55th Radix Cup Matches



55th Radix Cup Matches
June 8 Oak Park Country Club

Results

CDGA AmateursMatch StatusIPGA Professionals
David Cooke (Bolingbrook GC)
Tee-K Kelly (Medinah CC)
1-2
Travis Johns (Medinah CC)
Curtis Malm (White Eagle GC)
Kyle Nathan (Exmoor CC)
Chadd Slutzky (Royal CC)
1.5-1.5
Frank Bruno (Oak Park CC)
Steve Orrick (CC of Decatur)
Alex Burge (Den at Fox Creek)
John Ehrgott (Arrowhead CC)
2-1
Jim Billiter (Merit Club)
Brian Brodell (Mistwood GC)
Blake Johnson (Glen View Club)
Andrew Price (Conway Farms GC)
0-3
Kyle Bauer (Glen View Club)
Connie DeMattia (Cantigny Golf)
Kevin Economos (Oak Park CC)
Dave Ryan (Illini CC)
1-2
Scott Baines (Bryn Mawr CC)
Garrett Chaussard (Chicago Highlands)
Derek Meinhart (Mattoon G&CC)
Todd Mitchell (Crestwicke CC)
1.5-1.5
David Paeglow (Kishwaukee CC)
Matt Slowinski (Conway Farms GC)
7
SCORE
11


Out Match Results


Match #1: IPGA (Johns/Malm) def. CDGA (Cooke/Kelly), 3 and 1
Match #2: CDGA (Nathan/Slutzky) def. IPGA (Bruno/Orrick), 1 up
Match #3: CDGA (Burge/Ehrgott) def. IPGA (Billiter/Brodell), 3 and 2
Match #4: IPGA (Bauer/DeMattia) def. CDGA (Johnson/Price), 1 up
Match #5: CDGA (Economos/Ryan) def. IPGA (Baines/Chaussard), 3 and 2
Match #6: CDGA (Meinhart/Mitchell) def. IPGA (Paeglow/Slowinski), 1 up

In Match Results


Match #1: CDGA (Cooke/Kelly) def. IPGA (Johns/Malm), 1 up
Match #2: IPGA (Bruno/Orrick) def. CDGA (Nathan/Slutzky), 2 and 1
Match #3: IPGA (Billiter/Brodell) def. CDGA (Burge/Ehrgott), 1 up
Match #4: IPGA (Bauer/DeMattia) def. CDGA (Johnson/Price), 2 and 1
Match #5: IPGA (Baines/Chaussard) def. CDGA (Economos/Ryan), 3 and 2
Match #6: IPGA (Paeglow/Slowinski) def. CDGA (Meinhart/Mitchell), 1 up

18-Hole Match Results


Match #1: IPGA (Johns/Malm) def. CDGA (Cooke/Kelly), 3 and 1
Match #2: Match Halved, CDGA (Nathan/Slutzky) and IPGA (Bruno/Orrick)
Match #3: CDGA (Burge/Ehrgott) def. IPGA (Billiter/Brodell), 3 and 2
Match #4: IPGA (Bauer/DeMattia) def. CDGA (Johnson/Price), 3 and 2
Match #5: IPGA (Baines/Chaussard) def. CDGA (Economos/Ryan), 2 up
Match #6: Match Halved, CDGA (Meinhart/Mitchell) and IPGA (Paeglow/Slowinski)

Preview

A dozen of Illinois' best PGA Professionals representing the Illinois PGA Section will face off against 12 of the state's best amateur golfers representing the Chicago District Golf Association in the 55th Radix Cup Matches. The event returns to Oak Park Country Club in River Grove on Wednesday, June 8. Oak Park has hosted the Radix Cup in 52 of the 55 years, including the past 45 consecutively.

The Illinois PGA Professionals, who hold a 34-18-2 all-time lead in the series, are led by experience, with Connie DeMattia, David Paeglow and Matt Slowinski all making their ninth Radix Cup appearance. Oak Park Country Club professional Frank Bruno will celebrate his 10th season on the roster as well.

The CDGA Amateurs, who have taken 9 of 15 since the turn of the century including last year, are anchored by a pair of 13-time participants, Dave Ryan and Todd Mitchell. Two-time Illinois State Amateur champ and NCAA Kohler Regional winner Tee-K Kelly is one of four players on the CDGA side under the age of 25.

