On an incredibly beautiful fall day for golf, two teams tied at the 3-Man Scramble at Thunder Hill on Sunday with the strong score of 13-under par 59. But each team reached that number a bit differently: the team of Voltz / Young / Patterson made a big back nine rally to catch the front-running team of Steve Blackburn Jr. / Mark Foss / Phil Bojc.
The Blackburn team raced out to the lead with a sizzling front-nine score of 8-under par 28, including a birdie at the tough par-3 ninth. But the Voltz team returned the favor with a score of 7-under par 29 on the back to catch and tie.
The biggest scoring swing of the day came when the Blackburn team bogied the par-4 15th hole against a birdie for the Voltz team.
As determined in advance, a scorecard playoff awarded first place to the Voltz team, as they birdied the #1 handicap hole (13) vs. a par for the Blackburn team.
23 teams played in Sunday’s event; kudos to John Niedzialek for his tournament director efforts.
Another NEOHgolf.com / Blond John 3-Man Scramble will be played in two weeks at Powderhorn Golf Course in Madison. Again, entry is limited to the first 24 teams to register due to daylight concerns. Details on that Sunday, October 26th event can be found on the entry blank here.
FINAL RESULTS, FALL 2008 3-MAN SCRAMBLE #1
THUNDER HILL GOLF CLUB, MADISON
T1 Voltz / Young / Patterson 59 $1,060
T1 Blackburn Jr. / Foss / Bojc 59 $670
T3 Perkins / Perkins / Randall 61 $315
T3 Freeman / Shustrich / Okeson 61 $220
5 Stover / Duda / Porter 62 $150
T6 Lebzelter / Smith / Smith 63
T6 Sotka / Anogost / Tomko 63
T6 Tasca / Martin / Daniels 63
T9 Paxson / Anderson / Angie 64
T9 Oslin / Holmes / Rolla 64
T11 Bishop / Leymasteer / Kastelic 65
T11 Kasper / Brodnan / Meyers 65
13 Kraise / Krause / Marinchak 66
T14 Bodnar / Heestanz / Bergold 67
T14 Evans / Tyrrell / Snyder 67
T14 Niedzialek / Kish / Nicely 67
17 Livak / Sinclair / Sinclair 68
T18 Hlabse / Sedlak / Montz 69
T18 Serefino / Baker / Lenton 69
T18 Grbac / Whire / Haic 69
21 Ely / Trudell / Nemecek 71
22 Marek / Morrow / Morrow 73
21 Heck / Mike / Fish 74
Skins: $517 ea
Grbac #4 Eagle
Lebzelter #18 Eagle
““ Allen Freeman