Senior Division Scorecards
Brent Will powers to
victory at 75th Dressler Public Links
Brent Will poses with the George Dressler Trophy
Pa. – Brent Will, a long-baller from Deer Run Golf Club, played two rounds of
solid golf to claim a two stroke victory in the Allegheny Health Network 75th
George Dressler Public Links Championship hosted by Colonial Golf & Tennis
Club. Will posted the clubhouse lead
early during the first round with a 3-under 69, which featured six birdies
against three bogeys. In round two, he was
going along in similar fashion and enjoyed a nice four-shot cushion before a
hiccup on the par 3, 17th where he found the water hazard and carded
a triple-bogey that cut his lead to just one over Easton Renwick, the eventual
Runner-Up from Punxsutawney Country Club.
Will was able to make a routine par on the par 4, 18th and
secure the win as Renwick made bogey.
Asked to sum up the day and his
emotions throughout, Will said, “I felt good all day, our group was very
talkative with Easton and Brian, and we kept it loose and had fun out there. I saw the leader board there on 16 and
realized the four-shot lead, and got a little defensive there and on 17 and
just made a couple bad swings. Luckily I
was able to recover enough to hold on for the win. I had a set number of birdies I thought I needed
to make today to win, and fortunately I was able to do it. When Easton missed his putt for par on 18,
that took the pressure off.”
Brian Ulanowicz, Jr., an employee at Fox Chapel Golf Club, tied Will for
the first round lead at 3-under, and a second round 4-over 76 gave him a solo 5th
Public Links stalwart Tom
Timby, The Bucks Club, played even-par golf for the championship and finished
in a tie for 3rd
with Jonathan Ross, from nearby Dauphin Highlands
Alexander Hofstrand, Cool
Creek Golf Club, bounced back from a round one 5-over 77 with the low-round of
day at 2-under 70 on the 6,653 yard layout.
Hofstrand finished tied for 6th
with Scott Mayne, Deer Run
Golf Club, and Ed Gunkle, Bucknell Golf Club.
The Team Competition of the event was won by Deer Run Golf Club,
comprised of members Brent Will, Scott Mayne, and Kevin Haag.
In the best two of three scores per day
format, the Deer Run contingent carded an even-par 288, three shots clear of
second place finishers Colonial Golf & Tennis Club, and members Scott
Micklewright, John Dimler, and John McNair.
Greg Adams claimed the Senior Public Links Championship
Greg Adams fired a blistering
6-under 66 in the first round to distance himself from the rest of the Senior
division and was able to put it in cruise control in the final round, en route
to a 3-over 75 and a nine-shot victory. Tom
Fleig, Colonial Golf & Tennis Club, finished Runner-Up with rounds of 76-74
and a 150 total.
In round one, Adams made five
birdies against one bogey on the front nine to go out in 4-under 32, then made
eagle when he holed out from the left greenside bunker on the short par 5, 11th,
which really got things going. He would
go on to make another birdie and a bogey to card the round of the tournament.
Asked to sum up his play, Adams
said, “I started out great, actually missed a short one in the beginning there
or it could have been five at the turn.
Then obviously holing the bunker shot on 11 really made my day. I hit it really solid for the first day,
drove it long and straight, and when you do that here, you can score pretty
well. Today in the final round, I didn’t
have my best stuff and wasn’t really into it, but thankfully closed it out for
the win, it’s great.”
Special thanks to our sponsor, Allegheny Health Network, as well as the
entire staff and membership at Colonial Golf & Tennis Club for
being gracious hosts for the 75th George Dressler Public Links
Championship. Many thanks to golf professional Rick Gibney,
Superintendent Rebecca Clark, General Manager Peter Micklewright, and
owner John Brown. The Dressler will undergo an eligibility change
in 2016 as it will be open to any amateur member of the Pennsylvania