Double Eagle for the Win
The Alabama Chapter Championship ended with much excitement. As the final group approached the last hole, Neil Thompson and Christian Bosso were tied at eight-under-par through 35 holes with the 563-yard par-5 hole at FarmLinks Golf Club left to play. Jake Greer was the leader in the clubhouse, having already posted a final score of eight-under-par 136.
However, with the course playing firm and fast, both Thompson and Bosso hit big tee shots and the par-5 green would be reachable in just two shots. Thompson played first and missed the green to the left. From 210 yards, Bosso hit a perfect 6-iron shot towards the green. The players couldn’t see that the shot was so perfect that it gently rolled into the hole for a double eagle and a walk-off victory for Bosso.
With the double eagle, Bosso carded an 11-under-par 133 and finished at the top of the leaderboard for the Open Division. Thompson finished 9-under-par 135, and Greer landed in third. David Hanson’s 6-under-par 138 put him in fourth, and Ron Stromeyer and Ty Zimmerman carded a 4-under-par 140 to tie for fifth.
In the Senior Division, Mike Genovese had the lowest score of any division with a 16-under-par 128. Jeff Copeland finished 7-under-par for second place, and Lawrence Auer finished 6-under-par for third place. Ned Martin was the only other player in the Senior Division to finish under par with a 1-under-par 143 to land in fourth place.
We also had seven players in the Super Senior Division, and Mike Parrish’s 1-over-par 145 was enough to put him in first place. Steve Lyles, Carl Pedersen, James Awsumb, Ed Davis, Allen Austin, and Jim Brotherton rounded out the Super Senior Division.
Thanks to our host professional, Dylan Shephard, for an exciting two days at FarmLinks Golf Club. We also want to thank Brandt Kittredge and TaylorMade Golf for sponsoring this event and setting up the TaylorMade myFittingExp tent on the range.