Toyota Tour Cup at Olivas Links. October 3 & 4, 2015.
The Toyota Tour Cup Series traveled north to Ventura at the beautiful Olivas Links. Day one had absolutely perfect weather in the low 80’s and mild wind. Scoring conditions were optimal and the players took full advantage which was a good thing because day two called for cold, windy and rainy conditions.
The current course record (64) was in jeopardy on day one with Matthew Giombetti and Jack Biwer in the house at 65 and 2014 champion Matthew Wolff just one shot behind. Giombetti was a staggering 8-under par through 15 holes! However, the highlight for the boys division came on the 8th hole, a 169yd par-3, when Rowland Heights native Ethan Han recorded his first career hole-in-one. Congratulations, Ethan! The girls division also saw some low scores with 5 players at E par or better led by Vera Markevich of La Quinta, CA shooting a 5-under 67!
Day two began with cold wind blowing through and cloudy skies with the threat of rain at a moment’s notice. Players who teed off early got lucky and avoided the rain as it began to lightly fall around noon and increased as the day went on. Scores unexpectedly were much higher on average on Sunday, but several players were still able to get under par. The low round of the day went to Spencer Soosman shooting a solid 68 to jump him up the leader board to a T4 finish. The only other round in the 60’s went to Matthew Giombetti following up his 65 with a 3-under 69 to earn his first career Toyota Tour Cup win. The scores for the girls division were also higher as expected with Kimberlee Tottori recording the only round under par shooting a marvelous 3-under 69! This also put her in a tie for first and earning a spot in a playoff vs first round leader, Vera Markevich who also finished at 3-under 141. The rain was at its heaviest during the playoff, but both players were able to overcome the elements and reach the green in regulation. Vera Markevich was able to come away with a two-putt par and win her first career Toyota Tour Cup event.
Congratulations to our 2015 TTC Olivas Links champions: Matthew Giombetti and Vera Markevich!
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Thank you goes out to our rules officials: Ron O’Connor, PGA, Keith Reinking, Gary Albin, Terry Startzel, Steve Frank and our team leaders: Jake Ellison, Andrew Wohlgamuth
Lastly thank you to our host facility, Olivas Links, The course was immaculate, and the players enjoyed the opportunity to shoot low! Thanks!