Aberdeen Golf Club Tournament Results
On Saturday, the Amateur Players Tour traveled to Aberdeen Golf Club in Eureka, MO for a Scottish-links style golf tournament. Aberdeen is no stranger to hosting elite-level amateur golf tournaments, as it has hosted numerous USGA qualifiers and the Missouri Amateur in recent years. 101 players would experience beautiful weather, firm and fast course conditions, and the ability to go LOW would be the theme of the day.
In Division 1, many players got off to a hot start with several players getting their rounds to 2-under par. 18 holes would not be enough to determine a champion as Nate McCutcheon and David Daubach would be tied with even-par rounds of 72. David Daubach followed up his birdie on the opening hole with another birdie on the first playoff hole to seal the victory. Ethan Francis finished in 3rd just one shot back.
In Division 2, Dan Kohnle had a day, shooting a career best 2-under 70 to earn a 2-shot victory over Marco Tallerico, who finished in 2nd place with an even-par 72. Nate Hampton and Billy Davis would tie for 3rd with rounds of 73, and Mike Lingenfelter would shoot 74 to finish in 5th place. The win would be the first on the APT for Kohnle, and is round featured 5 birdies including a birdie on 17 to put the tournament out of reach.
In Division 3, the scores would stay low as the firm, fast and calm conditions would prove to provide little defense to the links style layout. Chris Canfield had his best tournament round of his career, shooting a 1-over 73 to earn the victory. Peter Allen and David Dixon would tie for 2nd, finishing just two strokes back with rounds of 75. Troy Tennant would finish in 4th with 76, and James Crayne and Mary Kolda would tie for 5th with rounds of 77.
In Division 4, Rick Povis broke 80 for the first time, shooting 79 to earn the victory. Paul Spotanski came up just one shot short, shooting an impressive 80 to earn solo 2nd place honors. Jim Van Horn and Joseph Finazzo tied for 3rd with rounds of 81, while Rick Johnson, Allen Starnes, and Mike Scalera tied for 5th with rounds of 83.
In Division 5, Patrick Kelley kept the theme of low scores winning, firing an impressive 86 to earn a 2-shot win over Belleville’s Albert Orelt. Andrew Holmes shot an 89 to finish in solo 3rd, while Esther Flora made the most of her APT tournament debut, shooting a 90 to finish in 4th. Division 5 Player of the Year leader Jerry Miller finished in 5th place with a 91.
As a reminder, the St. Louis Player of the Year race is determined by your best 8 1-day events, your best 2 2-day events, and the Local Finals @ Annbriar will be worth more than 2x points! There’s still time to earn valuable points, replace bad finishes, and compete for your chance to earn a $1,000 USGA Max Prize Package in every division!
From here, the tour moves to the historic St. Clair Country Club on Monday, August 8th. Registration closes Monday night so don’t miss your opportunity to play one of the top-rated courses on our schedule! Players can request a morning or an afternoon time for this Monday event, which will also be a double-dip event for our seniors!