May 9, 2021

The Battle at Birkdale Results

The Battle at Birkdale was played under cool, sunny skies in Chesterfield, VA. 31 Players competed with 3 New Players in the field. Virginia Capital welcomes Drew Simmons in D2, Tracey Booth and Shawn Lux in D5.

In Division 1, Shane Studer of Chesterfield, held on for a 1 shot victory over Zach Hutchinson. Shane carded a 76 on the Par 71 Layout. Chris Michela finished 3rd with a 78

In Division 2, Nathan Beck of Charlottesville captured his second consecutive victory by one shot over Chris Anderson by carding a 75 to Anderson's 76. Tim Robinson finished 3rd with a 79.

In Division 3, Frederick Levine of Dumfries, VA captured his first victory of the season by shooting an 81 over Thomas Porter's 84. Eric Clevenger of Williamsburg and Donald Carthens of Fredericksburg both carded 85s

Terry Lonjin of Charlottesville, Virginia picked up his 3rd title of the year in Division 4 by two shots over James O'Cournoyer (Glen Allen, VA and Maurice Murphy (Mt Airy, MD). Lonjin carded an 84 to O'Cournoyer's and Murphy's 86. Tyler Keyser of Reedsville, VA shot an 87.

Tom Holecek of Ashburn, VA broke into the Win Column in D5 with a 5 shot victory over Les Bullock of Spotsylvania, VA. Doug Luccio of Alexandria finished one shot back in 3rd.

In Senior Net, Nathan Beck once again doubled up for the victory with -2, Maurice Murphy and Frederick Levine tying for second at -1. Eric Clevenger, Donald Carthans and Tom Holecek tied for 4th.

Zach Hutchinson won Closest to the Pin on Hole #8 at 15 Feet and Tracey Booth won Hole #16 at 13'9"

In D1/D2 Skins winners were Garrett Emch, Zach Hutchinson, Chris Anderson and Nathan Beck

D3/D4/D5 had 3 skins and Maurice Murphy captured 2 of them while Terry Lonjin had the other


The Battle at Birkdale Winners

Division 1

Sane Studer

Amateur Players Tour Director Winner

Division 2 Champion

Nathan Beck

Golf Tournament Virginia Capital Winner

Division 3 Champion

Frederick Levine

Amateur Players Tour Virginia Capital

Division 4 Champion

Terry Lonjin

Chesterfield Virginia Golf Week Winner

Division 5 Champion

Tom Holecek

Birkdale Golf Club Amateur Players Tour Winner