amateurgolf.com Kiawah Island 2 Man: Final Results

KIAWAH ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA (February 28, 2006) -- The final round of the Inaugural amateurgolf,com Kiawah Island Two Man Championship was played today on the famous Ocean Course, host of the 1991 Ryder Cup, 2007 PGA Senior Championship and 2012 PGA Championship.

Nobody complained about not playing it all the way back.

With steady 20 mile per hour winds challenging players to "pick the right club and commit" it was obvious that no lead (even the 6-stroke margin enjoyed by Andy Kitchen and Paul Rice of Redlands, California) would be safe. After starting with a birdie (Rice from 20 feet) the leaders made three bogeys and closed with a 38 on the front nine before settling into 6-straight pars on the difficult back nine. With their playing partners Chris Brauner and Pete Wlodkowski struggling with wind, water, and sand on the back nine, Rice and Kitchen had only a brief moment of worry on No. 17 (a team double) before closing with a solid par when Rice got up-and-down from the front of the green to stop the bleeding and ensure that a low final round would have to be posted by anyone else in the field to catch them.

Mark Gardner and Ted Lyford, traveling mates of Kitchen and Rice (with a few side bets on the lines) posted the low round of the day (72) to climb into second place.

In the Net Division, brothers Eric Czarnecki of Mt Pleasant, South Carolina and Kevin Czarnecki of Marlborough, Connecticut fired a final round of 2-under-par 70 -- spurred by two net "aces" -- to win by two over Mike Casey of Brentwood, California and Bob Paulson of Oakley, California. Casey and Paulson had the low round of the day, at 5-under-par 67.


- Pete Davison of West Hartford, Connecticut posted an amazing 6 birdies on the Ocean Course to answer his partner Don Miller's retorical question "where's the REAL Pete" from the first two days. Pete birdied Nos. 2, 6, 7, 8, 11 and 16.

- Jim Gentile, also of West Hartford, almost aced the difficult par-3 fifth hole with a 5-wood that finished a maddening 8 inches behind the hole. He made the putt, and also scored a birdie 2 on No. 17.

- Special thanks to Ocean Course First Assistant Mark Schaffer for helping our group with rules and scoring all week. In addition, thanks to Dave Selner, Christian Hartsel, and the entire staff at the Kiawah Island Resort for their hospitality this week.

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Final results from the amateurgolf.com Kiawah Island Two Man Championship follow. Today's round was played at The Ocean Course, with the Championship Division at 6744 yards and Net Division at 6105 yards:

Team Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Tot Pos
Andy Kitchen, Redlands, CA -- Paul Rice, Redlands, CA 70 67 77 214 1st
Mark Gardner, Redlands, CA -- Ted Lyford, Redlands, CA 71 74 72 217 2nd
Keith Holmes, Macon, GA -- Rusty Strawn, Mcdonough, GA 74 72 73 219 3rd
Peter Davison, W.Hartford, CT -- Don Miller, Norcross, GA 74 74 74 222 4th
Chris Brauner, Austin, TX -- Pete Wlodkowski, Carlsbad, CA 72 71 80 223  
David Humphreys, Charleston, SC -- Carl Everett, Havertown, PA 76 77 77 230  
Jim Gentile, W. Hartford, CT -- Terry Huffman, West Hartford, CT 82 75 77 234  
Carl Ross, Katonah, NY -- John Vignola, Hopewell Junction, NY 77 79 84 240  
Rick Bowers, Rogers, AR -- Bob Kalbfell, Katonah, NY 78 77 89 244  
Steven Dyer, Summerville, SC -- Allan Holmes, Charleston, SC 82 79 83 244  
Team Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Tot Pos
Eric Czarnecki Mt. Pleasant, SC -- Kevin Czarnecki, Marlborough, CT 74 69 70 213 1st
Mike Casey, Brentwood, CA -- Robert Paulson, Oakley, CA 70 78 67 215 2nd
Lacy Hayes, Charlotte, NC -- Ernest Humphreys, Barrington, RI 74 74 72 220 3rd
Morrie Birnbaum, Concord, CA -- Charles Chavez, Half Moon Bay, CA 74 68 80 222 4th
Daniel Germain, Charlotte, NC -- Dan Thome, Sparta, MI 71 78 74 223  
Gregg Dennington, Sterling, CO -- Bart Goldie, Oakland, CA 76 70 79 225  
Howard Rosenberg, Weatogue, CT -- Michael Vegis, Kiawah Island, SC 78 75 72 225  
Brian Adair, Lafayette, CA -- Shawn Brown, Moraga, CA 78 79 73 230  
Jim Bradley, Bethany Beach, DE -- Paul Robino, Wilmington, DE 78 75 78 231  
Don Corken, Florence, KY -- Jeff Corken, Florence, KY 77 78 80 235  
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