Herzog and Titus win Mixed Chapman in playoff

Andrew Herzog and Kim Titus, both of Fox Island defeated Irfan Yusoff of Anacortes and Sammie Pless of Seattle in a two-hole playoff to win the 3rd annual Washington Mixed Chapman championship.

The 18-hole championship was held today at Lake Spanaway Golf Course in Tacoma, Wash.

Andrew Herzog (left) and Kim Titus
Andrew Herzog (left) and Kim Titus

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On a challenging scoring day where just three teams finished under par, Herzog and Titus played steady golf, making the turn at 2-under, and then finishing bogey-birdie to get to 2-under overall and in a tie for first with Yusoff and Pless.

Both teams made par on the first playoff hole, before moving to the second where the duo of Herzog and Titus prevailed with a routine par.

“The way we usually go about these events is just to ham and egg it,” said Herzog, “we didn’t make a lot of putts today so we kind of grinded out and made a lot of pars. And that was our strategy going out for the playoff.”

This marks the second time that Herzog and Titus have won the Mixed Chapman after winning the inaugural championship in 2018.

“They all feel great,” said Titus when asked about how it feels to win for the second time, “I love playing with Andrew and we had some really good playing partners today.”

Click here to watch the post-round interview with Herzog and Titus.

Winning the Net Division were Thomas and Katie Thorson, both of Seattle, who finished with a net score of 7-under 65.

The championship is open to sides of amateur golfers who have an up-to-date USGA Handicap Index issued by a WA Golf member club not exceeding 36.4 for males and 40.4 for females, and are members in good standing of a WA Golf member club. Each side must have one male player and one female player. There is no age requirement or limit, and teams are divided into flights based on course handicap.

The championship was played in a Chapman stroke play format, with two players playing as partners, each playing from the teeing ground and each player playing his or her partner’s ball for the second shot. After the second shot, including par-3 holes, partners select the ball with which they wish to score and then play that ball alternately to complete the hole.

Founded in 1922, WA Golf is a 501c4 non-profit, amateur golf association governed by men and women volunteers. Serving nearly 70,000 individual members at more than 550 member golf clubs and 270 golf courses throughout the state of Washington and Northern Idaho, WA Golf works to continually expand the game of golf to people of all backgrounds. WA Golf also serves as a statewide representative of the United States Golf Association and works closely with a number of allied associations within the golf industry for the betterment of the game.