15 days after the WNL Finals, the post is finally here!! Last year's runner up, Drawshank Redemption vs. this year's Cinderella story, WTF. Up for grabs? This trophy:
and eternal glory... and $35 in chits, per player.
WTF was off to a slow start, while Drawshank was pretty steady after Match 1. Match 1 was Josh Mueller & Phil Berndt (Drawshank) vs. Dick Koppy & Nate Host (WTF). Mueller fired a net 35 against Koppy's net 38 taking home 6 points. Berndt fired a net 36 against Host's net 40 taking home 7 points. 13 to 7 after match one in favor of Drawshank. The trend continued after Match 2. Meder fired a net 34 with a double bogie on the last hole, while his opponent Joe Larson fired a net 36. Meder took home 6.5 points. Maday played without error in the first 5 holes, then came back to earth on the final four, but still shot a net 32 against Mayberry's net 37. Maday took home 7 points, and after the first two matches, Drawshank was up 26.5 to 13.5.
WTF tried to turn things around in Match 3. Peyer, net 35, overtook Hengel, net 37 and Riggs needed almost all of his net 31 to take down Osborn's net 33. WTF took home 12 to Drawshank's 8. Coming into the final group, Drawshank was up 34.5 to 25.5. Chris Garcia and Rob Wise put up net 35 and net 36 respectively, but couldn't overcome the deep hole they were in. Mike Ryan fired a net 37 and Matt Pacyna finished up with a net 32. After the dust settled, Drawshank avenged their second place finish from last year, and took home the title, winning 45.5 to 33.5 over WTF.
Congratulations to all this year and make sure to put the year-end banquet on your calendar.
Congratulations Drawshank Redemption!:
Josh Mueller (captain); Mark Hengel; Phil Berndt; Ben Raak; Mark Osborn; Brandon Meder; Matt Pacyna; Dough Maday; Mike Ryan; Barry Nelson; and Jon Cassens (not pictured).
We had an awesome day for the shootout. 24 guys showed up and brought their A-Game. After nine holes we had 9 guys secured for the back nine and 3 guys had a chip off for the final spot. Howie Hoffman took that down and rounded out the final 10 players of - Beitlich, Berg, Nestvold, Mangold, Grove(Matt), Hoffman, Hop, Monogue, Brower(Richard) & Hamm. (Ryan and Hamm won't the nearies respectively on 4 & 8)
Once on the back the back nine, the play was phenomenal and we had 6 chip offs needed on 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, & 18. Hamm went out first, followed by Brower(by a mere 2 inches), followed by Monogue, followed by Hoffman, followed by Grove, followed by Mangold(who squarely hit a tree on his 3rd shot), followed by Nestvold (an elimination by only 14 inches) and then we were down to 2 on 18 - Berg & Beitlich.
Both of them hit outstanding drives right down the middle leaving themselves less than 100 yards in. Berg approached first and stuck it to 8 feet followed by Beitlich hitting the front of the green to 35 feet. Beitlich's putt went inside Berg's to 5 feet. Berg lipped his birdie leaving Beitlich with sliding 5 footer for the tie, which he promptly drained to force a shootout champion chip off.
Berg went first with a beautiful chip to 8'9"....Beitlich had the pressure on him and followed with an awesome chip as well. It was obviously going to be a close measurement....however after the tape was pulled Beitlich was 8 inches close and prevailed as the 2016 Shootout Champion! For the day Beitlich and Berg respectively shot gross 75 & 76.
The 2016 Calcutta has come to a close. It was a great day of competition as expected. The weather was perfect!
We had a come from behind victor....
1st Place - Broyer/Kadue B - 198
2nd Place - Hamm/Nelson - 199
3rd Place - Mangold/Nestvold - 201
4th Place - Kim/Mayberry - 203
5th Place - Diedrich/Brower Rob - 209
Hole Prizes -
Long Putt #3 - Larry Hahka
Nearie #4 - Trent Mayberry
Nearie #8 - Brad Kadue
Closest in 2 shots #11 - Kelly Gallagher
Nearie #12 - Ted Roberts
Long Putt #15 - Tom Nestvold
Nearie #17 - Craig Wethington
There were 8 skins awarded, each earning $50. Dick Koppy has those winners.
