Bruggeman edges Wilkening for Memorial Golf Tourney title

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Chris Bruggeman won a sudden playoff on the 2nd playoff hole to claim the eighth annual Memorial Golf Tournament at the Perry Golf and Country Club Sunday, July 11. The late Bill Simmer Jr. was the honoree for this year’s Memorial Golf Tournament. Simmer’s son and a grand-daughter played in the tournament.

Bruggeman and Noah Wilkening both shot 27 holes in two under par (106). Bruggeman opened with an even par 72, followed by a 34 in the championship 9 holes. Wilkening shot a one under par 71, followed by a 35 in the championship 9 to tie Bruggeman after 27 holes of play.

In the playoff, both men bogeyed the first hole. On the 2nd hole, Bruggeman took the title with a par-saving putt as Wilkening’s par saver just barely missed.

A record-setting number of golfers played in the 2021 Memorial Golf Tournament. A total of 77 golfers entered the tournament, with 42 golfers battling for the open title and 35 golfers playing for the senior title (18 holes). It took a score of 78 to make the open Championship flight, with 14 golfers qualifying for the Championship 9 holes. The results of the place winners include the following:

OPEN DIVISION

CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT FIRST FLIGHT SECOND FLIGHT
1st – Chris Bruggeman 72,34 (106) Will Whiton – 79 Brock Weaver – 89
2nd – Noah Wilkening 71,35 (106) Scott Carter – 80 Darin Marasco – 89
3rd – Gionnai Chiodo 69,39 (108) Kurt Whiton – 81 Zach Easter – 89
4th – Brett Henson 70,41 (111) Dan Volsdett – 82 Nick Chiodo – 89

SENIOR DIVISION

CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT FIRST FLIGHT
1st – Vince Costello – 68 Bob Gilroy – 81
2nd – John Brown – 69 Dave Tillinghast – 84
3rd – John Putbrese – 72 Butch Niebuhr – 85
4th – Steve Ivanovitch – 73 Alan Lenz – 87
5th – Larry Hodges – 77 Bill Mueller – 87

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