Jim Krivanek and Brian Smith win the 2018 Egg Invitational

Winners Jim Krivanek (L) and Brian Smith (R) with Sand Ridge pro Matt Creech (C)

For the second straight year, the champions set a tournament scoring record.

Jim Krivanek of Cleveland and Brian Smith of Amherst paired their great Chapman-format second round with an unsurpassed better ball final round to not only win The Egg Invitational at Sand Ridge, but to do so in a record-setting performance.

Krivanek and Smith posted a 6-under par 66 in Tuesday morning’s better ball finale to hold off all challengers, breaking the previous tournament scoring record, set just last year, by a whopping four shots with a 199 total.

Two of the teams closely chasing the eventual winners also shot a matching 66 on Tuesday: David Hall and Henry Do of Detroit finished in second place for the second consecutive year; and Northeast Ohio Golf locals Jimmy Wild and Ryan Stefanski jumped over a handful of teams to finish in third.

Mike HaynesThe shot of the week belonged to Mike Haynes of Cliffside Golf Club in Gallipolis, OH who made a hole-in-one on the 144 yard par-3 8th hole. The ace, which cut just over the front left-side bunker, was Haynes’ seventh of his career and netted him a sweep of the entire third round skins pot.

33 two-player teams from clubs all across the country competed in the 2018 event.