Riley outduels Lovemark on Nationwide

GOLFWEEK STAFF

Chris Riley finally returned to the winner's circle after a difficult road. And he had to hold off Jamie Lovemark, Golfweek's college player of the year, who had just been there.

Riley won the Rochester Area Charities Showdown at Somerby with a par on the second playoff hole. Riley nearly didn't get the chance – Lovemark had a 5-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole, the par-5 18th, but he missed.

On the second playoff hole, the 150-yard, par-3 17th, Lovemark's tee shot hit the bunker. His 25-foot par putt missed, and Riley drained his.

It was the first win for Riley since the 2002 Reno-Tahoe Open on the PGA Tour. He played on the 2004 U.S. Ryder Cup team, but that was his last appearance on golf's biggest stage. He finished 150th on the Tour money list last season, and only has conditional status on that circuit.

The win moved him into the top 20 on the Nationwide Tour money list. The top 25 finishers receive full status on the PGA Tour.

For Lovemark, it was almost another dream ending. He is a freshman at Southern California, and won the NCAA championship two weeks ago in Williamsburg, Va., by two. He finished the season at No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings to win player of the year honors.

Final scores with relation to par and earnings from the Rochester Area Charities Showdown at Somerby, played June 14-17 at the par-72, 7,209-yard Somerby Golf Club in Byron, Minn. (Note: x-won in playoff; a-amateur):

  1. x-Chris Riley $90,000
    67-68-67-70--272
    -16 1. a-Jamie Lovemark 0
    68-68-71-65--272
    -16 3. Greg Chalmers 44,000
    70-65-67-72--274
    -14 3. Esteban Toledo 44,000
    67-68-66-73--274
    -14 5. Gary Christian 18,125
    69-69-66-71--275
    -13 5. Jeremy Anderson 18,125
    68-66-69-72--275
    -13 5. Lee M. Williamson 18,125
    70-64-69-72--275
    -13 5. Richard Johnson 18,125
    67-68-68-72--275
    -13 5. Patrick Sheehan 18,125
    72-65-66-72--275
    -13 5. Jay Delsing 18,125
    65-68-68-74--275
    -13 11. Fabian Gomez 11,083
    70-69-69-68--276
    -12 11. Josh Broadaway 11,083
    72-67-69-68--276
    -12 11. Chez Reavie 11,083
    69-71-67-69--276
    -12 11. Chris Anderson 11,083
    66-69-69-72--276
    -12 11. Tommy Tolles 11,083
    66-70-68-72--276
    -12 11. Jason Enloe 11,083
    68-68-66-74--276
    -12 17. Chris Nallen 8,250
    75-65-70-67--277
    -11 17. Scott Sterling 8,250
    71-68-70-68--277
    -11 19. Jeff Wood 6,520
    65-74-71-68--278
    -10 19. Jay Williamson 6,520
    71-69-68-70--278
    -10 19. Emlyn Aubrey 6,520
    68-70-68-72--278
    -10 19. Deane Pappas 6,520
    70-69-67-72--278
    -10 19. Brad Elder 6,520
    66-70-67-75--278
    -10 24. Chris Thompson 4,650
    73-67-71-68--279
    -9 24. Omar Uresti 4,650
    68-72-69-70--279
    -9 24. Tim Weinhart 4,650
    69-68-69-73--279
    -9 24. Tommy Biershenk 4,650
    69-68-68-74--279
    -9 28. Curtis Malm 3,367
    70-69-72-69--280
    -8 28. Keith Nolan 3,367
    70-70-70-70--280
    -8 28. Roger Tambellini 3,367
    69-69-72-70--280
    -8 28. Robin Freeman 3,367
    68-69-72-71--280
    -8 28. Kim Felton 3,367
    68-70-71-71--280
    -8 28. Bradley Hughes 3,367
    69-67-72-72--280
    -8 28. John Riegger 3,367
    69-70-69-72--280
    -8 28. David McKenzie 3,367
    74-66-65-75--280
    -8 28. Jerry Smith 3,367
    71-66-68-75--280
    -8 37. Don Berry 2,400
    69-69-73-70--281
    -7 37. Jason Caron 2,400
    68-71-71-71--281
    -7 37. Michael Harris 2,400
    72-68-69-72--281
    -7 37. Kenneth Staton 2,400
    67-69-73-72--281
    -7 37. Tim O'Neal 2,400
    65-70-73-73--281
    -7 37. D.A. Points 2,400
    68-71-68-74--281
    -7 37. Ramon Bescansa 2,400
    70-67-69-75--281
    -7 37. Brian Smock 2,400
    70-68-68-75--281
    -7 37. Mark Brooks 2,400
    68-67-70-76--281
    -7 46. Stephen Gangluff 1,806
    71-69-72-70--282
    -6 46. Brad Sutterfield 1,806
    71-68-72-71--282
    -6 46. Garth Mulroy 1,806
    71-69-70-72--282
    -6 46. Brock Mackenzie 1,806
    71-69-69-73--282
    -6 46. Ben Bates 1,806
    70-70-69-73--282
    -6 46. Justin Bolli 1,806
    68-69-72-73--282
    -6 46. Skip Kendall 1,806
    70-68-70-74--282
    -6 46. Chris Swanepoel 1,806
    69-70-67-76--282
    -6 54. Scott Dunlap 1,613
    72-68-71-72--283
    -5 54. Andrew Tschudin 1,613
    72-67-72-72--283
    -5 54. Chad Collins 1,613
    68-70-73-72--283
    -5 54. John Morse 1,613
    70-68-71-74--283
    -5 54. Steve Pleis 1,613
    67-73-68-75--283
    -5 54. Boyd Summerhays 1,613
    70-68-71-74--283
    -5 60. Jimmy Walker 1,488
    71-68-77-68--284
    -4 60. Mario Tiziani 1,488
    70-70-71-73--284
    -4 60. Marc Turnesa 1,488
    65-73-73-73--284
    -4 60. Joel Edwards 1,488
    73-67-70-74--284
    -4 64. Pat Bates 1,413
    65-75-75-70--285
    -3 64. Brett Bingham 1,413
    69-69-72-75--285
    -3 66. Franklin Hatchett 1,363
    70-69-70-77--286
    -2 66. Ryan Hietala 1,363
    73-66-68-79--286
    -2 68. Warren Schutte 1,325
    72-68-75-73--288
    E 69. David Ogrin 1,300
    71-69-75-76--291 + 3