Here is the tee sheet for the 2nd round on Sunday: calcutta-round-2-tee-times
Here is a brief overview of the first round of the Calucutta.
We had a great day of competition in the first round after the auction on Friday night.
We have 3 teams tied at the top with net -13 (59) - Mayberry/Kim, Diedrich/Brower & Peterson/Peyer
Kadue B/Broyer are in 4th place with a net -10 (62) and in 5th place is Doherty/Supalla at net -9 (63)
Several teams are right behind them and will be great day tomorrow to see the race to the finish.
There were skins awarded today for $97.50 each
Hole #1 - Peterson/Peyer
Hole #4 - Gaasedelen/Millman
Hole #8 - Brower Ro/Diedrich
Hole #11 - Crandell/Kraus
Todays event hole prize winners are:
Long Putt #2 - Stanhop
Nearie #4 - Trent Mayberry
Closest in 2 #6 - Andy Kim
Nearie #8 - Jason Lunetta
Nearie #12 - Andy Kim
Long Putt #13 - Doug Diedrich
Nearie #17 - Forrest Nelson
The teams have been chosen and set....the tee times have been assigned. It's time to start thinking about the auction on Friday the 16th....
The teams are listed below along with the tee times. See everyone on the 16th!
NOTE: the handicaps for the event WILL BE CACLULATED OFF THE 9/15 REVISION!!
The season long 2-Man Match Play came to a close on Labor Day. 64 guys, on 32 teams, entered the field in May and over the course of the past 4 months, it was dwindled down to 2 men and 1 team! There were a large number of close matches all summer along with some big margin wins. Koppy/Sjoblom took the EAST bracket and were up against the WEST bracket winners of Kadue/Wolosyn in the semi-final. Kadue/Wolosyn advanced themselves to the championship match with their 3&2 victory. Towey/Hamm won NORTH bracket and faced off against the SOUTH bracket winners (and 2-time defending champs) Kim/Mayberry. Kim/Mayberry advanced themselves to the finals again by winning the 18th hole for their 1 UP victory. On Labor Day, the 2 teams squared off for the championship and for the THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR, your champions are KIM/MAYBERRY. Congratulations to Andy and Trent!
The prize chits for all the match winners and opening weekend hole prizes have been submitted to the pro shop and will be available this weekend. The final tournament bracket is attached.
Look forward to seeing everyone compete in the 2-Man Match Play next year!
Thirty-two of BMGA's bravest stood toe-to-toe and 16 withered away, while 16 move on for the title. Top seeded Drawshank Redemption took on fifth ranked CTB and second-seeded WTF took on last year's champs, Young Gunz. Matt Pacyna and Phil Berndt kicked things off for Drawshank, with an early win, 10.5 to 9.5 over Steve Latham and Don Grove of CTB. Ben Raak and Mark Hengel, of Drawshank downed Kugler and Stacy Sundet of CTB 13.5 to 6.5, putting Drawshank in a good position, 24 to 16 after the first two groups. Meder and Doug Maday, of Drawshank, withstood a strong challenge from Matt Grove and Joel Longo, of CTB winning 12 to 8. The final pairing was Barry Nelson / Mike Ryan (Drawshank) vs. Wayne Nau / Joe Wrecza (CTB). Nau and Wrecza put on a strong showing winning the final match 11.5 to 8.5, but Drawshank, needing only 4.5 to secure the win, moves on: 44.5 to 35.5. Every member of Drawshank Redemption will recieve $30 in chits for their victory.
Second seeded WTF dared to challenge the defending champs, Young Gunz. Dick Koppy and Kyle Haab of WTF dropped a bomb on Ramiro Sifuentes and Neal Reykdahl of Young Gunz, scoring 16 points. This following Koppy & Haab's 18 point bomb on the final week of the regular season. Andy and Trent of WTF had plenty of firepower in their own right scoring 14.5 points over Nick and Chris of Young Gunz. Needing only 10 points from the last two groups, WTF was resting easy. Nick Shultz (Young Gunz) took on Joe Larson (WTF), and the pair split getting 4.5 points each for their teams. Brad Jordan (Young Gunz) took 6.5 more points yielding only 3.5 points to Erik. WTF needed only 2 points out of the last group, and predictably, they got it. Nate and Chris of WTF took 11.5 points over Kelly and Vince. WTF moves on winning 50 to 28. Every member of WTF will receive $30 in chits for their victory.
