Another Troon Challenge is in the books after an exciting weekend of tournament play at the National Finals held at Troon North Golf Club in Arizona!
In the Gross Division, Thomas Renli and Jeff Koprivetz, Classic Club qualifiers, shot an opening round 62. That was good for a one-shot lead over David Koski and John Hayes, qualifiers from Yocha Dehe Golf Club and Brett Martin and John Urquhart, qualifiers from The Phoenician. Sunday got off to a blistering start as the teams of Renli/Koprivetz and Martin/Urqhart fired 29 and 30 respectively on the front nine of the Monument course. The trend continued on the back nine and at the end of the day, Renli/Koprivetz claimed the 2010 Troon Challenge National Championship by one shot over Martin/Urquhart with a two-day total of 126.
In the Net Division, Tom Egan and Pete Conforto, Ocotillo Golf Resort qualifiers, opened up play with a solid first round of 62, which was good enough for a two-shot lead over Chuck Kennedy and Rich Zacher, qualifiers from The Phoenician. After day one, the race for the Net Division champion was wide open with plenty of teams in the hunt. At the beginning of day two, Bob Wood and Joel Temple, qualifiers from the Golf Club of Estrella, found themselves six shots back of the leaders. This quickly changed as they came back strong and fired a bogey-free round of 61 to claim the 2010 Troon Challenge Net Division title by one shot over four other teams with a two-day total of 130.
2010 Troon Challenge National Finals Results
1st Place Thomas Renli & Jeff Koprivetz 62-64= 126
2nd Place Brett Martin & John Urquhart 63-64= 127
3rd Place Joseph Fox & Steve Blackford 64-67= 131
4th Place Mike Rose & James Salerno 68-64= 132
5th Place David Koski & John Hayes 63-69= 132
1st Place Bob Wood & Joel Temple 69-61= 130
2nd Place Page Lewis & Dave Fischer 65-66= 131
3rd Place Chris Long & Mike Lee 66-65= 131
4th Place Tom Egan & Pete Conforto 62-69= 131
5th Place Chuck Kennedy & Rich Zacher 64-67= 131