A beautiful day with a decent bit of a breeze. Perfect but tough golf course conditions, with greens firm and fast. Challenging hole locations, tucked into the slopes and corners.
Looking at the golf course, no odds-maker in the world would have set the winning score at 12-under for this 2-player amateur scramble — because there would be no takers.
But that’s what the team of Mike Simpson and Jim Krivanek shot Saturday at Turkeyfoot in the 2015 spring scramble.
The pair birdied all the holes they needed to birdie, plus added an eagle 2 at the par-4 fifth hole and tough par-3 birdies at holes 8 and 13 to shoot the fantastic score of 59.
But amazingly, they were challenged for that victory right up to the end.
The team of Dave Sotka and Steve Blackburn Jr. stayed directly on the winner’s heels, tied heading into the finishing par-5 18th at 11-under par. A good tee shot and reasonable second put them in the rough 20 yards short of the green. But they couldn’t wedge it close out of the thick rough and neither could coax in the 10-footer for birdie, so they finished one back of the winners.
Also playing well on the day, finishing just one more shot back at 10-under par, was the team of Aaron Crewse and Brian Vincelette.
From there, a pack of four challengers finished tied for fourth place at 8-under par.
Two teams split the skins pot on the day: an eagle 2 at the par-4 first hole by Shayne Bishop and Mike Sissler, and an eagle 3 at the par-5 sixth hole by Larry Lahnan and Rick Arredy.
Thanks to Tim Davis, Charlie Mozingo and the entire crew at Turkeyfoot for another great scramble event!
2015 Turkeyfoot 2-Player Spring Scramble
Turkeyfoot Lake Golf Course, Green, Ohio
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Mike Simpson / Jim Krivanek 59 $800 / team
Dave Sotka / Steve Blackburn Jr 60 $700
Aaron Crewse / Brian Vincelette 61 $600
Ty Kovach / Allen Freeman 63 $370
Dean Cutlip / Jeff Stormer 63 $370
John Karamas / Joshua Brown 63 $370
Mark Thomas / Sam Spino 63 $370
Ed Marsinek / Dave Cutlip 64 $188
John Topeka / Howard Clendenin 64 $188
Nick Lambos / Eugene Obyrne 64 $188
Ryan Stefanski / Nick Anagnost 64 $188
Shaun Kloetzer / Kloetzer 64 $188
Charlie Schrader / Todd Huff 64 $188
Out of the Money:
SKINS: $600 ea
Eagle on #1 Bishop/Sissler
Eagle on # 6 Lahnan/Areddy