(Roanoke, WV) The 2016 West Virginia 2-Person Scramble concluded today at the Arnold Palmer designed Stonewall Resort. As an ominous weather forecast welcomed the players as they woke for today’s final round, luck was on their side as the clouds parted and the day’s weather shaped up to be one of the best so far this year. Each division saw a battle at the top of the leaderboard but at the conclusion of play champions were crowned.
In the Championship Division it was the first round leading team of Philip Reale II and Jess Ferrell who looked to build upon their stellar opening round of 61. Their hot play continued as they birdied two of their first three holes and then added an eagle, 2, on the Par-4 4th hole as Reale knocked in his approach from the fairway. Reale and Ferrell then proceeded to add five more birdies throughout their round taking them to twenty under-par (-20) for the championship. Their great two days of play was good enough to award them a four shot victory and title of 2-Person Scramble Champions. Placing second was the team of Brett Fluharty and Ben Palmer who carded their second straight 64 for the tournament giving them a two-day total of 128. In a three-way tie for third were the teams of Josh Cenate/Chris Boyd, Trent Roush/Mitch Roush, and Sam O’Dell/Pat Carter. All three teams posted tournament totals of fifteen under-par (-15).
In the Senior Division it was round one leaders Jay Kaufman and Scott Bibbee who continued their great play on the Stonewall Resort Course. Their bogey free second round of 67 gave them a tournament total of ten under-par, 134. Claiming second place was the team of Van Stemple and James Metz who carded their second straight round of 68 placing them two shots out of victory. Rounding out the top 3 was the team of Steve VanHorn and Rick Moore who posted a tournament total of six under-par, 138.
The ladies team of Nicolle Flood-Sawczyszyn and Shelley Hyde had another great day of golf as they posted a tournament total of 140 (-4) and claimed a three shot victory over the team of Patti Maroney and Sue Goldcamp who also posted an under par tournament total (143). Sawczyszyn and Hyde were a picture of consistent play as their final round consisted of two birdies and just three bogeys.