Fishers, Ind. – Indianapolis’ John DalCorobbo fired a solid final round 71 to capture his third Indiana Section PGA Professional Championship at the Hawthorns Golf and Country Club. DalCorobbo entered the final round with a narrow one-shot lead over Fort Wayne’s Quinn Griffing.
Griffing got off to a rough start, with three bogeys and a double bogey coming in his first five holes. DalCorobbo, on the other hand, began the day with four straight pars and a birdie on the par 4, 5th hole. DalCorobbo gained an almost immediate seven-shot lead over Griffing.
Meanwhile, Orleans’ Adam Marshall, who began the day two-shots behind DalCorobbo, got off to an identical start as DalCorobbo, and proved to his toughest competition.
Heading into the par 5, 9th hole, DalCorobbo sat comfortably at five-under par for the tournament. DalCorobbo three-putted from twenty feet to bogey the hole, and fall back to four-under par. Marshall sank his ten-footer for birdie to go to three-under par, and only one-shot out of the lead.
With this two-shot swing, the momentum was in Marshall’s favor heading into the back nine.
On the par 4, 10th, DalCorobbo missed another short putt for par and fell back to four-under, now tied with Marshall with eight holes to play.
“I felt really good through nine holes,” said DalCorobbo, the Head Professional at Prairie View Golf Club. “But after I missed a short putt on 9 and 10 I admit I was a bit nervous,” he added.
On the par 5, 11th hole, there was another two-shot swing, but this time in DalCorobbo’s favor. After DalCorobbo sank a twenty-foot birdie putt, Marshall missed his short par attempt, falling to three-under par, while DalCorobbo moved up to five-under.
Both players went on to par holes 12