Vincelette and Crewse Capture 2012 ADGA 2-M BB; Hedrick and Tarter Win Senior Division


Akron District Golf Association
Brian Vincelette 2012 ADGA 2-M Better Ball
Brian Vincelette hits a smooth tee shot to the par-3 17th hole at Turkeyfoot on Saturday

Akron District Golf AssociationThere were no crazy-super-fantastic shots. No hooting and hollering for a holed chip-in or a big eagle putt. Just solid, steady golf, the minimizing of mistakes — and a clutch little pitch shot at the last to get the job done.

Playing in the third-to-last group of the day, the team of Aaron Crewse and Brian Vincelette knew exactly what score they needed to post to win the tournament, and they accomplished the goal — right on the number.

Vincelette and Crewse turned the front side at 3-under par, making four birdies to offset a bogey at the fourth. Checking in at the turn, the low posted score for the day was a 4-under par 67; no team went real deep in the scoring, as the hole locations were tough and there was just enough wind and rough to make birdies a challenge for everyone. So the Crewse/Vincelette team knew exactly what they needed to do.

Vincelette birdied the 10th and things looked pretty good for the pair. Then a bit of momentum seemed to disappear, as the twosome failed to convert on a series of great birdie opportunities at 11, 12, 14 and 16. But they offset those missed opportunities with some clutch pars at 13 and 15, and came to the last hole needing a birdie to win.

VIDEO: Aaron Crewse sends his tee shot to the par-3 17th hole at Turkeyfoot Saturday

Crewse hit a solid tee shot and ran his second up short left of the green, about 30 yards in the rough. Vincelette hammered his drive on 18 and the pair decided he should take a run at the green. But a slight pull sent the ball onto the cart path, bouncing under a bush on the 14th tee. Birdie was not assured.

Vincelette whacked out from under that bush using the turned-over toe of his long putter (a great shot, actually), but still had a tough up-and-down just to save par.

After watching Vincelette hit, Crewse calmly walked down to his ball, flopped his pitch up onto the green, and watched as it took a bounce, a swooping left-to-right roll, and came to rest 4-inches on the backside of the hole, almost going in. Victory.

The teams of Mark Guadagni / Jim Durr and Joe Swiatkowski / Chris Reuscher tied for second place, finishing one shot back at 4-under par 67.

In the Senior Division, veteran Turkeyfoot players Joe Hedrick and Jim Tarter roared back on the inward nine with sizzling a score of 31 to post a strong total score of 7-under par 65 to nip Ron Bell and Jim Cea by a single shot.

Cea and Bell ripped up the front nine with a 32, but couldn’t hold off Tarter and Hedrick at the close.

Tom Stack and Fred Martin made an amazing comeback of their own, turning the front side in 1-over par but then shooting a sizzling 30 on the back nine to finish alone in third place at 5-under par.

Complete results and skins for each division below.

The next event on the 2012 ADGA schedule is the 4-Man Scramble at Barberton Brookside Golf Course on Saturday, May 26th. To enter, see ADGAgolf.com.
 

FINAL RESULTS: 2012 Akron District Golf Association 2-Man Better Ball
Turkeyfoot Lake Golf Course, Green, Ohio
Saturday, May 5, 2012 | Par 71 (Par 72 Seniors)

