Tim Wyer putts in last year’s WGC Mountain Mist Men’s Invitational. He tied for sixth in this year’s event. (File photo)

Tim Wyer putts in last year’s WGC Mountain Mist Men’s Invitational. He tied for sixth in this year’s event. (File photo)

Whidbey Golf Club holds 2 events

Golf was one of the first sports to reopen, enabling Whidbey Golf Club the opportunity to stage two competitive events, rare during the coronavirus lockdown.

WGC held its premier event, the Mountain Mist Men’s Invitational, May 23 and 24, and the Whidbey Dental 2-person Best Ball Tournament, bumped from April to June 13.

The invitational attracted “the most talented field ever this year with 16 players having plus handicaps,” WGC pro Dave Phay said.

Many of the region’s top golfers took advantage of one of the first events scheduled after restrictions were eased and converged on Oak Harbor.

“Everyone was just excited to be able to get out and compete,” Phay said.

The best ball tournament “was a strong field as well with 120 players, which is higher than we have had in the past,” he added.

Men’s Invitational

Cody Roth of the Bellingham Golf and Country Club scorched the field with a six-under 66 the second day to win by six strokes. He finished with a two-day total of 137, seven under.

Seven golfers were within three strokes of the lead heading into Sunday.

Bellingham’s Chris Hatch took the first-day lead with a 70, one stroke ahead of Roth and Whidbey Golf Club’s AJ Davis.

Hatch shot a 73 Sunday to tie Mitch Factor (72, 71) of the Eaglemont Golf Club for second with a 143.

Whidbey’s Lucas Horrobin, who won four of the previous five invitationals, finished fourth at 144 (74, 70).

Davis slipped to sixth (147) with a 76 Sunday.

Andy Wesley of the Whidbey Golf Club earned the best net score, 131 (65, 66), winning by seven strokes over Whidbey’s Rodger Johnson (138; 74, 64). Johnson’s second day 64 was the tournament’s best net round.

Whidbey’s TJ Kubisiak collected the best gross score in Flight 2 (153; 77, 76), and Johnson led Flight 3 with a 158 (84, 74).

2-person Best Ball

Horrobin rebounded to tie for first in the 2-person best ball tournament, teaming with his father Mike to shoot a five-under 67.

They were joined in the winners’ circle by Shawn Thornton of the Vashon Island Golf and Country Club and Zach Wegener of Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course.

Ricardo Chavez (Avalon Golf Links) and Brien Wilcox (Cedarcrest Golf Course) posted the best gross score, 68, in Flight 2; and the husband and wife duo of Roger and Diane Pierce of Whidbey led Flight 3 with a 75.

In net play, Whidbey’s Mike Falk and Jorgensen Golf Club’s Chris Degrazia tied the father and son team of Tim and Aiden Wyer from WGC for first in Flight 1 with 65s.

Sam Noyes (Whidbey) and Mike Konopik (Gallery Golf Course) tied Chavez and Wilcox for the low net score in Flight 2, 61.

In Flight 3, Bob Cyr (Sudden Valley Golf and Country Club) and Robert Hawkins (Avalon Golf Links) nabbed first with a 63.

Invitational Results

Top five Whidbey golfers, gross: 4, Lucas Horrobin, 144; 6 (tie), Tim Wyer, 147; 6 (tie), AJ Davis, 147; 9 (tie), Jeff Rodgers, 148; 13, Arik Dahlen, 151.

Top five Whidbey golfers, net: 1, Andy Wesley, 131; 2, Rodger Johnson, 138; 3, Michael Lacey, 141; 4, Daniel Phillips, 143; 6 (tie), Steve Richardson, 146; 6 (tie), Jeff Rodgers, 146; 6 (tie), George Schmidt, 146; 6 (tie), Keith Snavely, 146.

Flight 2, top five Whidbey golfers, gross: 1, TJ Kubisiak, 153; 2, Roger Pierce, 155; 3, George Schmidt, 156; 4, Keith Snavely, 158; 5 (tie), David Smith, 159; 5 (tie), Tom Ford, 159.

Flight 3, top five Whidbey golfers, gross: 1, Rodger Johnson, 158; 2, Andy Wesley, 161; 3, Steve Richardson, 166; 4, Jim Phay, 168; 5, David Acton, 169.

Flight 1, top five Whidbey golfers, net: 2, Jeff Rodgers, 146; 3, Arik Dahlen, 147; 5, Lucas Horrobin, 148; 8 (tie), AJ Davis, 149; 12, Tim Wyer, 153.

Flight 2, top five Whidbey golfers, net: 1 (tie), George Schmidt, 146; 1 (tie), Keith Snavely, 146; 3, TJ Kubisiak, 147; 4, Roger Pierce, 147; 5, Jeff Stone, 148.

Flight 3, top five Whidbey golfers, net: 1, Andy Wesley, 131; 2, Rodger Johnson, 138; 3, Michael Lacey, 141; 4, Daniel Phillips, 143, 5, Steve Richardson, 146.

2-Person Results

Flight 1, top five Whidbey golfers, gross: 1, Lucas Horrobin/Mike Horrobin, 67; 3 (tie), Mike Falk/Chris Degrazia, 68; 3 (tie) Tim Wyer/Aiden Wyer, 68; 5, Brian Wasinger/Arik Dahlen, 69; 6, Tracy Vass/John Geragotelis, 70.

Flight 2, top five Whidbey golfers, gross: 2, Sam Noyes/Mike Konopik, 70; 4 (tie), Andy Wesley/Keith Snavely, 72; 4 (tie), Greg Ennis/AJ Davis, 72; 6 (tie), Mike Rodgers/Jeff Rodgers, 74; 6 (tie) Todd Krantz/Alex Krantz, 74; 6 (tie) Mel Elvebak/Ryan Elvebak, 74.

Flight 3, top five Whidbey golfers, gross: 1, Roger Pierce/Diane Pierce, 75; 2, James Keresey/James Keresey III, 76; 4 (tie), Chuck Yurcina/Chuck Krieg, 77; 4 (tie) David Acton/JR Russell, 77; 7, Leo Munoz/Trevor Thorp, 78.

Flight 1, top five Whidbey golfers, net: 1 (tie), Mike Falk/Chris Degrazia, 65; 1 (tie), Tim Wyer/Aiden Wyer, 65; 3 (tie), Lucas Horrobin/Mike Horrobin, 66; 3 (tie), Pat Ford/TJ Kubisiak, 66; 3 (tie), Tracy Vass/John Geragortelis, 66.

Flight 2, top five Whidbey golfers, net: 1, Sam Noyes/Mike Konopik, 61; 3, Michael Lacey/Mitch Cohen, 63; 5, Andy Wesley/Keith Snavely, 65; 6 (tie) Jeff Reider/Mark Williams, 67; 6 (tie) Todd Krantz/Alex Krantz, 67.

Flight 3, top five Whidbey golfers, net: 2 (tie), Daniel Phillips/Robert Chrisman, 65; 2 (tie), James Keresey/James Keresey III, 65; 4 (tie), Leo Munoz/Trevor Thorp, 67; 4 (tie) Greg Hamming/Willie Sprague, 67; 4 (tie), David Acton/JR Russell, 67.

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