DAN WOLTMAN HANGS ON TO WIN METRO OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP BY ONE!
11th Metropolitan Open Championship, Hosted by The Country Club of St. Albans, Ends in a Thrilling Fashion
Dan Woltman (Beaver Dam, WI) began the final round of the 11th Metropolitan Open Championship Presented by Plaza Motors with a 3 shot cushion at 10-under par. His closest pursuer was 2014 Champion Chris Brant. That lead would shrink to 2 during the round, but at the 17th Tee was up to 4 shots over a trio of others at -5. That trio included Brett Paquet (Chandler, AZ) formerly of St. Charles who completed play much earlier with a 5-under 65in the final round. Paquet stuck around for the afternoon to see where his 5-under total would settle in.
Woltman who had been steady for the entire day ran into some trouble on the 17th and bogeyed, but retain a 3-shot lead heading to the Country Club of St. Albans signature finishing hole. Did the nerves finally get to Woltman a bit? His drive found the fairway bunker and ultimately his only double bogey over 54-holes would finish with a 4-over 74 and a one shot victory in the 11th Metropolitan Open!
Woltman is pictured above holding the James S. Manion Trophy along with his wife and full-time caddie Merissa. Woltman stated afterward, “This is a fantastic event, on a unbelievable golf course. Only way I am not back next year is full status on the Web.com or PGA Tours.” Woltman earned a $25,000 payday with his victory.
Low Amateur honors went to Skip Berkmeyer and Sam Migdal who each had Even par totals at 210 for the championship. Brad Hopfinger had the low round of Sunday with a 6-under 64. Hopfinger finished on the cutline at 143, but moved all the way up to a T-7 with his final round.
Full field results can be found on the Plaza Motors Scoreboard via the following link, 11th Metropolitan Open Championship. Results below include the final payout of the $95,000 total purse this year.