The inaugural three-day event kicked off with a practice round including optional stableford and a field of 22 teams within 4 flights. The 5 unique matches included (1)Captain and Mate, (2)Modified Alternate Shot, (3)Best Ball, (4)Combined Score Stableford, and (5)Total Score of Both Players. The winner of each flight advanced to the championship shootout on holes 1, 2, and 9 with sudden death extra holes for a tie.
Championship shootout field included - 1st Flight Winner – Bob Ruggio/Matt Ruggio, 2nd Flight Winner - Geno Knopp/Teddy Knopp, 3rd Flight Winner – Brian Canale/John Lindsay, and 4th Flight Winner – Jerry Arnold/Jason Arnold.
Hole #1 playoff finished square at even par by all four teams. Hole #2 John Lindsay bombed a drive just off the green with a chance for eagle. Matt Ruggio put a wedge close creating an opportunity for birdie. Canale and Lindsay settled for a tap in birdie. Bob Ruggio matched it dropping a birdie putt to put both teams into the lead and tied at -1. Both teams pared #9 and a two-team sudden death playoff ensued over 6 holes of par golf with a duo between the tight wedges of Matt Ruggio and hot putters by Brian Canale and John Lindsay. A large gallery followed the teams as darkness began to set in with a light sprinkle that changed the green conditions. Putts came up short for Canale and Lindsay on hole #1 settling for bogie. Leaving Ruggio/Ruggio with a putt for the win. Bob Ruggio made the par putt to secure the 2017 Stone Creek Member-Guest Championship.
“This one was special for my brother and I. The unique tournament format required teamwork.”, said Bob Ruggio (Member). “This is the course Matt and I learned to play golf on (formerly Griffin’s Greens). To be part of the first Member-Guest at Stone Creek Golf Club, play a weekend of golf with friends, meet new friends, and then to win the overall championship made it memorable.”
A special thanks to our entire staff for preparing the golf course for this event and thank you to our generous sponsors. The tournament was well managed by Owner and PGA Head Professional Will Weimer, Owner Scott Baker, and Tournament Chair Jeff Dewey.
2017 Stone Creek Golf Club Member/Guest Champions – Bob Ruggio (Member) / Matt Ruggio (Guest)
1st Flight – HORTY BULLARD FLIGHT
1st - Bob Ruggio (Member) / Matt Ruggio
2nd - Jeff Dewey (Member) / Kevin Dorsey
3rd - Dave Haight (Member) / Dan Haight
2nd Flight – PETE GRIFFIN FLIGHT
1st - Geno Knopp (Member) / Teddy Knopp
2nd - Mani Perivemba (Member) / Kevin Murphy
3rd - Joe Berson (Member) / Ryan Lanigan
3rd Flight – JOHN YOUNG FLIGHT
1st - Brian Canale (Member) / John Lindsay
2nd - Justin Hall (Member) / Shawn Baldwin
3rd - Billy Favata (Member) / Mike Reidy
4th Flight – ONTARIO C.C. FLIGHT
1st - Jerry Arnold (Member) / Jake Arnold
2nd – Joe Politio (Member) / Jeff Haynes
3rd - Kayla Brooks (Member) / Maria Brunswick
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