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Record Setting win for Krivanek, Smith at The Egg Inv.
Winners Jim Krivanek (L) and Brian Smith (R) with Sand Ridge pro Matt Creech (C) <br>(Allen Freeman, NEOHgolf.com)
Winners Jim Krivanek (L) and Brian Smith (R) with Sand Ridge pro Matt Creech (C)
(Allen Freeman, NEOHgolf.com)

By Allen Freeman, NEOHgolf.com

CHARDON, OH (September 25, 2018) - Jim Krivanek of Cleveland and Brian Smith of Amherst paired their great Chapman-format second round with an unsurpassed better ball final round to not only win The Egg Invitational at Sand Ridge, but to do so in record-setting fashion.

Krivanek and Smith posted a 6-under par 66 in Tuesday morning’s better ball finale to hold off all challengers, breaking the previous tournament scoring record, set just last year, by a whopping four shots with a 199 total.

Two of the teams closely chasing the eventual winners also shot a matching 66 on Tuesday: David Hall and Henry Do of Detroit finished in second place for the second consecutive year; and Northeast Ohio Golf locals Jimmy Wild and Ryan Stefanski jumped over a handful of teams to finish in third.

33 two-player teams from clubs all across the country competed in the 2018 event.

The shot of the week belonged to Mike Haynes of Cliffside Golf Club in Gallipolis, OH who made a hole-in-one on the 144 yard par-3 8th hole. The ace, which cut just over the front left-side bunker, was Haynes’ seventh of his career and netted him a sweep of the entire third round skins pot.



ABOUT THE The Egg Invitational

The Egg Invitational is a two-day 54 hole scratch Four-Ball event. 36 Holes are slated for the first day of competition with a shotgun start and 18 holes of play on the final day. The Egg aims to bring together players from the nation’s finest facilities for two days of great golf and camaraderie.

The host course is a Tom Fazio design ranked as high as #52 on Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Courses. Situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the course has hosted the MAC Championship and NCAA Division I Men’s Central Regional, and features gently rolling countryside, dramatic elevation changes, unique wetlands, and a plentiful mix of mature woods.

On-site lodging is available upon request.

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