Chup edges Luett to win seventh annual PGCC memorial golf tourney

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Western Illinois University golfer Kolby Chup won this year's seventh annual PGCC memorial tournament with a narrow one-stroke victory.

Kolby Chup

The seventh annual memorial golf tournament was held in sweltering conditions Sunday at the Perry Golf and Country Club (PGCC), and for the first time no individual was honored in a memorial tribute, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns regarding family travel.

The PGCC honors all who have fallen to this dangerous virus.

Western Illinois University golfer Kolby Chup won this year’s tournament with a narrow one-stroke victory over former Perry High School golfer Nick Luett, last year’s tourney winner. Chup carded a 27-hole total of 102 (-6), with an opening 18-hole score of 69, followed by a 33 in the Championship 9 holes.

Luett also had a great day, opening with a 68, and he followed that up with a 35 in the last 9 holes to fall one shot short of forcing a playoff.

Gianni Chiodo grabbed third place in the Championship Flight with an even par score of 108 (74, 34).

In the Senior Division (50 years and over), Larry Hodges fired a blistering 6-under score of 66 to take the championship. Jerry Gieseke took second place with a 71, and last year’s senior champion, Bob Gilroy, took third place with a 75, winning on a card back.

In the first flight, Rocky Sposato fired a 77 to take first place, winning on a card back over Frank Chiodo, who also carded a 77. Jeff Chiodo had a 78 to finish in third.

In the second flight, John Little took top honors with an 81. Terry Nielsen fired an 82 to take second, winning on a card back over Jim Lucia, who also had an 82.

The third-flight winner was David Little with a score of 90. Brent Waters grabbed second place with a 91, winning on a card back over Dan Vollstedt, who also had a 91.

A total of 42 golfers competed in the open division, and 10 golfers competed in the senior division.

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