2015 Chippewa Scratch League Week 19: Double Down and Season Final Standings

Kevin Larizza with Allen Freeman
Director Kevin Larizza with 2015 League Leader Allen Freeman

Chippewa Monday Scratch LeagueLeague Director Kevin Larizza wanted to host a Double-Down 3/3/3 event on the final Monday evening of the 2015 Chippewa Scratch League to give players a chance to make a big move up the season-long leaderboard. With five different pots in play, he wanted to create some drama and get a big field with some big prizes at stake.

Whew, was that idea spot-on.

Headed into the final official evening, Allen Freeman led partner Ty Kovach by $53 and Mike Simpson by $350.

So Simpson dusted off his best ‘sometimes partner’ Jim Krivanek to make a run at the leaders.

Another spot-on idea.

All looked good for Freeman and Kovach as they played a solid three holes in the Scramble format on holes 10-12. The pair narrowly missed their eagle putt on 10, converted a long eagle putt on 11 (a skin opportunity covered only by a bomb from Russ Rykba in the same group!), and just missed a birdie putt on 12.

But after that, it was all Simpson and Krivanek.

The challengers won both the Better Ball format AND the Shamble Aggregate format, posting a score of 1-under par on each set of three holes.

They also nabbed one of three skins won on the evening with a birdie-par shamble combination on the tough par-3 17th hole.

And they took the overall event victory by a single shot over three teams, including Freeman and Kovach.

Eyeballing the scoreboard, it became clear that the final money totals for the season were close. It was going to take calculators, pads and pencils to determine who would come out on top of the 2015 Chippewa Scratch League Leaderboard.

Kevin Larizza with Allen FreemanIt added up like this:

With those four wins in five opportunities, Simpson and Krivanek took home a whopping total of $933 on the evening, $466.50 each.

Snagging a T1 and a couple of T2s, Freeman and Kovach won $273 for the finale, for $136.50 each.

That gave Simpson a positive balance of $330 on the evening against Freeman — less than $20 short of catching him for the 19 week season! Kovach finished in third place $34 behind Simpson, and Krivanek jumped into fourth with the big final night.

The Double-Down was a great way to finish off the official league events for the year, especially with the great steak dinner after play. Thanks to Kevin and all his staff for taking such great care of the players all season!

And as long as the weather cooperates, the $50 noon Big Skins game will continue on, as will an individual 9-hole $20 skins game every Monday starting at 4p…


2015 Chippewa Scratch League Double-Down Week 19 Results

3/3/3 OVERALL: – Back 9
1st Mike Simpson / Jim Krivanek 44 (-3) $360
T2 Allen Freeman / Ty Kovach 45 (-2) $93
T2 Mike Armour / Jason Chadima 45 (-2) $93
T2 Mark Thomas / Tom Seever 45 (-2) $93

Kevin Larizza / John Kabasky 7 (-1) Hole #16 $213
Mike Simpson / Jim Krivanek 5 (-1) Hole #17 $213
Jim Hockwalt / Hilton 7 (-1) Hole #18 $213

SCRAMBLE 3: Holes 10-12
Freeman / Kovach 10 (-3) $160
Russ Rybka / Raul Mendoza 10 (-3) $160

BETTER BALL 3: Holes 13-15
Simpson / Krivanek 11 (-1) $180
Van Nostran / Merrow 12 (E) $20
Karamas / Kloetzer 12 (E) $20
M. Thomas / Seever 12 (E) $20
Kovach / Freeman 12 (E) $20
Armour / Chadima 12 (E) $20
Helany / Chupek 12 (E) $20
Hockwalt / Hilton 12 (E) $20

Simpson / Krivanek 21 (-1) $180
Karamas / Kloetzer 22 (E) $46
M. Thomas / Seever 22 (E) $46
Armour / Chadima 22 (E) $46

Simpson / Krivanek $933
Freeman / Kovach $273
Hockwalt / Hilton $233
Larizza / Kabasky $213
Rybka / Mendoza $160



Allen Freeman$616.74$848.00$1,464.74
Mike Simpson$753.33$692.00$1,445.33
Ty Kovach$596.74$815.00$1,411.74
Jim Krivanek$589.58$654.50$1,244.08
Sam Spino$609.24$185.50$794.74
Shane Bishop$485.90$273.00$758.90
Mark Thomas$383.25$233.00$616.25
Ed Diebold$319.90$233.00$552.90
Dave Oates$403.24$108.00$511.24
Jim Hockwalt$159.75$300.50$460.25
Tom Seever$383.25$33.00$416.25
Jeff Dean$169.75$227.00$396.75
Chris Okeson$324.08$37.50$361.58
Rob Schustrich$324.08$37.50$361.58
Shaun Kloetzer$313.00$33.00$346.00
John Karamas$313.00$33.00$346.00
Jason Chadima$265.32$75.00$340.32
Mike Armour$208.66$75.00$283.66
Blake Doty$84.00$180.00$264.00
Steve Bednar$84.00$180.00$264.00
Joe Flossie$136.00$82.50$218.50
Rick Smith$136.00$82.50$218.50
Bobby Spino$163.32$37.50$200.82
Mark Honeycutt$0.00$200.00$200.00
Noriaki Yukimura$56.66$127.50$184.16
Mike Beaulieu$56.66$127.50$184.16
Bernie Chupek$10.00$157.50$167.50
Russ Rybka$87.50$40.00$127.50
Raul Mendoza$87.50$40.00$127.50
Mike Hose$121.25$0.00$121.25
Dave Petracca$0.00$117.50$117.50
John Kabasky$0.00$106.50$106.50
Kevin Larizza$0.00$106.50$106.50
Cliff Griffith$0.00$85.00$85.00
Austin Griffith$0.00$85.00$85.00
Jack Marinelli$0.00$80.00$80.00
Kyle Oyler$0.00$80.00$80.00
Kurt Peterson$40.00$37.50$77.50
Chris Helaney$24.00$40.00$64.00
Dennis Berkheimer$16.50$46.50$63.00
Louis Sliwiak$16.50$46.50$63.00
Jim Cea$43.33$0.00$43.33
Ronnie Bell$43.33$0.00$43.33
Ken Koprivec$37.50$0.00$37.50
Jeff Mallette$37.50$0.00$37.50
Doug VanNostram$26.25$0.00$26.25
Mike Shisler$22.66$0.00$22.66
Kory Hull$22.66$0.00$22.66
Mike Backus$21.25$0.00$21.25
Quinn Parker$20.00$0.00$20.00
James Skankun$20.00$0.00$20.00
Tom Stiller$14.00$0.00$14.00
Rick Merrow$10.00$0.00$10.00
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