57th Radix Cup Matches

The team of CDGA amateurs (red) defeated the squad of Illinois PGA professionals (blue) 10-8

57th Radix Cup Matches
June 13 • Oak Park Country Club

STRONG BACK NINE PROPELS CDGA TO VICTORY OVER IPGA IN 57TH RADIX CUP MATCHES

RIVER GROVE, Ill. - An ace, an albatross and numerous birdies highlighted the 57th Radix Cup Matches Wednesday at Oak Park Country Club, with the team of amateur golfers from the CDGA surging on the back nine to claim their second straight 10-8 victory over the squad of professionals from the Illinois PGA.

After securing only two points from the out matches, it looked as if the CDGA team's repeat bid would fall short. However, the amateurs would bounce back to claim four of the in-match points and four of the overall-match points to win the nassau-scoring event.

“This is a great golf course and for the whole team to play well and win is something I'll definitely remember,” said Brian Hickey (Edgewood Valley CC), who combined with Chadd Slutzky (The Grove CC) to birdie five of the final six holes and claim two points for the CDGA.

Also bolstering the CDGA's victory were the duos of Brian Ohr (Merit Club) and Trent Wallace (Inwood GC), who earned two-and-a-half points, and Greg Bauman (Biltmore CC) and Matt Murlick (Winnetka GC), who claimed two more.

Related Links: (Full Recap)

Results

CDGA AmateursMatch StatusIPGA Professionals
Michael Fastert (Sanctuary GC)
Charlie Waddell (Shoreacres)
1.5-1.5
Kyle Bauer (Glen View Club)
Chris Green (Glen View Club)
Dave Ryan (Illini CC)
Justin Smith (Oak Park CC)
1.5-1.5
Ryan Peavey (Oak Park CC)
Carson Solien (Oak Park CC)
Mike Cushing (Bloomington CC)
Todd Mitchell (Crestwicke CC)
0.5-2.5
Garrett Chaussard (Skokie CC)
Matt Slowinski (Hinsdale GC)
Brian Hickey (Edgewood Valley CC)
Chadd Slutzky (The Grove CC)
2-1
Rich Dukelow (Medinah CC)
Travis Johns (Medinah CC)
Brian Ohr (Merit Club)
Trent Wallace (Inwood GC)
2.5-0.5
Brian Brodell (Mistwood GC)
Brian Carroll (Royal Hawk CC)
Greg Bauman (Biltmore CC)
Matt Murlick (Winnetka GC)
2-1
Jim Billiter (Kemper Lakes GC CC)
Dakun Chang (Twin Orchard CC)
10
SCORE
8


Out Match Results


Match #1: IPGA (Bauer/Green) def. CDGA (Fastert/Waddell), 1 up
Match #2: CDGA (Ryan/Smith) def. IPGA (Peavey/Solien), 1 up
Match #3: Match Halved, CDGA (Cushing/Mitchell) vs. IPGA (Chaussard/Slowinski)
Match #4: IPGA (Dukelow/Johns) def. CDGA (Hickey/Slutzky), 1 up
Match #5: Match Halved, CDGA (Ohr/Wallace) vs. IPGA (Brodell/Carroll)
Match #6: IPGA (Billiter/Chang) def. CDGA (Bauman/Murlick), 2 and 1

In Match Results


Match #1: CDGA (Fastert/Waddell) def. IPGA (Bauer/Green), 1 up
Match #2: IPGA (Peavey/Solien) def. CDGA (Ryan/Smith), 1 up
Match #3: IPGA (Chaussard/Slowinski) def. CDGA (Cushing/Mitchell), 2 and 1
Match #4: CDGA (Hickey/Slutzky) def. IPGA (Dukelow/Johns), 2 and 1
Match #5: CDGA (Ohr/Wallace) def. IPGA (Brodell/Carroll), 3 and 2
Match #6: CDGA (Bauman/Murlick) def. IPGA (Billiter/Chang), 3 and 2

18-Hole Match Results


Match #1: Match Halved, CDGA (Fastert/Waddell) vs. IPGA (Bauer/Green)
Match #2: Match Halved, CDGA (Ryan/Smith) vs. IPGA (Peavey/Solien)
Match #3: IPGA (Chaussard/Slowinski) def. CDGA (Cushing/Mitchell), 2 and 1
Match #4: CDGA (Hickey/Slutzky) def. IPGA (Dukelow/Johns), 2 up
Match #5: CDGA (Ohr/Wallace) def. IPGA (Brodell/Carroll), 3 and 2
Match #6: CDGA (Bauman/Murlick) def. IPGA (Billiter/Chang), 2 up


Preview

CDGA AMATEURS AND ILLINOIS PGA PROS TO CARRY ON RADIX CUP TRADITION

LEMONT/GLENVIEW, Ill. - While PGA Tour players have their sights set on September in France and the 2018 Ryder Cup, golfers in Illinois don't have to wait that long for thrilling team match play competition. The 57th Radix Cup Matches, which since 1962 have annually featured a team of CDGA amateurs squaring off with a squad of professionals from the Illinois PGA, are slated for Wednesday, June 13 at Oak Park Country Club.

