Paul Williamson knows there are many ways to win a golf tournament. Sometimes it can be a grind, where one par after another gets the job done. Other times, like Sunday the round can resemble an amusement park thrill ride. On a hot summer afternoon at The Golf Club at Cedar Creek, Williamson beat Tom McClintock in a one-hole playoff. Both players shot 71 to advance to the playoff. Williamson's round included one eagle, three birdies, one triple bogey and two shanks. "I had it three-under par, then shanked one on number 16" said Williamson. He went on to make triple bogey six on the hole, but got into the playoff with pars on 17 and 18. HIs round started wildly with a birdie on the difficult par-3 third hole, and then an eagle on the par 4 fourth hole.
McClintock, who made eagle on the par-5 sixth hole has played against Williamson for a long time and seems to know the warning signs when Williamson has it going. "Whenever Willie gets the shanks, you can't beat him!" he said with a laugh.
Joe Preeshl and Mike Drugan finished tied for third place at 74.
In other action at Cedar Creek, Harper Taggart won the first flight with a career-best 75. "I have to admit I got some great bounces off trees and cart paths" said Taggart. He needed every bit of good fortune he received because Bruce Lindseth was right behind him with a 76.
Steve Sjolander was the winner in second flight. HIs 9-over-par 80 was four shots better than runner-up Randy Blank.
The third flight win went to Jeff Osgood who recovered from an eight on the par-3 14th hole to finish with four straight pars on his way to an 85.
Dan Leis captured the fourth flight title with an 87.
For the second straight year, Krista Drewiske captured the Women's Championship title. Drewiske, just back from her honeymoon, fired an 82. Monica Rohe was second with an 84.
Terry Ziegelbauer won the Women's Net division.