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CENTER CHAINS CLASSIC WRAP:
It was another beautiful day for the sixth stop of the Green Mountain Point Series this past Saturday. A NEFA points event and a PDGA C-Tier, the Center Chains Classic drew players from Massachusetts and New York State as well as having a strong Vermont turnout. Many of the player’s in the winners circle were new, getting their first win’s of the year. Here are you’re results:
MPO – Travis Keller (93 total) – Shooting a super-hot 93 (46, 47) Travis cruised to a 5 stroke victory over the next closest competitor. Travis is an extremely skilled player with many dangerous tools. He throws a strong backhand and a mean flick, all while being automatic putting inside the circle. This is why we see Travis near the top of every event he’s able to attend in VT. We hope to see him at more! Travis beat a strong field of 15 with Mike Habets and Jeff Spring rounding out the top 3.
MPM – Andy Miskavage (106 total) – A remarkable 48 in round 1 staked Andy to a 6 throw lead over the Point Series leader, Chris Sherwin. He was able to use that margin to hold off Sherwin as he charged down the back nine. Andy, a Waterbury Center local held on for a 2 stroke victory. Nice shooting Andy!
MPG – Danny White (103 total) – With the biggest margin of victory on the day, New Yorker Danny White cruised with another amazing first round 48! The man behind the tracking all NEFA points, Danny gives a lot to the sport and it’s great to see him get a victory after traveling a ways to play with us Vermonters. Tied for second we saw the return of two formerly familiar faces to the series, JSuds and George Boone! Nice shooting guys.
MA1 – Ira Divoll (101 total) – Finally breaking through, Ira Divoll cashed in with some very hot shooting to hold off an eager Jim Bailey. Ira has been looking for his first Advanced victory for a hot minute now, and he deserved it this past weekend. With rounds of 49 & 52, Ira would have cashed easily in MPO but it still came down to a final 15 foot putt. Ira reported that even though he felt the pressure, he had no problem stepping up to drain the winning putt on the final hole. Jim had another strong performance and solidified his lead in the the Point Series with the 2nd place result, though you know what they say…100s win.
MM1 – Tim Tadlock (120 total) – After stumbling out of the gate, T2 was in a 4 stoke hole headed into round 2. Somehow, he righted the ship and after the dust settled Tim had made a 6 stroke improvement form round one, throwing a 57 and winning by 3 over Brian Bernard. This could become a race for a Point Series title down the line. Keep your eyes on this one.
FA1 – Jen Frantz (115 total) – Jen took down a three person field, holding off the solid play of Dana DY and newcomer (and female distance champion) Kiara Sears! Jen held a 4-stroke lead after round one and was able to keep Dana at bay in round two, winning by 3 shots. Kiara played well also, felxing her muscles by winning the long drive contest after formal play had ended. Let’s hope we continue to see this division expand!
MA2 – Jeff Wasielewski (111 total) – In the biggest comeback of the year, Jeff stormed back from 9 strokes back to steal the intermediate win from Sebastian Marshall. Sebastian threw a truly brilliant 48 in Round 1 prompting bagger-crys from over half the participants. I think all those people felt poorly afterwards as he struggled from the start of Round 2, opening the door for Jeff to sneak into contention. At the end of the round, Jeff’s 53 was enough to erase the 9 strokes and get his first MA2 win! Jeff shouted out to Beaver Lanes DG in his acceptance speech, while Sebastian seemed upbeat and ready to take down the next MA2 event he enters.
FA2 – Amelia Fotheringham (125 total) – Some would call her the next Frothy, until they looked at the spelling of her name closer, but the fact remains that Amelia swept away the competition in her first GMPS FA2 performance. With solid shooting, Amelia enjoyed a comfy lead throughout the day. Nice shooting!
MJ2 – The one man wrecking crew that is Jayce Slesar dominated the course, but unfortunately had no opponents to treat with the same indignation. Jayce threw a solid 64, 65 that may have held up regardless of whether or not he had competition in the MJ2 division. Hope to see you at the next event Jayce!
The day ended with a long drive contest (won by Mike Habets (PRO), Ryan Clements (AM), and the previously mentioned Kiara Sears (WOMEN)) and a putting contest for a Discatcher Sport basket. Greg Haskins came through with two huge putts to take home the basket. Overall, an enormous amount of merriment and good clean competition was had on this day that featured splendid weather and nine CTP prizes. Final note: two ACES on the day, one by visiting Mass-resident Matt Heenan and one by our MPO champ, Travis Keller on the challenging Hole #16! Until the next event, keep it classy out there.