DIGIACOMO CAPTURES THE 28th VEGAS CLASSIC PRESENTED BY CALLAWAY GOLF & VINNIE KRIKAC STATE FARM

Henderson, Nevada – Nebraska Section PGA Professionals and their Amateur partners teed off for the final round of the 28th Annual Vegas Classic presented by Callaway Golf & Vinnie Krikac State Farm Insurance Agency.  It came down to the wire to decide the low professional title as Ted DiGiacomo, PGA of Golf Galaxy – Omaha got up and down out of the bunker on his 18th hole for birdie to clinch the title with 111 points in the modified stableford format.  DiGiacomo’s round was back and forth coming home as he had two double-bogeys but he made some clutch putts that led to birdies on three of his final six holes.  Justin Onken, PGA of Champions Run, Omaha, NE continued his solid play for the tournament by racking up 39 points but could not quite DiGiacomo as he finished one-point back at 110 points and go enough for solo second.  Chris Wiemers, PGA of Happy Hollow Club, Omaha, NE had the round of the day earning 43 points and jumping all the way to third place at 109 points.

 

Matt Meuret, PGA of Plainview C.C., Plainview, NE inspired his amateur partners, Toby King, Chris Twibell, Ryan Vesely and Mitch Todd to capture the team title in the two-net modified stableford format with a 328 point total.  The timeliness of each team member contributing worked out great for Meuret’s team.  DiGiacomo and his amateur partners, Mark Hart, Gene Wendt, Kevin Slocum and Tim Marchese fought hard to the finish but finished in lone second place with 320 points.  Meuret’s team will also be the recipient of winning a new Callaway Rogue Driver and arguably the hottest driver on the market in 2018.

 
 
 
  
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