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Updated 11/17/2011

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Daniel Pappas, MD

2011 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
2009    Eric Brosius     58
2010    Brooks Beyma     63
2011    Daniel Pappas     63

PBeM Event History
2010    Lisa Gutermuth     34
2011    Dennis Nicholson     41

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Ken Gutermuth      TX    11     74
  2.  Dennis Nicholson   NY    11     52
  3.  John Coussis       IL    08     50
  4.  Devin Flawd        PA    04     34
  5.  Bruce Reiff        OH    11     32
  6.  Keith Hunsinger    OH    08     26
  7.  Lisa Gutermuth     NC    10     22
  8.  Daniel Pappas      MD    11     20
  9.  Brooks Beyma       MD    10     20
 10.  Eric Brosius       MA    09     20
 11.  Brian Farrelly     IL    08     20
 12.  Nate Hoam          OH    05     20
 13.  Terry Coleman      bc    02     20
 14.  Adam Gugliemini    PA    00     20
 15.  Chris Kamm         NY    04     18
 16.  Paul Risner        FL    11     16
 17.  Mark Yoshikawa     CA    10     16
 18.  Debbie Gutermuth   NC    11     14
 19.  Robert Drozd       IL    10     14
 20.  Danny Lewis        DE    11     12
 21.  Jim Bell           MD    10     12
 22.  Rod Weaver         PA    08     12
 23.  Erica Kirchner     KY    07     12
 24.  John Shaheen       MA    06     12
 25.  Dan Dolan Jr       NJ    05     12
 26.  David Metzger      NY    03     12
 27.  Jason Levine       NY    02     12
 28.  Josh Githens       SC    10     10
 29.  Seth Kirchner      KY    03     10
 30.  Bruce Maxwell      VA    04      9
 31.  Bruce Young        SC    11      8
 32.  Mike Pacheco       CA    11      8
 33.  Mark Neale         RI    09      8
 34.  Beth Zhao          DC    07      8
 35.  Davyd Field        CA    06      8
 36.  George Sauer       OH    03      8
 37.  Robert Eastman     NV    02      8
 38.  H Richardson III   VA    01      8
 39.  Bill Beckman       SC    00      8
 40.  Harry Flawd        PA    99      8
 41.  Sean McCulloch     OH    10      6
 42.  Nicole Reiff       OH    10      6
 43.  Bernard Beckerman  NY    09      6
 44.  Richard Meyer      MA    09      6
 45.  Carrie Lewis       DE    07      6
 46.  Charles Squibb     PA    05      6
 47.  Lee Presser        NY    03      6
 48.  Jeff Mullet        OH    01      6
 49.  Paul Bean          MA    11      4
 50.  Robert Kircher     RI    11      4
 51.  David Stiffler     VA    10      4
 52.  Charles Drozd      IL    08      4
 53.  Kevin Brown        GA    06      4
 54.  Ann Cornett        FL    04      3
 55.  Bill Morse         VA    11      2
 56.  Mike Coomes        OH    10      2
 57.  Nick Kramer        PA    08      2
 58.  Arthur Davis       MI    02      2
 59.  Vincent Collura    PA    99      2

2011 Laurelists                                                 Repeating Laurelists: 0

Danny Lewis, DE

Bruce Young, SC

Paul Risner, FL

Paul Bean, MA

Ken Gutermuth, NC

Past Winners

Dave Walrath, MA

Bruce Reiff, OH
1995, 2006

Tom Pavy, OH

Dave Metzger, VA

Kevin Wojtaszczyk, NY

John Coussis. IL

Adam Gugliemini, PA

Dennis Nicholson, NY

Terry Coleman, BC

Ken Gutermuth, TX

Devin Flawd, PA

Nate Hoam, OH

Keith Hunsinger, OH

Brian Farrelly, IL

Eric Brosius, CT

Brooks Beyma, MD

Daniel Pappas, MD

At midnight, you can play in Hopewell with tiered seating ...

... or go west to Cornwall and more conventional greens ...

... or you can head in the opposite direction to the abandoned exhibit tables.

The lucky final foursome: Paul Risner, Danny Lewis, Daniel Pappas and Bruce Young.

The Lottery Pick 4 ...

The lottery, er, I mean Pro Golf saw an unusual stability in its entrants, as 63 participants teed off from the Hopewell room this year, the exact same number as last year. Of those 63, 47 returned from last year, while 16 showed up with their new PGA cards. The Final Four Skins game was once again free of members of the BPA Board of Directors, though usual suspect duffers Ken Gutermuth and not so usual suspect Andy Lewis both finished in a tie for fifth place at four under par along with John Coussis, Paul Bean and James Kramer, Jr.

For the second straight year, no playoff was needed to select our four finalists in the Skins game. In a low scoring year, Daniel Pappas led the field at six under par after the 75 minute first round was completed on the 18 holes of the 2002 version of the Augusta course. The threesome of Paul Risner, Danny Lewis and Bruce Young were right behind at 5 under par. There wasn't a former champion among them, although Risner had sullied his record with prior laurels a decade ago. So we were guaranteed a new champion in this most skillful of games. Quel surprise!

