Devils Ridge, 8/29/2021

Another private course in the RDU area has been conquered!

Full scores and placements can be found here

Nestled in Holly Springs, lurks a club brandishing the Devils name, and on Sunday, it lived up to that!
Hot temps, long rough hiding your ball, and a TOUGH layout gave the competitors of the RDUgolf Tour a difficult round and a true test of skills.

Devils Ridge required execution and precision off the of the tee because long rough and significant amount of OB make blowup holes VERY easy to come by.
A few golfers were able to find their way and stay steady

This event came down to hole 18 and a scorecard playoff!
After posting one of the most interesting scorecards I have ever see, Jacob Van Leeuwen fell victim to the playoff
Staying in play all round and not losing a single ball (a huge accomplishment on this course), John Carosso birdied the 16th (which played as the 3rd hardest hole of the day) and finished the back +1 tying with Jacob and winning in the playoff

Congratulations to John Carosso on his win!
John is one of the most down to earth people in the league and we are thrilled for him!

He has now officially qualified for the Tour Championship at Talamore in October!

  • 1st – Net: John Carosso (-1, 71)
  • 2nd – Net: Jacob Van Leeuwen (-1, 72)

And FINALLY we have a different name to announce for the Gross winner!

  • 1st – Gross: Jacob Van Leeuwen (+1, 73)
The front-9 is a roller coaster

Optional Games

The Skins and CTP pots were $190 and $100, respectively

  • Hole 8 (166 yds): Alex Gajewski
  • Hole 14 (156 yds): Jacob Van Leeuwen

8 Skins were won, and half were by 1 person…

386 yd Par-4, Hole 3: Jacob Van Leeuwen
384 yd Par-4, Hole 4: Gregg Culp
481 yd Par-5, Hole 6: Jacob Van Leeuwen
166 yd Par-3, Hole 8: Jacob Van Leeuwen
339 yd Par-4, Hole 11: Ben Esposito
396 yd Par-4, Hole 15: Jacob Van Leeuwen
372 yd Par-4, Hole 17: Chris Champagne

1 person missed out on a “WOULD-BE” Skin, if they had joined to pot:
John Carosso: Hole 16

Congrats to the CTP and Skins winners.
Your Venmos have been hit!

Course stats from the round:

  • Scoring Average (Gross): 91.7
  • Average Handicap: 12.9
  • Hardest Hole: #7 (Par 4, 403 yards): 1.76 over par
  • Easiest Hole: #5 (Par 4, 336 yards): 0.56 over par
  • Eagles: 1
  • Birdies: 27
  • Pars: 222
  • Bogeys: 241
  • Doubles: 159

Next up is our FINAL EVENT OF THE SEAON!!
River Ridge on Saturday, Sept 11th

The top 32 make it into the Tour Championship at Talamore, so get ready to make your final push

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