Rich Parsons repeated as Senior Club champion at the St. Marys Golf and Country Club this past weekend.
The best score of the day Sunday made sure of that!
In windy conditions, Parsons fired an impressive four-under-par 68 to finish with a two-day total of 143. Parsons’ golf round featured a double-eagle 2 on the par 5 No. 2 hole. He hit driver, and then canned his 4-iron from 205 yards out. It’s the third albatross of his golfing career.
Parsons also finished strongly. “I birdied four of the last five holes on the back nine,” he said. “I played well in the wind today.”
After Saturday, Jimmy Craigmile held a slim one-shot lead for the Senior Club ‘A’ title. Craigmile had an opening-day 74 (38-36), while Parsons was 75 (39-36).
Tied for third were Merlin Malinowski (38-40-78) and Wayne Ross (36-42-78). ‘B’ Flight player Neil Dust also had a 74 (37-37) on Saturday.
Parsons, Craigmile, Malinowski and Dust comprised the final foursome among the Senior ‘A’ Flight golfers Sunday.
Craigmile (74-80-154) was ‘A’ Flight winner, with Malinowski (78-79-157) the runner-up.
‘B’ Flight winner was Jonathan Rittenhouse (86-82-168). Runner-up was Bob Mills (95-89-184).
‘C’ Flight winner was Dan Armstrong (86-82-168). Runner-up was John Cooke (86-83-169).
Mike Wraith (90-93-183) was ‘D’ Flight winner. Runner-up was Bill McPhail (93-90-183).
‘E’ Flight winner was Bill Taylor (94-90-184). Runner-up was Nelson Goad (97-89-186).
Jordan Jarrett, age 17, defended her ladies club title at the Country Club on the weekend. The smooth-swinging lefthander fired an 84 (44-40) on Sunday to seal the deal.
“I made more up and downs today,” Jarrett told the Journal Argus. “My putting wasn’t great, but it was better (than Saturday).”
Jarrett and Loretta Czernis started the day tied after both shot 90 on opening day.
Czernis had a 102 on Sunday to finish fourth overall.
Amie Shackleton finished second overall with a 188 total (96-92). Jan Jenkins (95-96-191) was third. She was also runner-up in net scoring among the women (147). Ladies low net winner was Patty Taylor (146).
On Saturday, Jarrett shot an opening-day 90. She started with a 40 on the back nine, which included two birdies. She finished her golf round with a 50 on the front nine.
“I had a lot of three-putts on the front,” Jarrett said. “I was happy with my first nine on the back today. There’s always tomorrow.”
Jarrett and Czernis held a five-shot lead on Jenkins (49-46-95) after Saturday.