Fawl wins 7th City Golf title

By Steve Sell
June 26, 2017

It was quite a week for Treg Fawl.

On Monday, Fawl and his wife, Molli, welcomed their first child.

Capping the week, Fawl fended off a stern challenge from Kelly Sorenson for his sixth McPherson City Golf Tournament championship in the last seven years and seventh overall as he pulled away over the final eight holes for a five-stroke victory Sunday at McPherson Country Club.

Fawl entered the day with just a one-stroke lead over Sorenson. He pushed the advantage to three after the front nine, but then hit a ball out of bounds on No. 10 and things tightened up.

But Fawl called on his MCC experience to play even-par over the final eight holes while Sorenson started to fall back. Coupled with his four two-man titles with his father, Tony, Fawl now has 11 “majors.”

Normally a birdie machine, the conditions limited Fawl’s number on Sunday to just two. The wind blew briskly out of the north and the golfers danced around raindrops, not to mention having to contend with temperatures that had some scrambling for jackets or sweaters.

Fawl had opened with a 71 on Friday at Turkey Creek and then blistered Rolling Acres for an eight-birdie, no-bogey 64. He shot a 74 in his final round.

Sorenson was terrific the first two days with rounds of 70 and 66, but shot 78 in the final round. During his round at Rolling Acres, he had seven birdies and an eagle to more than offset three bogeys.

Jamie Piper had a great tournament as well as he shot rounds of 74-70-76 for a 220 to take third.

Piper and Ryan Schmid combined to win the two-man title in what was a close race. After a pair of 66s, they closed with a 71 for a 203 total, edging Fawl and his father by a shot. Sorenson and Alan Porter, the leaders going into the final round, fell back with a 75 to take third with 206.

Here are the cashers:


• Championship Flight •

1. Treg Fawl, 71-64-74-209. 2. Kelly Sorenson, 70-66-78-214. 3. Jamie Piper, 74-70-76-220.

• First Flight •

1. Ryan Schmid, 77-76-77-230. 2. Daniel Mitchell, 80-74-80-234. 3. Cliff Hawkes, 77-77-82-236.

• Second Flight •

1. Tim Schmidt, 81-77-82-240. 2. Matt Sandbo, 92-71-78-241. 3. Ed Bate, 84-77-83-244.

• Third Flight •

1. Brian Bengtson, 86-79-79-244. 2. Jeff Warren, 91-78-81-250. 3. Kenan Warren, 88-77-87-252.

• Fourth Flight •

1. Kelly Blomberg, 93-77-82-252. 2. Jay Reissig, 91-80-88-259. 3. Zac Hoppes, 95-81-86-262.

• Fifth Flight •

1. Kenny Malm, 97-87-81-265. 2. Kyle Moody, 92-93-81-266. 3. Kaden Warren, 89-89-91-269.

• Sixth Flight •

1. Ryne Davison, 110-84-87-281. 2. Bryan Weiser, 99-92-92-283. 3. Bill Gately, 111-85-92-288.

• TEAM •

• Championship Flight •

1. Jamie Piper-Ryan Schmid, 66-66-71-203. 2. Treg Fawl-Tony Fawl, 69-63-72-204. 3. Kelly Sorenson-Alan Porter, 68-63-75-206.

• First Flight •

1. Zack Lock-Daniel Mitchell, 73-69-75-217 (won scorecard playoff). 2. Steve Sell-Cliff Hawkes, 71-72-74-217. 3. Kent Schmidt-Tim Schmidt, 76-67-78-221.

• Second Flight •

1. Kyle Moody-Kelly Blomberg, 82-74-70-226. 2. Jay Reissig-Scott Davis, 78-73-80-231. 3. Jeff Warren-Rick Davison, 82-73-78-233.

• Third Flight •

1. Kaden Warren-Alan Weis, 84-80-80-244. 2. Jeff Clark-Eric VanCampen, 82-81-82-245. 3. Jacob Morales-Tyler Haleger, 81-78-86-245.