Chris Okeson came out of the gate birdie-eagle-birdie, and that sizzling hot start put him and partner Rob Schustrich on their way to earning half of the carry-over skins pot, a one shot win at Week 11, and a huge jump up the season-long money list of the Chippewa Scratch League.
Schustrich and Okeson both hit the green in two on 10 and two-putted for birdie. Okeson then hit is second shot on the 11th hole to 1-foot for eagle, and followed that up with an 8-foot strike on the 186-yard par-3 12th for another birdie. Later, Okeson birdied the 16th with a swooping putt down the hill to get him to 5-under on his own ball for the evening. But the pair made bogey on the 18th to finish at 4-under par, still besting two teams by a single shot.
Jim Cea and Ronnie Bell nabbed the other half of the big carry-over skins pot when Bell knocked his second shot to 2-feet on the 14th hole, good for $510.
The winner’s big haul of $760 moved Okeson and Schustrich into the “four-figure” mark on the 2010 Leaderboard and into a tie for second place behind Mike Kracker. Updated money list here.
2010 Chippewa Scratch League Week 11 – July 26: Best Ball Back 9
1st – Okeson – Schustrich 32 $250 PP $200 GC
T2nd – Thomas – Crewse 33 $75 GC
T2nd – Spino – Oates 33 $75 GC
Okeson – Schustrich #11 Eagle $510
Cea – Bell Birdie #14 $510
Cea – Bell #14 $60