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!