Chapter News

No More Penalty Strokes, No More Excuses Needed

The date: April 6, 2019
The place: Sugarmill Woods Country Club
The event: The Spring Hill MGA's The Bastards
 
With one medio dropping onto the disabled list the morning of the tournament, 19 remaining medios and 4 guests perservered through the trip to Citrus County, tighter fairways, and some marginally playable greens, coming out the other side with new-found appreciation for the other local courses they normally play.  One decisive penalty, one more chip-off, one first win, untold number of bad shots --- just another day in the MGA.
 
Thanks to our OG sponsor Downing Funeral Home for his continued support of our chapter.  And thanks to Dawn, Don and Troy for helping out at the event.

 

First the lamentable news.  For the second tournament in a row, there was a two-stroke penalty involving a player vying for a trophy.  Both times the penalty was a putted ball hitting another ball on the green.  Unlike last time when the penalized player was able to recover to win in a playoff, this time the penalty cost 1st place.  Dave Smith was the poor soul who didn't know this was a penalty and apparantly wasn't aware when this happened last month.  Be forewarned medios to know the rules so something like this doesn't happen to you too.
 
The players remaining at the top were Don and Am-Am winner Greg "Sir Duffsalot" Brown, tied at 94.  Don, after experiencing a heart-breaking team chip-off loss at the Am-Am last month, took advantage of that experience to win the chip-off this time and claim the winner's blue trucker cap and crappy green jacket.  This was the first time Don was playing without MGA penalty strokes since joining over a year ago and The Greatest Don made it count with his first win.  Congratulations Don and don't forget that the Breakfast of Winners is on you at next year's Bastards.

 

The skins winners were many:
Hole 1 (par 5) - Lee Hamilton - score 5, net 4
Hole 8 (par 5) - John Montagnino - score 5, net 4
Hole 10 (par 4) - Lee Hamilton - score 4, net 3
Hole 11 (par 5) - John Montagnino - score 4, net 4
Hole 12 (par 4) - Lee Hamilton - score 4, net 3
Hole 14 (par 4) - Randy Dunaway - score 4, net 4
Hole 17 (par 4) - Marion Kelley - score 4, net 3
Hole 18 (par 4) - Greg Bobrowski - score 4, net 4
 
And here are the net score results:

 

Net Handicap Results
Place Player Gross Score Adj. Course Handicap Net Score
1 Mike Sulik 95 34 61
2 John Montagnino 96 34 62
3 Lee Hamilton 96 33 63
4 Greg Brown 94 28 66
5 Don Nogiewich 94 27 67
6 David Smith 95 27 68
7 Roy Huden 104 35 69
8 Paul Normandin 102 32 70
9 Pete Bedell 98 28 70
10 Frank Mendes 102 29 73
11 Troy McNeal 100 27 73
12 Ken Ferguson 103 30 73
13 Rob Mongold 107 33 74
14 Roy Fiehler 112 37 75
15 Marion Kelley 118 42 76
16 Randy Dunaway 106 30 76
17 Greg Bobrowski 104 28 76
18 Charly Osz 110 33 77
19 Robert West 127 38 89

 


Event Results

#NameScore"Money"
1.Donald Nogiewich94$1.26
2.Greg Brown94$0.84
3.Mike Sulik95$0.67
3.David Smith95$0.67
5.John Montagnino96$0.53
5.Leroy Hamilton96$0.53
7.Pete Bedell98$0.42
8.Troy McNeal100$0.35
9.Paul Normandin102$0.25
9.Francisco Mendes102$0.25
11.Kenneth Ferguson103$0.14
12.Roy Huden104$0.07
12.gregory Bobrowski104$0.07
14.Randy Dunaway106$0.05
15.Robert Mongold107$0.04
16.Charly Osz110$0.02
17.Roy Fiehler112$0.00
18.Marion Kelley118$0.00
19.Robert West127$0.00