Aberdeen Tournament Highlights

Champ Flight Winner – Chris Pestka


Chris Pestka strolled out to the links style course at Aberdeen looking to win his second straight. The only thing that stood in his way was first year member, Jason Carpenter who was just moved up to the Champ Flight.  Chris started his round with three straight pars and finished the front with a total of five pars, to take a 40 to the back nine tied with Jason Carpenter at +4.  Onto the back we went, and it was a good one down the stretch. Jason Carpenter jumped into first place after hole 10.  Chris then turned his game up and parred the next 5 holes and added a birdie on the par five 17th for good measure.  That put Chris in with a final score of 78, at +6 and Jason with an 81, at +9. Great battle today gentlemen.  Congratulations on Two in a row, and his third win of the year. Atta boy Chris.


A Flight Winner – Tom Estopare


First year member, Tom Estopare, rockin’ a saucy pair of Jordan 11 Lows started his round off with a missile right down center to set the tone for the day.  It was hole 2 where he activated the calves and parred the next four holes, also including a birdie on 6, the par five.  After adding another par on 7 he finished his front nine with a solid 38 to take a two-stroke lead onto the backside.  Tom ended up carding 4 pars and nothing worse than bogey on the back 9 to come home with a 41, and an overall total of 79, +7 to take down Ryan Marchbanks by three strokes.  It only took Tom 4 events to take home his first victory on tour.  Big congratulations Tom, it must be the shoes.


B Flight Winner – Phil Sherer


Can the infamous Three peat be done... Mr. Sherer set out to accomplish this goal today.  Phil started his round by parring 4 of the first 5 holes, but it was the back to back par 5’s where he went eagle, birdie to move out in front and finished the front with back to back pars to make the turn at -1, 35. That held up for a one stroke lead over new member Ro Razavi who had a great day himself making the turn at even par, 36.  Phil started off the back with a birdie to take him to -2.  Down the stretch Phil did hop on and off the bogey train a couple times but made a solid par on 17 and came in with an impressive score of 77, +5 to just beat Ro Razavi by a stroke who finished with a 78, +6.  What an impressive run of golf put together by Phil, not only is that Three in a row, but that makes 7 wins in his last 13 Golfweek events.  Want to wish Phil a big congrats on being promoted to the A Flight.  Heck of a run Phil, excited to see if you can keep it going in the A flight.


C Flight Winner – Scott Nishimura


Scott was looking to win his third event of the year on the Golfweek tour at Aberdeen.  His round started with four straight pars before he got off track a little with a double on the par five 6th.  He added two more pars to finish the front side with a 40 to give him a one stroke lead at the turn, over first year member Ryan Lloyd.  Onto the second nine Scottie added four more pars and some bogies but ultimately it was just enough to get the job done.  Kelly Bordewick from the Kansas Tour and Brandon Bley from the Indianapolis tours tied for second with solid 83’s, at +11.  They just didn’t have what it took to take down the C flight points leader who finished with a nice round of 82, +10.  That’s Three on the year and career win number 5 on the Golfweek Tour.  I feel so bad for your Titleist golf balls when you pull out your boom boom stick.  Great round, Scottie.


D Flight Winner – Roddy Finley


We had us a great one in D today.  First year member, Roddy Finley was out looking for his first win on tour.  This flight was tight all day, new member Andy Holmes had a great showing, making four pars on the front carding a solid 42 to take a one stroke lead to the back.  The Finley brothers where hot on his tail.  Justin Finley also came out and put up a great number on the front, carding a 43 with two pars and three birdies.   His big brother Roddy with a couple pars came in with a 45, three strokes off the lead.  At the turn, big brother Roddy came on strong to make a sensational comeback carding six pars on the back to come in with an 86, +14.  Andy continued to play good consistent golf on the backside making a couple pars with the rest being bogey.  That put him in the clubhouse with an 86, +14.  With Roddy and Andy tied up we went to hole 10 for a playoff.  Both players bombed driver right up by the green and they were both in great position.  Andy hit his wedge to the back of the green to 14 foot where he would two putt for par.  Roddy then stepped up and hit his sand wedge to inches from the cup, where he would tap in for Birdie and win his first ever Golfweek Amateur event. Great round for all of you.  Great win Roddy and what a clutch shot on the playoff hole.

Posted: 6/29/2022 7:39:34 PM