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IMG_8198BY JEFF FALK

LEBANON – Birdies and eagles steal headlines and capture imaginations. Pars win tournaments.

Pars – especially of the timely variety – were the keys to Scott Mayne and Derek Price winning the championship of the 68th edition of the W.B. Sullivan Better-Ball-of-Partners golf tournament on Sunday afternoon at the Lebanon Country Club’s 6,562-yard, par-72 layout. The Harrisburg duo’s par on LCC’s 436-yard closing test provided them with a one-up victory over Brady Goodling and Kyle Deisher, but it was two earlier pars which may have provided them with the momentum to turn the championship match around.

After facing a two-hole deficit with five to play, Mayne and Price, the 16th seeds, used a par on 18 to capitalize on Goodling and Deisher’s driving difficulties off the tee. Price had squared the match with a six-foot birdie putt on the 372-yard, par-four 16th.

IMG_8154Mayne, 54, and Price, 33, had reached the final with a one-up triumph over Griff Baeshore and Conner Lefever in a Sunday morning semifinal. In the other semi match, Goodling and Deisher edged Jim Rattigan and Bryan Ott, 2&1.

For Mayne, a fixture on the Harrisburg area competitive golf scene for years, it was his second Sullivan title. Mayne teamed with Chuck Tait to win the prestigious event in 2004.

For Goodling, an LCC member and a Manheim native, and Deisher, his golf teammate at Division One Monmouth University, it was their second defeat in as many years in a Sullivan final.

Of the last 13 Sullivans, out-of-town teams have won 11 of them.

“It’s been a while,” said Mayne, who plays out of the Hershey Country Club. “The older I get, it’s really special. It’s a great tournament to win, because it draws such a strong field. There’s great players here.”

“I always wanted to play with him,” said Price of Mayne. “I have great respect for his game. It was a comfortable pairing.”

“I got really unlucky on my tee shot,” said Goodling of his run-in with a tree on 18. “I was a foot away from being fine. Then my chip wasn’t as good as I hoped. But there were a lot of opportunities we didn’t convert on.”

With Goodling and Deisher protecting a two-hole lead, Mayne stuck his tee shot on the par-three 14th, and made his birdie putt to shave his duo’s deficit in half. But just prior, first Price and then Mayne rolled in long par-saving putts to halve 12 and 13 and keep them in contention.

IMG_8090“That was a wild ride,” said Price. “We were two down going to 12, and those putts we made at 12 and 13 were huge. At that point, we felt like we had the momentum. At two-down, you’re in it.”

“The difficult part is playing five rounds in three days,” said Mayne. “I’m dead tired. I’m the old man. This is one for the old people.”

“It’s disappointing. We played well,” said Goodling. “We thought this one was our’s to get. I knew Mayne hits the ball very well. He’s a solid player. We knew it was going to be a good match.”

Goodling drained a nice, long putt on the 125-yard, par-three third hole to get his duo off on the right foot and a one-hole advantage. That lead reached two holes when Mayne and Price bogeyed the 374-yard, par-four sixth hole.

“They missed putts,” said Mayne of Goodling and Deisher, “and we didn’t. There’s no one single answer for that (the difference in the match). It was just our time to win.”

IMG_8178“We didn’t hit it especially well, but we partnered well,” said Price. “Match play is a lot about hanging in there. But I knew we were playing well.”

“This whole weekend, yeah I am pleased with the way we played,” said Goodling. “We were making seven or eight birdies per round. We just ham-and-egged it. We were both in a lot of holes.”

Mayne and Price used a 20-foot birdie putt on the 433-yard, par-four eighth hole to pull within a hole of Goodling and Deisher. But Deisher got that one back for his side with a 25-foot birdie on the 417-yard, par-four 11th.

“We’ve never played together before,” said Mayne. “I told Derek. ‘If you need my help, I’m available.’ And I told him, “If I need your help, I’ll come to you.'”

“It was a very competitive match,” said Goodling. “We were kind of joking around between shots and during down time, but we stayed focused when it was time to play. I enjoyed it.”

In other Sullivan action, defending champions Andy Gibbons and Jim Gardner won the Defeated 12s competition with a seven-under par 65,  Perry Landis and Joshua Krumholz took top honors in the first flight with a three-round total of 201 and  former champs Dan Brown and Brian Auman went low in the second flight with a three-day total of 207.

In the third flight, John Ober and Gary Weyhausen and their 214 were victorious and Daryl Yoder and Mike Atkins captured the fourth flight.

