WGC 5-person tournament ends in 3-way tie

It was close. So close, if fact, three teams tied for first in the Whidbey Golf Club Five-person Best Ball Tournament Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27.

In all, the top 10 teams finished within five strokes.

It was the first time the tournament ended in a three-way tie, according to WGC pro David Phay.

"We had beautiful weather and a tough course," he added. The winning score of 390 was "the highest since I have been here."

The teams of Bryan Pederson, Carilyn Pederson, Mike Ryan, Carol Ryan and Ted Miller; Mike Falk, Jim Jermyn, Bob Tracy, Riley Dunn and Chris Degrazia; and Sean Hall, Mike Seek, Todd Peterson, Dirk Curtis and Brett Curtis shared the crown.

The three teams also finished 1-2-3 (192, 193, 194) in Sunday's Honey Pot competition and joined the 400 Club, along with Mike Johnson, Shaun Johnson, Nick Johnson, Joe Beatty and Austin Beatty, who finished fourth in the tournament with a 392.

Placing fifth at 393 were Nick Vu, Bryan Hillman, Stewart Smith, Josh Noda and Andy Gasow.

Three teams tied for sixth at 394: Mike Horrobin, Greg Hamming, Brian Wasinger, Ryan Elvebak and Glenn Smith; Scott Nelson, Greg Hall, Mickey Brusco, Kelly Smith and Stan Smith; and Roger Pierce, Doug Pierce, Donnie Pierce, Tom Ford and Andy Wesley.

Ninth place also produced at tie at 395: Todd Robinson, Chris Robinson, Steven Robinson, Joel Peterson and Jim Boyle; and Arik Dahlen, Willie Sprague, Mike Lacey, Dave Smith and Eric Schelling.


Other Sunday results:

Closest to pin: No. 2, Brusco, 6'; No. 7, Wasinger, 2'11"; No. 13, Rod Anderson, 2'5"; No. 17, Tracy Vass team, 6'8".

Long drive: white tee, Robert Tercero; gold/red tee, Marv Seelye.

Skins: No. 1, team Rodgers, 6; No. 2, team Pederson, 10; No. 3, team Pederson, 10; No. 7, team Ubert, 7; No. 8, team Adams, 9; No. 9, team Wells, 8; No. 12, team Ryan, 9.

Deuces: Gentry (2), Webber (2), Doug Pierce, Whitley, Tercero, Allen, Troha, Vass, Gasow, Tracy, Voet, R. Anderson, S. Ubert, B. Ubert, Brusco, M. Ryan, O. Ubert, D. Curtis, Wasinger, B. Curtis.


Saturday's results:

Closest to pin: No. 2, Paul Caskey, 3'6"; No. 7, Rick Nunn, 5'11"; No. 13, George Schmidt, 2'1"; No. 17, Sprague team, 5".

Long drive: white tee, Chris Gregor; golf/red tee, Stan Smith.

Honey Pot: 1, team Horrobin, 190; 2, team Vu, 193; 3, team Johnson, 194.

Skins: No. 2, team Horrobin, 7; No. 5, team Hall, 8; No. 7, team Pederson, 7; No. 12, team Thompson, 11; No. 13, team Johnson, 5; No. 14, team Vu, 9; No. 17, team Dahlen, 7.

Deuces: Schmidt (2), Donnie Pierce, Mike Johnson, Vince Hagel, Joe Beatty, Horrobin, Paul Caskey, Rob Treece, Bob Wallin, Russ Bell, Lenny Thompson, Elvebak, Wasinger, Jeff Rodgers, Sprague, Brett Curtis, Brusco, Mike Ryan.


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