Derek Duda of Seven Hills completed the Cleveland Metroparks “Fall Tour Triple Crown” by being a part of the winning team at the Fall Tour 2-Man Scramble at Big Met on Saturday.
In chilly and wet conditions, Duda and partner Andrew Bailey shot an 11-under par score of 61 to win by two shots over last year’s Fall 2-Man champions, Brian Smith and Norton Brick.
Coming into the Big Met 2-Man, Duda won the 27-hole Bill Barbour Cup at Sleepy Hollow with Doug Barbour as his partner. He then won the 3-Player Scramble at Manakiki while playing with Frank Livak and David Stover. Derek then picked up current Big Met course champion and course-record holder Andrew Bailey as his partner after the event’s cancellation in early October and stormed to a two shot victory and the “elusive triple crown”.
It is believed that this is the first time that one player has had a part in winning all three Fall Tour tournaments.
Derek has already begun lobbying for a new exemption category for the 2012 Greater Cleveland Amateur. Big Met pro Mike Raby commented, “We don’t give exemptions for winning team events, but this may get some consideration.”
2011 Big Met 2-Man Fall Tour Scramble
Big Met Golf Course – Par 72
Fairview Park, OH
Saturday, October 29th, 2011
|1st||Derek Duda & Andrew Bailey||61|
|2nd||Brian Smith & Norton Brick||63|
|3rd||Drew Thompson & Al Freeman||64|
|4th||Greg Taylor & Paul Woznicki||64|
|5th||Charlie Schrader & Tony Whitmer||65|
|6th||Ron Skirpstas & Pete Skirpstas||65|
|7th||Jimmy Coventry & Matt Heestand||66|
|8th||Randy Crider & Jeff Maslanich||67|
|9th||Ward Crane & Matt Kanan||68|
|10th||Frank Livak & Jeff Luckring||69|
|11th||Matt Grill & Keith Culbertson||69|
22 Teams total entered in the event field.