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    70. Bryn Parry

    72-69--141


    70. Scott Parel

    70-71--141


    70. Brad Adamonis

    73-68--141


    70. Tyler Williamson

    72-69--141


    70. Kelly Grunewald

    77-64--141


    70. Todd Barranger

    72-69--141


    70. Jamie Broce

    68-73--141


    70. Kane Hanson

    74-67--141


    70. Aaron Watkins

    67-74--141


    70. Carlos Franco

    71-70--141


    70. Jason Allred

    71-70--141


    70. Steven Bowditch

    69-72--141


    70. Sonny Skinner

    71-70--141


    70. Josh Williams

    69-72--141


    70. Brad Ott

    70-71--141


    70. Jon Turcott

    71-70--141


    70. Kris Blanks

    71-70--141


    87. Michael Long

    74-68--142


    87. James Driscoll

    72-70--142


    87. Ryan Howison

    71-71--142


    87. John Kimbell

    71-71--142


    87. Brian Unk

    72-70--142


    87. Richard Swift

    69-73--142


    87. Justin Smith

    71-71--142


    87. Rich Morris

    74-68--142


    87. Nick Jones

    70-72--142


    87. Tjaart van der Walt

    70-72--142


    87. Mike Capone

    68-74--142


    87. Jason Buha

    72-70--142


    99. John Elliott

    70-73--143


    99. Jeff Gallagher

    75-68--143


    99. Blake Adams

    68-75--143


    99. Joseph Alfieri

    73-70--143


    99. Ross Hamann

    74-69--143


    99. Pete Jordan

    71-72--143


    99. Chris Smith

    72-71--143


    99. Gabriel Hjertstedt

    71-72--143


    99. Jess Daley

    72-71--143


    99. Adam Riddering

    72-71--143


    99. Larry Mize

    73-70--143


    99. Chris Botsford

    75-68--143


    99. David Mathis

    70-73--143


    99. Kevin Gessino-Kraft

    71-72--143


    99. Keoke Cotner

    74-69--143


    99. Steve Schneiter

    71-72--143


    99. Wil Collins

    71-72--143


    99. Ben Meyers

    69-74--143


    117. Fran Quinn

    73-71--144


    117. Andy Morse

    73-71--144


    117. Erik Compton

    71-73--144


    117. Zoran Zorkic

    72-72--144


    117. Garrett Clegg

    72-72--144


    117. Brent Delahoussaye

    71-73--144


    117. Jason Hill

    71-73--144


    117. Jim McGovern

    71-73--144


    117. Troy Kelly

    69-75--144


    117. Dan Olsen

    76-68--144


    127. B.J. Staten

    70-75--145


    127. Chris Starkjohann

    74-71--145


    127. Trevor Dodds

    75-70--145


    127. Nolan Henke

    73-72--145


    127. Camilo Benedetti

    70-75--145


    127. Brian Vranesh

    72-73--145


    127. Matt Anderson

    73-72--145


    127. Tom Carter

    70-75--145


    127. Jesse Mueller

    69-76--145


    136. Nicholas Thompson

    71-75--146


    136. Scott Petersen

    77-69--146


    136. Jeff Sorenson

    75-71--146


    136. Len Mattiace

    75-71--146


    136. John Humphries

    73-73--146


    136. Matt Weibring

    69-77--146


    136. Marc Leishman

    73-73--146


    143. Mark Walker

    75-72--147


    143. Scott Weatherly

    73-74--147


    143. Justin Hicks

    74-73--147


    143. Kyle McCarthy

    75-72--147


    147. Adam Rubinson

    71-78--149


    147. Thomas Aiken

    78-71--149


    149. Ian Hessels

    77-73--150


    149. Brad Fritsch

    76-74--150


    149. Shawn Wills

    76-74--150


    149. Mark Baldwin

    78-72--150


    153. Dillon Dougherty

    76-75--151


    154. Andrew Johnson

    75-77--152


    154. Shad Muth

    77-75--152


    WD. Sean Murphy

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