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Cozad captures 2nd title in Playoff at rain soaked Downing

Posted: August 18th, 2019

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For a brief time it looked as if the final round of the 2019 EDGA Amateur would not be possible due to the excessive rain overnight and then again this morning but with a 2-hour delay and some sun and a light breeze the players took to the drier back night to begin their rounds.

Playing in the penultimate group, Tyler Cozad birdied his opening hole and shortly thereafter eagled the par-5 13th. He closed the opening 9 with 5 pars and then opened his second nine birdie-par-birdie and found himself atop the leaderboard. That lead wasn’t safe nor long lived.

Mercyhurt University’s Adrian Larsen would go on a second birdie run, this time including birdies and 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7 to get back to 6 under and in the lead. Larsen had reached that number at the start of the round when he birdied 10, 11, and 13 to take a two stroke lead. He followed with a bogey at 15 after hitting his tee shot out of bounds and then made 2 more on 16 and 18. He found lots of trouble on number 1, his 10th, recording a double bogey and dropping him all of the way back to 1-under. Then the birdies started again.

Cozad followed a bogey at the par-3 5th with a later birdie at the par-3 8th to get within one. When Larsen 3 putted for bogey on the 8th behind him the two were knotted at 5 under with one hole to go. First round leader Drew Deimel was still not out of it heading to the last, needing a birdie to get to that 5-under mark. Deimel had fallen out of the lead with 3 late bogies on his first 9, leaving him at 2-under. However 2 birdies on his second 9 and one great par save left him in position to capitalize sitting one back with one to play.

Cozad came close to a closing birdie but could not get it to fall and set the mark at minus 5. As the last group finished, Deimel played first and missed the green to the right and, for all intents and purposes, ending his title hopes. Larsen, on the other hand left himself about 20 feet for birdie and the win. His putt just missed on the low side leaving tied at minus 5.

The playoff took place on hole 10, the same place where the weather-delayed round started some 4 hours earlier. Both players were well positioned off the tee and Cozad, playing first, put his second shot on the par 5 on the front edge of the green. Larsen was not as sharp, hitting his second some 30 yards left of the green and then proceeded to hit his 3rd over the back of the green. He was able to save par but Cozad hit his first putt to about 4 feet and then rolled in the winning putt with relative ease.

Cozad also captured the 2017 EDGA Amateur Championship at Lake Shore and tied with Cathedral Preo’s Evan Rowane for the days low round, a 68. Rowane’s score allowed him to jump into 3rd place. Deimel’s closing bogey dropped him to minus 3 and tied for 4th. He tied with Mike Wolfe who shot one of the 3 69’s on the day. EDGA Match Play Runner Up Matt Barto had one of them, giving him a 2-under par total of 214 and a 6th place finish. Clayton Skoff had the other, he finished 11th.

The top 10 was rounded out by 4 players who completed the tournament at even par including Ryan Deimel (72-216), Mike Newcomer (71-216), Ryan Petersc(73-216) and Sean Sculley (75-216).

The top 15 players earned prizes. 12th through 15th were Brent Rodgers (70-218), Defending Champion Patrick Kelly (72-218), Mark Majewski (74-218) and David Nichols (76-219). Prizes can be picked up in the pro shop at Downing.

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Deimel takes the lead after 2nd Round of Amateur

Posted: August 17th, 2019

Drew Deimel again shot the low round of the day, this time a 3-under par 69 to take a 2 stroke lead heading into the final round of the EDGA Amateur Championship. Drew had 4 birdies and just one bogey in his 3-under par round. Drew is seeking his 5th EDGA major.

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Mercyhurst University’s Adrian Larsen matched Deimel’s 69 on the strength of 5 birdies. 2017 Match Play Champion Sean Sculley had the only other under par round. His 70 also included 5 birdies. Both Larsen and Sculley are tied for second at 141, 2 shots behind Deimel.

3 other players finished their 36 holes under par, all 1-under 143, and are tied for 4th. That group includes David Nichols (71-72), Ryan Peters (71-72) and Tyler Cozad. Each followed up opening round 71’s with 72 today. The top 10 is rounded out by 4 players, all at even par, including Ryan Deimel, Mike Wolfe, Evan Rowane and Mark Majewski. Match Play runner up Matt Barto and Mike Newcomer are next with 145 while the defending champion, Patrick Kelly sits 13th at 146 with rounds of 72 and 74.

