Monday, June 30, 2014

Bluml tops Eckerman for CCC Championship.......Mike Nelson wins net division.........City Tournament July 12th and 13th!

Thirty three players teed it up at the Carroll Country Club over the weekend in the club championship.
Dave Collison edged Barney Schroeder by 2 to win the Senior’s one day tourney. Tom Horbach finished 
third and Norm Schulz was 4th.

Kelly Wegner won the women’s division with Jill Pettitt in second.

The scratch and handicap divisions consisted of 36 holes followed by a championship nine holes for the low 12 and ties. The tournament had a half hour rain delay on Sunday otherwise the players only had a stiff breeze to contend with.  

Corey Bluml took a two shot lead into the championship nine on Sunday afternoon over Mike Eckerman. Eckerman birdied #7 to pull within one with two holes to go only to block his tee shot to the right which =
buried in the green side bunker leading a double bogey giving Bluml a three shot lead with one remaining. Bluml would go on to par the final hole and win the club championship by three over Eckerman.
The champ dialed in. Fleshner looks on
Bluml credited Carroll Country Club Superintendent Jim Von Ahn for the good condition of the rain soaked course. On his performance Bluml said he did not put well and was fully anticipating a down to the wire finish with Eckerman. He went onto say Eckerman caught a bad break on eight being plugged in the bunker. It would have made #9 very interesting if Eckerman would have hit the green on #8.

Runner up Mike Eckerman hits his approach on 9
For his efforts Eckerman said that it was a fun weekend and also said he didn’t put very well. He had more three putts than one putts which he says made all the difference in the tournament. All I was trying to do was knock it in the middle of the green on 8 and then I blocked it and it buried in the sand. After that is was over!

1st Corey Bluml 186
2nd Mike Eckerman 189
3rd Paul Tigges 196
4th Matt Fleshner 197
5th Steve “Cuda” Quandt  198 
6th Joe Pick 199

Mike Nelson won the 45 hole net division.
1st Mike Nelson
2nd Jon Sturm
3rd tie with Wade Wilkie and Mike Franey
5th Matt Fleshner

All the players complimented Von Ahn, head pro Nick Schon and his staff and general manager Jermey Rierson and his staff for an enjoyable weekend.

Next up on July 12th and 13th will be the Carroll City Tourney. Players will start on Saturday at the Carroll Country Club and then finish at the Carroll Municipal Golf Course on Sunday.  

Some action photos from the weekend...................
The final group of the day! 

Always a pleasure to take some money from the Junkyard Dog!

Papa Joe parting with his money. Sinnard and Franey beat the farmer and the dog on Saturday to go 2 and 0 on the year!

The girls trying to improve Joe's mood after his loss.

The first tee!

The first tee

Wilkie, Sturm Evans and Franey tee off in the championship nine

Matt Fleshner drove the champs cart in the ditch at the range before Saturday's round. Fleshner was shaken up but refused treatment. The cart received no damage. The incident remains under investigation.  

Fourth place finisher Matt Fleshner hits his approach on the final hole. 

Net champ Mike Nelson, Junkyard Dog, Paul Tigges and Kyle "Karl" Christensen in the final nine

Brooke did a great job on the beverage cart on Sunday

The gallery for the final nine

Standing room only as Barney talks to Macke about how to dial his cell phone. 

A few too many balls on Saturday for Joe as he shot 81.

Papa Joe didn't wear himself out on Sunday. Pick shot the low round with a 73. 
Calcutta winners Chad and Lynda! 

Papa Joe got some back on Sunday! The head hog still trying to figure out his card. Joe proudly wears the new Papa Joe Classic hats! 

This publisher celebrated a birthday on Saturday. Thanks to Lynda all of the players had some cold beer!

Respectfully submitted,

Mike Franey
Championship Captain of Your Bud Light Team
Consultant to the Mid Iowa Team

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