(Singles Event and Skins)
Sunday July 27,
Mulligan Tour somehow managed to dodge the severe weather in NE Ohio
and finish their 7th event of the year.
Chardon Lakes proved to be very difficult; the fast greens
coupled with the light rain allowed only one player to finish under
Thompson became our first two time winner on Tour this year.
Mike tied for first last week and won outright this week by
shooting his second consecutive 78; which resulted in a net 1 under
par. Mike also had the
drive of the day; with his massive bomb on the par 5 17th.
This win vaulted Mike into first place overall for the year.
Roberts had been quiet on Tour ever since his near tree-aided ace at
Cherokee Hills. But Gregg
came out and shot a net 71 and finished in a tie for second place.
with Gregg Roberts in second was Deer Track champion Jeff Hillgoth.
Jeff also finished at net even and had the longest drive on the
front nine. Despite only
playing in 3 events so far this year, Jeff jumped into 11th
place overall this week.
skins game this week was just as valuable as the tournament itself.
Besides the short par 5 second hole, there were only 4 other
birdies, all of which won skins.
rookie Alan Keptner played in his first event this weekend and started
off with a bang. Alan
birdied the first hole to capture the first skin of the day.
Dayton native Chuck Backus continues to have success in the skins
game. Chuck birdied the difficult par 4 third hole; which eased the
pain of finishing in 30th place.
The third hole was the second toughest hole on the entire
points leader Dave Wilson continued his assault on the par 3ís.
Dave birdied the par 3 eighth immediately after a long rain
partner Ken Schley took the closest to the pin award on number 8, but
went on to bogey the hole. Ken
rebounded to take the only skin on the back with a birdie on the par 5
went on to finish in his usual 4th place!
pin shot on the back nine went to our only international player,
Darren Parkes. Darren is
from the UK and had his best finish of the year, capturing 7th
the year, two-time champion Mike Thompson has a slim lead over Ken
Schley, who is proving to be the most consistent player on Tour.
Dave Wilson is holding on to 3rd place while Brian
Murch has dropped down to 4th.
Joe Scuer returned this week and rounds out the Top 5.