Gerken only player to tame 40 MPH winds @ Chippewa Golf Course, wins Metro opener scratch division by 6 shots, and net honors by a shot over Duane Zitkovic & Mark Augustyniak.

It was cold and the wind was howling up to 40 MPH, but Brian Gerken coped with the difficult conditions by making eagle on the 4th hole in route to his even par round of 72. His 72 was good for a SIX shot victory over Tony Reams, Michael Kennedy and Brian Simmons. Only 6 players were able to break 80 in the extreme conditions. The handicap division was much closer after Gerken's net 72 which was good enough to finish a stroke ahead of Duane Zitkovic and Mark Augustyniak (who will share 1st place in the handicap division).