Second-seeded WTF will take on top-seeded Drawshank Redemption on Wednesday September 14th for the crown. Drawshank, finishing 2nd place last year, has an eye on redemption (pun intended) while WTF, scoring 57 points in the final week of the regular season and another 50 this week, seeks to ride the hot hand to victory.
On an open play Wednesday, we had many sign up, but I don't believe all that many members actually played. I teed off early at 3:39 and had to get out of their early, so I could be wrong. Nonetheless it was perfect weather for the four teams playing in the first round: It was third ranked Young Gunz vs. 6th ranked The Loop & 5th ranked CTB vs. 4th ranked Unfinished Business. Top seeded Drawshank and second seeded WTF both had byes.
(3) Young Gunz vs. (6) The Loop: The first group off was Gavin May & Ryan Dahl (Young Gunz) vs. Steve Hallfin & Eric Berg (The Loop). May and Dahl propelled Young Gunz to a big lead with 14 points out of the gate vs. Hallfin and Berg's 6 points. The second group to play was Vince Ross & Steve Binenstock (Young Gunz) vs. Brian Sutton and Paul Olson (The Loop). Binenstock and Ross pushed them a little farther ahead with a 12 to 8 point win over Olson and Sutton.
With two groups remaining, Young Gunz needed only 14.5 points to guarantee the win. The third group off was Ramiro Sifuentes & Nick Ward (Young Gunz) vs. Bill Guthrie and Kevin Schultz (The Loop). Sifuentes and Ward did their job securing another victory with 10.5 points to Guthrie and K. Schultz's 9.5. Needing only 4 points out of the last group, Young Gunz was almost there. And the final match was Nick Schultz & Kelly Gallagher (Young Gunz) vs. Marc Kenville & Mike Parsons (The Loop). Schultz and Gallagher must've been nervous, that they didn't get it done for their team, coming in with only 6.5 points. However, needing only, it was just good enough. Young Gunz defeats The Loop 43 to 37. Young Gunz moves on to face WTF in a (2) vs. (3) matchup.
(4) Unfinished Business vs. (5) CTB: The first group off was Stacey Sundet & Wayne Nau (CTB) vs. Richard Brower & Ben Peterson (Unfinished Business). Nau took Brower 6-4 but Peterson took Sundet 6-4, leaving the match all tied 10 to 10 after the first group. The second group off was Chuck Kuglar & Dan Gregorich (CTB) vs. Curtis Medina & Ward Eames (Unfinished Business). Chuck & Dan had enough messing around, so they single-handedly destroyed Unfinshed Business's dreams winning 15 to 5.
With two groups remaming, CTB lead Unfinished business 25 to 15, CTB needing only 15.5 more with two groups remaining. The third group off was Matt Grove & Joel Longo (CTB) vs. Jim Husnik & Dan Roberts (Unfinished Business). Husnik & Roberts pulled Unfinished Business's dreams out from the ashes crushing Grove and Longo 14.5 to 5.5. Down to the final pairing, CTB lead Unfinished Business by only 1 point, 30.5 to 29.5. The final pairing of the evening was Stave Latham and Don Grove (CTB) against Mark Lange & Mike Dietrich (Unfinished Business). After 6 holes, Latham and Grove already secured 9 points. Needing only 1 point between the two of them over the last three holes, the pressure was off and they crushed it... scoring a total of 13.5 points to Lange and Dietrich's 6.5. CTB defeats Unfinished Business, also, 43 to 37. CTB will move on to face Drawshank Redemption in a (1) vs. (5) matchup.
This was the last week for flag events. Thanks to everyone that came out and played. The winners are:
Weekly Hole Winners ($10 each):
CTP in 2 #1 - Matt Grove
CTP #4 – Larry "One Putt" Larson
CTP #8 – Gavin May
LPutt #9 – Jim Husnik
CTP in 2 #11 – Mike Deede
CTP #12 - Jason Lunetta
CTP #17 – Phil Berndt
LPutt #18 – Mark Kraus