Event Location:
Bellerive CC

Event Date:
July 21st – 24th, 2016

Day 1 – July 21st

Boy, was it ever hot! With heat indexes of low 90’s in the morning and soaring to 115 by late afternoon, it was a tough day to play golf. Most of the low scores were shot in the morning wave, led by the 2014 Men’s Championship winner, Phil Caravia (Norwood Hills) who shot a 4 under 68. Not far behind were Norwood’s Sam Migdal and Scott Holdridge, who both carded 2 under 70’s. Several players finished at 1 under, including Chad Niezing and Chris Dale(Legends), our 2015 Men’s Champion Chris Kovach, Darren Stoffel and Neil Vanleeuwen (GlenEcho), Dean Fitzpatrick (Greenbriar Hills) and Parker Goldman (Meadowbrook). So most of these players who shot low scores in the morning will now tee it up in the heat of the day to see who can make the magic low 16 players who will move to Match Play on Saturday morning. Should be another hot day with some hot scores! Stay tuned.

Day 2 – July 22nd

Day 2 began with a series of short rain delays. Thankfully, the weather cooperated to a lesser degree (of hotness!) as the day progressed.
It was an exciting finish to the day. Half of the match play qualifiers came from the last 4 groups. So the cut of the low 16 qualifying for Match Play went down to the last threesome.

Congrats to Chad Niezing (Legends) for a two day total of four under total of 140, to claim medalist honors. Drew Lilly (St. Louis) and Sam Migdal (Norwood Hills) carded 142.

Here are the match play participants:
Chad Niezing-Legends
Sam Migdal-Norwood Hills Cc
Drew Lilly-St. Louis
Tim Riley-St. Clair
Skip Berkmeyer-Legends
Justin Hemings-Sunset Hills
Darren Stoffel-Glen Echo
Tim Miller-Greenbriar Hills
Phil Caravia-Norwood Hills
Kyle Szyhowski-Whitmoor
Ben Tyrell-Sunset Hills
Sean Normile-Norwood Hills
Toppie Hogan-Old Warson
Alex Cusumano-Norwood Hills
Scott Holdridge-Norwood Hills
Chris Kovach-Metropolitan

Day 3 & 4 – Match Play Results

Match play started bright and early on Saturday morning after a long day Friday for all the participants. 16 Seed Chris Kovach (our 2015 Men’s Champion) defeated 1 Seed Chad Niezing 1 Up. 8 Seed Darren Stoffel def 9 Seed Skip Berkmeyer 2 & 1. 4 Seed Tim Riley def 13 Seed Ben Tyrell 2 & 1. 12 Seed Toppie Hogan (last year’s Runner up) def Tim Miller 2 &1.

On the right side of the Match Play bracket, 15 Seed Alex Cusumano (2011 Men’s Champion) def 2 Seed Drew Lilly 4 &3. 7 Seed Phil Caravia (2014 Men’s Champion) def 10 Seed Kyle Szychowski 5 & 4. 3 Seed Sam Migdal def 14 Seed Scott Holdridge 6 & 5. 6 Seed Justin Hemings def 11 Seed Sean Normal 6 & 5.

In the afternoon quarterfinal matches, Stoffel def Kovach in a 19hole thriller, Riley def Hogan 1 Up, Caravia def Cusumano 1 Up, and Migdal def Hemings in another match on the 19th hole.

In Sunday morning’s Semi-final matches, Stoffel def Riley 2 & 1, and Caravia outlasted Migdal in another match going to the 19th hole.

And in the Finals, Darren Stoffel prevailed over Phil Caravia 4 & 3.

Congratulations to all. We saw some great golf. And our thanks to the entire staff at Bellerive Country Club, including General Manager Larry Marx, Clubhouse Manager Lynn Butler, Greens Superintendent John Cunningham, and Director of Golf Mike Tucker.

And thanks also to the Bellerive membership for allowing us to use their course for this terrific event.

Congratulations to all. We saw some great golf. And our thanks to the entire staff at Bellerive Country Club, including General Manager Larry Marx, Clubhouse Manager Lynn Butler, Greens Superintendent John Cunningham, and Director of Golf Mike Tucker.

And thanks also to the Bellerive membership for allowing us to use their course for this terrific event.

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