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Updated 11/30/2008

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Brian Farrelly, IL

2008 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
2008    Brian Farrelly     67
 Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Ken Gutermuth      TX    06     70
  2.  John Coussis       IL    08     50
  3.  Keith Hunsinger    OH    08     26
  4.  Devin Flawd        PA    04     24
  5.  Brian Farrelly     IL    08     20
  6.  Bruce Reiff        OH    06     20
  7.  Nate Hoam          OH    05     20
  8.  Terry Coleman      BC    02     20
  9.  Dennis Nicholson   NY    01     20
 10.  Adam Gugliemini    PA    00     20
 11.  Rod Weaver         PA    08     12
 12.  Erica Kirchner     KY    07     12
 13.  John Shaheen       MA    06     12
 14.  Chris Kamm         NY    04     12
 15.  David Metzger      NY    03     12
 16.  Jason Levine       NY    02     12
 17.  Dan Dolan Jr       NJ    05     10
 18.  Seth Kirchner      KY    03     10
 19.  Paul Risner        FL    02     10
 20.  Beth Zhao          DC    07      8
 21.  Davyd Field        CA    06      8
 22.  Mark Yoshikawa     CA    04      8
 23.  George Sauer       OH    03      8
 24.  Robert Eastman     NV    02      8
 25.  Henry Richardson   VA    01      8
 26.  Bill Beckman       SC    00      8
 27.  Harry Flawd        PA    99      8
 28.  Carrie Lewis       DE    07      6
 29.  Charles Squibb     PA    05      6
 30.  Bruce Maxwell      VA    04      6
 31.  Lee Presser        NY    03      6
 32.  Jeff Mullet        OH    01      6
 33.  Charles Drozd      IL    08      4
 34.  Kevin Brown        GA    06      4
 35.  Nick Kramer        PA    08      2
 36.  Josh Githens       SC    07      2
 37.  Richard Meyer      MA    06      2
 38.  Lisa Gutermuth     TX    05      2
 39.  Ann Cornett        FL    04      2
 40.  Vincent Collura    PA    99      2

2008 Laurelists                                             Repeating Laurelists:

Rod Weaver, PA
2nd

John Coussis, IL
3rd

Keith Hunsinger, OH
4th

Charles Drozd, IL
5th

Nick Kramer, PA
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

Keith Hunsinger, OH
2007

Brian Farrelly, IL
2008
 

 

Ok folks, take your seats ... it's time once again to prove we have entirely too much time on our hands. Get ready to draft your golfers. Yes, if your skill has failed you up till now ... fear not ... it's time for the terminally lucky!

Now there's a foursome ... Rob Winslow, Robert Hahn, Jeremy Billones and Dave Metzger try their luck. Dave is particularly shameless - having won this monumental test of skill back in 1997 and now he hopes for lightning to strike twice.

Skinless ...

2007 was the year of Shigeki Maruyama, the golfer Keith Hunsinger managed to victory. The question for 2008 was, could Shigeki again triumph, or would a new golfer earn the wood for his WBC caddie?

67 participants teed off from the Hopewell room this year, less than half of whom (32) had played the previous year. That means there were 35 players present who did not play in 2007. Members of the BPA Board of Directors followed the recent tradition of performing poorly, with Andy Lewis and Bruce Reiff 44th at 1 over par, Ken Gutermuth 54th at 2 over par and GM Bruce Monnin dead last at 5 over par.

After the 75-minute first round was completed on the18 holes of the 2002 version of the Augusta course, it appeared to once again be the "Year of Shigeki", as Keith Hunsinger placed third with Mr. Maruyama and Arthur Field tied for 4th with the other version of Shigeki available. Rod Weaver led the field at 9 under par with Scott Verplank, while John Coussis and Keith Hunsinger came into the clubhouse at -8 and -6 respectively. That left only one opening in the championship Skins game. Seven players (Brian Farrelly, Charles Drozd, Jacob Hebner, Rich Meyer, Arthur Field, Nick Kremer and Grant Wylie) all finished five under par and went into a sudden death playoff to claim the last spot for the Skins game final four. These seven players took on Pebble Beach, where Farrelly and Drozd were the only two to birdie the first hole. Farrelly advanced after also going under par on the second hole.

