Eric Frishette continued to prove he’s the best professional on The Medalist Tour — and one of the best in Ohio — by scorching Carroll Meadows Golf Club with a 7-under par 64 on Thursday, good for a three shot win over host professional Paul Wackerly and his sixth victory on The Medalist Tour this year.
It was the second week in a row that Frishette and Wackerly squared off. Like last week, Wackerly got off to a fast start, with birdies on four of the first six holes, and a front nine score of 31. But like last week, Frishette stayed in touch on the front, then caught and passed Wackerly on the back nine. After a three-under 32 one the front, the former Kent State star birdied four holes on the back for another 32.
Walt Robertson was the low senior player for the third week in a row, shooting a 1-under 70. Robertson fired two birdies on the front, but followed with three bogies heading into the back nine. There, he was picture perfect, parring the first four holes, then making birdies on the 16th and 18th to finish under par.
Big Richard Martin proved that persistence pays off by firing a net 65 to win the amateur division by four shots over two-time winner Chris Plute. Martin, who has been a regular on tour since he joined in July, was also steady. Showing signs that he’s become more comfortable with the competition, Martin avoided the big numbers that have plagued him in previous events. Plute was applying the pressure before a double bogey on the last hole ended his surge.
There were five skins out, each worth $52. They went to Frishette, Wackerly, Robertson, Dave Snell and Russ Papa. Robertson and Steve Lee won $27 each for their pin shots.
Next week’s event, the last regular event of the season, will be played at Hawks Nest Golf Club on Thursday, September 16th.
FINAL RESULTS: 2010 Medalist Tour Carroll County Open
Carroll Meadows Golf Club, Thursday, Sept. 9 – Par 71
|Eric Frishette ($600)||32||32||64|
|Paul Wackerly ($300)||31||36||67|
|Walt Robertson ($300)||36||34||70|
|Amateur Net Division:|
|Richard Martin ($200)||46||47||93||-28||65|
|Walt Robertson – $52|
|Dave Snell – $52|
|Eric Frishette – $52|
|Paul Wackerly – $52|
|Russ Papa – $52|
|Walt Robertson – $27|
|Steve Lee – $27|