The cut line for Sunday’s final round fell at 7-over par 151. The final round is slated to begin at 10:00am at the Downing Golf Course. Of the 25 players making the cut, the top 15 after 54 holes will win a prize.

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Deimel and Holmes top packed leaderboard at Downing

Posted: August 16th, 2019

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Drew Deimel picked up right back were he left off after capturing the EDGA Match Play Championship at Lake View CC in June … on top. After the first round of the Amateur, however, he has lots of company.

Drew finished the opening round with a score of 70 that included 5 birdies and 3 bogies, a score that would leave him tied with Gannon University’s Abe Holmes. Holmes’ round included 6 birdies offset by 2 bogies and a double.

There are 7 player locked in a group at 1-under par 71 that includes Tyler Cozad, Sean Sculley, Mike Wolfe, David Nichols, Ryan Peters, Emmett Caskey and Evan Rowane. Cozad won the EDGA Amateur in 2018 while Sculley won the Match Play in 2017. Mike Wolfe is still seeking his first EDGA major, having finished runner-up in both EDGA majors in 2018.

The group at even par is nearly as big with Adrian Larsen, Brent Rodgers, Mark Majewski, Mike Newcomer, Pat Kelly and Ryan Deimel finishing with identical 72’s. Pat Kelly is the defending champion and looking to be the first to repeat since Ellery Tarbell’s titles in 2005-06. Ryan Deimel also has an EDGA Amateur title on his resume having captured the title in 2014.

Match Play runner up Matt Barto shot 73 along with Jake Angelucci and Jordan Henry. The top 20 is rounded out by Tarbell, Andrew Leek, Charlie Lichtenwalter and Zach Ford each of whom shot 74.

There was a little excitement today on Downing’s 197 yard par 3 fifth hole when Clayton Skoff scored and ace. The eagle propelled him to a round of 75 which is currently right on the cut line.

Round two takes place tomorrow when a cut to the top 24 will be made for the final 18 holes on Sunday. All play is at the Downing Golf Course.

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EDGA Amateur set with field of 57 Players

Posted: August 13th, 2019

The 2019 EDGA Amateur Championship sponsored by Marquette Savings Bank is set to begin play at the Downing Golf Course on Friday August 16th with 57 players. The event will be conducted in 3 rounds with round 2 to follow on Saturday and the final round, after a cut to the top 24 and ties, will wrap up the event on Sunday.

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Pat Kelly is set to defend the title he claimed last year at the Meadville Country Club where he tied the tournament record with a score of 9-under par. Drew Deimel, who recently claimed back-to-back EDGA Match Play title as well as the being the 2010 Amateur champions, is also set to contend for the title that eluded him last year when he could not keep up with Kelly’s record pace.

4-time champion Ellery Tarbell, who claimed the first of his titles at Downing in 2005 is in the field as well as other former champions Tyler Cozad (2018), Ryan Deimel (2014), Mark Noce (2004) and Bob Paris (2001).

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EDGA Better Ball Champions Crowned

Posted: July 12th, 2019

The EDGA Better Ball and Streeter Cup (Senior Better Ball) were both conducted today at Whispering Woods.

The results of the Championship Division ended as what has become the norm, with the pairs of Tyler Cozad & Brian Boyce and Troy Hassenplug & Sal Vella, Jr. at the top of the leaderboard. These two teams had captured all of the previous 4 events with two going to each team. This year Cozad & Boyce prevailed in a playoff for their 3 victory and also defending their title from last year.

Low Net in the Championship division was captured by the team of Adam Ebach & Mike Majewski who shot a net score of 64.

On the seniors side, Dave Lehner & Lou Gashgarian claimed their first Streeter Cup with a score of 4-under par 68. David Hewett & Rick Carlotti matched last year’s runner-up finish falling again 1 stroke short.

On the handicap side, Vince Timpano & Tim Lawrence fired 61, just good enough to edge the 62 by Greg Robbins & Rick Seus.

The championship paid both low gross and net while the seniors paid first and second in both. Prizes are available at the Whispering Woods pro shop. Thanks to Rich Rocky and his staff for administering this event on behalf of the EDGA.

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