Jeff Scohy's final day at the Metropolitan Championship wasn't the prettiest round of golf played in the tournament, but it was good enough to earn the Bellbrook resident his first stroke play title.
Scohy shot 2-over-par 73 at Windy Knoll Golf Club in the last round to put him at 4-under-par for the tournament. The score held up even though Michael Bernard and Ryan Bowen made a late surge on the back nine.
Bernard, the defending tournament champion, birdied 14 and 18, while Bowen, the golf coach at Cedarville University, eagled 17 to close the gap with Scohy.
Scohy caught a little break because he wasn't in the same group as Bernard and Bowen There were in the group in front of him. He had no idea of how close the score was.
Bernard ended the Metropolitan at 2-under-par 74 while Bowen was 1-under. Bowen's score was aided by his outstanding Sunday performance. He shot 4-under-par 67 to end the contest in third place.
Scohy was thrilled when he heard got word that he was the winner.
At the trophy presentation, he talked about his affinity for the golf course.
"I won my match play title here a few years ago, and now this. Maybe we should hold the championship here every year," he said with a laugh.
Scohy's victory in the championship marks the end of a terrific week of golf. On Monday, he captured a spot in the US Amateur Championship by qualifying at Moraine Country Club. On Wednesday, he won the inaugural Metropolitan Am-Am, also played at Windy Knoll.
News & Notes:
*The final round of the Metropolitan Championship was the second round of golf played by Scohy during the day. In the morning, Scohy played the south course at NCR Country Club with his usual group. With his wife and daughter out of town, he didn't want to sit around, thinking about, and waiting for the start of the Metro.
*Chris Woeste's final round of 4-under-par 67 catapulted the Centerville resident into fourth place. After heading into the final day of action at 4-over, Woeste shot a 67 to put him at even for the event.
*Sam Jandel, who was tied for second at the beginning of the day, was even through 16. He then hit two balls out of bounds on 17, causing him to post an 8 for the hole. Jandel, who plays for the University of Illionis Fighting Illini, ended on a good note by scoring a birdie on the final hole.