A birdie birdie finish on Sunday solidified Daniel Shepherd’s name in the history books as the 2018 Men’s Tournament Champion with a 5-stroke victory over Wally Plywaczewski and Christian Lynn.
After Saturday’s first round Shepherd held a 3 shot lead over Plywaczewski, Chris Jones and Michael Spenske; and a 4 shot lead over Lynn. As the rounds began on Sunday, Plywaczewski made his presence known to Shepherd as he birdied 3 of the first 8 holes, and took a 1 stroke lead at the time. That lead though was short lived as Plywaczewski triple-bogeyed the 9th hole and Shepherd calmly canned a 15-foot downhill putt for par…Shepherd back up by one.
While all this was going on in the first group, Lynn was just playing a steady game in the second group of the day…trying to chip away at Shepherd’s lead. But in the end no one had an answer for Shepherd as he birdied #17 and #18 for a 5-stroke victory, and the title of 2018 Men’s Champion.
Congratulations Daniel, and all those that competed in this year’s tournament!!!
2018 Men’s Tournament Results (Top 4 in each Flight)
Overall Champion…Daniel Shepherd (72-70-142)
1st…Daniel Shepherd (72-70-142)
2nd…Wally Plywaczewski (75-72-147)
3rd…Mason Meadows (79-73-152)
4th…Chris Jones (75-78-152)
1st…Christian Lynn (76-71-147)
2nd…Clint Ortiz (79-76-155)
3rd…Michael Spenske (75-83-158)
4th…Charlie Downing (81-77-158)
1st…Dave Forsell (85-81-166)
2nd…Tom McCulloch (81-86-167)
3rd…Rich Kitick (85-85-170)
4th…Steve Jorstad (88-90-178)
1st…Clay Kelley (81-86-167)
2nd…Ken Celic (87-84-171)
3rd…Wayne Heuertz (85-91-176)
4th…Dan Devito (83-95-178)
1st…Jim Herdman (88-95-183)
2nd…Jim Sonin (99-86-185)
3rd…Mike Foulkes (96-101-197)
4th…Jim Stevenson (102-99-201)