Dr. Jeff Mallette Wins 2008 Chippewa Championship By One Over Dave Oates


Jeff MalletteDr. Jeff Mallette of North Canton posted sterling scores of 70-72 for an even par total of 142 to beat defending champion Dave Oates by a single stroke in the 2008 Chippewa Golf Club Championship in Doylestown this past weekend.

More than 100 competitors teed it up in the Chippewa Championship, by far the largest field for the event.

As always, the greens were lightning quick for the Chippewa Championship, and the hole locations were challenging but fair (except for Hole 15 on Saturday; that one was suspect). Players raved that the golf course was in immaculate condition, and even though the course played fast, a well-struck shot typically received a fair result.

Dave Oates 2008 Chippewa Golf ChampionshipMallette and Oates ran out from the rest of the pack on the final six holes Sunday, making for a match play situation. The round turned on the 15th hole (where else?) when Oates made double-bogey. But Oates made a great par on the stretched-out 18th hole, forcing Mallette to hole a 5-footer on the last to win.

The big skins pot winners were Drew Thompson, who holed a 3-iron from 207 yards after hitting the tree off the tee on the 13th hole on Saturday; and Tom Markham, who in two days made the only birdie on the par four 5th hole.

Kudos as always to Kevin Larizza for his ability to host a championship event and a great shindig at the same time; to Brad Stewart and his staff for the condition of the golf course; and to Eric, Don, Dan, Chappy, Tim Davis, et al for keeping the tournament machine running smoothly.

2008 Chippewa Golf Club Championship, Final Results
August 23-24, 2008, Doylestown, Ohio:

Mallette, Jeff, 70-72 = 142
Oates, David, 71-72 = 143
Trier, David, 75-73 = 148
Okeson, Chris, 74-76 = 150
Marr, Dan, 74-76 = 150
Spino, Sam, 72-79 = 151
Hedrick, Joe, 74-77 = 151
Stefanski, Ryan, 73-78 = 151
Hahn, John, 77-74 = 151
Kracker, Mike, 76-76 = 152
Horner, Larry, 76-78 = 154
McBride, Tom, 77-78 = 155
Jadgchew, Jon, 82-73 = 155
Freeman, Allen, 80-76 = 156
Stiller, Tom, 80-76 = 156
Miller, Fred, 82-74 = 156
Niskanen, Jim, 78-78 = 156
Yazovazzi, Anthony, 79-78 = 157
Jenkins, Jeff, 76-82 = 158
Albright, Carl  , 78-80 = 158
Li, Tommy, 79-79 = 158
Phipps, Darren, 80-78 = 158
Heran, Scott, 80-78 = 158
Koprivec, Kenny, 73-86 = 159
Grubb, Jordan, 77-82 = 159
Grabowski, J.J., 75-85 = 160
Garza, Roy, 76-84 = 160
Thomas, Mark, 78-82 = 160
Guenther, John, 81-80 = 161
Cea, Jim, 79-83 = 162
Stack, Tom, 79-83 = 162
Dorman, Mark, 85-77 = 162
Thompson, Tom, 84-78 = 162
Stewart, Brad, 82-81 = 163
Schultz, Carl, 83-80 = 163
Smith, Rick, 82-81 = 163
Slivinski, Rich, 81-83 = 164
Stiller, Mike, 81-83 = 164
Markham, Tom, 86-79 = 165
Agarento, Mike, 81-84 = 165
Canter, Dave, 85-82 = 167
Richards, Bill, 81-87 = 168
Dean, Jeff, 90-78 = 168
Culver, Kevin, 85-85 = 170
Stonkus, Jim, 79-91 = 170
Woodrum, Woody, 82-88 = 170
Marshall, David, 83-87 = 170
Saxon, Mike  , 86-84 = 170
Fisher, Blake, 88-82 = 170
Czetli, Aaron, 84-88 = 172
Hanzel, Tim, 84-88 = 172
Brooker, Jerry  , 87-86 = 173
Schwindeman, Matt, 88-85 = 173
Tombs, Pat, 91-82 = 173
Szwast, Terry, 87-87 = 174
Lewis, Alan, 87-87 = 174
Wenger, Jeff, 84-91 = 175
Thompson, Drew, 83-92 = 175
Bartko, Paul, 88-87 = 175
Seever, Tom, 90-85 = 175
McCoy, Ron, 82-94 = 176
Myers, Kris, 84-92 = 176
Heleaney, Chris, 87-89 = 176
Mooney, Bill, 82-95 = 177
Loomis, Rob, 84-93 = 177
Trudell, Chris, 86-91 = 177
Hamilton, Mike, 88-89 = 177
Feeney, Pat, 85-93 = 178
Gainer, Mitch, 88-90 = 178
Rybka, Russel, 81-98 = 179
Larizza, Kevin, 85-95 = 180
Morlan, Christian, 88-92 = 180
Cornelius, Bob, 92-89 = 181
Jackson, Phil, 89-92 = 181
Williams, Mark, 93-88 = 181
Carpenter, Jay, 93-89 = 182
Glauss, Gary, 92-91 = 183
Biachi, Fred , 83-101 = 184
Petit, Jeff , 98-92 = 190
Yaich, Mike, 83-108 = 191
Hale, Robert, 86-107 = 193
Kerns, Mike, 97-96 = 193
Lahl, Jim, 98-96 = 194
Coats, Bill, 93-102 = 195
Moennich, Sean, 99-96 = 195
Sullvan, John, 93-104 = 197
Hinton, George , 99-102 = 201
Rowe, Jim, 102-104 = 206
Farnsworth, Phil, 109-109 = 218
Guernsey, Bruce, 112-112 = 224
Grosso, Jim, NS
Harbert, Brant, 97-NC = NC
Johnson, Mark, 88-NC = NC
Leonard, Jeff, 84-NS = NS
Armour, Mike , 80-NC = NC
Kimson, Steve, NS
Alexander, Ben, 106-NC = NC
Houmard, Bill, 88-NC = NC
Peterson, Kurt, 84-NS = NS
Rehm, Tom, 99-NC = NC
Karic, Zoran, 90-NC = NC
Chapple, Dave, WD
Willgues, Kurt, 78-NC = NC
Lynch, Mike, 88-NC = NC
Price, Shane, 81-NS = NS
Davis, Tim, 80-NC = NC
Calabria, JIm, 79-NC = NC
Van Nostran, Doug, 87-NC = NC
Barnett, Chris, 73-NC = NC
Flossie, Joe, 80-NC = NC

–Allen Freeman & Dave Chapple

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