Craig and Cody Roth of Bellingham, Wash. combined to shoot 6-under-par 66 to win the 12th Washington Parent-Child Chapman Championship, held today at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.
The father-son duo successfully defended their title to win for the third year in a row and this marks the fifth time the Roths have won the championship, having won in 2012, 2016, 2018 and 2019.
The Roths, who play out of Bellingham Golf and Country Club, got off to a great start and never looked back. “We were two-under after three,” said Craig, “and then it was just consistent after that.”
The duo were the only team in the field to play bogey-free.
When asked about why this format seems to suit their game so well, Cody said, “We play very similar games. He’s (Craig) hitting in there close so I can get a look, so that’s nice.”
Winning the Net Division were the father-daughter team of Aaron Metcalf and Grace Metcalf of Arlington, Wash. who finished with a net score of 9-under-par 63.
“We haven’t played together ever in a tournament, so by winning it, it was shocking,” said Aaron. “My wife and my son have both played in this four years in a row, so we feel like we have bragging rights in the household for a while.”
The 18-hole 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 played that ball alternately to complete the hole.
The parent’s relationship with the child must be natural, adopted or stepchild. Partners could have more than one generation between them (i.e. grandfather-granddaughter).
🚨 HOLE-IN-ONE ALERT 🚨
Darren Zemanek of University Place holes out on hole #4 during today’s Parent-Child Chapman at @TheHomeCourse!
👏 Congratulations Darren! pic.twitter.com/kChLWgt6pG
— Washington Golf (WA Golf) (@PlayWAGolf) July 20, 2020
Can’t pick your family🤷🏻♂️ https://t.co/LgUuiXa4uP
— Cody Roth (@codyfreakinroth) July 20, 2020