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…

 

FINAL RESULTS:
2015 Chippewa Championship

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

Schustrich, Rob* 76 75 = 151 $
Crewse, Aaron 77 74 = 151
Trier, Dave 75 76 = 151
Kabasky, John 73 79 = 152
Koprivec, Kenny 75 77 = 152
Krivanek, Jim 87 72 = 154
Simpson, Mike 74 80 = 154
Topeka, John 78 76 = 154
Okeson, Chris 78 77 = 155
Marr, Dan 80 76 = 156
Freeman, Allen 81 76 = 157
Polick, Brian 84 73 = 157
Yacovazzi, Anthony 78 79 = 157
Deremer, Chuck 75 83 = 158
Miller, Fred 77 81 = 158
Dudley, Matt 78 81 = 159
Schneider, Mark 81 78 = 159
Flemming, Douglas 78 82 = 160
Kovach, Ty 78 83 = 161
Leyngel, Adam 80 81 = 161
Warren, Matt 79 82 = 161
Hedrick, Joe 83 79 = 162
Honeycutt, Mark 78 84 = 162
Armour, Mike 87 76 = 163
Cutlip, Dean 81 82 = 163
Barbas, Jeff 84 80 = 164
Chupek, Bernie 80 84 = 164
Heran, Scott 84 80 = 164
Berkheimer, Dennis 79 86 = 165
Cebula, Tim 79 86 = 165
Loomis, Rob 80 85 = 165
Augustus, Ryan 84 82 = 166
Chapman, Rob 85 81 = 166
Lenartowitz, Michael 84 82 = 166
Watkins, Tyler 82 84 = 166
Niskanen, Jim 85 82 = 167
Grosso, Jim 85 83 = 168
Kimson, Steve 82 86 = 168
Smith, Rick 89 79 = 168
Wenger, Jeff 82 86 = 168
Hincliff, Tim 86 83 = 169
Loftin, Alex 84 85 = 169
Griffith, Austin 87 83 = 170
Coughlin, Bill 83 88 = 171
Flossi, Joe 89 82 = 171
Hach, Mark 84 87 = 171
Chadima, Jason 87 85 = 172
Eggleton, Chris 87 85 = 172
Rybka, Russ 90 82 = 172
Wypatek, Shane 92 80 = 172
Ream, Tom 83 90 = 173
Cunningham, Ron 85 88 = 173
Cornelius, Bob 90 84 = 174
Russel, Larry 90 84 = 174
Reusch, Brad 89 86 = 175
McKenzie, Joe 89 88 = 177
Gainer, Jeff 90 88 = 178
Krotky Kenny 89 89 = 178
Woldin, Paul 93 85 = 178
Helaney, Chris 88 91 = 179
Troutman, Ken 83 86 = 179
Berkheimer, Bob 87 94 = 181
Potolsky, Patrick 90 91 = 181
Wilgus, Kurt 96 86 = 182
Markham, Tom 93 91 = 184
Roth, Bryan 96 90 = 186
Larizza, Kevin 95 95 = 190
Palay, Landon 96 96 = 192
Griffith, Cliff 98 95 = 193
Beck, Bob = WD
Witmer, Mike 75 WD = 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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