David Lee wins the 20th Zigfield Troy Open
Waukegan, IL resident David Lee had never played in the Zigfield Troy Open, but that didn’t deter him from winning the 20th annual event in his inaugural attempt August 18 and 19. Birdies on three of the last four holes on Sunday’s final round held back Lee’s oncoming competitors. He sealed his win with a ten-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a two-under par, 36 hole total of 106; two strokes better than his nearest rival.
Lee was in sole possession of the lead after Saturday’s 18 holes with a one-under par 53, one stroke better than Jim Cavanaugh of Darien, Glenn Groselak of Lemont and Rick Grassel of Chesterton, Indiana. However after 14 holes on Sunday, Cavanaugh and Lee were tied for the championship with Groselak one stroke back. On 15, Cavanaugh drained a birdie putt, but Lee followed with his birdie to keep the match even. Lee birdied the 16th to take a one-stroke lead over Cavanaugh, who had made par. Groselak’s bogey on 16 proved to be costly as the match-play atmosphere intensified on 17. Both Lee and Cavanaugh made bogey while Groselak birdied to get back within two strokes of Lee’s lead.
Groselak, with the honor at the 18th, immediately took control and stuck his tee shot to within six feet of the hole. But Lee followed with a shot that landed ten feet from the hole. Cavanaugh, still one stroke back, followed with a tee shot into the bunker, giving Lee some breathing room. Lee then made his birdie for the victory. Groselak made his birdie to finish in second place at even par 108.
Megan Keleher (130) of Darien won the Women’s division, Bill Jarchow (115) of Sandwich won the Seniors division and David L. Griffins (116) of Downers Grove won the Super Seniors division.
Final results – 2001 Zigfield Troy Open
Zigfield Troy Par 3 Golf Course
2,186 yards – Par 54/54 108
1. David Lee-Waukegan 53/53-106
2. Glenn Groselak-Lemont 54/54-108
3. Jim Cavanaugh-Darien 54/56-110
4. Rick Grassel-Chesterton, IN 55/57-112
Dan Bradley-Lisle 57/55-112
Jeff Smith-Naperville 57/55-112
7. John Baer-Lisle 58/55-113
Andy Roderique-Aurora 56/57-113
9. Joe Amendala-Naples, FL 58/56-114
10. Pepi Irwin-Schaumburg 60/55-115
Bill Jarchow-Sandwich 56/59-115
Bob Beard-Chicago 56/59-115