GURNEE, IN (September 8, 2016) -- Michael Natale and Steve Sawtell teamed up to win the Merit Amateur, finishing with a final score of +18 to beat Ryan Anetsberger and Andy Mack by one point at the Merit Club.
The 54-hole, multi-format event features rounds of best-ball and stableford in team play. Finishing just a shade further back at +14 in a tie for third were the teams of George Getz and Ben Hayes, Patrick Duffy and Andy Hulett, Tim Hoss and Grant Goltz.
In the Senior Division Mark Esposito and Ted Zurkowski defended their title with a +9 tally. Four points behind in second place was Dirk Anderson and Steve Jacobs at +5.
Three teams; Chris and Dave Beto, Gus Kozina and Mark Palmer; Danny Brown and Mike Scardina finished even in a tie for third.
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