Williamson Makes Late Charge to Win

Paul Williamson spent most of his day searching for something that would work.  On Sunday, at the TRGA Cedar Creek Open,  he found that something just in time.   Williamson birdied holes 15, 16 and 17 before just missing a fourth straight birdie on the 18th hole.   His one-over-par 72 was good enough for the win over Connor Frawley and Tom McClintock who both finished at 73.

Williamson was struggling until a long par putt from the fringe on hole 14 seemed to give him a much-needed boost.  Both Frawley and McClintock had their chance to force a playoff, but just missed.  Frawley's 12 foot birdie try on number 18 grazed the edge of the hole.  McClintock's chip shot for birdie on number 18 actually hit the hole and spun out.

Kevin Schumacher came away with a win in first flight.   Schumacher and Tom Desjarlais both shot 78 before Schumacher, playing in his first tournament of the season, won on the first playoff hole.

Danny Jones picked up another win in second flight.   Jones finished with 78.   Bob Schoen and Calvin King tied for second place at 79.

In third flight, Mark Werner was the big winner finishing with an 82.

Kevin Drewiske was the winner in fourth flight.  Drewiske, who had a terrible week of practice, somehow managed to find his game just in time for his tee time.  He finished with 85.

Jeff Osgood was just too steady for the rest of the fifth flight field.   Osgood's 89 was two strokes better than David Sanchez and Michael DeYoe, who tied for second place at 91.

In women's championship play Krista Anderson picked up her first victory of the season.  Anderson's 82 was her low round of the year.  Terry Thomas and Chelsea Dunnum tied for second place with 84's.

And Terry Ziegelbauer's short game was the best it's been in a long time.   She chipped in for birdie on the par-3 16th hole on her was to a net 65.

Next action for the TRGA is July 19 at Hiawatha Golf Club in Tomah, WI.


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