And Thatâ€™s A Wrap
Posted: 9/19/2010 12:56:41 PM
The 2010 season for the Hilton Head-Savannah Tour has officially come to an end; but not without some fireworks. Close battles, a 5-hole playoff and season long points title were all part of the day. Oldfield Country Club was the host course for the season ending double point major. The course was in great shape and had some very memorable holes. What a great way to end the season.
The Championship flight was where the tension started. Coming into the tournament, Jon Piccione had a slim 175 point lead over Chris Burnett and with 900 points on the table, today was sure to decide the season long champion. At the end of the day Adam Dozier took home the first place trophy for the tournament by firing a one over par 73 on the day. That win moved Adam into third place for the season. Now back to the top two. Walking off 18 Chris Burnett (76) finished second and took home the much needed 550 points. Jon Piccione (82) walked off the green and finished fifth, 290 points. When it was all over, Chris was able to overtake Jon for the season long championship.
If the drama from the Championship flight wasnâ€™t enough, the A flight brought more. Mike Peters came into the tournament with a commanding 535 point lead over Mark Harrison. But with 900 points up for grabs, anything was possible. So off to the course they went. When it was all said and done, it wasnâ€™t done at all. John Cabaniss and Mike Peters both fired rounds of 83 on the day. So, off to extra holes they went. An amazing 5 holes later, a winner was finally crowned. In the words of Mike, â€œ[John] was able to outlast me.â€ With the second place finish, Mike was able to secure the season long points championship.
The biggest flight of the day (10) was the B flight. All Mark Morris had to do was show up and play to claim the season long points total since he had a dominating 749 points lead over Pat Helm and the rest of the B flight. Mickey Rogers drove all the way down from Mt. Pleasant to make up a tournament from the Charleston tour. When it was all over, Mickey (81) walked away with one stroke win over Radek Klauda (82).
Todd Saylor just had to show up and play to claim his season points title in the C flight and with his third place finish today, he did just that. Seth Stephens (87) was the only player in the C flight to shoot in the 80â€™s claimed the first place trophy and 900 points on the day. Joe Lee (90) came in second. Joe also had the only birdie in his skins group and won the closest to the pin.
The D flight was already decided before the golf even started today. Dave Essler had enough points to win the flight without even showing up and playing. In second place for the season long points title was Glen Cunningham. Glen closed that gap today by winning the D flight.
Congratulations to all the winners today. It was great to get out and meet some of you guys. My wife and I are very excited to finish out this season and to get the 2011 season going. I hope to see many of you at the national tournament in October. Letâ€™s make a run for the team trophy!