Wilcox wins Men's Club Championship
Steady play leads to seventh title at Headwaters Golf Club.
Trent Wilcox played consistent golf for 45 holes to capture the 2020 Men’s Club Championship at Headwaters Golf Club.
Wilcox followed a 72 on Saturday (Aug. 8) with rounds of 73 and 35 on Sunday (Aug. 9) to card an even-par 180 to top the field and claim his seventh club title.
Scott Williams and John Martin shared the early lead by opening with 36s on the front side on Saturday. Williams offset bogeys on holes No. 3, No. 6 and No. 8 with birdies on holes No. 2, No. 5 and No. 9 for an even-par round while Martin opened with a birdie on No. 1 before a double-bogey on No. 6, a bogey on No. 7 and an eagle on No. 9 led to his 36.
Aron Moses had a birdie on No. 3 and bogeys on No. 4 and No. 7 for a 37 while Wilcox opened with a birdie on No. 2 before a bogey on No. 7 and a triple-bogey on No. 8 were followed with a birdie on No. 9 for a 38. Ron Litzau also opened with a 38 with birdies on No. 3 and No. 6 and bogeys on No. 2, No. 7, No. 8 and No. 9.
Rounding out the field were Doug Taylor, Jim Emerson and Lee Davis at 39; Dana Husby (the defending champion) at 40; Ian Johnson at 41; and Cory Miner at 42.
Wilcox took the lead on the back side as seven pars and birdies on No. 12 and No. 18 resulted in a 34 and first-day total of 72. Williams fell two shots back as seven pars and bogeys on No. 12 and No. 14 led to a 38 for a 74. Martin carded a 39 with bogeys on No. 10, No. 11 and No. 17 in falling to third place with a 75 while Moses and Litzau shared fourth place at 76. Moses carded a 39 on the back side with bogeys on No. 10, No. 16, No. 17 and No. 18 and a birdie on No. 11 while Litzau used a birdie on No. 14 and bogeys on No. 10, No. 13 and No. 17 for a 38.
Husby, Emerson, Davis and Johnson also carded 39s while Taylor and Miner had 40s. Emerson and Davis entered Sunday’s round tied for sixth place at 78 while Husby and Taylor shared eighth place at 79. Johnson’s 80 and Miner’s 82 rounded out the field.
On the first trip around the front side on Sunday, Wilcox extended his lead to four shots as birdies on No. 4 and No. 9 and bogeys on No. 3 and No. 5 led to a 36. Williams carded a 38 with seven pars and bogeys on No. 2 and No. 7 while Litzau was also four shots back as birdies on No. 1 and No. 9 and a double-bogey on No. 5 led to a 36.
Martin fell off the pace with bogeys on No. 2, No. 5 and No. 9 along with a double-bogey on No. 8 and a triple-bogey on No. 6 for a 44. Husby and Taylor carded 39s to sit 10 shots back while Davis (41), Emerson (42), Miner (41) and Johnson (44) followed.
Williams pulled to within one shot on the back side as birdies on No.12 and No. 18 resulted in a 34 for a 146 entering the final nine holes. Wilcox maintained the lead by following a bogey on No. 10 with eight pars for a 37 and a 145 total with nine holes to play. Litzau was four shots back at 149 after offsetting bogeys on No. 10, No. 14, No. 16 and No. 17 with a birdie on No. 15 and an eagle on No. 18. Moses carded a 37 on the back side with bogeys on No. 10 and No. 11 and a birdie on No. 12 for a 150.
Martin rebounded with birdies on No. 15 and No. 18 and a bogey on No. 16 for a 35 to trail by nine shots at 154 while Husby had bogeys on No. 10 and No. 13 and a birdie on No. 15 for a 37 and 36-hole total of 155. Taylor also carded a 37 for a 155 while Emerson carded a 40 for a 160. Miner had three birdies (on No. 12, No. 16 and No. 18) and four bogeys for a 37 and a 160. Davis’ 42 led to a 161 and Johnson’s 42 led to a 166 with nine holes to go.
Wilcox took control on the tournament’s third trip around the front side by opening with six pars. Williams fell five shots behind with three holes to play after carding bogeys on No. 2 and No. 4 and a double-bogey on No. 5 while Litzau was six shots behind after opening with bogeys on No. 1 and No. 3. Moses dropped eight shots back after carding bogeys on three of the first four holes.
On the final three holes, Wilcox sealed the win with a birdie on No. 7, a bogey on No. 8 and a birdie on No. 9 for an even-par 36. Williams carded a birdie on No. 8 for a 39 and 185 total while Moses used an eagle on No. 9 for a 37 to tie Litzau for fourth place at 187. Martin ended with a 40 for a 194, Husby closed with a 41 for a 196, Miner carded a 45 for a 205 and Johnson had a 207 after closing with a 41. Taylor, Emerson and Davis didn’t play the final nine holes.
Williams won the First Flight with a net 73 during Sunday’s round. Jerre Petersen carded a net 69 to win the Second Flight, Moses won the Third Flight with a net 68 and Todd Sanquist won the Fourth Flight with a net 68.
No golfers competed for the Women’s Club Championship.
1, Trent Wilcox 72-73-35--180. 2, Scott Williams 74-72-39--185. 3, Aron Moses 76-74-37--187. 3, Ron Litzau 76-73-38--187. 5, John Martin 75-79-40--194. 6, Dana Husby 79-76-41--196. 7, Cory Miner 82-78-45--205. 8, Ian Johnson 80-86-41--207. 9, Doug Taylor 79-76-WD. 10, Jim Emerson 78-82-WD. 11, Lee Davis 78-83-WD.
1, Scott Williams net 73. 2, Trent Wilcox net 75. 3 (tie), Dana Husby and Doug Taylor net 76.
1, Jerre Petersen net 69. 2, Ron Litzau net 71. 3, Cory Miner net 74.
1, Aron Moses net 68. 2, Charles Driscoll net 75. 3 (tie), Lee Davis and Mike Dunn net 77.
1, Todd Sanquist net 68. 2, Randy Leeseberg net 70. 3, Mark Ondracek net 73.