Mike Kracker and Dr. Jeff Mallette posted a solid 6-under par 30 in the scramble format on the back nine at Chippewa on Monday to jump up to seventh and eleventh respectively on the 2011 Monday Night League Standings.
And since no skins were won on the evening, the skins money carries over to next week — making for an interesting September finish to the 2011 race.
Standings leader Jim Cea and partner Dave Pulk jumped off hot on Monday, making birdie-eagle on the starting par-fives. A win by Cea could have sealed the standings race. But the pair did not finish as well as they started even though the Senior tees were left in their everyday-play ‘up’ positions. That was a huge break for the rest of the field field, as some of the Senior tees were 75 yards up from the back tee positions (which truly needs to be addressed).
Hot-putting Jason Chadima and partner Mike Armour could have joined Kracker and Mallette in the winner’s circle on Monday, save for a missed 6-foot par putt that resulted in bogey on 16.
The win by Kracker and Mallette simply adds to the list of potential teams who could pull off a last-minute September season standings win. If the big skins pot next week is won by just one team who also pulls off a victory, that could put a new leader at the top of the 2011 standings…
2011 Chippewa Scratch League Week 15, August 12th: Scramble Back 9
1st – Mallette – Kracker 30 $ 220.00 PP $ 200.00 GC
T2nd – B.Spino – Gooda 31 $50.00 GC
T2nd – Armour – Chadima 31 $50.00 GC
T2nd – Simpson – Krivanek 31 $50.00 GC
Skins: CARRY OVER !!!!