Fawl ties Hague's record with 9th City Invite title

By Steve Sell
June 24, 2019

Treg Fawl should have been happy on Saturday after he had opened up a nine-shot lead after two rounds of the McPherson City Golf Tournament.

But as he watched the rain come down in buckets that evening and with more on the way, he knew Sunday's final round would not be played as scheduled at McPherson Country Club.

And after more than 3 inches at MCC, the course clearly was not playable, which made the first two rounds stand.

Fawl, of course, recorded his record-tying ninth individual title and has now won the last three. 

But he was disappointed that he didn't get the opportunity to break the three-day tournament record of 208 set back in 2004 by Travis Engle. Fawl would have needed only a 75 on Sunday to break the record.

Still, Fawl can look forward to next year when goes for his 10th championship to eclipse the late Ray Hague's record.

And he combined with his father, Tony, to win the two-man title by eight shots as they combined for a 125. Tony Fawl made four birdies on Friday and had quite a good tournament himself with rounds of 77-80.

It was an excellent tournament for Chris Stucky, who has been a perennial Top 3 finisher. He tied with Daniel Mitchell for second in the individual race as they shot matching 72-69s for a 141. And Stucky took second in the team with Jason Buschbom, as they shot 67-66 for 133, with Cliff Hawkes and Steve Sell taking third with 67-68-135.

• RESULTS •

• INDIVIDUAL •

• Championship Flight •

(Five Places Paid)

1. Treg Fawl, 65-67-132. T2. Chris Stucky, 72-69-141; Daniel Mitchell, 72-69-141. 4. Cliff Hawkes, 70-74-144. 5. John Grosdidier, 77-69-146; Chris Adrian, 75-71-146.

• First Flight •

1. Tyler Hoxie, 73-78-151. 2. Kelly Blomberg, 77-75-152. T3. Alan Weis, 75-78-153; Matt Sandbo, 80-73-153; Brad Bengtson, 78-75-153.

• Second Flight •

T1. Sam Williams, 77-81-158; Eric Vancampen, 80-78-158; Collin Duckworth, 85-73-158. 

• Third Flight •

T1. Brett Bate, 80-84-164; Turner Polzin, 82-82-164. 3. Zack Lock, 83-82-165.

• Fourth Flight •

T1. Ian Johnson, 91-81-172; Brett Williams 92-80-172; Colby Geren 93-79-172; Ben Cheek, 85-87-172.

• Fifth Flight •

T1. Bill Gately, 89-90-179; Brad Malm, 91-88-179. 3. Andy Vogelsberg, 88-92-180.

• Sixth Flight •

1. Chad James, 94-94-188. 2. Shelby Hoppes, 99-90-189. 3. Glen Snell 100-90-190.

• Seventh Flight •

1. Jerry Almquist, 100-98-198. 2. Virgil DeWild, 101-99-200. 3. Britton Bate, 103-99-202.

• TEAM •

• Championship Flight •

1. Treg Fawl-Tony Fawl, 61-64-125. 2. Chris Stucky-Jason Buschbom, 67-66-133. 3. Cliff Hawkes-Steve Sell, 67-68-135. T4. Alan Porter-Kelly Sorenson, 68-68-136; Chris Adrian-Mark Gayer, 71-67-138.

• First Flight •

1. Mark Wash-Kurt Kinnamon, 74-68-142. T2. Tyler Hoxie-Gus Ruddle, 69-76-145; Matt Sandbo-Zac Hoppes, 74-71-145; Brad Bengtson-Brad Malm, 76-69-145.

• Second Flight •

T1. — 1. Jeff Warren-Kenny Malm, 75-76-151; Drew Labertew-Kyler Hoppes, 80-71-151. 3. Jeff Clark-Eric Vancampen, 76-77-153. T4. Jordan Bobert-Keaton Sorenson, 79-75-154; Kent Schmidt-Tim Schmidt, 81-73-154.

• Third Flight •

T1. Bryan Ho-Ian Johnson, 82-79-161; Ben Cheek-Lenny Swaim, 80-81-161. T3. Shelby Hoppes-Andy Vogelsberg, 82-80-162; Casey Cheek-Brodie Burney, 80-82-162.


Close