Scott Heyn and Corby Segal won the 22nd Straight Down Fall Classic at San Luis Obispo Country Club in San Luis Obispo, Calif., on Sunday with a tournament record-setting total.
Heyn and Segal backed up an opening 9-under 62 with a 7-under 64 in the second round of scratch four-ball, pulling away from their fellow first-round leading team of PGA Tour Champions winner Ken Tanigawa and Jim Strickland.
Heyn is the general manager at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Sante Fe, Calif., while Segal is a full-time PGA Tour caddie who works with Brandon Hagy. The pair tied the tournament record of 16-under 126, first set by Stankowski and Payne in 2001 (who won in a playoff) and then in 2013 by Gore and Marsh. Heyn won the $20,000 first-place prize money for the professional.
The Heyn-Segal duo has now won three Fall Classic titles, winning in three-year increments (2012, 2015, 2018).
Heyn-Segal and Tanigawa-Strickland were tied heading into the back nine in Round 2, when Heyn made an eagle 3 on the first of the two back-to-back par 5s on the second side. That eagle meant a one-stroke advantage until the 16th hole, when Heyn’s birdie topped the opposition par. A par for Heyn-Segal at the finishing hole locked up a three-shot win when Tanigawa-Strickland bogeyed.
CBS Sports analyst Gary McCord and Drew Stoltz finished tied for third at 12-under total with two-time PGA Tour winner Paul Stankowski and Brad Payne of the Maridoe Club. Stoltz, a 2005 TCU product, has made five-career Web.com Tour starts. Payne was a three-time all-conference player at Pepperdine from 1988-1991 and is now a golf coach.
Scenes from a great first day at the Straight Down Fall Classic.
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McCord and Stoltz represented the Phil Mickelson-designed Whisper Rock Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., as did Strickland and amateur Warren Vickers, who teamed with PGA Tour player Conrad Shindler to finish T-5 with PGA Tour winner Jason Gore and Kevin Marsh from The Summit Club in Las Vegas.
Cal Poly head men’s golf coach and tournament co-founder of sorts Scott Cartwright finished T-7 with Tim Mickelson, who was coming off a successful run on the bag with brother Phil in The Match in Las Vegas.
There were three skins for the week, including a birdie from the duo of Scott Simpson and Dave Simpson, an eagle on the par-4 fourth from the team of Jeffrey Fowler and am Danny Licursi, as well a hole-in-one on the par-3 ninth from the team of PGA Tour Champions pro Steve Pate and John Pate.
The Straight Down Fall Classic began in 1997 when Cartwright and brand founder Mike Rowley decided they wanted to forge a tournament similar to a Clambake-inspired high-end pro-am event in which they’d just played. San Luis Obispo CC has held the tournament each year, and the 36-hole event is preceded by a pro-am-am-am-am (the pro-am teams and three amateurs) called “The Woody” to raise money for ALS-related charities.