Badiuk claims ‘Classic’ crown

While most golf enthusiasts were glued to their TV sets yesterday afternoon watching as the world’s best players struggled to break par at the PGA Championship at Baltusrol, Rob Badiuk was putting on a show of his own during the annual Kitchen Creek Classic.
With a log-jam of golfers all within a few strokes of the lead after a soggy opening round Saturday, Badiuk rose to the top of the heap yesterday, firing five birdies en route to a one-under par 71—the only golfer to post a red figure during the event.
Badiuk, who carded a two-day total of 145, claimed the tournament title by a five-shot margin.
Mike Dick and Gerry Hercun tied for second overall at 150. Greg Ward, Greg Tighe, “Snake” Krawchuk and Jeromy Wensley each were one more shot back after carding 151.
Dick, who collected a handful of birdies of his own yesterday, was the winner of the championship flight.
Other flight winners included Konrad Sobwowicz (first flight), Wensley (second flight), Lorne Ricard (third flight), Fred Sinninghe (fourth flight), and Hugh McKinnon (fifth flight).