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2017 Zigfield Troy Open will be July 1st and 2nd

 

tim-kelly-grassel-dennisTim Troy, Kelly Grassel – 2016 ZTO Champion, and Dennis Troy

“Bombers” need not apply. This is one tournament where precision iron accuracy and a sharp chipping and putting game are essential. Welcome to the famous Zigfield Troy Open, one of the premier Par- 3 golf tournaments in America.

The Par-3 tournament honors course founder Zigfield Troy and is one of the few Par-3 events anywhere that is run like a PGA Tour event or other professional tournaments. Golfers’ names are announced on the first tee prior to tee off. A huge scoreboard highlights everyone’s name, score for each round, plus totals and the round’s leaders – all done in handsome professional calligraphy.

“We also make the golf course tougher for the tournament,” notes PGA Professional Mark Arentsen. The greens are double cut to putt smoother and faster, pin placements are tucked closer to the edges, and some longer “Tiger-proof” tees are set up.”

Since 1982, the ZTO has challenged professional and amateur golfers (up to 24.4 handicap) from throughout the Midwest. Winners have hailed from several Illinois cities, Iowa, and even Texas!

The ZTO is contested annually in the summer on the 9-hole, par-27 Zigfield Troy course in Woodridge, Illinois. Contestants play four 9-hole rounds – 36 holes total – over two days. You don’t have to be a Scratch Golfer to enter and have a Great Time!

The Zigfield Troy Open 36-hole tournament record of 7-under par 101 was set in 2014 by Greg Roderique of Naperville, IL.  In 2006, Josh Butterfield of Oswego, Illinois set the competitive course record for nine holes with his second round 6-under-par 21, and for 18 holes with his first day 7-under-par 47. Greg Roderique’s brother Andy of Aurora, IL went 26-26-26-24 to win in 2005; the first time in tournament history that a player broke par for all four nines.  Remarkably, Greg was the second winner to break par in all four nines, with 26-25-25-25.

Andy is one of 2 three-time winners of the event (he also won in 2002 and in 2009), joining John Woronick (1987, 1988 and 1989) of Palos Heights, IL, while Tom Sacco (1985 & 1997), Andy Krajewski (1986 & 1995), James Troy (1999 & 2003), and Jason Buffone (2010 & 2011) have the distinction of having won two ZTO’s.

The entry fee for 2016 was $59.00, and there are ZTO flights for-

• Open / Championship flight
• Women
• High School (to age 18)
• Senior Men (ages 55 to 64)
• Super Senior Men (age 65 and over)

tim-david-lee-dennisTim Troy, David B. Lee – 2016 Super Senior Men’s Champ, Dennis Troy

tim-tim-cordes-dennisTim Troy, Tim Cordes – 2016 Senior Men’s Champ, Dennis Troy

tim-grace-davis-dennisTim Troy, Grace Davis – 2016 Women’s Champ, Dennis Troy

tim-will-troy-dennisTim Troy, Will Troy – 2016 High School Champ, Dennis Troy

Appropriately, the Open Champion is crowned with a replica Zigfield Troy trademark straw hat, plus other prizes. Other high finishers, as well as women, high schoolers, seniors, and super seniors are awarded prizes. In 2015, the total value of prizes was $3,600.

Every contestant receives a bag tag and golf cap – and you’re invited to join us for lunch on Sunday in the clubhouse.

35 YEARS OF ZIGFIELD TROY OPEN CHAMPIONS

Mark Arentsen
Sumeet Arora
Gary Beckman
Ken Boyce
Larry Brady
Ken Brack
Jason Buffone – 2 wins
Josh Butterfield
Jim Cavanaugh
Tim Cordes
Paul Dagys
Ace Ellis
Joe Gorac
Kelly Grassel
Rick Grassel
Ryan Grassel
David L. Griffins
Raymond Knoll
Andy Krajewski – 2 wins
Dave Lee
Andy Roderique – 3 wins
Greg Roderique
Tom Sacco – 2 wins
Bill Strauss
James Troy – 2 wins
Mike Troy
John Woronick – 3 wins
Year Champion Hometown Winning Score
2016 Kelly Grassel Chesterton, IN 26-28-24-29 – 107
2015 Ryan Grassel Chesterton, IN 26-26-28 – 80
2014 Greg Roderique Naperville, IL 26-25-25-25 – 101
2013 Raymond Knoll Naperville, IL 26-23-27-29 – 105
2012 Sumeet Arora Woodridge, IL 21-26-28-27 – 102
2011 Jason Buffone Lockport, IL 27-27-26-27 – 107
2010 Jason Buffone Lockport, IL 27-25-26-26 – 104
2009 Andy Roderique Peoria, IL 26-24-28-26 – 104
2008 Paul Dagys Oak Forest, IL 27-23-26-28 – 104
2007 Tim Cordes Batavia, IL 28-25-27-27 – 107
2006 Josh Butterfield Oswego, IL 26-21-27-28 – 102
2005 Andy Roderique Aurora, IL 26-26-26-24 – 102
2004 Larry Brady Barrington, IL 27-25-27-30 – 109
2003 James Troy Clarendon Hills, IL 27-29-30-25 – 111
2002 Andy Roderique Aurora, IL 25-26-26-30 – 107
2001 Dave Lee Waukegan, IL 27-26-26-27 – 106
2000 David L. Griffins Downers Grove, IL 27-27-26 – 80
1999 James Troy Clarendon Hills, IL 25-25-25-29 – 104
1998 Mark Arentsen Woodridge, IL 25-28-27-26 – 106
1997 Tom Sacco Crest Hill, IL 34-31-24-26 – 105
1996 Ace Ellis Lincolnshire, IL 29-27-25-25 – 106
1995 Andy Krajewski Naperville, IL 26-27-29-23 – 105
1994 Mike Troy Clarendon Hills, IL 26-26-26-27 – 105
1993 Rick Grassel Plano, TX 29-28-28-27 – 112
1992 Jim Cavanaugh Darien, IL 30-25-29-28 – 112
1991 Gary Beckman Naperville, IL 28-29-29-26 – 112
1990 Bill Strauss Mount Vernon, IA 27-27-27-30 – 111
1989 John Woronick Palos Heights, IL 29-27-24-26 – 106
1988 John Woronick Palos Heights, IL 29-27-24-26 – 106
1987 John Woronick Palos Heights, IL 25-26-27-26 – 104
1986 Andy Krajewski Downers Grove, IL 29-24-28-27 – 108
1985 Tom Sacco Downers Grove, IL 25-27-28-29 – 109
1984 Joe Gorac Clarendon Hills, IL 28-28-31-30 – 117
1983 Ken Brack Clarendon Hills, IL 28-26-29-28 – 111
1982 Ken Boyce Downers Grove, IL 29-28-30 – 87
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