A lot of movement on the Intermediate list. Randy still commands a huge lead over the field, and won't have to meet the second place finisher until the final round, if at all. Jacob Burton, and Aris Pashos (among others) bring a lot of points from lower divisions earlier in the year, and by playing multiple days at many of the tournaments. Let's see how that strategy pays off during match play. Will they be overmatched? Or are their skills progressing fast enough to beat the rest of the pack?
1.) Randy Moore Sr. – 352 2.) Jacob Burton - 284 3.) Kester Jeffers – 260 4.) John Marren – 248 5.) Jesse Tackett - 180 6.) Cory Clements – 176 7.) Aris Pashos - 166 8.) Mike Thompson – 144 9.) Matt Walter – 132 10.) Justin Teller – 108 11.) John Boyd – 104 12.) DJ Eskra – 102 13.) Case Jackson – 100 14.) Ryan Nicely – 96 15.) Kevin Macuiba – 88 16.) John Osbourne – 84 17.) Bryan Sullivan – 76 18.) Brian Davis – 76 19.) Scott Brozenec - 71 20.) Kent Hengels – 68 21.) Nathan Taylor – 68 22.) Chris Anderson - 68 23.) Jeff Reardon – 64 24.) Sayer Jackson - 64 25.) Gabe Guerrero – 60 26.) Aaron Meyer – 60 27.) Shane Mytnik – 59 28.) Brandon Rosch – 56 29.) Chasen Birdies Gowan – 56 30.) Robert Hatch – 56 31.) Rudy Spiller – 56 32.) Tyler Seddon – 52 33.) Dan Janes – 48 34.) Steve Vose – 48 35.) Ryan Padilla – 48 36.) Randy McMurray – 48 37.) Jake Broughton - 48 38.) Matt Cook – 40 39.) Rob Wright – 40 40.) Robert Radtke – 40 41.) Richard Rudzena - 36 42.) Adam Hatch – 28 43.) J.P. Kelhmann – 28 44.) Mark Santa Maria – 28 45.) Todd Paraday – 28 46.) Daniel Pastore – 20 47.) Tyler Marrero – 20 48.) Nick Biebel – 20 49.) Eric Mademann – 20 50.) Robert Hoover - 20 51.) Nicholas Cellini – 16 52.) Patrick Haaker – 16 53.) Brett Muzzy - 16 54.) Jason Rosillo – 12 55.) Jenny Cook – 12 56.) Blaine Schepp - 12 57.) Bryan Pierce – 8 58.) Lauren Lakeburg – 8 59.) Justin Thompson - 8 60.) Max Diaz – 4 61.) J.D. Boone - 4
Points are up for The Wild West, and I've compiled the totals and listed them in the posts below. My apologies if I spelled anyone's name incorrectly.....I was up pretty late making these lists. So if I butchered anyone's name, please let me know and I'll edit out the mistakes.
Invites for the AC Match Play tournament will be put in a separate post later today or tomorrow, along with more details on the format.
After having several players throw in the 150'-175' range, Mike showed up. He bought in for an additional 3 throws. 3 of the 4 throws went over 300' easy. The 4th wasn't straight enough, and went ob. There were lots of oooohs and ahhhhs from the people watching him throw. It was truly impressive! No one else threw after that.....
Sunday's winner - Jon Boster - 265' ($91)
Sunday's race looked much tighter. A few players were throwing over 200'. Jon walked up and thumbered his mini out to 240 feet or so, beating the longest throw so far. A couple of throws later, and one player was able to pass him up, forcing him to pay $5 for 3 more throws. On his next throw, Jon threw another thumber out to 265', beating the longest throw so far by about 12'. No one could beat it, so Jon left two throws unused. If you were watching him throw, you got the impression he could have thrown it farther with just a bit more effort.
I have a little bit of video footage from Saturday's long drive competition. Once I get it edited, it'll be put up on the Aces and Chains website.
I would like to officially thank my team for The Wild West:
Cory Clements: Cory is always there to help, from beginning to end. He took care of registration, checking scorecards, & the leaderboard, along with a bunch of smaller tasks, all necessary to the tournaments success. And once again, I got to play on Saturday while Cory watched the table for me. That was icing on the cake. It often feels like I'm helping him run the tournament, instead of the other way around.
My sincere thanks Cory....I couldn't do it without you.
Mike Kursell: All my stamps are Mike Kursell originals. Mike produces fantastic artwork, and he's very generous with his time. He's also been a big help with trophies, scorecards, posters, shirts, and the shop logo. Mike is another irreplacable member of my team!
Jon Boster: Jon is my sponsored player (when I can afford to sponsor him), and without him, the shop wouldn't be open on Saturday, or late on Sunday after the tournaments. Thanks for bringing the water......and the CTPs.....and whatever else I forgot. Friend, employee, and mentor, Jon has been a huge help to me. Hopefully, I have returned the favor often enough...
Diane Johnson: My wife was kind enough to come out and help both mornings, and to caddy for me on Saturday. Thanks baby!
Jacob Burton: Jacob is always offering to help me. So I tagged him this time to help with the mini long drive competition. Both days, Jacob was there for me, standing in a field to chase down errant, and not so errant minis. I really appreciate the help Jacob.
Several other players helped with the long drive competition, most notably Eric and Larry. Thanks guys!
There are a LOT of other people who have helped me both at The Wild West, and at my other tournaments this year. Though I can't possibly list all their names here, I can't thank all of you enough for your help, whether it be a kind word at the right time, or some heavy lifting. So, thank you to everyone who made being a TD easier this year. It is very much appreciated!
We'll only be using Federation-approved mini discs:
Little Flyer and Little Flyer spiral Inova heavy weight DX and CE plastic Discraft mini magnet (hard or soft) and Z plastic Ching mini JU JU or MoJo All Minis under 4-1/2 inches in diameter are approved for play. Wood and metal minis are not allowed.
That way, if someone breaks the record, it'll count.
As part of the Wild West experience, I will be running a mini driving contest during the lunch break. Let's see who can drive their mini the farthest. Bring your favorite mini! Or, I will have some excellent driving mini's available for purchase if you don't have one that's suitable. One drive is included in your registration fee. Extra drives can be purchased for $2, or 3 for $5. All money from the extra drives purchased will go into the pot. May the longest drive win.
$2 will be taken out of every entry fee and put into a pot for the longest drive with a mini. As always, Am's will be paid in funny money, and Pro's will be paid in cash.
The contest will be held on the green mile (hole #11). All mini's must stay in the fairway or be disqualified. Any mini that comes to rest in or beyond the weeds on either side of the fairway is considered OB and cannot win. I'll take a look at the fairway before the contest starts and make any adjustments necessary for a fair contest. I will be the sole judge and jury regarding OB, unless I appoint someone to run the driving contest, in which case, that person shall be sole judge and jury.
I would like to get a few volunteers to help out with the mini driving contest. I'd like a few runners to bring mini's back to the tee box and to generally help out with the contest. If you are willing to volunteer, please PM me.