CARLISLE, PA (April 26, 2016) - Thomas Timby had
never played Carlisle Country Club until yesterday's
opening round of the 76th George Dressler Memorial
Championship, presented by the Allegheny Health
Network. It's safe to say he wouldn't mind a return trip
to the classic layout, as he shot a 1-under par for the
second straight round to claim the title with a score of
"I knew this was going to be a tough golf course
today," Timby said. "My goal today was to shoot the
same score as yesterday because I figured that would
Timby's prediction proved true, as his repeat round
of 70 put him two shots clear of home club hopeful JD
Hughes, who fired his second consecutive even par 71
to record 142 for the event.
Timby's steady round started with eight straight
pars. He then closed it out with a birdie on No. 9 to
record a front nine score of 34.
"I made a lot of nice up and downs on the front,"
said Timby, of The Bucks Club. "I was just trying to hit
centers of greens."
Timby's back nine began with a setback after a
three-putt at No. 10. But he immediately got the shot
back by making a birdie 3 on the 11th hole. After
another pair of pars, he came to the 14th hole. On the
406-yard par 4, Timby's approach shot from 138 yards
was pulled left of the hole into no man's land. Staring
at the possibility of a big number on the hole, Timby's
flop shot went in the hole for a birdie 3. Momentum
had been restored.
"I should have never been over there in that spot,"
Timby said. "I was really fortunate to make that."
After a bogey on the 17th hole, Timby headed to
the par 5 18th with a two-shot lead. Knowing his place
on the leaderboard, he safely navigated the final few
shots and knocked in his par putt to card a 1-under 70
and claim victory in the event.
Hughes, meanwhile, bounced back from an early
double bogey on No. 3 and a bogey on No. 8 to birdied
four of the final 10 holes. He finished five shots ahead
of fellow Carlisle CC member Jeff Frazier. One of the
first round leaders, Frazier shot a 77 today to tie for
third place with Huntsville Golf Club's Todd Vonderheid.
Senior Division Recap
On a very windy day at Carlisle Country Club,
Michael Vassil and Don Erickson battled through the
tough conditions to each shoot a 36-hole total of 153 to
tie for the senior division title at the 76th George
Dressler Memorial Championship, presented by the
Allegheny Health Network.
The pair finished one stroke ahead of Thomas
Soares and Jim Mastromatteo. Vassil sandwiched six
pars around a trio of birdies on the front nine before
making his lone birdie of the day on the par 4 10th
hole. A key for him in the tournament was the ability to
avoid big numbers, as the Country Club of Scranton
member carded 19 pars but nothing worse than bogey
over the two days.
For Indiana Country Club's Erickson, he cruised
through the first six holes with six pars. But bogeys on
five of the next six holes threatened his chance at the
victory. However, he steeled himself to par the final six
holes to card 76 on the day and 153 for the event.
Super Senior Recap
Trailing first round leader Thomas Fleig by four
shots, Frank Polizzi knew he needed a strong start in
the second and final round of the 76th George Dressler
Memorial Championship, presented by Allegheny Health
Network, today at Carlisle Country Club. And when his
second shot of the day found the bottom of the cup
from 135 yards out for an eagle, the momentum was
on his side. Polizzi forced a playoff with Fleig and made
par on the first playoff hole to win the championship
with a two-round total of 155 (+13).
"I feel very proud to have won this championship
today against a field of such great players," Polizzi said.
"This was a really difficult golf course, and it's great to
Fleig, of Colonial Golf & Tennis Club, struggled on
his opening nine, with only a birdie on No. 6 in the
midst of six bogeys from holes 2-8. After an up and
down back nine, he headed to the 18th hole needing a
birdie to force a playoff with Polizzi. Despite his earlier
struggles, Fleig was able to convert and make birdie on
18 for the second day in a row. The duo went back to
No. 18 for the playoff hole. Fleig hit his third shot on
the par-5 over the green. He then chipped up past the
hole and missed his par putt. Polizzi, meanwhile, hit his
approach to about three feet. He missed that chance
but converted the next putt for his par and to win the
"It was nice in the morning today, but right at the
turn, the clouds left, the sun came out and the wind
was ferocious, and that made the back nine really
tough," said Polizzi, of Whitemarsh Valley Country
Finishing three shots off the pace was Lee Lykens
of Indiana Country Club. Hannastown Golf Club's Mike
McGuire was in fourth place at 160 (+18). Just a shot
behind McGuire was the only other player to break 80
in round two, Thomas Mallouk of Lookaway Golf Club,
who shot a 79 today to finish at 161.
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