Flinn wins 10th PCC title

Last updated: August 10. 2014 3:44PM - 150 Views
By Robbin Kiser

Rob Kiser/Call PhotoMarla Flinn hits an approach shot to the eighth green at Piqua Country Club Saturday.
Rob Kiser/Call PhotoMarla Flinn hits an approach shot to the eighth green at Piqua Country Club Saturday.
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By Rob Kiser

Call Sports Editor


The way golfer Marla Flinn looks at it, winning a 10th Women’s President Cup at Piqua Country was just an added bonus.

The ageless wonder defender her title, defeating Trish Bradley 4-and-3 in the 18-hole match play championship match.

“Actually, my goal was to win last year (after she turned 70),” Flinn said with a smile. “Now, I have two titles in my 70s.”

Flinn’s success has not been limited to the PCC layout either.

“I probably have won about eight at Shelby Oaks,” she said. “I guess it is pretty amazing (winning 10 PCC President Cup titles).”

Flinn knew she would be a tough match with Bradley.

“She played well, but so did I,” Flinn said. “She outdrives me about 30 yards and she was hitting her fairways. When she is on she is pretty tough and she was on. I just have to focus on my game.”

Flinn opened up a lead late in the first nine and stayed in front from there.

“It was pretty even after four holes,” Flinn said. “I parred in from there. I took control at that point. It was a good match. It went 15 holes.”

In the Vice-President’s Cup, Mark Manuel defeated Bob Bair 5-and-3 in the championship match Saturday.

In the quarterfinals, Manuel outlasted Mark Johnston in 21 holes; Tim Duer edged Randy Eisenzimmer 1-up; Doug Borchers defeated Craig Seitz 5-and-3; and Bair defeated Shawn Mcelroy 5-and-4.

In the semfinals, Manuel outlasted Duer in 20 holes and Bair defeated Borchers 3-and-2.

Dave Owen won the first flight, defeating Randy Rose 6-and-4 in the championship match.

Owen advanced to the finals with a 2-and-1 win over Brad Francis; while Randy Rose defeated Dennis Steinke 5-and-4.

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