Upstate Amateur Golf

Shank wins the Budweiser at Boscobel

Robbie Biershenk rolls in his final putt to win the Budweiser at Boscobel.

Robbie Biershenk rolls in his final putt to win the Budweiser at Boscobel.

Robbie Biershenk has teamed up with other golfers to win two-man and three-man tournaments at Boscobel, but on Sunday “Shank” won a tournament all by himself.

Biershenk shot identical rounds of even par 71 to claim a two shot victory in the Budweiser at Boscobel.

“I really didn’t play that well, but I played well enough to win,” said Biershenk. It was two days of golf without anything going remarkable well or terribly bad for the first time champion. “I just didn’t do anything great. I hit some good shots and made some good putts, but I should have been able to shoot a better score,” said Biershenk.

Biershenk trailed Byron Kennedy by a shot after the first round. However, Kennedy had to withdraw from the tournament because of illness and did not compete in the final round.

Kevin Sheriff tied Austin Finley for second place in the Budwesier at Boscobel.

Kevin Sheriff tied Austin Finley for second place in the Budwesier at Boscobel.

With Kennedy out of the tournament Biershenk went from one shot back to a one shot lead. Brandon Bradosky was a shot back as was Kevin Sheriff, but neither golfer could close the gap on Biershenk.

Biershenk finished off a solid round with his second straight even par 71 for a two shot victory.

“The pins were really tucked in some tight places. You ordinarily have to shoot under par to win here, but with the way things were set up even par turned out to be a pretty good score,” said Shank.

Bradosky and Adam Garrett tied for third place while three-time champion Raymond Wooten finished in fifth.

Pam Prescott won the women's title at the Budweiser at Boscobel.

Pam Prescott won the women’s title at the Budweiser at Boscobel.

Pam Prescott shot two rounds of 1-under par 70 to win the women’s division title.

Flight winners included, Second Flight – Rusty Stegall, Third Flight – Blake Fortner, Fourth Flight – Bob Bugbee, Fifth Flight – Mark Chapman, Sixth Flight – Bill Smith, Seventh Flight – John McDowell.

This year’s Budweiser at Boscobel again had the biggest field for any Upstate amateur tournament. The tournament included 230 golfers who were divided into morning and afternoon shotgun starts.

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