Kornowa opens door and Yeager squeezes through to again capture Metro Championship Scratch Division, Ernst coasts to victory in Net Division-Results now posted.

Kevin Kornowa has played strong all season and was in position to capture the Metro Championship crown, held at Woodlawn and Detwiler golf courses this past weekend--- all in his first season on the Metro circuit. After shooting a fine 4-under 67 at Woodlawn on Saturday and making the turn Sunday at 1-under, Kornowa was able to maintain a 3-shot lead over Tom Yeager who was lurking for an opportunity to close the gap. Yeager, who has won this event several times (including shooting 63 at Detwiler a few years ago) was able to take advantage of a rare Kornowa breakdown when Kornowa doubled 12 and bogeyed 13 and 14, allowing Yeager to tie for the lead (Yeager also bogied 14). Kornowa birdied 16 to regain the lead and was in position to win on 18, but 3- putted from the fringe for par while Yeager made birdie. Kornowa (67,73) and Yeager (70, 70) finished with 140 totals.
The 2 players headed back to 18 for a playoff, and both players hit solid drives with Yeager finding the fairway and Kornowa the right rough about 20 yards farther. Yeager took little time hitting one of the best shots I have seen-a beautiful, high hybrid to about 4 feet above the hole. Kornowa also hit a quality iron right at the pin that came-up about 17 feet short of the hole. Kornowa hit a solid putt that just slid past the hole and tapped in for birdie. Yeager did not waste his opportunity and calmly holed his eagle putt for victory!

Brian Gerken had the days best round @ 68 and closed to within 2 shots of the leaders @ 142 (74, 68) to finish 3rd, and Terry Tyson, always a contender, was 4th @ 144.
Bill Ernst, who was forced to miss the Jermain this year saved his best golf of the season for the Metro Championship, as he shot actual scores of 72, 73 which netted him 134 and a 6-shot victory over both Brian Simmons and Jim Kennedy. Dave Pierce overcame a mysterious lost ball to finish 4th with a net 141.