The teams, each consisting of 12 individuals selected based on their accomplishments during the previous year's golf season, will go head-to-head in six better ball matches utilizing Nassau scoring. The team that totals the most points will be awarded the Radix Cup, with a tie resulting in the defending champion retaining the trophy.

The CDGA Amateurs hold the tie breaker entering 2018, as they emerged victorious in last year's iteration by a slim 10-8 margin at Oak Park Country Club. While the Illinois PGA Professionals lead the all-time series 35-19-2, the series is even at four wins apiece over the last eight years.

Related Links: (Full Preview) / (2017 Recap) / (Illinois Golfer History) / (CDGA Fact Sheet) / (IPGA Fact Sheet)

Tee Times/Player Bios

GroupCDGA AmateursIllinois PGA Professionals
12:45 p.m. Michael Fastert, 38
Des Plaines • Sanctuary GC
1st Radix Cup
2017 CDGA Amateur runner-up

Charlie Waddell, 32
Chicago • Shoreacres
1st Radix Cup
2017 U.S. Amateur and U.S. Mid-Amateur qualifier
Kyle Bauer, 43
Head PGA Professional • Glen View Club
3rd Radix Cup
Finished third in 2017 Player of the Year standings

Chris Green, 31
PGA Director of Instruction • Glen View Club
1st Radix Cup
2018 IPGA Match Play Championship runner-up
12:55 p.m. Dave Ryan, 64
Taylorville • Illini CC
15th Radix Cup
2016 U.S. Senior Amateur champion, 2017 semifinalist

Justin Smith, 39
River Forest • Oak Park GC
4th Radix Cup
2017 Oak Park CC club champion
Ryan Peavey, 32
PGA Assistant Professional • Oak Park CC
1st Radix Cup
Earned six top-5 finishes in 2017

Carson Solien, 33
Head Golf Professional • Oak Park CC
1st Radix Cup
First year as head professional at Oak Park
1:05 p.m. Mike Cushing, 42
Bloomington • Bloomington CC
1st Radix Cup
BNGA Hall of Fame member

Todd Mitchell, 39
Bloomington • Crestwicke CC
14th Radix Cup
Four-time CDGA Player of the Year
Garrett Chaussard, 34
Director of Instruction • Skokie CC
6th Radix Cup
2018 IPGA Match Play champion

Matt Slowinski, 40
Head PGA Professional • Hinsdale Golf Club
11th Radix Cup
Earned three top-5 finishes in 2017
1:15 p.m. Brian Hickey, 38
Burr Ridge • Edgewood Valley CC
1st Radix Cup
2017 CDGA Mid-Amateur runner-up

Chadd Slutzky, 41
Deer Park • The Grove CC
6th Radix Cup
2017 CDGA Mid-Amateur and CDGA Four-Ball champion
Rich Dukelow, 49
PGA Teaching Professional • Medinah CC
13th Radix Cup
2017 IPGA Stroke Play #1 winner

Travis Johns, 40
PGA Director of Instruction • Medinah CC
8th Radix Cup
Currently fifth in 2018 Player of the Year points
1:25 p.m. Brian Ohr, 21
Northbrook • Merit Club
1st Radix Cup
2017 and 2016 U.S. Amateur qualifier

Trent Wallace, 21
Joliet • Inwood GC
1st Radix Cup
Two straight top-5 Illinois State Amateur finishes
Brian Brodell, 35
PGA Teaching Professional • Mistwood GC
3rd Radix Cup
2015 IPGA Player of the Year

Brian Carroll, 34
Head Golf Professional • Royal Hawk CC
4th Radix Cup
2018 IPGA Match Play semifinalist
1:35 p.m. Greg Bauman, 30
Chicago • Biltmore CC
1st Radix Cup
2017 Illinois State Mid-Amateur champion

Matthew Murlick, 20
Winnetka • Winnetka GC
1st Radix Cup
T2 at 2017 Illinois Open
Jim Billiter, 32
Head PGA Professional • Kemper Lakes GC
3rd Radix Cup
2017 IPGA Player of the Year

Dakun Chang, 26
PGA Assistant Professional • Twin Orchard CC
1st Radix Cup
Four top-5 finishes in 2018