James Troy wins the 18th Zigfield Troy Open
Over the past 17 years, Zigfield Troy Open champions include men of diverse age, both amateur and professional. This year you can add Jim Troy, 19 years young, to the roster of champions that includes his older brother Mike, the 1994 ZTO champion. The lineage of fine golf within the Troy family now extends to Jim, the youngest son of Dennis Troy and grandson of the late Zigfield Troy of whom this tournament honors. Jim won the two-day event with a four-under par 104 over 36 holes on August 7 and 8, bettering his nearest pursuers by three strokes.
On Saturday, Jim birdied seven holes to go along with three bogies to post a four-under par 50 in rainy conditions. Three contenders, Joe Amendala, Bill Strauss and last year’s second place finisher, John Baer, finished play at three strokes back with one-under par fifty-three’s. Sunday, the rain moved out and was replaced by the sun and wind, but Troy’s lead proved to be too large for any serious attempt at a come-from-behind victory. Jim finished the front nine at two-under 25, still three better than his nearest competitor. His back-nine 29 eventually tied him for the lowest tournament score.
In other divisions, Matt Carter won the high school division with a 116, Alysen Troy won the Women’s division with a 117, Reid Hanley won the Senior’s division with a 115, while David Griffins won the Super Senior’s division.
Final results – 1999 Zigfield Troy Open
Zigfield Troy Par 3 Golf Course
2,186 yards – Par 54/54 108
1. James Troy-Clarendon Hills 50/54-104
2. Joe Amendala-Naples, FL 53/54-107
Rick Grassel-Chesterton, IN 54/53-107
Pepi Irwin-Schaumburg 54/53-107
5. Bill Strauss-Omaha, NE 53/58-111
6. John Baer-Lisle 53/59-112
Mark Arentsen-Woodridge 54/58-112
8. Bill Jarchow-Sandwich 56/57-113
Joe Gorac-Clarendon Hills 58/55-113
Jeff Smith-Woodridge 54/59-113