2016 CDGA CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE UNVEILED
Dates and locations for the 102nd season of Chicago District Golf Association events were revealed on Tuesday. The CDGA will conduct 11 Championships, including the new CDGA Amateur Four-Ball and CDGA Senior Amateur Four-Ball championships, new team and individual net series, and numerous USGA qualifiers.
“The 2016 season should be exciting with all of the great sites and the launch of our Four-Ball championships,” said CDGA Director of Rules and Competitions Nick Scillia.
The slate is highlighted by the 86th Illinois State Amateur Championship July 19-21 at St. Charles Country Club. The 97th CDGA Amateur Championship will be contested June 27-30 at Calumet Country Club. (Schedule
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RYAN MAKES HISTORY WITH THIRD ILLINOIS STATE SENIOR VICTORY
Dave Ryan became the first player to win the Illinois State Senior Amateur Championship three times with a five-stroke victory Friday at Ravisloe Country Club. Ryan, who also won the 29-year-old event in 2009 and 2013, shot 2-under-par 208 for the three rounds.
The Taylorville native led from start to finish, opening with an even-par 70 on Wednesday before posting the tournament’s lowest round on Thursday, a 2-under 68, to build a five-shot lead. Another 70 in Friday’s final round, aided by two birdies in his final four holes, led to the comfortable margin of victory over 2014 champion Ed Whitaker.
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SLUTZKY WINS 23RD ILLINOIS STATE MID-AMATEUR IN PLAYOFF
During the Illinois State Mid-Amateur Championship’s five-year run at Flossmoor Country Club, the best finish Chadd Slutzky could muster was a fourth place in 2011 and 2013. That all changed on Wednesday when the 38-year old Deer Park native worked overtime to defeat defending champion Andrew Price in a three-hole aggregate playoff. Slutzky used an 8-foot birdie on the third playoff hole for a bogey-par-birdie finish, besting Price (bogey-par-par) by one shot.
“This is awesome,” Slutzky said following the playoff. “Definitely my biggest win. I’ve done some USGA events and made match play, but this is the biggest win by far.”
Full coverage is available at CDGA.org/ILStateMidAm