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 Defeated 12s Score
Gardner, Jim – Gibbons, Andy 65 $350
Cillo, Philip – Tighe PJ 66 $300
Skyllas, Grant – Hyland,-Mike 68 $250
Chandler, S. – Chandler J. 69
Golembiewski, B – James, Rod 69
Albert, Brixton – Osborne, C. 69
Brown, Jesse – Kersey, Cody 71
Marshall, Dave – Beittel, Andy 71
Weaber, Ryan – Hanford, Stu 72
Hostetter, G. – Fausnaught, Z. 72
Sofield, Lewis – Burke, Bill 72
Orcutt, Ryan – Lukow, Nick 72

 

Flt Player 1 Player 2 Rd1 Rd2 Tot
1st Landis, Perry Krumholz, Joshua 70 64 201 $ 700.00
1st Meyer, Donald Zampedro, Jon 71 65 205 $ 550.00
1st Campanile, Anthony McCreesh, Danny 71 67 205 $ 550.00
1st O’Shea, Chris Schmidt, Eric 71 68 207 $ 400.00
1st Troutman, Rick Ulp, Greg 71 67 208 $ 166.661st Pepe, Brian Purcell, Kevin 70 69 208 $ 166.66
1st Blankenbiller, Casey Koehler, Jason 70 70 208 $ 166.66
1st Storck, Larry Dilli, Tim 69 68 209
1st Farlling, Mike Frazier, Jeff 69 68 209
1st Farrell, Terry Sauder, Jeff 70 69 209
1st Kline Jr., Al Gunkle, Ed 70 71 209
1st Medico, Mariano Makowski, Chase 70 70 210
1st Whitman, Byron Allen, Bill 71 70 211
1st Mertz, Trever Kline, Ryan 70 69 212
1st Demey, Brady Massar, Tyler 69 73 212
1st Bolcavage, Ken Haley, Curtis 70 71 214
IMG_81131st Sullivan, Patrick Kimbley, David 71 72 214
1st Brightbill, Andy Turner, Mike 70 73 215
1st Passalacqua, Steve Clifford, Sean 70 72 217
1st Weaver, Jason Sweigart, Chad 71 73 219
1st Burkholder, Steve Schmidt Jr., Michael 71 76 219
1st Alestock, Tom Dare, Rocky 71 78 221

Flt Player 1 Player 2 Rd1 Rd2 Tot
2nd Auman, Brian Brown, Dan 73 68 207 $ 700.00
2nd Chronister, Jon Bellew, Larry 71 71 211 $ 600.00
2nd DiSante, Michael Schrantz, David 71 70 214 $ 280.00
2nd Browne, Tom Krueger, Steve 72 71 214 $ 280.00
2nd LaBarbera, Craig Gardina, Jim 72 71 214 $ 280.00
2nd Arnt, Justin Adams, Scot 73 71 214 $ 280.00
2nd McCallum, Jamie Shultz, Bill 73 73 214 $ 280.00
2nd Hart, Brian Beck, Ryan 72 72 215
2nd Gebhard, Chris Daniels, Jeff 72 73 215
2nd Stover, Rob Perna, Greg 73 76 215
2nd Burke, John Bevelheimer, Chris 71 72 216
2nd Goddard, Brad Hallman, Doug 72 72 216
2nd Stone, Chris Palkovic, Jeff 72 73 217
2nd Matroni, Lou Gemmill, Jud 73 72 217
2nd Austin, Jeff Koons, Devin 72 74 217
2nd Kegerreis, Scott Kegerreis, Austin 72 72 218
2nd Behney, Greg Deraco, Tony 73 69 219
2nd Anspach, Steve Kreiser, Josh 73 71 219
2nd Rumble, Andrew Rothermel, Phil 73 78 219
2nd Minisci, Justin Minisci, Mike 72 71 220
2nd Newmaster, Alan Creed, John 73 75 221
2nd Stover, Mike Wade, Brett 72 72 225

Flt Player 1 Player 2 Rd1 Rd2 Tot
3rd Obert, John Weyhausen, Gary 74 71 214 $ 700.00
3rd Karsntiz, Roger Karsnitz, Brock 75 69 215 $ 600.00
3rd Tompos, Andy Furman, Dan 74 69 217 $ 450.00
3rd Enders Jr., Robert Charlesworth, Norm 75 71 217 $ 450.00
3rd Oberparleiter, Lance Kennedy, Bill 74 72 218 $ 250.00
3rd Troutman, George Chase, Bill 74 72 218 $ 250.00
3rd Allwein, Steve Garland, Ryan 74 73 219
3rd Mayer, Jeff Wildasin, Kurt 74 74 220
3rd Knox, Matt Mull, Randy 73 68 221
3rd Gillespie, Martin Gillespie, Jim 73 76 223
3rd Fake, Ryan Schwab, Chuck 74 77 223
3rd DiBiaso, Eric Kemp, Rob 75 76 223
3rd Ripa, David Johnson, Orville 75 72 224
3rd Battistelli, Mike Palazzo, Rick 75 75 224
IMG_81363rd Reed, Gerry Campanelli, John 74 79 224
3rd Fuller, Ray Storako, Jeff 74 75 225
3rd Sweigart, Jamie Weaver, John 75 72 226
3rd Goepfert, Doug Crawford, Brian 75 76 227
3rd Walton, Steve Jefferis, Bill 74 81 231
3rd Jester, Norman Kowalski, Jason 75 80 233
3rd Myers, Tom Porsche, Andy 74 72 DQ
3rd Shollenberger, Dylan Shollenberger, Ian 73 77 DQ

