The first round produced some surprises as Larry Duggins eliminated #2 seed Jake North, and Tim Hyatt turned back an even par round by Nic Ahlers to move into the semi-finals. The other top seeds held serve as Mike Spirito took out Bob Fuller, and Jordan Higgins moved to the semi-finals with a victory over Zack Joyce.
Semi-finals: Mike Spirito exercised patience in outlasting Larry Duggins, and the Higgins/Hyatt match was a close one, with Jordan hitting just enough good shots for a win over Tim.
Finals: The match was back and forth with both players assuming slim leads. Jordan took control with birdie at #12 to go three up, but Mike’s par-birdie at thirteen and fourteen cut the deficit to one. Mike’s tee shot at #15 found the woods (leading to a bogey), and his tee shot at #16 left him with a nasty downhill sidewinder and Jordan made two commercial pars to seal the win, 3 & 2.
A Flight: Nathan Hannahan got to 5 up lead at the turn then withstood a furious comeback effort from Wyatt Wilson to win the match 2 up.
Women’s Championship: Beth Nealeigh avenged her stroke play loss to Cindy Thompson and registered a 2 up decision in the Women’s finale.
A Flight: Cindy Wood also evened the score for her 2014 finals loss to Debbie Marchi and went on to claim the title in the A flight.
Senior Match Play
For those men over the age of 50 the Senior Match Play Championship will be played from August 15-23. Entry fee is $5.00 and the deadline is Friday, August 7. Entry blanks available at the Golf Counter, phone entries will be accepted up to the deadline.
Where are they Now?
Len Melanson: A long time CHGC player, as well as former employee, Len resides in the Tampa, Florida area where he spends most of his time playing golf and tending to his elderly father. Harvey Kimmel hears from Len and keeps up up to date on his activities!
Kids Ride Free!
Any afternoon, after 2 pm, a child aged 13 years or younger will ride free with a cart fee paying adult!
Lindsay Murray: Former Tipp City and current Xavier golf team member with a victory in the Dayton Women’s Match Play Championship!
Tom Justice: Hole in One on #9!
Cindy Thompson: Winner of the 2015 Women’s Stroke Play Championship (inadvertently left out of the July newsletter)
Vicki Wright: Wednesday Ladies Spring Handicap winner
Zach Crawford: Captured the SOPGA Junior Championship as well as the SOPGA Junior Player of the Year and earned a spot in the PGA National Junior Championship
Greg Lawrence: Fired 61 at Miami Valley to establish a new course record
Rants & Raves
Zack Johnson: The British Open was golf’s version of the movie Rudy. You got to love a guy who is five foot nothin’ and weighs a hundred and nothin’ putting a beat down on the best players in the world. Way to go Zack Johnson.
Louis Oosthuizen: I think he has earned the title of the best swing in the game today.
Tiger Woods: He looked pretty good at the Quicken Loans event in DC!