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EDGA Finalizes 2020 Schedule

Posted: May 5th, 2020

After evaluating all options and opportunities for currently scheduled events for the 2020 season in response to the coronavirus the schedule has been finalized.

For each event we will be working with host clubs and pros to ensure that all the applicable saftey measures are being taken to ensure the safety of the players. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The Match Play Championship sponsored by Marquette Savings Bank will be the first event of the season. The event is being conducted at Whispering Woods Golf Club with the qualifier being held on Monday June 15th and matches to follow on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The field is being limited to 60 players and the entry deadline is Friday June 12th. Should conditions warrant the cancellation of this event, attempts will be made to reschedule it later in the season.

The Joseph C Martin Seniors Championship is scheduled for Tuesday July 14th at the Downing Golf Club. The parameters for the event will be the same as in prior years will any added safety guidelines that are applicable at the time. Should the event need to be rescheduled, Tuesday September 8th has been set aside.

The EDGA Team Championships are scheduled for Tuesday July 28th at Lake Shore Country Club. This year’s events will be conducted using the Chapman Format (in the past it has been a better-ball) with separate categories for non-seniors and seniors. The event will have any added safety guidelines that are applicable at the time. Should the event need to be rescheduled, Tuesday September 15th has been set aside.

The Amateur Championship sponsored by Marquette Savings Bank will be the final event of the season. The event is being conducted at The Kahkwa Club with the 54 holes of stroke play being conducted on Friday August 14th through Sunday August 16th. We remain hopeful that all restrictions will have been lifted by the date of the event and an alternate date has not been determined.

Should you have any questions about the events or any of the measures being taken in response to the coronavirus, please contact the association president, David Hewett, at glory2god.doh@gmail.com

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2020 EDGA Championship Schedule

Posted: March 4th, 2020

The schedule of championships for the 2020 season has been set. Event information is as follows :

Whispering Woods GC
June 15-21, 2020
Monday June 15th Qualifier
Wednesday June 17th Match Play Round 1
Friday June 19th Rounds 2 and 3
Saturday June 20th Semi-finals (11:00 am)
Sunday June 21st Finals (11:00 am)

Downing GC
Tuesday July 14, 2020
Alt Date is Tuesday September 8, 2020
Prizes for Overall and in 3 age groups…50-59, 60-69, and 70 & Over (super seniors)
for both gross and handicap

Lake Shore CC
Tuesday July 28, 2020
Alt Date is Tuesday September 15, 2020
** New for 2020 is the format for this event ***
In the past this event has been a two-man better-ball with divisions
for both seniors and non-seniors as well as gross and handicap.
This year there will still be a Regular and a Senior (both players must be 50)
division with prizes for both gross (incl trophy) and handicap

This year’s event will use the CHAPMAN FORMAT (sometimes referred to as “Pinehurst”)
Click here for more information about this format.

The Kahkwa Club
Friday-Sunday, August 14-16, 2020
Entire field completes 36 holes (Friday and Saturday) (tentative)
Field cut to top 24 and ties for Sunday’s final round

All entries must be completed using the EDGA’s Online Entry System.

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Cozad captures 2nd title in Playoff at rain soaked Downing

Posted: August 18th, 2019

Full Results

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 nine 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.

Full Results

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

Click Here for Current Results (Click on “Round 1”)

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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