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2019 Midwest Open Tournament Recap

Midwest Open Tournament Recap


2019 Midwest Open becomes an instant classic with Golfweek Members

For the first time in Golfweek Amateur Tour history, members had an opportunity to play a tournament at the famed American Club in Kohler Wisconsin.  Whistling Straits, the #5 rated Golfweek Courses you can play, welcomed 136 players from 15 Golfweek Tour cities for this rare opportunity to play a venue where many PGA tour events have been hosted and soon to be the home of the 2020 Ryder Cup.

In true links style golf, the weather was unpredictable and changes frequently as the tournament was slow to start with a 3 hour lightning delay was put in place on day 1.  The delay forced tournament officials to change the tournament to 27 holes, the front 9 on the Irish course and the full 18 on the Straits course. The shortened tournament created an exciting buzz as not only did players enjoyed the “bucket list” opportunity, they were able to utilize caddies to give the tournament a true “players” experience.

In the Champ Flight, Jeff Williams (Dallas) lead after the first round as he shot a 1 under par 35 on the Irish course.  However, the final round on the Straits course belonged to Matt Solis (Chicago) as he fired the low round of the day, a 3 over par 75 from the 6900 yard layout. The key moment of the round, and tournament, came on the par 4 13th where Solis made birdie and extended his lead.  From there he never looked back. Williams took 2nd place, while Scotty Rolf finished in 3rd place.

In the A Flight, it was a player from the “other side of the lake” that took home the hardware.  Starting the day 1 back from the leader, Ryan Nelson (Michigan) played a steady round to enter the clubhouse as the leader.  When Robert Yurasovich (Milwaukee) posted the lowest round in the A Flight at 78, a playoff was set! Both players headed to the 10th tee to determine a champion.  The playoff did not last long as Nelson won on the first playoff hole to take home the championship. Warren Hackler (Eastern NC) took home third place

In the B Flight, it was a come from behind victory for Tom Linsenmeyer (Chicago) as he entered the final round trailing by 3 shots to Bryan Rogutich (Milwaukee).  As the B Flight started their day, the Straits course showed its teeth as winds started to swirl and intensify. Linsenmeyer played steady golf and shot 85 to win by one shot.  Josh Borysiak (Chicago) did his best as he nearly chipped in on 18 to force a playoff. Charles Gdowski (Milwaukee) finished in third place.

In the C Flight, it was wire to wire for Rick Pisarczyk (Chicago) as he lead after the shortened round 1 by 2 shots and then extended the overall lead and winning margin to 5 shots.  Pisarczyk played super steady on the Straits course, and avoided the big numbers. Dave Czerniak (Chicago) played great as well, as he navigated the Straits course well, but came up a bit short and in second place.  Third place went to Luke Barritt (Salt Lake City) as he finished 8 shots back of the leader.

In the D Flight, it was a “hometown” flavor as tour rookie Ken Miller (Milwaukee) hoisting the trophy at the end of the day.  Miller has some work to do in the final round as he chased down round 1 leader Dan Stevenson. When the final putt rolled in, Miller was the only D Flight player to break 100, as he shot 93 on the 6100 yard layout.  Dan Stevenson finished in 2nd, while Jon Helkowski made it the “Milwaukee Sweep” in the D flight to round out the top 3.

SWAG Raffle Winners

  • SWAG Handsome Too Putter - Brad Reynolds (St.Louis)
  • Skyline Towel - Max Guarjardo (Chicago)
  • Black Skull Putter Head Cover - Dave Parker (St.Louis)
  • Yellow Masters Menu - Scott Vanisko (New York)
  • Windy City Putter Head Cover - Fred Alaimo (Chicago)
  • Swamp Thing 2.0 -  Andy Sardina (Chicago)

It was a true bucket list experience for the entire field.  Everything from the caddies, to the locker rooms and pro shop with Ryder Cup gear made the players feel like they were PGA Tour pros with a golf experience unlike any other.  


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