Tournament Division
# PLAYERS SCORE Gift Cert Points PP
1 Aaron Crewse / Brian Vincelette 33-33–66 (-5) $600.00 500 $430
T2 Mark Guadagni / Jim Durr 34-33–67 (-4) $425.00 387 $215
Joe Swiatkowski / Chris Reuscher 35-32–67 (-4) $425.00 387 $215
T4 Mike Kracker / Jeff Mallette 35-33–68 (-3) $248.75 282
Shaun Kloetzer / John Karamas 35-33–68 (-3) $248.75 282
Dave Oates / Mike Simpson 34-34–68 (-3) $248.75 282
Shane Bishop / Drew Davidson 33-35–68 (-3) $248.75 282
T9 Dean Cutlip / Jeff Stormer 33-36–69 (-2) $175.00 190
Dan Marr / Joe Nemeth 37-32–69 (-2) $175.00 190
Norton Brick / Brian Smith 36-33–69 (-2) $175.00 190
T12 Mark Thomas / Jason Chadima 35-35–70 (-1) $ 61.25 142
Nick Lambos / Kurt Peterson 35-35–70 (-1) $ 61.25 142
Allen Freeman / Mark Borlin 36-34–70 (-1) $ 61.25 142
Mike Lenartowicz / Brian Belden 36-34–70 (-1) $ 61.25 142
T16 Mike Armour / David Trier 38-33–71 (E) 100
Scott Mullen / Tom Mullen 37-34–71 (E) 100
Matt Thiel / Eugene Obyrne 36-35–71 (E) 100
T19 Mike Burnett / Mike Mozingo 37-35–72 (+1) 83
Russell Rybka / Drew Thompson 37-35–72 (+1) 83
Chris Letson / Ed Marsinek 36-36–72 (+1) 83
T22 Tom Markham / Ken Koprivec 37-36–73 (+2) 50
Don Padgett / Andy Brouse 36-37–73 (+2) 50
Todd Huff / Russ Schwartz 37-36–73 (+2) 50
Jim Grosso / Ryan Workman 37-36–73 (+2) 50
T26 Mark Johnson / John Jadgchew 36-38–74 (+3) 30
Charlie Schrader / Tom DiFrancesco 39-35–74 (+3) 30
Jeff Barbas / Tornabene 40-34–74 (+3) 30
T29 David Kuchenski / Andy Stem 38-37–75 (+4) 10
Ryan Oldfield / Bruce Bailey 37-38–75 (+4) 10
Yanni Vellios / Sam Wade 40-35–75 (+4) 10
Nate Sargent / Douglas Fleming 36-39–75 (+4) 10
John Johnston / Charlie Manocchio 38-37–75 (+4) 10
Kory Hull / Mike Shisler 38-37–75 (+4) 10
T35 Rich Lowry / Steve Fricker 39-37–76 (+5) 10
Mark Ciccarello / Steve Feist 38-38–76 (+5) 10
Chris Schneider / Chris Boni 38-38–76 (+5) 10
Nate Petry / Todd Mazur 39-37–76 (+5) 10
Billy Hudkins / Marty Nichols 41-35–76 (+5) 10
T40 Tom McClary / Jeff Meighen 38-39–77 (+6) 10
Dave Cutlip / Ray Barry 43-34–77 (+6) 10
Adam Mallette / Vinny Smith 38-39–77 (+6) 10
43 Josh Kaluzne / Ron Kaluzne 40-40–80 (+9) 10
44 Dennis Kyle / Mike Turner 40-41–81 (+10) 10
45 David Biscardi / Tubby Allen 42-41–83 (+12) 10
46 Chris Plute / Kali Miller 42-44–86 (+15) 10
 
Skins – $230 ea.
No. 5 ““ 2 (Eagle) ““ Mozingo / Burnett
No. 6 ““ 3 (Eagle) ““ Kracker / Mallette
No. 11 ““ 2 (Eagle) ““ Chadima / Thomas
No. 14 ““ 2 (Eagle) ““ Petry / Mazur
 
 
SENIOR DIVISION
# Players Score Gift Cert Points PP
1 Joe Hedrick / Jim Tarter 34-31–65 (-7) $600.00 500 $190
2 Jim Cea / Ron Bell 32-34–66 (-6) $500.00 400 $115
3 Tom Stack / Fred Martin 37-30–67 (-5) $350.00 375 $75
T4 Tom Seever / Doug Rockich 35-33–68 (-4) $275.00 325
Rob Yanko / Tom Baugh 35-33–68 (-4) $275.00 325
6 Tom Skidmore / Bill Downing 35-35–70 (-2) $225.00 250
7 Fred Miller / Larry Lahnan 36-35–71 (-1) 225
T8 Rick Merrow / Dave Carey 39-34–73 (+1) 170
Dave Woodrum / John Kern 37-36–73 (+1) 170
Joel Recht / Tom Thompson 39-34–73 (+1) 170
Tim Davis / Bill Stemple 38-35–73 (+1) 170
Jim Niskanen / Greg Salem 36-37–73 (+1) 170
T13 Howard Weaver / Vic Kline 37-36–73 (+1) 170
Tim Cox / Joe Granata 40-35–75 (+3) 113
T15 Bob Rowe / Steve Wilson 40-35–75 (+3) 113
Bob Beck / Phil Jackson 38-39–77 (+5) 100
David Marshall / Paul Trenta 41-36–77 (+5) 100
18 Larry Zimmerman / John Donofrio 39-38–77 (+5) 100
19 Dave Sattler / Mike Hamilton 39-40–79 (+7) 100
 
Senior Skins – $95 ea.
No. 8 ““ 2 (Birdie) ““ Rockich / Seever
No. 9 ““ 3 (Birdie) ““ Bell / Cea
No. 11 ““ 3 (Birdie) ““ Hedrick / Tarter
No. 14 ““ 2 (Eagle) ““ Carey / Merrow
 
 
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