Sunday, June 24, 2018

Jackson Frame wins second straight Chippeways and 3rd in four years

Jackson Frame won the Chippeways golf tournament at Maysville Country Club for the second straight year and the third time in four years.

Frame sank a long birdie putt on No. 17 to beat five-time champion Eric Schumacher 3 and 1 in the championship match of the 83rd Chippeways this afternoon.

Earlier today in the semifinals, Frame defeated Troy Grooms and Schumacher beat Drew Traxel.

Frame is the first back-to-back champion since Mark Blakefield won three straight in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

Frame joins Schumacher, Blakefield, Gary Magee and Bob Curtis as the only golf golfers who have won at least Chippeways championships. Curtis is a four-time champion.

Maysville Country Club members have won the last seven Chippeways and 17 of the last 18.

Mark Blakefield finished T12 in Wichita Open

Mark Blakefield tied for 12th place in the Wichita Open today. It's his best finish on the Tour.

Blakefield shot a two-under par 68 in the final round and was nine-under for the tournament, five shots behind the winner.

Chris Lofton and Le Mans are French League champions

Chris Lofton and his Le Mans teammates are champions of the French League. Le Mans edged Monaco 76-74 today in Monaco to win the Jeep Elite Playoffs Finals three games to two.

Monaco jumped out to a 10-0 lead before Lofton drained a three-pointer. 

Monaco led 28-17 at the end of the first quarter, 39-35 at the half and 56-55 after three quarters.

Le Mans opened the fourth quarter on a 16-7 run to lead 71-63 with two minutes to play.

Monaco rallied and had a chance to tie the game, but missed a contested last-second shot in the lane.

Lofton finished with 10 points. He was 4-of-5 from the field including 2-of-3 on three-pointers. He was 2-of-2 from the free throw line and grabbed two rebounds.

It's Le Mans' fifth French League championship and its first since 2006.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Four former champions advance to the semifinals of the Chippeways

Four former champions with a combined 10 titles have advanced to the semifinals of the 83rd Chippeways golf tournament at Maysville Country Club.

In today's quarterfinal round matches, defending champion and two-time winner Jackson Frame defeated 2006 champion Bill O'Mara, 2012 champion Troy Grooms beat Dee Hampton, five-time champion Eric Schumacher was a winner over Jake O'Mara, and two-time champion Drew Traxel topped Josh Weber.

Frame and Grooms square-off in the semifinals for the second straight year. Schumacher and Traxel meet in the other semifinal match.

The semifinal matches tee off at 9 a.m. Sunday. The winners advance to the championship match Sunday afternoon.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Chippeways tee times and pairings

The 83rd Chippeways golf tournament begins Friday at Maysville Country Club.

Jackson Frame is the defending champion of the match play tournament. He also won the tournament in 2015.

First round matches will be played today. The quarterfinals are Saturday. The semifinals and finals take place Sunday.

First round losers are placed into consolation flights.

Here are the tee times and pairings:

Seniors 1st Tee

Bill Ward vs. Bye
Scotty Bussell vs. Bob Hudson

Dave Packard vs. Jim Finch
Ken Pawsat vs. Skip Werline

5th Flight 1st Tee

Steve Silverstein vs. Joe Halbert
Kelly Caudill vs. John Brooks

Chad Hurst vs. Robbie Neeley
Michael Clarke vs. Mark White

Joe Thornhill vs. Don Wilson
Gabe Grutza vs. Bye

4th Flight 10th Tee

Jeff Chase vs. Jim Thornhill
John Chamberlain vs. Mike Albanese

Troy Gardner vs. Simon Watt
Tom Ogden vs. Doug Hendrickson

Mike Marinaro vs. Warren Markwell
Hunter Fuller vs. Jonathan Schumacher

Brian Payne vs. Fred Hassloch
Howard Barger vs. Gerry Manning

3rd Flight 10th Tee

Kelly Clarke vs. Mike Kaelin
Ed Stafford vs. Lee Bradley

Kenny Ross vs. Bob Canada
Al Faris vs. Hunt Thornhill

Billy Riley vs. Todd White
Rick Tubbesing vs. Sean Neeley

Clint Ravencraft vs. Louie Neff
Greg Short vs. Jeff Houchens

2nd Flight 10th Tee

DJ Hodge vs. Ethan White
Glen Brothers vs. Steve Thomas

Jim Tichenor vs. Kyle Shadoan
Pat Latham vs. Chad Haggard

Seth Faulkner vs. Greg Lockhart
Logan Brown vs. Todd Curless

Joe Weber vs. Mark Tubbesing
Mark Stoneburner vs. Jason Howard

1st Flight 1st Tee

Mike Ravencraft vs. Chase Thornill
Charlie Calvert vs. Andrew Wilson

John Hoh vs. Jeff Cracraft
Eric Davis vs. Rodney Tolle

Steve Genter vs. Kenny Ray Haggard
David Orme vs. Drew Werline

Seth Vice vs. Steve Hicks
Nathan Cracraft vs. Kevin Ireland

Championship Flight 1st Tee

Josh Weber vs. Robert Walton
Conor Taylor vs. Drew Traxel

Eric Schumacher vs. Matt Stoneburner
Scott Ward vs. Jake O'Mara

Joe Traxel vs. Dee Hampton
Troy Grooms vs. Ryan Warton

Jackson Frame vs. Wesley Walton
Bill O'Mara vs. James Vining

(Updated to correct that it's Mark Stoneburner in the Second Flight, not Matt Stoneburner who is in the Championship Flight.)