These top four players were then transported to the Lancaster Host Golf Club for the 12 hole Skins game, where they were allowed to upgrade their golfers to one of the legends of the game if they so desired. Rod Weaver and Keith Hunsinger kept their golfers, Scott Verplank and Shigeki Maruyama. John Coussis upgraded to Ben Hogan, and Brian Farrelly was pleasantly surprised to find Jack Nicklaus still available.

For the second year in a row, the Skins game began with the players halving the first two holes on the course. Ben Hogan came through for John Coussis by being the only golfer to birdie the par four third, thus giving John the first three Skins of the early morning. Rod Weaver and Brian Farrelly followed by each earning two Skins, Rod on the fifth hole and Brian on the seventh.

The tension started to build as the eighth, ninth and tenth holes were all halved, leaving four Skins up for grabs on the par 3 11th. Weaver, Coussis and Hunsinger all scored par on the hole, but Jack Nicklaus came through under pressure with the big birdie to give Farrelly a total of six Skins to earn the championship. Weaver earned the Skin on the twelfth hole, and then won the sudden death 13th hole over Coussis to take sole possession of second place. Last year's champion (Hunsinger and his beloved Shigeki Maruyama) failed to earn any Skins and settled for fourth place laurels.

Pro Golf Results For AREA

Qualifying Round
1st ­ Rod Weaver
2nd ­ John Coussis
3rd ­ Keith Hunsinger
4th ­ Brian Farrelly
5th ­ Robert Drozd
6th ­ Nick Kramer
­ Jacob Hebner
­ Rich Meyer
­ Arthur Field
10th ­ Grant Wylie
11th ­ Nate Hoam
­ Rob Winslow
­ DeVaria Clinkscales
­ Tom Pavy
­ Kerry Codoley
16th ­ Heather Palenshus
­ Mike Dwyer
­ David Metzger
­ Mark Yoshikawa
­ Rob Schoenen
­ Dan Dolan
­ Chris Trimmer
23rd ­ Bob Hamel
­ Mark Mitchell
­ Gary Schaefers
­ Mark Smith
­ Ted Simmons
28th ­ Verity Hitchings
­ Paul Bean
­ Lisa Gutermuth
­ Alex Bell
­ Curt Collins II
­ Peter Stein
34th ­ Andrew Sinigaglio
­ Jim Bell
­ Carrie Lewis
­ Ryan Myslinski
­ Jeremy Billones
­ Brendan Coomes
­ Amelia Engelmann
­ Dennis Nicholson
­ Louise Strickland
­ Bob Menzel
44th ­ Richard Irving
­ Robert Drozd
­ Andy Lewis
­ Erica Kirchner
­ Josh Detamore
­ Brandon Bernard
­ Bruce Reiff
­ Rick Kirchner
­ Greg Zegalia
­ Ian Miller
54th ­ Jennifer Drozd
­ Ken Gutermuth
­ Jeff Mullet
­ Mike Coomes
­ Sean McCulloch
­ Pam Gutermuth
60th ­ Robert Hahn
­ Scot Palenshus
­ Nicole Reiff
­ Henry Pfeiffer
­ David Gantt
65th ­ Ilan Woll
66th ­ Debbie Gutermuth
­ Bruce Monnin

Final:
1st ­ Brian Farrelly
2nd ­ Rod Weaver
3rd ­ John Coussis
4th ­ Keith Hunsinger

 

Rich Meyer winds up with the special Pebble Beach playoff dice in the seven-player Sudden Death play-off for the last spot in the Skins game.

 The blessed final four. Now Pastor Hunsinger I can understand ... he has connections and even won last year. But Coussis? Note he won't let the Rev touch the fuzzy dice.
 GM      Bruce Monnin [5th Year]   177 South Lincoln St, Minster, OH 45865-1240 
    bdmonnin@nktelco.net   419-628-3332

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