CDGA NAMES PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

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CDGA Players of the year Jordan Less, David Perkins, and in the senior division Tim Sheppard.

JORDAN LESS AND DAVID PERKINS are still tied, so they will share the 2019 Chicago District Golf Association honors for Player of the Year.

Tim Sheppard wins his second consecutive Senior Player of the Year award, after starting and ending the year in strong fashion.

So while fighting for the distinction of winning the Centennial CDGA Amateur Championship, both Less and Perkins were tied after 36 holes at the Glen View Club. Less then won the title on the 37th hole. But at years end, each player wrapped up 2019 with 800 points.

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And it marked the first since the award was first presented in 1993, because there was a tie at the top of the leaderboard at years end.

Both players Less, a senior at Northern Illinois University, and Perkins a senior at Illinois State University, had such strong finishes at tournaments all year, even when they didn’t win.

Each player had help from their college teammates in team events. Less had Paul Schlimm in the CDGA Four-Ball at Oak Park Country Club. Perkins did it with Daniel Anfield in the USGA U.S. Amateur Fourball Championship.

The Senior Player of the Year Award, was much more clear-cut. Sheppard had the early point lead, and never gave it up. His season started in May by winning the 18th CDGA Senior Amateur Championship at Briar Ridge Country Club. So Sheppard does become the fifth player to win back-to-back, CDGA Player of the Years.

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