PLAYERS MAKE FINAL PUSH FOR TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP INVITES
L-R: Joe Sanchez, D-Flight, Chuck Jaqueth, C-Flight, Mike Salik, B-Flight,
Mark Farrow, A-Fllght, Donald Dunivant, Senior A-Flight
Orange County National played host to our final major of the 2013 season August 17-18. The Panther Lake and Crooked Cat courses, host to multiple PGA Tour Qualifying Schools, were a great challenge to our members all weekend. With only two events left--August 31 at LPGA and September 14 at ChampionsGate--to qualify for the Tour/Senior Tour Championships at Hilton Head and Pinehurst players battled their way up the Points Standings list.
Chad Frank Shoots 68-72 at Orange County National
Championship Flight: Chad Frank continued his domination of the Championship flight with rounds of 68-72 for a 4-under total 140 to outdistance runner-up John Bessette. Bessette carded solid rounds of 70-74 for even par 144. Cory Walker was third at 151. Al Clerico won the second day money game we play at our 2-day events by posting a 77 to edge past Wayne Zeigler on a scorecard match.
Cory Walker Wins Senior Championship at OCN
Senior Championship Flight: Cory Walker also plays in senior Championship and his 151 total of rounds of 76-75 beat Bill Foster by three.
A Flight: He tied for second in the Bob Mirus Memorial, the season's first major in May, but Mark Farrow opened with a 72 at Crooked Cat on Saturday and followed with a solid 78 on Sunday at Panter Lake to win this major with a total of 150. Donald Dunivant shot steady rounds of 76-77 to finish second at 153 . Dennis Cargo (76-78) and Michel Dion (75-79) tied for third another stroke back at 154. Robbie Robinson won the second day money game with 77.
Senior A Flight: Donald Dunivant and Michel Dion also compete in senior A and finished 1,2,3, respectively.
B Flight: Jim Kenney and Mike Salik needed a playoff in B flight to decide who got the crystal. They each completed 36 holes with identical scores of 78-80-158. It didn't last long as Mike prevailed on the first extra hole to claim his first victory of the season. Rex Hyder was third with 161 and points leader Mike Ferretti recorded another top five finish with 164 to stay in first place for the season. Micheal Coyle took second day money after an 84.
Senior B-Flight: Brad Bettin squeezed out a one stroke win over Steven Marker on rounds of 86-89. Marker posted 89-87. Jerry Snead (179) took third. Jerry plays out of the Raleigh tour.
C Flight: Chuck Jaqueth, wielding a new putter, held of a charging Joe Porter to cpature the C flight. After opening with a nice 81 Chuck came back with 85 on Sunday. Porter opened with 86 on Saturday and shot a nice 82 on Sunday to finish 2 shots back. It was Chuck's first major victory on tour.. Dan Podawitz took third with 171. Jay Freeman finished fourth (173). Second day money went to Dan Salik after a Sunday 85.
D Flight: Joe Sanchez led the way in an exciting D flight with 92-90. Rich Williams took second place on a scorecard match with Chris Twohig. They finished one stroke back on 183.
NEXT EVENT: LPGA International, August 31.