Scott Heyn and Corby Segal won the 19th annual Straight Down Fall Classic on Sunday, shooting a 65 on the final day for a 131 total for the weekend at the par-72 San Luis Obispo Country Club.
The pair bested their 66 posted yesterday despite rain and high winds. Heyn and Segal were trailed by David vonHoffmann and Riley Pumphrey, who were three strokes back, and in third place was Olin Browne and Steve John, who were four strokes back.
This victory marks the second time that Heyn and Segal have won the Straight Down tournament — the pair last won in 2012.
“It’s unbelievable. It’s such a great event. Straight Down is such a good company, they’re great people, they put on such an event,” Heyn said, who has played in the tournament six times. “The town, the community that suppports it, all the people out here. It’s pretty exciting for a club pro. This isn’t what I do for a living. To come out here and beat some of the greatest players in the world out here and some great amateurs, it’s a lot of fun.”
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The pair have been friends for 20 years and often play together in Los Angeles..
“I told (Segal), ‘Hey, lets go and try to make some money together, instead of beating each other up,’ ” Heyn said.
The two overcame blustery winds and showers throughout the day, making every hole different.
“We played in every kind of weather today. Sun, rain, wind, and it definitely affected the round a little bit on some holes,” Heyn said. “So it really made us think a lot, I think it kind of zoned us in because we had to really focus on each shot.
“(Segal’s) probably the best putter I’ve ever met,” Heyn said. “And he showed it today.”
First day leaders Loren Roberts and Cal Poly golfer Justin De Los Santos finished in a tie for fourth at 136.
Cal Poly men’s golf coach Scott Cartwright and partner Brian Folino finished in a six-way tie for sixth (137). Joining Cartwright and Folino was former Paso Robles High and Cal Poly standout Travis Bertoni and partner Justin Hendrix. Also tied for sixth was Bryson DeChambeau and Casey Reamer. DeChambeau won the both the NCAA Championship and the U.S. Amateur Championship, joining Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Ryan Moore as those who have accomplished the feat in the same year.