60th Radix Cup Matches

The CDGA Amateurs defeated the Illinois PGA Professionals, 10-8, in the 60th playing of the Radix Cup Matches Thursday at Oak Park Country Club.

60th Radix Cup Matches
June 16 • Oak Park Country Club

CDGA AMATEURS CLAIM FIRST RADIX CUP SINCE 2018, BEST ILLINOIS PGA PROFESSIONALS 10-8

RIVER GROVE, Ill. – Mark Small’s (Frankfort / Prestwick CC) appearance in the 2022 Radix Cup marked his first since 1998 – an iteration four members of this year’s 12-golfer amateur team weren’t alive for. Additionally, Small’s eight previous Radix Cup appearances were the most on a squad consisting of six first-timers.

In the end, this experience proved crucial, as it was the 58-year-old Small and partner David Keenan (Champaign / Lincolnshire Fields CC) who secured the clinching points for the team of CDGA Amateurs against a contingent of Illinois PGA Professionals in the 60th Radix Cup Matches Thursday at Oak Park Country Club. A par by the Small/Keenan pair on the par-3 17th clinched the 10-8 triumph over the Professionals, who had claimed the previous two iterations.

“When I was a younger man, this was ingrained in us that we needed to win this one,” Small, the reigning CDGA Senior Player of the Year, said. “The Ams needed to beat the Pros at all costs.

“It’s just a great day.”

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RESULTS

CDGA AmateursMatch StatusIPGA Professionals
Michael McCormick (Oak Park CC)
Eric Wessel (Kishwaukee CC)
0-3
Carson Solien (Oak Park CC)
Jim Billiter (Ivanhoe Club)
Tommy Dunsire (Medinah CC)
Danny Fisher (Merit Club)
1-2
Frank Hohenadel (Mistwood GC)
Andy Mickelson (Mistwood GC)
Greg Bauman (Biltmore CC)
Zach Jecklin (Butterfield CC)
2.5-0.5
Garrett Chaussard (Skokie CC)
Brian Carroll (The Hawk CC)
Brett Tomfohrde (Butterfield CC)
Chadd Slutzky (Royal Fox CC)
3-0
Jeff Kellen (Butler National GC)
Chris French (Aldeen GC)
Nick Tenuta (Mt. Prospect GC)
Tyler Anderson (Hawthorn Woods CC)
1-2
Andrew Godfrey (White Pines GC)
Tim Streng (Wildcat Golf Academy)
Mark Small (Prestwick CC)
David Keenan (Lincolnshire Fields CC)
2.5-0.5
Reece Bartelt (S.M.A.R.T. Golf & Fitness)
Roy Biancalana (Blackberry Oaks GC)
10
SCORE
8


Out Match Results


Match #1: IPGA (Solien/Billiter) def. CDGA (McCormick/Wessel), 2 and 1
Match #2: CDGA (Dunsire/Fisher) def. IPGA (Hohenadel/Mickelson), 2 and 1
Match #3: CDGA (Jecklin/Bauman) def. IPGA (Chaussard/Carroll), 1 up
Match #4: CDGA (Tomfohrde/Slutzky) def. IPGA (Kellen/French), 1 up
Match #5: CDGA (Tenuta/Anderson) def. IPGA (Godfrey/Streng), 3 and 2
Match #6: CDGA (Small/Keenan) def. IPGA (Bartelt/Biancalana), 2 and 1

In Match Results


Match #1: IPGA (Solien/Billiter) def. CDGA (McCormick/Wessel), 3 and 2
Match #2: IPGA (Hohenadel/Mickelson) def. CDGA (Dunsire/Fisher), 3 and 1
Match #3: Match Tied, CDGA (Jecklin/Bauman) vs. IPGA (Chaussard/Carroll)
Match #4: CDGA (Tomfohrde/Slutzky) def. IPGA (Kellen/French), 1 up
Match #5: IPGA (Godfrey/Streng) def. CDGA (Tenuta/Anderson), 4 and 3
Match #6: Match Tied CDGA (Small/Keenan) vs. IPGA (Bartelt/Biancalana)

18-Hole Match Results


Match #1: IPGA (Solien/Billiter) def. CDGA (McCormick/Wessel), 6 and 4
Match #2: IPGA (Hohenadel/Mickelson) def. CDGA (Dunsire/Fisher), 1 up
Match #3: CDGA (Jecklin/Bauman) def. IPGA (Chaussard/Carroll), 1 up
Match #4: CDGA (Tomfohrde/Slutzky) def. IPGA (Kellen/French), 2 up
Match #5: IPGA (Godfrey/Streng) def. CDGA (Tenuta/Anderson), 2 and 1
Match #6: CDGA (Small/Keenan) def. IPGA (Bartelt/Biancalana), 2 and 1


First played in 1962, the Radix Cup annually features a team of amateur golfers representing the Chicago District Golf Association (CDGA) squaring off with a squad of Illinois PGA (IPGA) professionals. The format consists of six better ball matches utilizing Nassau scoring, with the team accumulating the most points hoisting the Radix Cup. The IPGA leads the all-time series 37-20-2 and won the 59th iteration, 11.0-7.0, in 2021.

Related Links: (Pairings) / (CDGA Player Profiles) / (IPGA Player Profiles) / (Illinois Golfer History) / (CDGA Fact Sheet) / (IPGA Fact Sheet) / (2021 Recap)