Hendrix posts final round 61, wins 2018 Firecracker in a playoff over Alex Ellis

In what might likely be the last Firecracker Open at Lions Municipal Golf Course, it was sent out in stellar fashion with Jake Hendrix firing a back nine in only 28 strokes, en-route to a 10-under round of 61 and a playoff victory over Alex Ellis.  Both players finished the tournament with a score of 15-under (198).

Down 2 strokes with 3 holes to play, Hendrix birdied the difficult 16th.  A bogey for Ellis on the 17th, allowed both players to head to the final hole tied.  Both birdied the 18th to go to a playoff, where Hendrix prevailed.  Hendrix’s final round was bogey-free and included 8 birdies and an eagle.

Reid Davenport and Trevor Brown tied for third place at 11-under (202), with Dalton Hankamer and Michael Rome finishing tied for 5th place at 8-under (205).

Jeffrey Hoy Jr. wins the First Flight with an 8-over (221) total, and there was a tie for first place in the Second Flight between Myron Jordahl and Alan Bell.

Final Results

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Michael Rome takes Firecracker lead into final round by 2 strokes over Alex Ellis

lions-municipalMichael Rome shot 8-under 63 in the second round of the 2018 Firecracker Open to lead first round leader Alex Ellis by two shots.  Rome sits at 14-under 128 followed by Ellis at 12-under 130.

Trevor Brown followed up his first round 65 (6-under) with a 69 (2-under) to sit in third alone at 8-under par.  Reid Davenport sits alone in fourth shooting 66-70 for a 6-under total 136.  A four way tie for 5th place at -5 under includes Jake Ezell, Dalton Hankamer, Jake Hendrix and Seger Howell.

The First Flight is led by Jeffrey Hoy Jr. with a two day total of 3-over (145).  Second place is Andy Boutot at 11-over 153.

The Second Flight is led by Myron Jordhal at 23-over 165, followed by Lane Stuart at 26-over 168.

Tee times for the third and final round are posted.


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Alex Ellis first first round 62 in the Firecracker

Alex made 4 birdies and 3 eagles in route to his 62.  Trevor Brown and Michael Rome are 3 shots back in second place with rounds of 65.

Kirk Smith leads the first flight with a round of 71 and Stephen Labay leads the 2nd flight with an 83.

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The ‘Summer of Evans’ continues: Robert Evans wins The Cup at Great Hills for three in a row. Up next: 2018 Firecracker…

Robert Evans continues a great 2018 season by shooting 2-under par 140 (71-69) to capture his third title in a row, with a victory at The Cup at Great Hills.  Steve Paterson shot 68 and the low round of the tournament to finish at 1-over par 143.  First round co-leaders Ben Carter and Keith Lundquist both shot 75, for a two day total of 145 (3-over).

Final results and point rankings are up to date through June 24th, and include Firecracker Qualifier #1 and Firecracker Qualifier #2 results.  Next up is the 2018 Firecracker – possibly the last time it will be held at Lions Municipal.  Follow the scores here.

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Carter and Lundquist (1-under) lead The Cup at Great Hills after 1 round

Ben Carter and Keith Lundquist both shot 1-under 70 in the first round of The Cup at Great Hills. Josh Luongo, Robert Evans and Craig Laubacher are both one shot back at Even par 71.  See the document attached here for second round tee times and results.


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