Oates Rallies to Win Chippewa Championship


2009 Chippewa Championship Winner Dave Oates with Kevin Larizza and the Championship crystal

Down three shots at the turn, Dave Oates rallied with some superior ball-striking on the back nine to win his second Chippewa Championship on Sunday.

Oates struggled a bit on the front, making double bogey six on the par-4 seventh to finish the front at 37. First round leader Allen Freeman turned at even par for the nine and the tournament, but after that the day belonged to Oates.

Even with the typical Chippewa “Sunday scramble pins”, Oates produced tight second shots at 11, 13, 14, 16 and 17 to seal the win, his second victory in the event. In addition to the trophy and gift certificates, Oates earns a year’s membership at Chippewa, a huge prize considering the Monday Scratch League.

Freeman and Chris Okeson tied for second place, while Mike Kracker finished alone in fourth one back after firing the low round of Sunday, a sterling 71.

Six skins worth $700 each were won on the weekend, with Freeman nabbing two of them for the biggest payout of the weekend. Ken Koprivec earned one of the skins by making a hole-in-one on the par-3 sixth hole on Sunday.

As always, kudos to Kevin Larizza, Brad Stewart, Dan, Don and Eric for a professionally-run event (although Kevin, please take it easy on us with the pin locations on holes 14 and 15 for 2010!)

Complete results below, including skins.

FINAL RESULTS, 2009 CHIPPEWA CHAMPIONSHIP
Chippewa Golf Club, Doylestown – August 22-23

Oates, Dave    72 – 75 = 147
Freeman, Allen    71 – 79 = 150
Okeson, Chris    74 – 76 = 150
Kracker, Mike    80 – 71 = 151
Heran, Scott    77 – 75 = 152
Simpson, Mike    75 – 78 = 153
Yacovazzi, Anthony    77 – 76 = 153
McBride, Tom    77 – 76 = 153    
Albright, Carl    79 – 76 = 155
Schembechler, Richie    75 – 81 = 156
Miller, Fred    77 – 79 = 156
Trier, Dave    74 – 84 = 158
DeJesus, Tony    80 – 78 = 158
Chadima, Jason    80 – 78 = 158
Marr, Dan    76 – 83 = 159
Li, Tom    78 – 81 = 159
Hamilton, Mike    78 – 81 = 159
Leventhal, Cory    78 – 81 = 159
Thompson, Tom    81 – 78 = 159
Beebe, Brian    77 – 83 = 160
Canter, Dave    79 – 81 = 160
Hedrick, Joe    81 – 79 = 160
Beal, Ross    82 – 78 = 160
Iosbe, Brandon    77 – 84 = 161
Koprivec, Kenny    79 – 82 = 161
Hetler, Jeff    79 – 82 = 161
Griffith, David    81 – 80 = 161
Bergold, Bill    84 – 78 = 162
Thompson, Drew    88 – 74 = 162
Krenzer, Jim    81 – 82 = 163
Wenger, Jeff    84 – 79 = 163
Jenkins, Jeff    81 – 83 = 164
Markham, Tom    79 – 86 = 165
Sutter, Joe    81 – 84 = 165
Spino, Sam    85 – 80 = 165
Skorman, Randy    76 – 90 = 166
Thomas, Mark    80 – 86 = 166
Barnett, Chris    83 – 83 = 166
Horner, Larry    82 – 85 = 167
Kohler, Chris    91 – 76 = 167
Trudell, Chris    77 – 91 = 168
Myers, Kris    81 – 87 = 168
Diebold, Eddie    85 – 83 = 168
Lenartowicz, Mike    90 – 78 = 168
Loomis, Rob    81 – 88 = 169
Niskanen, Jim    84 – 85 = 169
Davis, Tim    85 – 84 = 169
Angie, Mike    83 – 87 = 170
Stack, Tom    84 – 86 = 170
Berkheimer, Dennis    85 – 85 = 170
Barbas, Jeff    77 – 94 = 171
Lynch, Michael    82 – 89 = 171
Grabowski, JJ    86 – 85 = 171
Nemeth, Joe    86 – 85 = 171
Carpenter, Jay    89 – 82 = 171
Armour, Mike    89 – 82 = 171
Lewis, Allen    81 – 91 = 172
Smith, Rick    89 – 83 = 172
Marshall, Dave    86 – 88 = 174
Czelti, Aaron    87 – 87 = 174
Larizza, Kevin    89 – 85 = 174
Stewart, Brad    84 – 91 = 175
Wilgues, Kurt    91 – 84 = 175
Mozingo, Charlie    85 – 92 = 177
McCoy, Ron    86 – 92 = 178
Berkheimer, Bob    88 – 91 = 179
Morgan, Josh    88 – 91 = 179
Guenther, John    93 – 86 = 179
Licursi, Vince    92 – 88 = 180
Raushenberg, Jerry    91 – 91 = 182
Schultz, Carl    89 – 94 = 183
Brooker, Jerry    95 – 88 = 183
Wood, Craig    97 – 86 = 183
Mihalik, Jeff    84 – 100 = 184
Porostosky, John    87 – 97 = 184
Slivinski, Rich    90 – 94 = 184
Rybka, Russ    92 – 92 = 184
Karshner, Robert    100 – 84 = 184
Culver, Kevin    97 – 89 = 186
Palmer, Oliver    98 – 91 = 189
Bartko, Paul    110 – 80 = 190
Agarenzo, Mychal    95 – 96 = 191
Behrens, Carl    89 – 104 = 193
Laubscher, Rocky    104 – 93 = 197
Stull, Mitch    90 – 113 = 203
Chapple, Dave    103 – 101 = 204
Breen, Brian    82 – 124 = 206
Coates, Bill    101 – 105 = 206
Smargtasso, Heath    106 – 103 = 209
Cornelius, Bob    89 – NC = NC

SKINS:
Saturday
Allen Freeman          10    Eagle

Sunday
Tom Stack        1    Eagle
Allen Freeman          5    Birdie
Ken Koprivec        6    ACE
Chris Kohler        14    Birdie
Mike Hamilton        15    Birdie

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