies and 2 eagles, without a single bogey. The win was their second in as many years and their fourth in the last five years. John Feehan, Rick Labruna, Ron Mirek, and Jim Simmons would take 2nd place, after back-to-back 67s and a 134 (-10) total. Rich Jute, Keith O’Brien, Kevin O’Brien and Tony Russo shot 70-68—138 (-6) to finish 3rd.
In the Net Championship, the lead was slightly smaller (2 shots) after round 1, but the results were the same as the team of Fernando Gimenez, Scott Marshall, Dominic Maselli, and Joe Thornton combined two awesome rounds to finish at 115 (-29). The first round 56 (-16) featured 14 net birdies and a net eagle. The team posted net birdie or better on the first 13 holes of the day. After 3 pars they closed strong with birdie-birdie on 17-18. While they weren’t as hot in round 2, they went 30-29 for a 59 and the victory! Amata/Gallagher/Klosowski/VanHorn shot 58-59=117 (-27) to finish in second, 2 shots back and Steve Crooke, Bill Gerber, Joe Petrone and Pete Russo went 60-59—119 (-25) to take home 3rd place.
A big thanks to Casey and his team for getting us real time results during the event. Standings were being updated real time online and displayed on the television behind the bar at 3 Seasons.
Full Results of the event can be found here: http://tpp.ghin.com/Club/Scoring/Default.aspx?id=63056
July and August are Blue Tee Months-
Starting July 18th, everyone will have the choice of playing the BLUE TEES. For those who are in the championship flight of the Club Championship, this will give you an opportunity to play the course from tips in prepartion for the event.
Ringers results are now posted. Click the link below to see where you stand.
The brackets for both Match Play events are posted below, as well as the contact information so you can schedule your match with your opponent. Remember to meet the posted deadline for playing your match. Each round's deadline is posted at the top of the bracket, with the third round of matches to be completed by August 24th (8/24) for team, and August 2nd (8/2) for individual.
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