Event & Skins)
May 15, 2004
Mulligan Tour played its second event of the season this past weekend,
and encountered the most difficult conditions since the Tourís
inception. The weather
was cold, the rain was persistent and the rough was reminiscent of a
US Open (okay, it wasnít that bad).
Thanks to the 16 brave souls who were undaunted by these
elements and hopefully enjoyed one of the best courses in all of Ohio.
The scores were improved from the first event at Sleepy Hollow,
so letís hope the trend continues for the next event on June 5th at
far, 2004 is turning out to be a great year for some of the younger
players on tour. Brian
Doyle seems to be out for revenge in 2004 after a tough rookie season
on tour in 2003. After finishing in the top 5 at Sleepy Hollow, he followed
that strong performance with a net round of 70, leaving him the only
player under par. Brian
was so overcome with emotion after his victory, he declined to speak
to the media.
second place was the solid and steady newcomer named Tim Rath.
The fairway felt the wrath (get it?) of Timís driver, as he
was consistently in the fairway all day long.
Tim manufactured pars like it was his job (it is), and cruised
to a net round of 1 over par. Tim also captured the closest to the pin on the back nine,
edging Michael Thompsonís effort by just a foot.
Tour Champion Gregg Roberts returned to the scene of his dramatic come
from behind victory with another solid performance.
Gregg started off the day with 2 double bogeys, but quickly
rebounded to also shoot a net 1 over par, good enough to land him in a
tie for second with Tim Rath. Gregg
also picked up an additional $18 with four skins in his flight for his
pars on #3, #13, #15, and #18. Afterwards,
Gregg was heard complaining that all Mulligan Tour events should be
held at Eagle Creek.
toughest hole of the day was the long, dog-leg right par 4 3rd hole.
The hole averaged 2.19 strokes over par and Gregg Roberts was
the only player in the field to par the hole.
enemies Rob Parolin and Brian Doyle are now tied atop the Mulligan
Tour points leaderboard. A
few points back in a tie for third are tour veterans Michael Thompson
and Gregg Roberts. Lurking
in the shadows are steady newcomers Bill Sherer and Tim Rath.