Edisto Champs; Bunch, Kenneck, Huff, Marano, Johnson


Traveling down Sat morning it appeared the day may be a wash or at least have several interruptions, but that wasn’t the case as the golf gods looked favorably towards us and pushed the rain off the coast just in time for us to start the tournament.  It was Cart Path Only but overall, the pace was OKAY, we really should be playing in group in 4.5 hours max, especially at our next event at Orangeburg on April 8th.  If you haven’t signed up for that, do so NOW it will be sold out in a couple days!  Now to Golf;

In the Championship Flight Eric Hayes established an early three shot lead over the field only to be caught on the back nine by tour veteran Marty Bunch and the pair finished tied at 5 over par with Mike Cobb finishing one shot out of the playoff.  With the first hole tied up they teed it up on the daunting 438 yard par 4 tenth hole.  Both hit successful drives and reached the green in two, Eric safely in for par but then Marty stepped up and drained the Birdie for his first win of the season and served notice to the Champ flight to look out!

The A flight was also a battle all day with multiple people on top of the leader board and seven people finishing within 3 shots of the lead.  Sean Kenneck, Tony Walters, and Nick Callahan all finished with super rounds of 76 to tie for first place.  The playoff was won by Sean who made a par on the difficult hole while Tony and Nick both made a bogey.  Tony won the scorecard playoff with a back nine score of 38 to Nick’s 39.  Finishing a shot back Scott Kennedy and Justin Lippert tied with rounds of 77, both shot 39 on the back but Scott’s last six hole score of 27 was one better than Justin’s 28 so Scott grabbed the 4th place $$.

The B flight saw long time tour member Biff Huff and Andy Weeks battle all day long, being in the same group they saw it first hand.  Both shot nice rounds of one over par on the front and then play the back almost identical as well so it came down to the last hole for these two.  Felling the pressure, I am sure, neither was able to secure a par on the par five 18th but Biff’s bogie was one better than Andy’s double and that was the difference!  Rounding out the top four was Bo Gordon (82) and Sean Metzger (83) who won the scorecard playoff over Chad Eldridge.

The C flight saw a repeat winner as Sam Marano, shot a nice round of 85 to secure his second consecutive victory.  Sam finished one shot in front of Coll Whip Craig White and Nick Anderson who both fired rounds of 86 with Cool Whip securing the 3rd place money with a scorecard playoff victory by virtue of his back nine score of 41 to Nick’s 42.

The D flight saw another repeat winner from earlier in the year as Cleve Johnson kept his steady play up by recording a very nice round of 87 for an 8-shot victory over Dean Hill with Michael Miller rounding out the top 3.

The Closest to the pin winners saw a unique thing happen, Ron Cosgrove had hit it in close and Chad Eldredge also hit it close, the measurement was taken 4 times by 4 people and it was determined it was a tie so they each split the 70.  The other winners were Glenn Eagerton, Hole 6, Sean Metzger hole 12 and Tim Parrish hole 16. 

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