It was a tie at the top in Week 4 of Monday’s Chippewa Scratch League, and the first carry-over skin of the year is in play for next week.
On a windy evening with some tough hole locations, 2013 Chippewa Scratch League Champion Sam Spino Jr. and Dave Oates posted a solid 4-under par in the scramble format on the back nine to be leaders in the clubhouse.
But Allen Freeman chipped in on 14 and made a curling 25-footer on 16, then stood back and watched as partner Ty Kovach made birdies on his own ball at 17 and 18 to tie the 4-under par score. Freeman and Kovach could have made it an outright win, but they turned birdie into bogey on 15 by missing a wiggling downhill 8-footer and the par come-back from 6 feet. (Gack!)
No outright skins were won on the evening, so that money will be added to the skins pot total for next week’s front nine event.
The 2014 Scratch League Standings are here in the race for a year-long champion. Players are reminded to get their $165 league dues in asap so the weekly gift certificate amounts can be made available.
2014 Chippewa Scratch League Week 4: Scramble – Back 9
T1- Freeman/Kovach: 32 (-4) $95.00 CP GCs-TBD
T1- Oates/S. Spino: 32 (-4) $95.00 CP GCs-TBD
3rd- Armour/Chadima: 33 (-3) GCs-TBD