Fawl favored to win City golf title

By Steve Sell
June 23, 2016

The question is starting to become a rite of summer.

Who is going to challenge Treg Fawl?

The former McPherson High and Central Christian College standout has had a stranglehold on the McPherson City Golf Tournament title, winning the last five as well as six of the last seven.

The only interruption came in 2010 when he finished second to Nick Ikenberry, who won that year by 13 strokes.

Fawl is the favorite when the City gets under way on Friday at McPherson Country Club. The second round is Saturday at Rolling Acres, with the final round Sunday at Turkey Creek.

Last year’s tournament produced tense drama as Fawl needed a playoff to outlast Mark Gayer, who had entered the final day at McPherson Country Club with a five-shot lead over Fawl. But Fawl shot a final-day 74 and Gayer shot a 79.

Most of the time, though, Fawl has had the tournament wrapped up by the end of the second round. He won by nine shots in 2014, 2013 and 2011. In 2012, he survived a playoff with Ryan Schmid.

His first title had come in 2009, a comfortable five-stroke win.

While the field has swelled with 74 entries, it’s still somewhat void of challengers to the champ.

There’s no Gayer, Ikenberry or Schmid. The top challenge could come from high schooler Jacob Lackey, who was 18th in the recent Kansas Junior Amateur at Pittsburg. Chris Stucky returns after finishing third last year, while Jamie Piper was runner-up in both 2013 and 2014.

Fawl is rapidly closing in on the late Ray Hague for most individual titles won. Hague won nine City titles from 1985 to 2007 and played when the fields were deeper. He also won 11 two-man championships with a variety of partners and it was thought that his 20 championships would never be surpassed.

But with six individual titles and four team titles with his father, Tony, Treg already is halfway home and he’s not even 30 years old.

There’s also the two-man event as this is a tournament within a tournament. Wash and Daniel Mitchell return as the champions, while the Fawls will be right there. After that, it appears to be wide open.

Here is the history of the tournament:

• INDIVIDUAL •

1984 -- 1. Richard Olson, 75-71-146. 2. (tie) Steve Sell, 74-78-152; Dave Nelson, 81-71-152.

1985 -- 1. Ray Hague, 73-34-107 (27 holes, rain). 2. Jeff Warren, 72-40-112. 

1986 -- 1. Cliff Hawkes, 74-69-143. 2. Ray Hague, 77-72-149.

1987 -- 1. Cliff Hawkes, 75-74-149. 2. Ray Hague, 78-75-153.

1988 -- 1. Ray Hague, 68-67-135. 2. Willie Johnson, 71-69-140.

1989 -- 1. Ray Hague, 71-69-140. 2. (tie) Darrell Wilson, 79-72-151; Mike Lundy, 77-74-151. 

1990 -- 1. Shane Bruce, 74-78-152 (won playoff). 2. (tie) Ray Hague, 73-79-152; Mike Lundy, 76-76-152.

1991 -- 1. Skip Pankewich, 74-76-150. 2. Cliff Hawkes, 74-78-152.

1992 -- 1. Skip Pankewich, 71-73-144. 2. Chandler Nelson, 71-75-146.

1993 -- 1. Jeff Pankewich, 73-68-141. 2. (tie) Skip Pankewich, 71-74-145; Cliff Hawkes, 71-74-145; Shane Bruce, 74-71-145.

1994 -- 1. Ray Hague, 65-71-136. 2. Steve Sell, 77-73-150.

1995 -- 1. Ray Hague, 67-71-82-220. 2. (tie) Cliff Hawkes, 76-75-74-225; Mike Lundy, 73-76-76-225.

1996 -- 1. Ray Hague, 74-69-70-213. 2. Skip Pankewich, 72-72-75-219.

1997 -- 1. Ray Hague, 70-67-77-214. 2. Jeff Cunningham, 71-75-72-218.

1998 -- 1. Jeff Pankewich, 73-67-74-214. 2. Doug Gayer, 70-71-77-218.

1999 -- 1. Brian Stauffer, 70-73-70-213. 2. Ray Hague, 71-72-76-219.

2000 -- 1. Travis Engle, 70-69-72-211. 2. Jess Arbuckle, 75-65-75-215. 

2001 -- 1. Ray Hague, 75-66-77-218. 2. Mark Wash, 72-76-71-219.

2002 -- 1. Brian Stauffer, 70-74-74-218. 2. Nick Hague, 74-76-76-226.

2003 -- 1. Jeremiah Nelson, 71-70-68-209. 2. Ray Hague, 70-70-77-217.

2004 -- 1. Travis Engle, 71-67-70-208. 2. Adam Young, 72-78-68-218.

2005 -- 1. Travis Engle, 68-69-75-212. 2. Ray Hague, 72-73-74-219.

2006 -- 1. Nick Hague, 74-73-73-220. 2. Ted Morris, 79-69-73-221.

2007 -- 1. Ray Hague, 73-72-77-222 (won playoff). 2. Steve Sell, 75-67-80-222.

2008 -- 1. Nick Ikenberry, 77-71-69-217. 2. Treg Fawl, 79-72-77-228.

2009 -- 1. Treg Fawl, 69-70-71-210. 2. Mark Wash, 71-69-75-215.

2010 -- 1. Nick Ikenberry, 73-67-71-211. 2. Treg Fawl, 77-74-73-224.

2011 -- 1. Treg Fawl, 65-73-80-218. 2. Nick Ikenberry, 74-79-80-227.

2012 — 1. Treg Fawl, 81-70-75-226 (won playoff). 2. Ryan Schmid, 78-75-73-226.

