Weekend Roundup: Leiviska Goes Back-to-Back in New Mexico, Masters wins in Florida

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: LEIVISKA GOES BACK-TO-BACK IN NEW MEXICO, MASTERS WINS IN FLORIDA

Article by Idris Garcia

Cale Leiviska started his 2019 season with a win at the Fade Station Open in Albuquerque, N.M., a repeat of last year.

Leiviska headed into the third and final round with a two stroke deficit before going on to win the event. He was down by six after the first round and shaved four of them off with a 1049-rated second round.

Leiviska’s 12-under par 195 total was the top score by three throws.

Nicholas Masters grabbed an early win in the Tampa, Fla., area at the The 2019 Gulf Coast Charity Open. Masters won the event comfortably after a scorching 1065-rated second round.

He totaled a 24-under 145 for a six stroke margin.

Ezra Robinson’s win at the Lula Classic in Georgia was his second in a row. The young Peach State pro tossed an 18-under 104 in two rounds, highlighted by a 1038-rated opener.

It’s his second time garnering that round rating in as many events, and he has averaged 31 points above his rating in the two wins. Fellow Georgian Jason Light finished third with a 14-under 108.

Light played again the next day, this time at the Back to Back Chicken Shack, also in Lula. There, he shot a 6-under 116 to win the Pro Masters 40+ division by a comfortable 16 strokes.

Jeff Renner grabbed a win at The Presidential Cup IV in Springfield, Mo., his first of the year. Renner posted a strong 1040-rated effort to open the event and fended off his competitors for a one stroke win with a 20-under 94.

Nick Rowton took down the Rocky Hills Classic in Ovalo, Texas, with his 20-under 160. Rowton paced the field after round one and didn’t look back. He kept his lead throughout the remaining two rounds for a three throw margin.

Ben Page won The Jasper Freeze 2019 in his home state of Alabama. Page had the low score in both rounds to shoot an 18-under 90 and win by two.

Billy Ray Osborne shot a career best 1021-rated second round to win the Lexington Ice Bowl 18 in Kentucky. Osborne’s hot second round erased a three stroke deficit after the first round and capped a 7-under 101 performance for the day.

Manabu Kajiyama won The 8th Okinawa Open in Nakijin, Okinawa, Japan, and Tray Desnoyer won the 3rd Annual Valentine’s Day Massacre Doubles with his partner.

Tournament Player - Finish
Lula Classic 🏆 Ezra Robinson - 1st
Jason Light - 3rd
The 2019 Gulf Coast Charity Open 🏆 Nicholas Masters - 1st
Fade Station Open 🏆 Cale Leiviska - 1st
The Jasper Freeze 2019 🏆 Ben Page - 1st
The 8th Okinawa Open 🏆 Manabu Kajiyama - 1st
Rocky Hills Classic 🏆 Nick Rowton - 1st
The Presidential Cup IV 🏆 Jeff Renner - 1st
Lexington Ice Bowl 18 🏆 Billy Ray Osborne - 1st (Adv)
3rd Annual Valentine’s Day Massacre Doubles 🏆 Tray Desnoyer - 1st
Hilton Head Invitational 2019 Chris Dickerson - T-3rd
Brandon Brown - 5th
The 41st Annual Wintertime Open Catrina Allen - 2nd (FPO)
Restless Bear. Delany Thomas - 2nd (Adv)