pro golf [Updated August 2000]

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Adam Gugliemini

2000 Champion

2nd: Ken Gutermuth, GA

3rd: Bill Beckman, SC

4th: John Coussis, IL

5th: -

6th: -
Event History
1991    None      -
1992    None      -
1993    None      -
1994    Dave Walrath      29
1995    Bruce Reiff      45
1996    Tom Pavy      43
1997    Dave Metzger      65
1998    Kevin Wojtaszczyk      61
1999    John Coussis     71
2000    Adam Gugliemini     74
AREA Ratings
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Fore! ...

The numbers keep going up; 74 players took to the links at Augusta and Pebble Beach for the biggest Pro Golf event yet. The top four combined lowest scores would advance to a Skins game final. It again took -10 to advance. For the seventh year in a row, 1999 runnerup Ken Gutermuth advanced to the final with a score of -11. Defending champion, John Coussis, advanced with the low score of -13. The other finalists were Adam Guglicmini with -12 and Bill Beckman with -10.

The Skins game is played as a round of 18 holes consisting of the back nine of Augusta followed by the back nine of Pebble Beach. The first hole was tied and Adam took the first two skins on 11th at Augusta. Two more holes were tied before Ken won three skins on the 14th. The final four holes of Augusta carried over to Pebble Beach. 10 and 11 carried over as well making the 12th at Pebble Beach worth seven skins. Adam took the big prize and a commanding lead with a birdie. Ken stayed in the running by sinking a par putt to win the 13th. 14 carried over before Ken brought the excitement level up by winning the 15th to make the score Adam 9 skins to Ken's 6. The tension grew as 16 and 17 carried over, but Ken opened by bogeying the 18th to see his chances of overtaking the youngster evaporate and doom him to bridesmaid status again. Bill picked up the three skins with a birdie to hang the goose egg on the defending champ. Adam became the youngest winner, but there was experience beyond his years on his side. His dad, a finalist last year, was his caddy. Leave it to dad to keep a kids' emotions in check when the money's on the line.

 GM      Carrie Lewis  [2nd Year]   16 Gosling Drive, Lewes, DE 19958   NA

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