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Markell and Clements win Flink Best Ball in a playoff

(Kevin Londo photo) Fred Flink, center, holds the championship trophy for the annual tournament named after him, the Fred Flink Best Ball at Oak Crest Golf Club in Norway. Winners Mark Clements, left, and Jim Markell, right, accept the trophy from Flink on Sunday.

NORWAY TOWNSHIP — The annual Fred Flink Best Ball golf tournament took place Aug. 8 and 9 at Oak Crest Golf Club in Norway. The tournament is named after the retired long-time golf pro at the public course.

Current Oak Crest Director of Golf and Operations Kevin Londo reports that the tournament was full, with 70 teams competing. London noted that there were also 70 teams in the 2019 Flink tournament.

On Sunday, the championship flight of eight teams, came down to a one-hole playoff on hole No. 1 to determine the championship. Randy and Jon Ellis were tied with a 12-under 132 with Mark Clements and Jim Markell.

Clements drove the green and sank an eagle putt from six feet. The Ellis’s conceded victory to Clements and Markell after the putt, Londo noted.

Flight results

Championship Flight: T1) Ellis/Ellis -12,

T1) J. Markell/Clements -12, 132

3) Nick Markell/Tom LaVigne -11, 133

4) Drew Anderson/Justin Anderson -10, 134

T5) Dan Anderson/Darren Anderson -7, 137

T5) Bill Lindmark/Rich Heesaker -7, 137

T7) Dylan Gauthier/Mark Gauthier Jr. -5, 139

T7) Joey Pontbriand/Sam Fredrick -5, 139

First Flight:

1) Mike Brayak/Mark Ray -7, 137

2) Andy Mendina/Ryan Pepin -6, 138

3) Fred Flink/Ted Flink -3, 141

4) Ryan Allred/Jason Weber -2, 142

5) Pat Flood/Andrew Hartwig Even, 144

Second Flight:

1) Dave VanHolla/Jeff VanHolla -5, 139

2) Mark McCarthy/Dante Mendina +1, 145

T3) Scott DeBakker/Larry Gagnon +2, 146

T3) Austin Grayvold/Bryce Grayvold +2, 146

T3) Trevor Anderson/Trey Bociek +2, 146

Third Flight:

1) Hunter Thibert/T.J Thibert -3, 141

T2) Bryan Gannon/Nathan Pilon -1, 143

T2) Brandon Michaud/Cole Michaud -1, 143

4) Jake Zeugner/Alex Manier +2, 146

T5) Totes Bray/Tyler Bray +4, 148

T5) Ryan Gordon/Mike Patterson +4, 148

Fourth Flight:

T1) Scott Bociek/Todd Bociek +2, 146

T1) Rick VanGoethem/Mitch Boland +2, 146

Fifth Flight:

1) Logan O’Neil/Ben Snyder +7, 151

2) Mike Tomasoski/Don Ring +8, 152

Sixth Flight:

1) Phil Knop/Bill Rice +10, 154

2) Mike Bovee/Jan Bovee +12, 156

Seventh Flight:

1) Luke Wahoviak/Tuba Wahoviak +15, 159

2) Dr. Ray Cameron/ Charlie Menghini +17, 161

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