Duda Earns “Fall Tour Triple” with Bailey at Big Met

Cleveland Metroparks Golf

Derek Duda and Andrew Bailey win 2011 Big Met 2-M Fall ScrambleDerek 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.”

Big Met Golf CourseFINAL RESULTS:
2011 Big Met 2-Man Fall Tour Scramble

Big Met Golf Course – Par 72
Fairview Park, OH
Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Place Players Score
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.

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