Flt Player 1 Player 2 Rd1 Rd2 Tot
4th Yoder, Darl Atkins, Mike 77 72 214 $ 700.00
4th Brechman, Jared Lay Jr., John 75 70 217 $ 600.00
4th Gnias, Dan Bernat, Andrew 75 70 219 $ 500.00
4th Fizz, Mike Patton, Kelly 75 71 221 $ 400.00
4th Mease, Dave Hoover, Brett 75 73 222 $ 300.00
4th Mohn, Dan Wenrich, Heath 76 71 223 $ 100.00
IMG_81314th Griffe, Michael Boltz, Eric 76 75 223 $ 100.00
4th Frownfelter, Jason Brawley, Jake 76 74 224
4th Brewer, Ben Lay, John 77 75 224
4th Pechin, Kevin DiLuccia, Dave 77 75 225
4th Krall, Troy Gatchell, Terry 75 71 226
4th McConathey, Rob Milner, Bill 77 75 226
4th O’Connor, Greg Wortman, Rick 77 73 227
4th Means, Rick Means, Ethan 77 77 227
4th Goserud, Erik Baker, Andrew 75 76 228
4th Hunger, Chris Harms, Mike 77 76 229
4th Pollinger, Mark Jones, Brent 77 76 230
4th Yarnell, Ron Eckert, Jerry 77 77 232
4th Harrison, Shawn Coy, Hayden 77 79 232
4th Carlin, Mark Ahern, Mike 76 77 236
4th Georgelis, John Garman, Tom 76 78 236
4th DeMaio, Ray Mesaros, Glen 77 81 240

 

 

IMG_8093W.B. Sullivan Better-Ball-of-Partners
(at Lebanon Country Club)
Past Champions
2013 – Scott Mayne-Derek Price
2012 – Andy Gibbons-Jimmy Gardner
2011 – Dan McCreesh-Anthony Campanile
2010 – Dan Brown-Brian Auman
2009 – Darren Zendt-Jim Rattigan
2008 — Ben Rowe-Robby Gilbert
2007 — Brian Golembiewski-Chris Schultz
2006 — Michael Tydings-Jeff Castle
2005 — Ira Cohen-David Kaplan
2004 — Chuck Tait-Scott Mayne
2003 — Ira Cohen-David Kaplan
2002 — Jim Gardner-Jim Calhoun
2001 — Dan Brown-Brian Auman
2000 — Gary Mankulish, Sr. – Gary Mankulish, Jr.
1999 — Jim Gardner-Jim Calhoun
1998 — Gary Mankulish, Sr.-Gary Mankulish, Jr.
1997 — Larry Fulkroad-Steven Shrawder
1996 — Lance Oberparleiter-Bill Kennedy
1995 — Jonathan Clark-Sean Duffy
1994 — Mike Reitz-Joe Records
1993 — Mike Reitz-Joe Records
1992 — Scott Orr-Marty Dorminy
1991 — Mark Ditzler-John Gross
1990 — Dennis Toomey-Steve Krall
1989 — Jim Douglass-Dave Johnson
1988 — Jim Douglass-Dave Johnson
1987 — Roger Karsnitz-Jay Hileman
1986 — Byron Whitman-Chuck Scally, Jr.
1985 — George Connolly-Drew Devan
1984 — Greg Lesher-Mark Ditzler
1983 — Pete Gebhard-Dave Kurtz
1982 — Bill Grove-King Knox
1981 — Hugh Vaughn III-Stu Ingraham
1980 — Hugh Vaughn III-Stu Ingraham
1979 — Hugh Vaughn III-Stu Ingraham
1978 — Hugh Vaughn III-Stu Ingraham
1977 — Rick Hirp-Charles Springfellow
1976 — Bob Kreider-Marlin Detweiler
1975 — Bob Kreider-Marlin Detweiler
1974 — Dr. John Gadd-Dr. Pete Richter
1973 — Don DeAngelis-Eric Stevenson
1972 — Wayne Jacobs-Sherman Keeney II
1971 — Bill Shoop-Joe Faller
1970 — Wayne Jacobs-Sherman Keeney II
1969 — Wayne Jacobs-Sherman Keeney II
1968 — Bobby Huber-Chuck Schmidt
1967 — James Dolan-Joseph Durante
1966 — Jim Taylor-Bob Tibbons
1965 — King Knox-Gerald Book
1964 — Jim Meyer-Larry Feldman
1963 — Earl Mumma-Charles Springfellow
1962 — Don Chornak-Jim Taylor
1961 — Bob Bierne-Bill Davidson
1960 — Charles Fink-G.J. Moeschlin, Jr.
1959 — Mike Karapcik-Wano Thompson
1958 — Joe Spesak-William Rakow
1957 — Marvin Serber-Henry McQuiston
1956 — Marvin Serber-Henry McQuiston
1955 — Al Rabold-Larry Shaw
1954 — Bob Batdorf-John Yocum
1953 — Stan Knight-Harry Offut
1952 — John Markel-Stan Ross
1951 — Serio-Stortoni-Bill Johnson
1950 — Jack Binswanger-Robert Gilbert
1949 — George Robotham-Leo Heller
1948 — H.H. Haverstick Jr.-I. Richard Herr
1947 — George Robotham-Leo Heller
1946 — Buddy Lutz-Billy Eben

 

 

 

 

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