FINAL RESULTS: 2015 Chippewa Championship

Rob Schustrich 2015 Chippewa Champion
Rob Schustrich 2015 Chippewa Championship
Rob Schustrich rolls home the winning putt on the first playoff hole to take his second Chippewa Championship title.


Chippewa ChampionshipFor the second time in three years, Rob Schustrich of Windham won the Chippewa Championship in a playoff.

Playing one group ahead of the first round leaders, Schustrich fashioned rounds of 76-75 to finish in a three way tie with defending champion David Trier and past champion Aaron Crewse at a 9-over par 151 total.

Schustrich earned his way into the playoff by making par at each of the incredibly tough finishing holes at Chippewa on Sunday, including the 540-yard downhill par-4 18th.

Trier joined the playoff with an improbable par at the last. After hitting a drive far left followed by a recovery shot down the fairway to 100 yards, he wedged to 20 feet then holed the putt.

Crewse shot the lowest final round of the playoff trio on Sunday with a 74; his back nine included an eagle at 11, a birdie at 13, a double-bogey at 14 and two closing bogeys.

Two other players in the final group had a great chance to win or join the playoff headed into the lengthy 18th hole.

John KabaskyFirst round leader John Kabasky could have won the tournament outright with a par at the last hole, and he put his tee shot into great position to do so. But his second shot from 235 yards out went just a touch left and long, and a tough bounce had the tall grass along the edge of the property interfering with his swing on his third shot. Kabasky hacked through the hay to the side of the green, chipped to about 8 feet from there, but failed to make the putt for par leaving him one shot too many.

Ken KoprivecPast champion Ken Koprivec also needed a par at the last to join the playoff, having kept his hopes alive after making an incredible chip-in for par on the 17th hole. Koprivec smashed a tee shot to just inside 200 yards on the 18th. But he also went left with his second shot and could not get up-and-down, leaving his tying par putt in the heart of the cup but two inches short.

[See the 2015 Chippewa Championship Photo Gallery for images from those final holes.]

CrewsePlayoffPutt TrierPlayoffPuttFor as exciting as the conclusion to the round was, the playoff was short and sweet.

All three players hit decent tee shots down the par-4 first hole.

Shustrich hit his second shot first, and it was a beauty to about 10 feet past the hole. Crewse and Trier both hit their second shots to about 20 feet short.

Rob Schustrich with Kevin LarizzaCrewse missed right, Trier missed short, and Schustrich center-cut his birdie putt to take the title.

Runner-up Dave Trier can take solace in this fact, though: he won $1,250 in skins over two days. Complete results below…


2015 Chippewa Championship

Chippewa Golf Club, Doylestown, Ohio
August 22 – 23, 2015
Par 71

Schustrich, Rob*7675=151$
Crewse, Aaron7774=151
Trier, Dave7576=151
Kabasky, John7379=152
Koprivec, Kenny7577=152
Krivanek, Jim8772=154
Simpson, Mike7480=154
Topeka, John7876=154
Okeson, Chris7877=155
Marr, Dan8076=156
Freeman, Allen8176=157
Polick, Brian8473=157
Yacovazzi, Anthony7879=157
Deremer, Chuck7583=158
Miller, Fred7781=158
Dudley, Matt7881=159
Schneider, Mark8178=159
Flemming, Douglas7882=160
Kovach, Ty7883=161
Leyngel, Adam8081=161
Warren, Matt7982=161
Hedrick, Joe8379=162
Honeycutt, Mark7884=162
Armour, Mike8776=163
Cutlip, Dean8182=163
Barbas, Jeff8480=164
Chupek, Bernie8084=164
Heran, Scott8480=164
Berkheimer, Dennis7986=165
Cebula, Tim7986=165
Loomis, Rob8085=165
Augustus, Ryan8482=166
Chapman, Rob8581=166
Lenartowitz, Michael8482=166
Watkins, Tyler8284=166
Niskanen, Jim8582=167
Grosso, Jim8583=168
Kimson, Steve8286=168
Smith, Rick8979=168
Wenger, Jeff8286=168
Hincliff, Tim8683=169
Loftin, Alex8485=169
Griffith, Austin8783=170
Coughlin, Bill8388=171
Flossi, Joe8982=171
Hach, Mark8487=171
Chadima, Jason8785=172
Eggleton, Chris8785=172
Rybka, Russ9082=172
Wypatek, Shane9280=172
Ream, Tom8390=173
Cunningham, Ron8588=173
Cornelius, Bob9084=174
Russel, Larry9084=174
Reusch, Brad8986=175
McKenzie, Joe8988=177
Gainer, Jeff9088=178
Krotky Kenny8989=178
Woldin, Paul9385=178
Helaney, Chris8891=179
Troutman, Ken8386=179
Berkheimer, Bob8794=181
Potolsky, Patrick9091=181
Wilgus, Kurt9686=182
Markham, Tom9391=184
Roth, Bryan9690=186
Larizza, Kevin9595=190
Palay, Landon9696=192
Griffith, Cliff9895=193
Beck, Bob=WD
Witmer, Mike75WD=WD

*won in playoff


$50 Big Skins Game

36 skins chances over two days. Skins worth $325 ea:

Scott Heran: Eagle 2 on #14 (Sunday)

Kenny Koprivec 2 on #12 (Sunday)

Jim Krivanek 3 on #16 (Sunday)

Fred Miller 3 on #13 (Sunday)

Bryan Roth 2 on #2 (Sunday)

Mark Schneider 3 on #5 (Sunday)

Mark Thomas 3 on #16 (Saturday)

Dave Trier 2 on #6 (Saturday)

Dave Trier 3 on #8 (Saturday)

Tyler Watkins 3 on #5 (Saturday)


$20 Double-Play Skins Game

Skins on a hole after both day’s play. Skins worth $600 ea:

Dave Trier Birdie 2 on #6

Kenny Koprivec Birdie 2 on #12 $600

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