With a top-5 showing at the Barbour Cup on Saturday, A.J. Borisa has climbed to the top of the Player of the Year point standings in Cleveland Metroparks Golf’s 2012 season-long race. But plenty of players still have a chance to win the title at this Saturday’s big finale, the Tour Championship at Manakiki.
Borisa and Steve Blackburn Sr. finished in fifth place at the Bill Barbour Cup at Sleepy Hollow, which earned each of them 12 points. That gives Borisa 86 points on the season, moving him past Nick Palladino who remains at 80 (and probably will stay there for good, as he’s away at college).
Blackburn Sr. moves from 5th into 4th place with 70 points.
David Sotka is now tied for second place with Palladino after he and Steve Blackburn Jr. won the Barbour Cup. That win also jumped Blackburn Jr. up 30 spots, to a tie for 12th!
Brian Smith moved into the Top Ten Bonus Pool payout when he and Norton Brick finished 4th at the Barbour Cup, moving up six slots from 14th to 8th.
This Saturday’s Tour Championship at Manakiki is the last event of the season to earn Player of the Year Points. This is an individual medal play event with the winner earning 40 points, so plenty of movement in the standings is still expected.
Eligible players who are not yet entered must do so quickly, as the starting times will be released mid-week. Get your entry in for Manakiki TODAY! [Entry details here.] To see a list of players eligible to enter, see the bottom of this page.
The top 10 players in the standings will split the Bonus Pool, which will be paid out as a straight gift card (not as merchandise credit)! The current projected payout is:
The 2012 Player of the Year also receives an exemption into the 2013 Cleveland Amateur Championship!
Points Standings for the 2012 Cleveland Metroparks Golf ‘Player of the Year’ after the Bill Barbour Cup on Saturday, October 6th:
|4||Steve Blackburn Sr.||70||5|
|T12||Steve Blackburn Jr.||40||T42|
In addition to the list of players above, all of the following players are eligible to compete in the Tour Championship at Manakiki this Saturday (i.e. anyone who has won any points in a Cleveland Metroparks Golf tournament this season):
Frank Whites III