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2007 WBC Report   

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Keith Hunsinger, OH

2007 Champion

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Event History
1994    Dave Walrath      29
1995    Bruce Reiff      45
1996    Tom Pavy      43
1997    Dave Metzger      65
1998    Kevin Wojtaszczyk      61
1999    John Coussis     71
2000    Adam Gugliemini     74
2001    Dennis Nicholson     76
2002    Terry Coleman     86
2003    Ken Gutermuth     80
2004    Devin Flawd     75
2005    Nathaniel Hoam     54
2006    Bruce Reiff     67
2007    Keith Hunsinger     62

 Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Ken Gutermuth      TX    06     70
  2.  John Coussis       IL    07     42
  3.  Devin Flawd        PA    04     24
  4.  Keith Hunsinger    OH    07     20
  5.  Bruce Reiff        OH    06     20
  6.  Nate Hoam          OH    05     20
  7.  Terry Coleman      BC    02     20
  8.  Dennis Nicholson   NY    01     20
  9.  Adam Gugliemini    PA    00     20
 10.  Erica Kirchner     KY    07     12
 11.  John Shaheen       MA    06     12
 12.  Chris Kamm         NY    04     12
 13.  David Metzger      NY    03     12
 14.  Jason Levine       NY    02     12
 15.  Dan Dolan Jr       NJ    05     10
 16.  Seth Kirchner      KY    03     10
 17.  Paul Risner        FL    02     10
 18.  Beth Zhao          DC    07      8
 19.  Davyd Field        CA    06      8
 20.  Mark Yoshikawa     CA    04      8
 21.  George Sauer       OH    03      8
 22.  Robert Eastman     NV    02      8
 23.  Henry Richardson   VA    01      8
 24.  Bill Beckman       SC    00      8
 25.  Harry Flawd        PA    99      8
 26.  Carrie Lewis       DE    07      6
 27.  Charles Squibb     PA    05      6
 28.  Bruce Maxwell      VA    04      6
 29.  Lee Presser        NY    03      6
 30.  Jeff Mullet        OH    01      6
 31.  Kevin Brown        GA    06      4
 32.  Josh Githens       SC    07      2
 33.  Richard Meyer      MA    06      2
 34.  Lisa Gutermuth     TX    05      2
 35.  Ann Cornett        FL    04      2
 36.  Vincent Collura    PA    99      2

2007 Laurelists

Erica Kirchner, KY
2nd

Beth Zhao, DC
3rd

Carrie Lewis, DE
4th

John Coussis, IL
5th

Josh Githens, SC
6th


Past Winners

Dave Walrath, MA
1994

Bruce Reiff, OH
1995, 2006

Tom Pavy, OH
1996

Dave Metzger, VA
1997

Kevin Wojtaszczyk, NY
1998

John Coussis. IL
1999

Adam Gugliemini, PA
2000

Dennis Nicholson, NY
2001

Terry Coleman, BC
2002

Ken Gutermuth, TX
2003

Devin Flawd, PA
2004

Nate Hoam, OH
2005
   

 

 The secret of Reverend Hunsinger's success ... the 19th hole.

 I told ya I could run a tournament in that lecture room.

Off the Ladies Tee ...

62 golfers teed off from the Hopewell room this year, only 34 of whom had played the previous year.  One of those 28 new players, daughter of the GM Alexandra Monnin, posted a score of 2-under par, good enough for 10th place and far better than her father ever does.  Continuing the trend, BPA board member Ken Gutermuth was destroyed by his daughter Lisa and another board member, Andy Lewis, took it hard on the chin, losing to his wife Carrie by eight strokes. There seemed to be a trend developing ... they were hitting them well off the ladies tee.

After a 75-minute first round on the 18 holes of the 2002 version of the Augusta course, Beth Zhao, Erica Kirchner and Keith Hunsinger all came into the clubhouse tied at 7-under par.  That left only one opening in the Skins games to determine the champions, which Carrie Lewis earned with the only score of 6-under par for the event.  Thus, for the first time in many years, no sudden death playoff was needed to determine the Skins game final four.  Six-under was also the score needed to advance last year, so it appears that the dice were consistent the last two years. Lisa Gutermuth, John Coussis, Ted Simmons and Josh Githens all just missed the cut at 5 under and so, appropriately enough in this dice fest diced off for 5th & 6th-place laurels.