These top four players then took on the local Lancaster Host Golf Club for the 12 hole Skins game. Bruce Young (in the guise of Phil Mickelson) jumped out to an early lead when he birdied the first hole. The next three holes were halved, making the crucial par 5 fifth hole worth four Skins. Danny Lewis (Tim Herron) was the only player to eagle the hole, grabbing a huge early lead.

The remaining seven holes were all halved, and extra holes were needed to determine who would win the last seven Skins and thus the tournament. The tension mounted as the 13th hole was also halved. On the par 5 14th, the door was left open when first Danny Lewis and then Bruce young could only manage pars. Daniel Pappas (as the immortal Kenny Perry) sank his birdie putt, and became the 2011 champion when Paul Risner could not match his herculean effort.

Be sure to join the fun again in 2012, and maybe even get in a little practice in the 2012 Second Annual PBeM tournament which should start sometime this spring (right before the Masters). We need more entrants to ensure that 2011 champion Dennis Nicholson does not become a two-time PBeM champion. Perish the thought! But perhaps I am too critical ... any game in which Dennis Nicholson, Mark Yoshikawa, Mark Mitchell and Pete Stein tie for last place has got to be pretty realistic! After all, it's all in your form as the photos at right attest. Daniel obviously won with his manly chest high approach to the tee, while Bruce was justly punished for his under-handed style.

2011 Pro Golf Results - aka incriminating evidence ...

Qualifying Round
1st Daniel Pappas
2nd Paul Risner
Danny Lewis
Bruce Young
5th John Coussis
Ken Gutermuth
Paul Bean
James Kramer, Jr.
Andy Lewis
10th Jeff Finkeldey
Rob Russo
Charles Drozd
Bill Beckman
Josh Detamore
Carrie Lewis
16th Eric Monte
Vassili Kyrkos
Jeremy Billones
Luke Koleszar
Keith Hunsinger
Nicole Reiff
Chris Grech
Tom Browne
Doug Galullo
Ed Roberts
26th Debbie Gutermuth
Terry Wicks
Wes Lewis
Marc Visocnik
30th Robert Rund
Chad Gormly
Jeff Mullet
33rd John Shaheen
Rob Kircher
Erica Kirchner
Tony Musella
Jennifer Visocnik
Bryan Collars
Sean McCulloch
40th Bruce Reiff
Glen Pearce
Derek Pulhamus
43rd Bruce Monnin
Robert Drozd
Mike Coomes
Rick Kirchner
47th Eric Buetikofer
Phillip White
49th Grant LaDue
50th Alex Bell
Eric Brosius
Claire Brosius
53rd James Bell
Pam Gutermuth
55th Brendan Coomes
56th Mark Yoshikawa
Dennis Nicholson
Bob Wicks
Joel Feldman
Andrew Sinigaglio
Louise Strickland
Mark Mitchell
Peter Stein

1st Daniel Pappas
2nd Danny Lewis
3rd Bruce Young
4th Paul Risner

 PBeM Tournament:

A field of 41 duffers signed up to contest the second annual BPA Pro Golf PBeM tournament. All players first competed on the Augusta National course. The top two-thirds of the field survived the cut and moved on to contest the world famous and always difficult Lancaster Host course - home of the WBC. The top one-third of the original field then advanced to contest the Muirfield Village course - home of world famous golf analyst Bruce Monnin. The best cumulative score of the three rounds won the title.

Mark Mitchell used golfer Shigeki Maruyama to blitz Augusta National for a first round best score of six under par. One stroke behind were Dennis Nicholson (with Tom Kite) and Dave Stiffler (with Johnny Miller). Consul Bruce Reiff (with golfer Tom Kite) posted the best score in the second round with six under par on the Lancaster Host course, which put him one one stroke behind the leaders. Dennis Nicholson and Robert Kircher (with Jerry Pate) led with a cumulative score of -9. Bill Morse (also with Jerry Pate) tied Bruce Reiff at one stroke off the lead thanks to a -5 round.

Fifteen survivors moved onto the third course, Muirfield Village. Debbie Gutermuth (with John Daly) posted the best score for the course at -5, but her combined score of nine under was only good enough for fourth place. Mike Pacheco and Bruce Reiff both ended play at -11. Bruce won the three-hole playoff to claim second place and relegate Mike to third. Dennis Nicholson lost his lead with a slow start to his final round, then recovered on the back nine to go 12 under par after 17 holes, one stroke ahead of Bruce and Mike. With the pressure on, he calmly birdied the final hole for a two-stroke victory. With this win, Dennis now has bookend plaques to go with his 2001 WBC championship.

The tournament will be restarted in March 2012. Come join us next year as we use the time of the Masters, the U.S. Open and the British Open to determine another PBeM champion of the BPA Pro Golf world.

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