2013 -- 1. Treg Fawl, 71-74-73-218. 2. Jamie Piper, 75-76-76-227.

2014 — 1. Treg Fawl, 77-68-71-216. 2. Jamie Piper, 81-69-75-225.

2015 — 1. Treg Fawl, 77-71-74-222 (won playoff). 2. Mark Gayer, 73-70-79-222.

• TEAM •

1984 -- 1. Vance Carlson-Dave Nelson, 67-68-135. 2. Steve Sell-Harvey Nelson, 70-70-140.

1985 -- 1. Ray Hague-Cliff Hawkes, 68-32-100 (27 holes, rain). 2. Carver Swindoll-Terry Farnsworth, 70-33-103.

1986 -- 1. Cliff Hawkes-Steve Sell, 71-66-137. 2. Ray Hague-Vance Carlson, 72-67-139. 

1987 -- 1. Ray Hague-Mike Lundy, 71-68-139. 2. Cliff Hawkes-Steve Sell, 69-71-140.

1988 -- 1. Ray Hague-Willie Johnson, 66-63-129. 2. Cliff Hawkes-Steve Sell, 74-63-137.

1989 -- 1. Ray Hague-Willie Johnson, 69-65-134. 2. Vance Carlson-Jeff Warren, 74-67-141. 

1990 -- 1. Cliff Hawkes-Shane Bruce, 69-68-137. 2. Mike Lundy-Darrell Wilson, 73-74-147.

1991 -- 1. Ray Hague-Jeff Warren, 69-72-141. 2. Cliff Hawkes-Steve Sell, 71-72-143. 

1992 -- 1. Skip Pankewich-Brian Stauffer, 69-68-137. 2. Ray Hague-Jeff Warren, 74-67-141.

1993 -- 1. Cliff Hawkes-Steve Sell, 66-67-133. 2. (tie) Skip Pankewich-Brian Stauffer, 68-68-136; Shane Bruce-Shawn Pennington, 69-67-136.

1994 -- 1. Ray Hague-Jeff Warren, 64-67-131. 2. Ted Morris-Shane Bruce, 66-73-139.

1995 -- 1. Ray Hague-Dick Johnson, 65-70-71-206. 2. Mike Lundy-Jeff Cunningham, 66-70-71-207.

1996 -- 1. Skip Pankewich-Phil Fendt, 69-67-69-205. 2. Ray Hague-Terry Farnsworth, 70-67-69-206.

1997 -- 1. Ray Hague-Dick Johnson, 68-65-74-207 (won playoff). 2. Cliff Hawkes-Steve Sell, 68-67-72-207.

1998 -- 1. Jeff Pankewich-Tim Erickson, 71-66-66-203. 2. Doug Gayer-Kurt Kinnamon, 69-68-68-205.

1999 -- 1. Jeff Pankewich-Tim Erickson, 61-74-70-205. 2. Ray Hague-Shane Bruce, 68-66-73-207.

2000 -- 1. Doug Gayer-Kurt Kinnamon, 66-68-70-204. 2. Travis Engle-Tony Fawl, 67-68-70-205.

2001 -- 1. Ray Hague-Mark Wash, 68-65-65-196. 2. Doug Gayer-Kurt Kinnamon, 71-68-68-207.

2002 -- 1. Adam Young-Zack Singleton, 68-68-65-196. 2. Jeremiah Nelson-James Nelson, 75-68-69-212.

2003 -- 1. Ray Hague-Nick Hague, 67-64-69-200. 2. Troy Short-Kurt Kinnamon, 68-65-68-201.

2004 -- 1. Craig Corrigan-Travis Engle, 67-66-66-199. 2. Adam Young-Jeremiah Nelson, 71-70-63-204.

2005 -- 1. Craig Corrigan-Travis Engle, 64-68-71-203. 2. Mark Wash-Ray Hague, 68-69-71-208.

2006 -- 1. Nick Hague-Mark Wash, 68-68-65-201. 2. Cliff Hawkes-Steve Sell, 72-66-69-207.

2007 -- 1. Ray Hague-Mark Wash, 68-68-69-205. 2. Treg Fawl-Joe Reber, 69-68-69-206.

2008 -- 1. Nick Ikenberry-Barry Bergsten, 73-67-65-205. 2. Treg Fawl-Joe Reber, 74-67-72-213.

2009 -- 1. Treg Fawl-Tony Fawl, 66-67-71-202. 2. Kurt Kinnamon-Troy Short, 66-69-71-206; Mark Wash- Mark Dautel, 70-66-70-206.

2010 -- 1. Nick Ikenberry-Cliff Hawkes, 72-67-69-208. 2. (tie) Doug Gayer-Mark Gayer, 79-68-70-217; Mark Wash-Steve Sell, 74-70-73-217.

2011 -- 1. Treg Fawl-Tony Fawl, 65-66-78-209 (won playoff). 2. Nick Ikenberry-Cliff Hawkes, 68-68-72-209.

2012 -- 1. Ryan Schmid-Chad Alexander, 69-67-69-205. 2. Mark Gayer-Doug Gayer, 73-66-68-207.

2013 -- 1. Treg Fawl-Tony Fawl, 70-70-70-210. 2. Mark Gayer-Doug Gayer, 71-70-71-212.

2014 -- 1. Treg Fawl-Tony Fawl, 72-68-68-2-8. 2. Jamie Piper-Monty Koehn, 216.

2015 -- 1. Mark Wash-Daniel Mitchell, 70-68-71-209. 2. Mark Gayer-Doug Gayer, 68-68-74-210; Treg Fawl-Tony Fawl, 69-70-71-210.


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