May 29, 2000 at The Chesterfield Golf Course.
While many across America were leisurely enjoying their
days off with barbeques and summer pool openings, six
young men ventured out to the beautiful and sprawling
Chesterfield Golf Course for the First Annual Nino Memorial.
Three teams competed in a scramble tournament: Opy aka
David Duval and Luger aka Scott Masin, Smailz aka Jeff
Small and Dusty aka David Hoffman, and Traubio aka Michael
Traub and Nino aka Jaeson Becker. The competition was
fierce, the tobacco use was even fiercer.
first nine holes saw Nino's team jump out to an early
lead, shooting a 37. Although Smailz and Dusty stood tall,
except for two double bogeys on the seventh and eighth
holes, they proved to be no match for Traubio and his
long putts. Opy and Luger, needless to say, sucked it
up BIG TIME, parring the first hole and following it up
with a ten on the par three number two hole. This was
merely the beginning of a hack-ridden day by the dynamic
duo of shame. Smailz and Dusty pulled within three shots
of the lead on the 15th, parring the par three monster,
while Nino's team double-bogeyed the undulating green.
Although hope was in sight, Dusty's subsequent tee shot,
although crushed, was not found. Some suspect that the
same goose he hit earlier in the rear (no shit, by the
way) scooped it up and dumped it on River Bend Drive.
In the end, Nino's team won with an 82, Dusty's squad
fell with an 86, and Luger's team just had not shot all
along concluding a miserable Memorial round of 94.
satisfied with their victory, Nino and Traubio look for
a larger group of competition as they defend their title