As the rest of the field found Lake Forest Country Club’s tight fairways and fast greens extremely challenging, Vaughn Snyder had no problem: he was 7-under par as he teed off at the par-5 17th, and even a double-bogey 7 there couldn’t ruin his day. He parred the last hole and finished with a 5-under 67, beating runner-up David Ludlow by 8 shots.
Walt Robertson, Louis Lapos and Randy Dietz all finished tied for third in the Professional Division with 78s.
Lake Forest member Dave Pulk and Head Golf Professional John Goodson took advantage of their local knowledge, finishing 1-2 in the Senior Open Division. Pulk’s even-par round of 72 was three shots better than Goodson’s 75 and six shots better than Robertson’s 78. Mike Hastings finished another shot back in fourth place.
The Amateur Championship Division provided some of the best golf of the day and the tightest competition. Nate Tarter, Pete Skirpstas and Pulk all tied at the end of regulation play with even-par 72s. Tarter emerged victorious in the three-way playoff to capture the crown. Kenny Kowall finished fourth with a 74 and Josh DeWees was another shot back in fifth place.
In the First Flight, Dave Snell shot a net 73 to win by four shots over Matt Knez. Oscar Suski was another shot back in third place.
There were plenty of skins to go around: a new record 9 in all. Josh DeWees continued his winning ways, grabbing two worth $160. Snyder, Snell, Skirpstas, Pulk, Robertson, Mike Angie and Chip Knuckley each had one for $80. Knuckley and Snyder had the two pin shots and won another $70 each.
The next event on The Medalist Tour schedule is the Stark County Open at The Legends of Massillon on Friday, August 27th. Entry details here.
FINAL RESULTS: 2010 Medalist Tour Player’s Classic
Lake Forest Country Club, Hudson – Par 72
Thursday August 19, 2010
Results to follow…