July 10-13, 2016
Dalhousie Golf Club
4700 Cords Way
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Stroke Play Champion Skip Berkmeyer, Wildwood, MO!
Missouri Stroke Play Championship – Final Round
Cape Girardeau, MO – July 13, 2016 — The final rounds of play at the Missouri Stroke Play Championship took place today at Dalhousie Golf Club. The players would play their third round in the morning followed shortly after by their fourth and final round of play in the afternoon.
Blustery conditions caused most players to struggle in the morning session. However, Chance Holden, Dexter, would brave the conditions to post an impressive round of 68. This put Holden into third position entering the final round.
Travis Mays, (pictured below) the overnight leader at five-under par, shot a 74 to drop two strokes. Skip Berkmeyer, Wildwood, would shoot a round of even-par to pull even with Mays going into the afternoon eighteen. Also playing in the final group was Brevin Giebler, who shot three-over par and is now in sole possession of fourth place at even par, just three back of the leaders. Rounding out the top-five was Mitch Mather of Lebanon. Mather shot a two-over round of 74.
The winds would continue to blow as the afternoon rounds commenced. Mays was three back of Berkmeyer entering the seventeenth hole. Mays would chip in for birdie while Berkmeyer would bogey, cutting the deficit to only one entering eighteen. The long hitting Mays would reach the par five in two and make his eagle putt to go one up at the time. Not to be outdone, Skip Berkmeyer would make his birdie to force a tie after eighteen holes of play.
On the first playoff hole, both players would hit the fairway. Berkmeyer missed his approach into the par five, eighteenth to the right and had an awkward pitch down the hills. The ball rolled just off the green. Travis Mays would reach the green in two once again, but missed his eagle putt this time around. In heroic fashion, Berkmeyer chipped in for birdie and Mays would tap in for his birdie was well.
The players proceeded back to the eighteenth tee for the second playoff hole. Travis Mays would hit his ball in the native grass and managed to only advance it twenty yards on his second shot. Berkmeyer hit the front of the green and would have a challenging putt left down a large slope. Mays hit his third short left of the green, and pitched the ball to fifteen feet. Berkmeyer would two-putt for his par. Travis Mays just missed his putt for par, and Skip Berkmeyer took home the 2016 Missouri Stroke Player Championship! This is the second time Berkmeyer has been crowned champion of this event.
In all, the Missouri Golf Association would pay out the top thirty places for a total of $6,175 with the Champion taking home $725 in clubhouse credit. The Missouri Golf Association would like to thank Dalhousie Golf Club and staff for their tireless efforts throughout the week.
The Missouri Golf Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the best interests and true spirit of the game of golf throughout the State of Missouri.
Chance Holden of Dexter and a member of Dalhousie GC finishes third
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