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amateurgolf.com Pinehurst Invitational Final Recap

VILLAGE of PINEHURST, North Carolina (November 3, 2008) -- It was only fitting that a team named for legendary course architect Donald Ross would prevail on the famed Pinehurst No. 2 layout -- a course which he considered the fairest test of golf and where he made his home.

The spirited Ross team did well in the Championship Division, but really excelled on Tuesday in the Net singles matches.

Two players that faced off on a rainy, blustery day -- Steve Warren and Eric Czarnecki -- were apparently unfazed as they both shot rounds of 76 gross. The two strokes that Czarnecki got helped him win 2 1/2 of 3 points. Warren's Four-Ball partner, Rick Friedman, was one of three players (Ray Skretteberg and James Pybus also did it) to get 3 points by winning front, back, and eighteen.

The final result was 37 1/2 points for Ross, and 34 1/2 for Fazio.

Despite the less-than-perfect Tuesday conditions, all players enjoyed drinks in the 91st hole pub, and talked about what a great destination that Pinehurst is. No doubt, amateurgolf.com will be coming here for years.

TOURNAMENT NOTES
-- Thanks to all players for making the trip to North Carolina, and for your continued support of amateurgolf.com travel events. We hope to see you at Kiawah Island, SC in March or Bandon Dunes, Oregon in April.

-- A note of gratitude to the entire staff of the Pinehurst Resort, especially Sherry Sawyer, for making the event run so smoothly. Additionally, we would like to thank Bridgestone Golf and Danny Le, UST Golf Shaft and Jamie Pipes, and Travel + Leisure Golf and Jana Friedman for their attendance and support with prizes.

-- Lastly, a toast to Patron Spirits Company for hosting our Saturday welcome party and after-dinner drinks on Monday.

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Final results November 4, 2008 from the Inaugural amateurgolf.com Pinehurst Invitational follow. Tuesday's singles matches determined the final outcome of the Ryder Cup-style team event -- the "Ross" and "Fazio" teams were separated by a single point heading into the final round with 36 points up for grabs in the (12) 3-point matches.

MATCH ROSS
PTS
FAZIO
PTS
1 Jeff Powers
1 1/2
Dan Potter
1 1/2
2 Jamie Pipes
Doug Potter
3
3 Carl Everett
2
Danny Le
1
4 Mike Miller
1 1/2
Pete Wlodkowski
1 1/2
5 Charles Birkhold
3
Don Williams
6 Ray Skretteberg
3
Paul Williams
7 Steve Warren
1/2
Eric Czarnecki
2 1/2
8 Rick Friedman
3
James Ford
9 James Pybus
3
Gary Meadors
10 Buddy Pitt
1/2
Roy Paxson
2 1/2
11 Jay Czarnecki
1/2
Robert Harrison
2 1/2
12 Jack Czarnecki
1 1/2
Kevin Czarnecki
1 1/2
   
 
  ROSS SINGLES TOTAL
20
FAZIO SINGLES TOTAL
16
  ROSS FOUR BALL TOTAL
17 1/2
FAZIO FOUR BALL TOTAL
18 1/2
  OVERALL MATCH TOTAL
37 1/2
OVERALL MATCH TOTAL
34 1/2

Previous results, including 36 hole best-ball medal play totals:

CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION
Rd1
Rd1
Rd2
Rd2
Tot
First Last City State Team
Pts
BB
Pts
BB
BB
Pete Wlodkowski Carlsbad CA Fazio
3
69
2 1/2
75
144
Danny Le Covington GA Fazio
Doug Potter Coeur dAlene ID Fazio
3
71
1/2
73
144
Dan Potter Irvine CA Fazio
Jamie Pipes Fort Worth TX Ross
80
1/2
76
146
Charles Birkhold Bedford TX Ross
Jeffrey Powers Haymarket VA Ross
77
2 1/2
72
149
Ray Skretteberg Winter Garden FL Ross
NET DIVISION
Rd1
Rd1
Rd2
Rd2
Tot
First Last City State Team
Pts
BB
Pts
BB
BB
Eric Czarnecki Mt. Pleasant SC Fazio
3
62
67
129
Kevin Czarnecki Marlborough CT Fazio
Gary Meadors Jacksonville Beach FL Fazio
3
68
3
66
134
Roy Paxson Jacksonville Beach FL Fazio
Buddy Pitt Orangeville ON Ross
69
2 1/2
67
136
James Pybus Cobourg ON Ross
Jay Czarnecki New Hope PA Ross
70
3
68
138
Jack Czarnecki Sanibel FL Ross
Rick Friedman Newburg IN Ross
3
72
69
141
Steven Warren Newburgh IN Ross
Don Williams Monroe CT Fazio
74
1/2
72
146
Paul Williams White Rock BC Fazio
SENIOR DIVISION
Rd1
Rd1
Rd2
Rd2
Tot
First Last City State Team
Pts
BB
Pts
BB
BB
Carl Everett Havertown PA Ross
3
71
3
67
138
Michael Miller Knoxville TN Ross
James Ford Euless TX Fazio
83
78
161
Robert Harrison N. Richland Hills TX Fazio
TEAMS
Day 1 Fazio
12
Ross
6
Day 2 Fazio
6 1/2
Ross
11 1/2
Total
18 1/2
Total
17 1/2

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