Scott Heyn of The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe and Corby Segal of Woodland Hills Country Club claimed the 22nd annual Straight Down Fall Classic by three strokes over Ken Tanigawa of the PGA Tour Champions and Jim Strickland Whisper Rock Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., at San Luis Obispo Country Club http://www.slocountryclub.com.
Heyn and Corby, who also claimed the title in 2012 and 2015, posted a score of 62-64—126, 9-under-par, while Tanigawa and Strickland finished at 62-67—129.
“All three wins are so special,” Heyn, head pro at The Farms, said after the winners broke out of a tie with three birdies and an eagle on the back nine of the final round. “For a PGA pro like myself and an amateur like Corby, we don’t get a lot of chances to play against some of these amazing players who play golf for a living and are really good at it.
“It’s a lot of fun to spend time with them and hang out with them, and it’s really exciting to play well and beat them. We trust each other and we know each other’s games. We’re comfortable with each other and we don’t try to do too much. I hit it a little farther and he putts it so great.”
Added Segal: “Anyone watching us play today would have been giggling and saying, ‘I don’t know how they did that again.’ Today was the prototypical ham-and-egg performance.”
Gary McCord of Riverside, the CBS golf commentator who plays the Champions Tour, and Drew Stoltz of Whisper Rock shot 64-66—130 to tie for third with Paul Stankowski, a member of the PGA Tour from Oxnard, and Brad Payne of Maridoe Golf Club in Carrolltown, Texas, who finished with the same score.
Conrad Shindler of the PGA Tour and Warren Vickers of Whisper Rock totaled 67-64—131 to tie for fifth with Jason Gore, PGA Tour pro from Valencia, and Kevin Marsh of the Summit in Henderson, Nev., who wound up at 66-65—131, while Scott Cartwright, men’s golf coach at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Tim Mickelson of The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe shot 66-67—133 to tie for seventh with Tom Gardner and Stewart Hagestad of Los Angles Country Club, who came in at 70-63—133.
Steve Pate, PGA Tour Champions member from Westlake Village, and John Pate of the Valley Club in Montecito shot 64-70—134 to tie for ninth with Tom Hoge of the PGA Tour and Jordan Woolf of Shady Oaks Country Club (66-68—134), Loren Roberts, the PGA Tour Champions player from San Luis Obispo and Paul D’Ambra of San Luis Obispo Country Club (69-65—134), and Doug Baumann and Greg Baumann of Biltmore Country Club.
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