19 teams teed it up for this year’s Benson Two Man Championship. While the field was smaller
than usual, the competition was tough, and Old Hickory Golf Club was in spectacular condition
for this year’s Championship.
In the Open Division, perennial District Competitiors Skip Berkmeyer (Legends) and Pat Britt
(Norwood Hills) shot a team 63 in the Day One Fourball Competition. Close behind were past
champions Matt Lewis and Steven Hyten (Sunset Hills), shooting 65 while competing in the
same pairing with Berkmeyer and Britt. Dalhousie’s Brevin Giebler and Drew Denton were third,
shooting an opening round 70.
On the Net Side of the Open Competition, Old Hickory’s own team of Mark Moore and Jason
Quillman recorded a 10 Under 62 on Day One, followed by Dave Diemer and Jeff Marquitz from
Greenbriar, shooting 67.
In the new Net Competition only, played from a shorter yardage, Westwood’s Ed Goldberg and
Dale Steinbeck recorded a net 67 to lead the Net Competition. Greenbriar Hills’ Bruce Robert
and Mike Clthero were a shot behind at 68.
Day Two’s Foursome Competion is always a tough format. Paired again in the second round of
the Open Division Gross Competition, Lewis and Hyten recorded an even par 72, and a two day
total of 137, to capture their third Benson Championship, with a repeat from 2018 and 2015.
Berkmeyer and Britt shot 78 , with along with their opening round 63 resulted in a second place
finish, with a two day total of 141. Dalhousie’s Giebler and Denton finished third, with a two day
total of 145. The top two teams automatically qualify for the Jackson Invitational in October.
In the Open Division Net Competition, Greenbriar’s Diemer and Marquitz prevailed, shooting a
net 64 on Day two, for a two day total of 131, winning by 5 shots over Old Hickory’s Moore and
Quillman, shooting 136. Whitmoor’s Ryan Robertson and Brian Boehle were third , shooting
142 net for the two days.
Lewis and Hyten
In the Net Competion, Westwood’s Goldberg and Steinbeck played another nice round,
shooting 70 for a two day total of 137, with Greenbriar’s Robert and Clithero shooting 143.
Westborough’s Steve Dioneda and Dick Estes tied Bogey Hill’s Jeff Orloff and Gary Melchior for
a two day Net total of 148.
Goldberg and Steinbeck
Many thanks to all who played, as well as our volunteers, who endured a couple more days of
really warm weather for September. And a big shout out to Brett Moomey, Head Professional at
Old Hickory, his staff, and David Pini, Superintendent and his staff for their efforts in making this
a great event.