These top four players were then transported to the Lancaster Host Golf Club for a 12-hole Skins game.  A new twist this year allowed these four golfers to upgrade to one of the legends of the game if they so desired.  Carrie Lewis took advantage, moving up to Arnold Palmer.  Beth Zhao made the obvious choice in keeping her Tiger Woods card, as did Erica Kirchner when she kept Phil Mickelson.  However, a few eyebrows were raised when Keith Hunsinger decided to stick with the golfer who brung him, the infamous Shigeki Maruyama.

The Skins game began with the players halving the first two holes on the course.  Phil Mickelson came through for Erica Kirchner by being the only golfer to birdie the par 4 third hole, thus giving Erica the first three Skins of the evening (or maybe we should say early morning).  The next two holes were also halved, and Beth Zhao claimed the next three Skins when Tiger Woods was the only golfer to par the par 3 sixth hole. 

The tension started to build as the seventh hole was halved and then Hunsinger and Lewis both eagled the par 5 eighth hole.  The ninth hole was also halved, leaving four Skins up for grabs on the par 4 tenth.  The three name golfers all bidied, but Shigeki Maruyama came through with the big eagle to give Hunsinger the lead in Skins.  Kirchner earned the Skin on the eleventh hole, and after the 12th hole was halved, it took two extra holes to award the last Skin to Zhao, thus leaving her tied with Hunsinger and Kirchner with four Skins apiece.

The event then moved on to sudden death on the par 5 15th hole.  Zhao and Kirchner both birdied the hole, but Shigeki Maruyama again came through for Hunsinger, with a long eagle putt dropping to give Keith the dramatic victory.  Two holes later Erica birdied the par 4 17th to earn second place overall.  Beth came out of the sudden death portion in third place and Carrie finished fourth in the foursome.

Hunsinger kept up his recent streak of collecting wood with the victory, while his caddie, Alexandra Monnin, continued the GM family's tradition of riding to glory on the backs of others, joining her father in Pro Golf history as the first family to produce two winning caddies.

Qualifying Round
1st    ­ Keith Hunsinger
         ­ Beth Zhao
         ­ Erica Kirchner
4th    ­ Carrie Lewis
5th    ­ Lisa Gutermuth
         ­ John Coussis
         ­ Ted Simmons
         ­ Josh Githens
9th    ­ David Metzger
10th  ­ Alexandra Monnin
         ­ Mark Mitchell
         ­ Bruce Reiff
         ­ Jeff Mullet
         ­ Glen Pearce
         ­ Rich Meyer
         ­ Richard Irving
         ­ Tom Pavy
         ­ Nate Hoam
19th  ­ Bruce Monnin
         ­ Carolyn Brown
         ­ Anna Marie Palermo
         ­ Vassily Krykos
         ­ Robert Drozd
         ­ Marshall Daw
         ­ Brian Stone
         ­ Bill Rohrbeck
         ­ Lauren Vessey
         ­ Jeff King
         ­ Steve Cameron
30th ­ Dennis Nicholson
         ­ Nick Kramer
         ­ Paul Risner
         ­ Frank Sinigaglio
         ­ Sean McCulloch
35th  ­ Ken Gutermuth
         ­ Tom Browne
         ­ Bryan Collars
         ­ Seth Kirchner
39th  ­ Josh Gifford
         ­ Charles Squibb
         ­ Alex Bell
         ­ Jim Bell
         ­ Patrick Maloney
         ­ Mark Yoshikawa
45th  ­ Chris Palermo
         ­ Andy Lewis
         ­ Jessica Greenwood
         ­ Mike Destro
         ­ Derek Landel
         ­ Peter Stein
         ­ Andrew Sinigaglio
         ­ Alex Gregorio
         ­ Bruce Young
54th ­ Rick Kirchner
         ­ Jeremy Billones
         ­ Tony Musella
57th ­ Luke Koleszar
58th ­ Jennifer Drozd
         ­ Dave Gantt
         ­ Steve Dickson
61st ­ Chris Trimmer
62nd ­ David Winsten

Final
1st    ­ Keith Hunsinger
2nd   ­ Erica Kirchner
3rd    ­ Beth Zhao
4th    ­ Carrie Lewis

 

 That darn Board ... Chairman Gutermuth and Boardmember Lewis hog the best floor space again ... something about the lower you get, the lower the dice rolls.

 Pastor Hunsinger with the blessed fuzzy dice and his final four competition.
 GM      Bruce Monnin [4th Year]   177 South Lincoln St, Minster, OH 45865 
    monninb@bright.net   419-628-3332

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