Stefanski & Heestand Take Turkeyfoot Fall Jumble


Turkeyfoot Lake Golf LinksIt was a perfect day for golf, on a course where the conditions were as perfect as the weather, in a 27-hole format that tests a 2-man team in every way.

One team loved that combination: recently-reinstated amateur Ryan Stefanski and 2012 Cleveland Am runner-up Matt Heestand ran out to a sizzling fast start — then held on at the end — to capture the 27-hole Fall 2-Man Jumble at Turkeyfoot Golf Links on Saturday.

Stefanski and Heestand tied for the low nine in the scramble format, shooting 5-under par 31 to equal Dr. Jeff Mallette and Mike Kracker on the first nine. But it didn’t look like that would happen right out of the gate: the pair birdied the first but then made par on the next four holes. Loosening up on the par fives, they ripped off four straight birdies from holes 6 through 9 to finish strong.

Heestand and Stefanski continued the scorching pace starting the second nine holes, going eagle-birdie-birdie on holes 10-12, which included two chip-ins. With that amazing seven hole burst, they stood at 9-under par after 12 holes!

But with a bogey at the par-3 15th offset by a birdie at the par-5 16th, the pair finished the better ball nine hole set at 4-under par 32, and in a first place tie in that format with Fred Miller and Larry Lahnan.

So with two first-place ties after the first two segments, Heestand and Stefanski looked to have the event well in hand. But it wasn’t a walk-in victory.

After a disappointing better ball nine that started with an eagle but went nowhere for the next eight, the team of Aaron Crewse and Brian Vincelette regrouped then made a big move in the alternate shot session on the third nine. Birdies at 20, 21, 24 and 27 led them to a bogey-free 31 and a 9-under par total score of 97, making them the leaders in the clubhouse.

A birdie at the easy par-5 21st by Stefanski and Heestand kept them in the lead. But a bogey at the very short par-4 22nd spun the wheels a bit, putting them a shot behind Crewse and Vincelette for the day. A birdie on the 24th righted the ship to allow them to get back to even. Then a giant birdie on the tricky par-4 26th gave them a one-shot lead heading into the short par-5 finishing hole. A pedestrian par there sealed the deal.

Stefanski and Heestand finished at 10-under par 96, good for a one shot victory. With the two first-place nine ties and the overall tournament prize, they earned $645 ea.

Vincelette and Crewse earned $424 each for their overall second place and nine hole finishes.

Another shot back in a three-way tie for third place overall were the teams of Mallette / Kracker (earning $504 ea after 2 skin winners), Miller / Lahnan ($322 ea), and Norton Brick / Brian Smith ($315 ea).

Complete results below.

Thanks yet again to Tim Davis and Charlie Mozingo for running one of the truly fun annual events of the Northeast Ohio golf season! A great day, great course conditions, a perfect setup, and a well-run event.

 

FINAL RESULTS: 2012 Turkeyfoot Fall 2-Man Jumble
9 holes each of Scramble, Better Ball and Alternate Shot
Turkeyfoot Lake Golf Links, Green, Ohio | Par 35-36-35=106
Saturday, September 15th, 2012:

Stefanski – Heestand 31 32 33 = 96 $800.00
Crewse – Vincelette 32 34 31 = 97 $600.00
Brick – Smith 34 33 31 = 98 $400.00
Malette – Kracker 31 33 34 = 98 $400.00
Miller – Lahnan 34 32 32 = 98 $400.00
Blaze – Oman 34 33 33 = 100 $200.00
M. Thomas – Simpson 33 39 31 = 103 $80.00
Martin – Stack 35 34 34 = 103 $80.00
Skirpstas – King 32 39 33 = 104
Hedrick – Tarter 36 33 35 = 104
Russel – Miller 35 36 33 = 104
Selzer – Senghas 35 37 33 = 105
Freeman – Kovach 33 38 34 = 105
Armour – Trier 32 37 36 = 105
D. Thompson – Rybka 35 36 35 = 106
Bishop – Li 35 35 36 = 106
Cea – T. Davis 36 35 35 = 106
Duda – Livak 34 35 38 = 107
Kinkel – Mudrey 33 33 41 = 107
Hetler – Kern 36 36 35 = 107
Eberly – Morton 34 35 39 = 108
Thornton – Roberts 35 38 35 = 108
Seever – Shisler 35 36 37 = 108
Karamas – Kloetzer 36 36 37 = 109
Stull – Linn 37 37 36 = 110
Biscardi – Andrews 34 36 40 = 110
Schrader – DiFrancesco 37 34 40 = 111
Woodrum – Szwast 39 35 38 = 112
Hinkle – Dieckman 35 42 36 = 113
Petit – Stewart 39 36 39 = 114
Huff – Swartz 37 38 40 = 115
Plute – Stenagle 38 37 42 = 117
Ream – Rhode 39 41 38 = 118
Rizzo – Rizzo 38 41 46 = 125

 
 

SCRAMBLE – FIRST NINE – Par 35
Stefanski / Heestand 31 $245
Mallette / Kracker 31 $245
Crewse / Vincelette 32 $43
Skirpstas / King 32 $43
Armour / Trier 32 $43

Skins: $225 ea
Ream / Rhode (Birdie #2)
Freeman / Kovach (Eagle #5)

 

BETTER BALL – SECOND NINE – Par 36
Stefanski / Heestand 32 $245
Miller / Lahnan 32 $245
Blaze / Oman 33 $26
Kinkel / Mudrey 33 $26
Brick / Smith 33 $26
Mallette / Kracker 33 $26
Hedrick / Tarter 33 $26

Skins: $225 ea
Hinkle / Dieckman (Birdie #13)
Kracker / Mallette (Eagle #16)

 

ALTERNATE SHOT – THIRD NINE – Par 35
Brick / Smith 31 $205
Crewse / Vincelette 31 $205
Simpson / M. Thomas 31 $205

Skins: $112 ea
Davis / Cea (Birdie #19)
Hinkle / Dieckman (Eagle #21)
Mallette / Kracker (Eagle #24)
Simpson / M. Thomas (Eagle #27)

 

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