12th Annual Friendship Cup Recap

The 3rd time was the charm for our 2018 Friendship Cup Champions – Edward Acosta and Steve Wheeler! This was the third year attending the cup for this “Make Kiawah Great Again” team from North Carolina. They tackled Nicklaus’s Turtle Point and Dye’s Ocean Course coming in -11 overall, with a net team score of 133. Acosta and Wheeler’s win earned them first choice from the prize board donning fantastic trips from all over the country or Southwest air tickets. They also received a trophy, and at the 2018 Friendship Cup, they will stay in the presidential suite at The Sanctuary and be inducted into the Hall of Fame and presented their coveted navy champion’s blazer at the 2019 Friendship Cup.

In addition to a generous amenity bag with Callaway golf balls, Kettle One and Woodford Reserve mini bottles, and an Ahead hat, each attendee also received a pair of Maui Jim or Zeal sunglasses of their choice, and chose a larger gift prior to the tournament that was also available for pick up at registration. The choices included a Callaway driver, wedges or putter/bag package, or a $500 Turtleson voucher to shop online. These gifts along with many other on-course competitions, hospitality suite games and raffles made it easy for everyone to be a winner at the 12th Annual Friendship Cup no matter what their score!

Attendee Jerry Czarnecki proclaimed, “Great fun and a wonderful weekend to share with friends and family in a beautiful place. Easily one of the best events we’ve experienced, so well done. Returning for our 9th year – wouldn’t miss it.”

The Top Ten Net Team Results are as follows: If there is a score in parenthesis it means there was a tie and the Ocean Course round was used to break the tie:
1. Edward Acosta & Steve Wheeler (Make Kiawah Great Again) -11 (133)
2. Chris Greiner & Dan Rizzo (Annapolis Pin Rattlers) -9 (135) (Back 9 – 35 Ocean)
3. Brad Kuester & Sam Neill (Fairways & Green) -9 (135) (Back 9 – 36 Ocean)
4. John Minner & Scott Renda (Bogeys & Beers) -5 (139) (66 Ocean)
5. James Clifford & Kelley Kee (Westhaven VFL’s) -5 (139) (68 Ocean)
6. Jim McGlashan & Tony Odachowski (Rukidnme) -5 (139) (70 Ocean)
7. Timothy Eachus & Chol Kong (Fifty & Counting) -5 (139) (73 Ocean)
8. Ryan DeWitt & Sean DeWitt (Intravenous Brothers) -4 (140) (71 Ocean)
9. Cole Isban & David Olson (Pardsie Cup Lifetime Achievement) -4 (140) (72 Ocean)
10. Doug George & Randy Kritzer (Shankopotamus) -3 (141) (Back 9 – 36 Ocean)

Senior Division Champions
Jim McGlashan & Tony Odachowski (Rukidnme) -5 (139) (70 Ocean)

Low Gross Team
Cole Island & Dave Olson – Team Pardsie Arguments – -1 (143)

Pub Cup Winners
Christian Kuhn & Tom Perlozzo (GOLF Magazine) +1 (145)

Lower Division Net Winners (77+ after Round 1)
Geoff Hayden & David York (Get Rich or Dye Tryin) -5 (67 Today Only) Anybody 77+ After Round 1

Low Gross Individual
Cole Isban – 150

Low Net Individual
Chris Greiner 144 (Tie breaker Ocean Round 70)

Last Place Winners
Alan Herpy & Bruce Herpy (Team Sisu) +37

Ocean Course “Beat The Pro”
Friday
1st Place – $200 Gift Card + $546 – Matt Gray – 2’
2nd Place $234 – Cody Chance – 7’ 6”
Saturday
1st Place – $200 Gift Card + $490 – Carl Graf – 6’
2nd Place $210 – Reinhold Llerena – 12’

After Round Putting Contest Winners
Friday Winner – Jay Kirkpatrick
Saturday Winner – Will Morrow

Longest Drive
Friday – The Ocean Course – Hole #9 – Cody Chance
Friday – Turtle Point – Hole #10 – Michael Iwanicki
Saturday – The Ocean Course – Hole #9 – Josh Sandman
Saturday – Turtle Point – Hole #10 – David Sinclair

Friday – Closet-To-The-Pin Ocean Course
Hole #5 – Chris Dickson – 5’2”
Hole #8 – Kelley Kee – 9”
Hole #17 – Rhyne Cannon – 2’2”
Hole #14 – Will Morrow – 10’5”

Saturday – Closet-To-The-Pin Ocean Course
Hole #5 – Mike Atkins – 4’4”
Hole #8 – K.C. Wiseman – 5’9”
Hole #17 – David Egerton – 10’5”
Hole #14 – Cole Isban – 9’11”

Friday – Closet-To-The-Pin Turtle Point
Hole #4 – Steve Colnitis – 12’8”
Hole #7 – Bob Westover – 4’11”
Hole #14 – Todd Lasher – 5’1”
Hole #16 – Graylyn Loomis – 8’1”

Saturday – Closet-To-The-Pin Turtle Point
Hole #4 – Keith Dull – 6’ ½”
Hole #7 – Stephen Canepa – 3’2”
Hole #14 – Dan Rizzo – 8’8”
Hole #16 – Ryan Link – 4’0”

Friday Turtle Point Skins – $455
Mike McDonald – Hole # 1
Tony Odachowski – Hole # 15
Mike Byers – Hole #4
Ted Schneider – Hole # 9

Saturday Turtle Point Skins – $270
Dan Rizzo – #3
Richard McCann – #6
Mike Fitzgerald – #10
Cody Chance – #11
Bob Montgomery – #15

Friday Ocean Course Skins – $200
Kevin DeWitt – Hole #12
Rhyne Cannon – Hole # 17
Joseph Cohane – Hole # 1
Chris Greiner – Hole # 15
Tom Perlozzo – Hole # 2
Chris Dickson – Hole # 5
Sean DeWitt – Hole # 9
Joe Cecere – Hole #12
Dean Ferrara – Hole #18

Saturday Ocean Course Skins – $221
David Olson – #4
Larry Clark – #5
Charles Kalenowski -#6
John Haskins – #7
Steve Kaltenmark – #8
Brian Courcelle – #9
Sean Collins – #12
Jay Kirkpatrick – #16

Hospitality Suite Contest Winners
Putting Contest Thursday – Al Ruppert
Putting Contest Saturday – John Haskins
Simulator Contest Thursday – Alan Skipper
Simulator Contest Saturday – Al Bartko

“It was our first time playing the Ocean Course….it won’t be our last!!!!”
–Jamie M.

“The Ocean Course is by far my favorite Pete Dye design.”
–Rory McIlroy