Dana Husby won his fifth men’s title while Andrea Dutcher captured her first women’s title as Headwaters Golf Club hosted the final round of the two-day Club Championships on Sunday, Aug. 11.
Husby overcame a two-shot deficit with two holes to play to win the Men’s Club Championship while Dutcher overcame a two-shot deficit after the first 18 holes to win the Women’s Club Championship.
Dutcher also won her first Women’s Senior Club Championship while Doug Taylor won his second Men’s Senior Club Championship.
There were only seven men and two women who competed for the club championships. Only 16 men competed in the three flights.
After seeing a six-shot lead with 18 holes to play disappear, Husby used two pars on the final two holes to rally for the win.
Doug Taylor used birdies on No. 3 and No. 7 on the final nine holes to claim a two-shot lead with two holes to play before two errant tee shots proved costly. Taylor found the water off the tee on the par-3 No. 8 hole and carded a double-bogey as Husby’s par evened things. Husby followed with another par on the par-5 No. 9 hole as Taylor’s tee shot sailed into the woods, which resulted in another double-bogey.
That gave Husby a 45-hole score of 186 and his fifth Men’s Club Championship. Husby also won titles in 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2013. Taylor finished second at 188.
During the first 18 holes on Saturday (Aug. 10), Scott Williams carded six pars and a birdie on No. 9 to open with a 37 for the early lead. Husby opened with a 39 while Taylor and Cory Miner carded 40s, Lee Davis shot a 41, and Jim Emerson and Ian Johnson carded 42s.
On the back side, Husby opened with three straight birdies in carding a 35 for a three-shot lead with a 74. Taylor’s 37 and Williams’ 40 left both golfers three shots back at 77 while Emerson was five shots out at 79 after birdies on Nos. 13 and 15 led to a 37. Miner carded another 40 for an 80, Johnson carded a 39 for an 81 and Davis matched his 41 for an 82 after the first round.
On the first trip around the front nine on Sunday, Husby used eight pars and a birdie on No. 4 for a 35 to extend his lead to five shots. Emerson matched Husby’s 35 to stay within five shots while Williams carded a 37 to fall five shots behind. Taylor carded a 38 to fall six shots back. Davis had a 37 to fall 10 shots back, Miner’s 40 led to an 11-shot deficit and Johnson’s 48 dropped him 20 shots off the lead.
Taylor moved to within two shots with a 35 on the back nine, which included birdies on No. 10 and No. 16 and six pars. Husby carded a 39 to maintain the lead while Williams stayed within five shots with a 39. Emerson fell six shots back with a 40 while Davis carded a 38 to stay within nine strokes.
A birdie on No. 3 coupled by Husby’s bogey pulled Taylor into a tie for first place. Taylor’s par on No. 6 gave him the lead before a birdie on No. 6 gave Taylor a two-shot advantage. Husby took advantage of Taylor’s mistakes down the stretch to capture the title.
Following Husby’s 186 and Taylor’s 188 was Willilams, who closed with a 42 for a 195. Davis climbed into fourth place as a 39 on the final nine holes capped off a 196. Emerson followed at 198 with Miner’s 200 and Johnson’s 211 rounding out the seven-golfer field who played all 45 holes.
Taylor, who won the senior title in 2015, captured his second Men’s Senior Club Championship with a 73 on Sunday.
1, Dana Husby 74-74-38--186. 2, Doug Taylor 77-73-38--188. 3, Scott Williams 77-76-42--195. 4, Lee Davis 82-75-39--196. 5, Jim Emerson 79-75-44--198. 6, Cory Miner 80-81-39--200. 7, Ian Johnson 81-89-41--211.
Fisher’s streak ends
Dutcher ended Sue Fisher’s reign as the Women’s Club Champion.
Fisher, who won the last six women’s titles, led after Saturday’s first 18 holes with an 84. Fisher used pars on No. 3, No. 4, No. 7 and No. 8 for a 43 on the front side before a birdie on No. 13 and pars on No. 15 and 17 led to a 41 on the back side.
Dutcher carded a par on No. 3 and followed with three straight pars on holes Nos. 5-7 to match Fisher’s 43 on the front side and used pars on No. 13 and No. 16 for a 43 on the back side to trail by two shots entering Sunday’s final 18 holes.
Dutcher was able to overcome that deficit by carding an 85 on Sunday to win her first Women’s Club Championship with a two-day total of 171 and capture her first Women’s Senior Club Championship. Fisher carded an 89 on Sunday for a two-day total of 173. Fisher had also won the last five Women’s Senior Club Championships.
Davis, Wayne Nelson, Karl Olson and Mark Schroeder won titles for the men in flight play.
Davis’ 75 on Sunday led to a net 69 in the First Flight while Nelson’s 82 led to a net 72 in the Second Flight. Olson (who carded an 85) and Schroeder (who carded an 87) shared first place in the Third Flight with net 67s.
There were six men who competed in the First Flight, five men who competed in the Second Flight and five men who competed in the Third Flight.