99th SIGA Championship is in the Books

Mount Vernon, IL - The Final Round of the SIGA Championship at Green Hills Golf Club was an eventful day of golf. Starting at 7:30 in the morning with the Women’s Division and closing out tee times with the Men’s Division, all players made their way around the course by 3:00pm. It was a warm day with a light breeze that kept the sky partly cloudy. 

With the Women going off first, they were able to finish early. Emma Hill of the Metropolitan eClub started the day off a little rough, but turned it around on Hole 8 by making birdie. Never looking back, Hill birdied Hole 9 followed by a bogey-free back nine with five birdies. This brought Hill to three-under (-3) par for the day and three-over (+3) par for the championship to top the leaderboard. Ally Suhre of the Gateway PGA Jr Golf Club improved her score from Round 1 to Round 2 by four strokes. Suhre finished the day at one-over (+1) par and the tournament at six-over (+6) par to finish tied for second behind Hill. Ashleigh Reeves of Franklin County Country Club put together the only other round under par in this division. Reeves was tied with Hill through Hole 13, but a bad Hole 14 dropped her back. A birdie on Hole 18 brought Reeves to two-under (-2) par for the day and tied with Suhre for second at six-over (+6) par.  

The Senior Men’s Division continued their fight for the top today. Joseph Malench of the Metropolitan eClub duplicated his performance from Round 1 by bringing in another score of one-under (-1) par. Malench finished his round strong with a birdie on Hole 18, bringing his championship total to two-under (-2) par and sitting comfortably in the lead. David Pfeil of The Legends Country Club and Tom Portner of Green Hills Golf Club started the day tied for second, and ended the day tied for second. Pfeil and Portner remained neck and neck all day, finishing with a score of two-over (+2) par.  

In the Super Senior Division, Barry Dalmasso of the SIGA eClub pulled out a second round under par to finish with a hefty lead. Dalmasso shot one-under (-1) par for the day, which brought his total to three-under (-3) par and provided him the win. Sitting eight-strokes back, Doug Hardacre of Franklin County Country Club carded the second round under par in the division. Hardacre shot one-under (-1) par, finishing the championship at four-over (+4) par. 

Following behind the Super Seniors were the Junior Boys. Trey Roessler of Annbriar Golf Course walked away with the hardware in the Junior Division. Roessler finished the day six-over (+6) par and the championship seven-over (+7) par. Coming in the clubhouse in solo second was Riley Knobeloch of the USGA/MetAmateurGC with a total score of sixteen-over (+16) par.  

Closing out the day with the Men’s Division, things came down to the wire. The leaderboard remained tight throughout the day with six people remaining at even par or better. Bryce Doughty of the SIGA eClub decided he liked his score from day one and did it again. Carding five birdies, Doughty shot two-under (-2) par for the day, which brought his total to four-under (-4) par to win the championship. Bryan Warren of McLeansboro Golf Course tried to take down Doughty, but two rough holes on the back nine dropped his round down to even (E) par. Warren finished the championship in solo second at two-under (-2) par. Brandon Bullard of Green Hills Golf Club sat in solo third place at one-under (-1) par. Coming in tied for fourth at even (E) par were Fabian Oechsle of Bogey Hills Country Club, Kyler Spencer of Nashville Golf Club, and Jarrett James of the SIGA eClub.  

Emma Hill, Joseph Malench, Barry Dalmasso, Trey Roessler, and Bryce Doughty all go home with the victory and the hardware from the 99th SIGA Championship.

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