Brandon Davis Captures Sunday Event Which Goes Down To The Last Putt

Brandon Davis

13 June 2010 - Springfield, OH - Brandon Davis, 2009 Southern Open champion, shot a final round 29, and had to wait until John Kropinak's last putt, to earn a hard fought one stroke victory. Davis opened the tournament with an opening round 29, which tied Matt Male for the lead. Mike Bell and Jeff Brown were one stroke behind with 30's. Davis surged ahead in the second round, firing an excellent 26 on Springfield's famous road course, for a 36 hole score of 55, opening a five stroke lead over Kropinak. It looked like Brandon Davis would run away with the tournament like he did in recent victories at Columbus, Indiana. However, John Kropinak had other ideas. While Davis shot a third round 31, Kropinak matched Davis second round 26, and surged back into a tie for the lead at 86. It was a two player battle for the win going into the final round, as Brown and Bell shared third, but each five strokes behind. Despite a bogey on the fifteenth hole coming down the stretch, Davis shot 29 and stood in the clubhouse at 115, and could only watch. Kropinak came to the eighteenth tee tied for the lead. His tee shot on the final hole for the win hit the cup, and bounced away, towards the far right corner of the steep inclined hole. Needing the deuce to force a playoff, Kropinak saw the sharply breaking putt turn away at the lip, and had to settle for a bogey and a score of 116. Former National Champion Jeff Brown finished third at 120.

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Professional Division
(Springfield, OH - Course # 1 - 13
June 2010)

Player Name1234TotalMoney
1Ken Hastings30282729114 $  175.00
2Roger Beckerman30272928114 $  112.50
James Weber29272731114 $  112.50
4Jim Cruse29283028115 $    85.00
5Harry Sykes30302731118 $    71.67
Paul Johns30302929118 $    71.67
Mark Hasty30282931118 $    71.67
8Monte Snyder30292832119 $    53.50
Rick Alessi30292931119 $    53.50
10Craig Williams34312830123  
11Dom Perry30303232124  
12Scott Buddie31323032125  
13Paul Pastilong33332733126  
John Ventura30332934126  
15Bennie Williams35322737131  
16John Bambling37323430133  

 Amateur Division
(Springfield, OH - Course # 1 - 13
June 2010)

Player Name1234TotalMoneyEarned
1Brandon Davis29263129115 $    30.00 55.00
2John Kropinak31292630116 $    20.00 45.00
3Jeff Brown30332829120 $    20.00 40.00
4Mike Bell30322932123 $    17.50 32.50
Matt Male29323329123 $    17.50 32.50
6Don Ferrell31333529128  25.00
7Barb Mingo33323333131  17.50
Rick Ossenfort33353231131  17.50
9Rick Wohlgemuth32293933133  10.00
10Don Niznik35343332134  5.00



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