Another CHASE54 Futures Series Decided by a Playoff


July 20, 2016
The PGA of Ontario continued their Futures Player of the Year series on Tuesday at Lowville Golf Club with the CHASE54 Futures Summer Challenge.  The Summer Challenge is a stableford scoring event and Lowville Golf Club is the perfect venue to host.  With reachable par fives and lots of chances to score, the 6300+ yard setup defended itself nicely as the winning Stableford score was Dennis Hendershott with 37 (-1).
Hendershott has recently made his return back to the PGA of Ontario and played in his first event last week at the PGA of Ontario Championship.  "I didn't play well last week at the Championship," Hendershott said after the round. "But that's ok.  I have been playing well and it just wasn't my day.  Today was a new day and I made it count.  It's great to get the win."  He certainly did make it count, Hendershott lead the way the entire day.  He managed two birdies in his first two holes, and after a double bogey on the fourth, Hendershott sailed through the remaining 14 holes finishing the round with four birdies.  Playing in his group, coming off a Futures Spring Open playoff win, was Futures Series guru and constant threat on the golf course, Chris Bevan.
Bevan was coasting through his first nine holes but really caught fire birdying three of his first four holes on the back side.  When the round came to an end Bevan and Hendershott were deadlocked at 37 stableford, points and for the second Futures Series event in a row there was a playoff. 
The Brantford natives and longtime friends headed to the 495 yard par 5 first hole to settle the score.  After their first shots landed side by side, the second shots set the stage for the finish.  Hendershott was beside the green caught behind a hill, while Bevan was just short of the green on the front side.  From behind the hill, Hendershott stuck his shot to about six feet, putting the pressure on Bevan.  With a good chip Bevan was away by a matter of inches.  Leaving the birdie putt just short of the hole, Bevan tapped in for par.  Hendershott then drained his six-footer for birdie and took the CHASE54 Futures Summer Challenge.
The 47 year old Hendershott is no stranger to playoffs.  Including this win, he is 6 for 7 for his career.  "My last win of any kind was in 2011 and it was in a playoff.  I have beaten guys like Jerry Anderson and Danny King.  I'm really proud of my playoff record."  With the win, Hendershott will get fully outfitted from CHASE54 and takes his share of the $2,300 purse. 
For Full Results and Scores from the CHASE54 Futures Summer Challenge CLICK HERE
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