Just off the front of the first green with a solid tee shot, Chris Okeson had a short little chip from the left grass bunker. He hit it just a tiny bit skinny and it took off hot. No worries: the ball hit the middle of the flagstick, scooted up in the air, dropped down by the edge of the hole, then fell in for eagle-2. And with that bit of good fortune, Okeson and partner Rob Schustrich were off to the races.
Okeson and Schustrich posted a solid score of 5-under par 65 to lap the field by four shots over three teams in the aggregate score format on the front nine on Monday at Chippewa. The eagle also helped them to win a skin on that first hole.
The combined win and skin vaulted the pair into second and third postions on the 2011 League Standings List.
Dr. Jeff Mallette and Mike Kracker finished as one of the teams in that tie for second place, but also helped themselves up the league standings by grabbing two skins on the evening. The season-long leaderboard sure is bunching up…
2011 Chippewa Scratch League Week 12, Aug 15: Combined Score Front 9
1st – Okeson – Schustrich 65 $210.00 PP $200.00 GC
T2 – Mallette – Kracker 69 $50.00 GC
T2 – Bryson – Maxwell 69 $50.00 GC
T2 – Freeman – Kovach 69 $50.00 GC
Okeson – Schustrich #1 (6) $ 92.00
Mallette – Kracker #4 (7) $ 92.00
Grosso – Bishop #6 (5) $ 92.00
Bryson – Maxwell #8 (6) $ 92.00
Mallette – Kracker #9 (6) $ 92.00