Lucky 13 Recap - Mar 12th, 2022

14th Annual Lucky 13 Recap

The 14th Annual Lucky 13 presented by Elephant & Castle lived up to its reputation by being a cold one. Although the meteorologists missed the snow and ice accumulation, they were right on the temps. The morning started out at 12 degrees when I left the house, and start time was near 20. It was definitely uncomfortable and getting warm was near impossible with the 10-12 mph winds. The 2nd round seemed to be more bearable even though the winds picked up some. The sun shining down did help.

There were 91 players that competed in 9 divisions. Nearly 20 players withdrew throughout the week. Most scared off by the local doom & gloom forecast that was a definite Bogey. I think all in attendance would agree that the conditions were much better than they anticipated. The course was set up for 20 holes as it has been for the last few year. I definitely want to thank all those who brought baskets. For fear of missing someone I won’t list, but you know who you are and your efforts are appreciated by all! Thank you.

Lunch was provided by Little Caesar’s Pizza. We are fortunate to have General Manager Zach Pirwitz continue to make this happen each year. Zach also played this year and ended up cashing in his division. Thanks a bunch buddy!

Our title sponsor Elephant & Castle has been doing the title sponsorship for several years now! Sadly Doug Bowen the owner of E&C had to withdraw because of a knee injury. I’m Confident he will be back soon. I speak for all who competed when I say thank you for your financial support, it is greatly appreciated. We also had a new sponsor this year that was given to us by Brett Stofer’s mom. The Permit Shop was a Hole Sponsor. This year when signing up you will now see different ways to help. We thank anyone who sponsors or gives us leads on possible sponsors!

It was awesome having 6 of my 7 team players at this event. It’s been a while since we have had that many at one event. To Kyle, Kevin, Michael, Paul, Dasun and Jake, you are all incredible. Thanks for making everything run so smooth at all our events .

Division Recaps:

Rec Women
Madison Feeback was the only lady in the Women’s Rec division. She shot 169. Thanks for braving the cold and playing!

Rec Men
There were 24 players in the Men’s Rec division. Garret Steelman jumped out on top shooting a 60 that was at least 2 strokes better the rest of the field. His 61 second round, totaling 121 was good enough to hold off a strong charge shooting 60 by Dylan Kramer (124 total) and Joshua Klesner’s 125.

Int Men
18 players competed in the Intermediate division. It was George Flagg, Brett Stofer, and Michael Cory all separated by one at 55, 56, & 57. George held on to take home the 1st place trophy with a -8 total. Matt Williams slid in to the 3 way tie for 2nd shooting a hot 56. Justin Hare and Brett Stofer also finished -3 total to round out the 3 way tie for 2nd.

Am Masters 60+
There were 3 in the MA60+ division. It was definitely the “Bud Man” Brad Hilton’s Show this event. Brad put the thumping on Roger Reid and Jon Parsons shooting 116. I have no doubt that both Roger and Jon will come back strong at the Disc’n for Cheetah’s tournament.

Women’s Am40+
Julie Crouch was the only lady playing in the FA40+. She shot a 151. Appreciate you coming out as well.

Men’s Am40+
There were 6 players in the MA40+ division. Only the top two shot in the fifties. Ray Preznell’s 55 and 57 round was good enough to hold off Darrin Dodson’ 57 and 58. Derred Scheperle finished 3rd taking the last cash spot.

Men’s Adv
The Advanced field scores were solid. So much so that the leading score of the day came from the 16 strong field. Both Billy Rae and Josh Owens came out hot with a pair of 52’s. Billy Rae absolutely smashed the 2nd round shooting the hot round 48 (1029 rated) to take the big “W”. The true battle was for second as Seth Lindeman, Noah Gentry, and Jay Hall shot well, but fell a few short of Josh Owens. Josh Owens first round was the difference in hanging on to second.

Women’s Open
Brandy Monnahan was our only Female player. She shot both rounds in the mid 60’s for a total of 132.

Men’s Open
There were 21 Open players and it was quite a battle. There were 9 spots paid out and all of these finished in double digits. After the first round the players on top were between -9 and -5. An old Monkey managed to shoot the nine under. Derek Green and Allen Heston were only a stick off at -8 and McKenzie was one
off them at -7. The second round ended up being an even tighter race at the top. There was a 3 way tie for first after a stellar come back by Arkansas’ Chris Eads. Eads shot a 49 (1018 rated) second round to put Allen Heston and myself in the tie. Worth noting, Derek Green was part of that tie until the last hole. David Christie, like Eads also had a 49 that moved him way up in the cash.

In the play off, Eads threw left just out of the circle, Heston threw long at circles edge, and I through right outside the circle. We had it surrounded, but none of us could capitalize. On to the second hole, we were all in the circle. Heston missed his putt and Eads and I sank our putts to go to the 3rd hole. Eads went first and threw a near perfect drive landing about 10 or 15 to the left of the bucket. I threw a roller that landed pin high 60 to the right. My putt was wide and Eads sealed the deal with his 2 putt! Congrats to Eads, Heston, and all the other players that cashed. To all my card mates, it was a blast.

Official Results can be found here:
https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/57392

As I write these Recaps, I can only look at the scores unless I’m part of the battle. If anyone would like to give me some info. on exciting facts feel free to type something up and shoot it to me after the event. The only reason I could talk more about the Open battle is because I was fortunate to be in it. It was a blast.

Until the Disc’n for Cheetahs at the Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, keep them straight and lots of Aces and Deuces to you all! You may register here for the Disc’n for Cheetah’s event:

https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Discn_For_Cheetahs_VII_2022/register

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