The six two-player teams of amateurs will compete at match play against six two-player teams of professionals. Each match will be determined on a three-point Nassau basis. Teams score their better ball on each hole, with the low ball of each foursome winning the hole. Total points from the six matches determine the winning team.

Initiated in 1962 by Harry Radix, a CDGA past president and member at Oak Park Country Club, the matches have endured long after his death in 1965. Radix, whose name also adorns a pin awarded to stars in figure skating, envisioned the matches as a friendly competition between sportsmen. That spirit endures today, as both amateurs and professionals strive to be part of the matches.


Tee Times/Player Biographies


GroupCDGA AmateursIllinois PGA Professionals
12:30 p.m. David Cooke, 23
Naperville • Bolingbrook GC
1st Radix Cup
2015 Illinois Open champion

Tee-K Kelly, 21
Wheaton • Medinah Country Club
3rd Radix Cup
Two-time Illinois State Amateur champion
Travis Johns, 38
Director of Instruction • Medinah CC
6th Radix Cup
2016 Illinois PGA Match Play runner-up

Curtis Malm, 38
Head Golf Professional • White Eagle GC
5th Radix Cup
Two-time Illinois PGA Player of the Year
12:40 p.m. Kyle Nathan, 32
Glenview • Exmoor CC
4th Radix Cup
2016 CDGA Mid-Amateur champion

Chadd Slutzky, 39
Deer Park • Royal CC of Long Grove
4th Radix Cup
2015 Illinois State Mid-Amateur champion
Frank Bruno, 49
Head Golf Professional • Oak Park CC
10th Radix Cup
Two top-10 stroke play finishes in 2015

Steve Orrick, 39
Head Golf Professional • CC of Decatur
6th Radix Cup
2015 Central IL Chapter PGA Player of the Year
12:50 p.m. Alex Burge, 23
Bloomington • The Den at Fox Creek
1st Radix Cup
2015 CDGA Amateur champion

John Ehrgott, 41
Edwards • WeaverRidge Golf Club
6th Radix Cup
2015 CDGA Mid-Amateur champion
Jim Billiter, 30
Asst. Golf Professional • Merit Club
2nd Radix Cup
2015 IL PGA Match and Stroke Play champion

Brian Brodell, 33
Teaching Professional • Mistwood GC
1st Radix Cup
2015 Illinois PGA Player of the Year
1:00 p.m. Blake Johnson, 47
Winnetka • Glen View Club
6th Radix Cup
Two-time CDGA and Illinois State Am runner-up

Andrew Price, 34
Lake Bluff • Conway Farms GC
2nd Radix Cup
2014 Illinois State Mid-Amateur champion
Kyle Bauer, 41
Head Golf Professional • Glen View Club
1st Radix Cup
2016 Illinois PGA Match Play champion

Connie DeMattia, 48
Director of Instruction • Cantigny Golf
9th Radix Cup
Five top-22 stroke play finishes in 2015
1:10 p.m. Kevin Economos, 27
River Forest • Oak Park CC
1st Radix Cup
2015 Oak Park CC club champion

Dave Ryan, 62
Taylorville • Illini CC
13th Radix Cup
Six-time CDGA Senior Player of the Year
Scott Baines, 45
Assistant Golf Professional • Bryn Mawr CC
5th Radix Cup
2016 Illinois PGA Match Play semifinalist

Garrett Chaussard, 32
Director of Instruction • Chicago Highlands Club
4th Radix Cup
Five top-25 stroke play finishes in 2015
1:20 p.m. Derek Meinhart, 38
Mattoon • Mattoon G&CC
3rd Radix Cup
2014 Illinois State Mid-Amateur runner-up

Todd Mitchell, 37
Bloomington • Crestwicke CC
13th Radix Cup
Two-time Illinois State Amateur champion
David Paeglow, 49
Head Golf Professional • Kishwaukee CC
9th Radix Cup
Four top-11 stroke play finishes in 2015

Matt Slowinski, 38
Head Golf Professional • Conway Farms GC
9th Radix Cup
2015 Illinois PGA Championship runner-up