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Conklin, Perry Claim Rebel Beach Am-Am Team Title; Brennan Takes Big Check

OCEAN PINES, MD---The first trophies and big check in the history of the Lower Shore Chapter of the Mediocre Golf Association were earned at the Rebel Beach Am-Am played at Ocean Pines Golf Club on Saturday.

Alex Perry and Mike Conklin earned the team title, earning a one-shot victory in the team tussle. The win comes in Perry’s first MGA event, while the victory marks two years in a row for Conklin, who picked up the two-headed trophy in the Kent Island chapter in 2023.

Tim Brennan took the individual title and the big check with a two-shot victory over Dave Aughenbaugh and Perry. Brennan shot a net 96, while Augenbaugh and Perry each posted net 98. The were the only three players to break into net double digits on the cool day with the wind whipping throughout the Ocean Pines track.

Along with Conklin’s 107, which earned him the Most Mediocre Award, the winning team posted a 205, just one shot clear of Aughenbaugh and Bob Lowe. Conklin and Perry each came up with a bogey on the final hole to seal the victory. They were two of just three in the 17-player field to make bogey or better on the par-4 18th hole.

Perry’s start was the best in the field, firing a front-nine 43, the best of the tournament. But with his score climbing after making the turn, he earned the Meltdown Award. Brennan, along with taking the Low Gross Award, saved some of his best shots for when it counted most, picking up the Closest to the Pin, sponsored by Black Dog Philanthropic, hitting it to 25’ 2” on the 159-yard 13th hole, as well as the Longest Drive, sponsored by Groovy Golf on the 4th hole. Lowe hit it closest on the money hole, hitting it nearest a tucked pin, just over a bunker, on the 140-yard 16th hole.

The chapter is back in action in three weeks, when the players take to Ocean City Golf Club’s Newport Bay Course for The Bastards on Saturday, April 27.

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The Lower Shore chapter of the MGA is led by chapter co-leaders Tim Brennan and Mike Conklin. Questions about the chapter can be sent to lowershoremga@gmail.com.

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Event Results

#NameScore"Money"
1.Tim Brennan96$1.12
2.Alex Perry98$0.68
2.David Aughenbaugh98$0.68
4.Mike Rowe100$0.56
5.Chris Brixner102$0.50
6.John Krisko103$0.43
7.Scott Deosaran 105$0.37
8.Kevin McNelis 106$0.31
9.Mike Conklin107$0.25
10.Bob Lowe108$0.19
11.Mike M Lavelle112$0.12
12.Chris Hughes114$0.06
13.Keith Swinson118$0.06
14.Kelly Shannahan122$0.04
15.Les Scott125$0.02
15.Will Lefort125$0.02
17.Tyler Mathis134$0.00

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