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Pro Golf (PGF) WBC 2018 Event Report
Updated November 16, 2018
73 Players Harry Flawd 2018 Status 2019 Status Event History
  2018 Champion   & Laurels

Flawd Adds Another Sports Title To His Resume

This Trial event saw a surge in attendance this year, as we grew by 16 entrants to a total of 74 golfers. Perhaps the excitement of the Skins Game finals being contested off the ballroom stage enticed a few more people hoping to be able to conquer the ultimate WBC game of skill.

After assistant GM Rob Drozd’s demo session, the field gathered in the Snowflake Forum, where 2017 champion Adam Hurd was awarded his BPA green jacket for winning last year’s event. 2017 PBeM champion Pete Stein also graced us with his presence to finally claim his PBeM green jacket. After details instructions by the GM, the players then scattered to various rooms and bars to contest the Pebble Beach course in hopes of qualifying for the championship Skins game.

Just like last year, the best score was an 8 under par of 64 turned in by Alex Bell. Four other players also advanced to the Skins Game with a score of 7 under par: Lynda Shea, Richard Meyer, Harry Flawd and Keenan MacRitchie. Young Dahlia Shea was the only player at 6 under par, and thus earned sixth place laurels and the virtual sand plaque.

The five finalists moved to the ballroom, where they had the ultimate WBC joy: tossing the big green fuzzy dice off the stage. Joining them were their caddies (to read their cards and retrieve their dice), some family members and friends, and a couple of dozen others participants of the 19th hole who chose to watch while enjoying their libations.

Having honors, Alex Bell proceeded to birdie the first hole at Augusta National, only to have his Skin taken away when Keenan MacRitchie also birdied the hole. Keenan then eagled the second hole and earned the first two Skins of the event.

After the next three holes were halved, Harry Flawd scored the only birdie on the par 3 sixth hole to grab four Skins of his own. He then almost wrapped up the championship when he was the only player not to bogie the ensuing par 4 seventh hole.

Holes eight through ten were also halved, making the par 4 eleventh worth four Skins. Harry started off with a birdie, and when none of the others matched him, his total rose to nine Skins and a dominating championship. With only one hole remaining, Keenan also earned second place honors at this time.

The three remaining players contested the twelfth hole, where Alex earned third place with the only birdie for the hole. That left Lynda Shea and Richard Meyer still without a Skin in the finals. On the par five thirteenth hole, Lynda finally earned her fifth birdie for the round, but this time Richard could not match her, so the fourth place laurels were hers.

Be sure to join the fun again in 2019, when a return to Augusta National is being contemplated (along with larger print golfer cards). The best way to prepare is to get in a little practice during the 2019 tenth annual PBeM tournament which should start in April (during the month of the Masters).

2018 Laurelists Repeating Laurelists: 0
Keenan MacRitchie Alex Bell Lynda Shea Rich Meyer Dahlia Reid
2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th

Favorable winds at this table propel
Lynda Shea and Rich Meyer to Laurels.

Canadians enjoying a round of golf.

Regardless of Venue, this crowd always finds
the 19th hole.

Finalists with GM Bruce Monnin.

GM  Bruce Monnin [20th Year]  177 South Lincoln St, Minster, OH 45865-1240 
 bdmonnin@nktelco.net  937-441-2480