U of I Open Champions

U of I Open Champions

U of I Open Champions

The prestigious U of I Open started back in 1953 and has continued to provide one of the most competitive amateur events in downstate Illinois.  Over the years, the Thompson family has dominated the event and local great Jamie Fairbanks ruled the competition in the late 80’s and early 90’s and now Tim Hoss Jr. is making a great run!  Any amateur golfer is allowed to register for this event and we are excited to crown the new champion this year!

Year Champions
 1953  James “Red” Buttita
 1954  Dick Essenpreis
 1955  Frank Keck
 1956  Cy Vaughn Jr.
 1957  Dick Essenpreis
 1958  Bob Jackson
 1959  Bob Jackson
 1960  Frank Keck
 1961  William Grant
 1962  NO TOURNAMENT
 1963  Cy Vaughn III
 1964  Richard Thompson
 1965  Ronny Essenpreis
 1966  Ray Kimpel
 1967  Mike Toliuszis
 1968  Pat Keen
 1969  Mike Thompson
 1970  Pat Keen
 1971  Jim Cisne
 1972  Nick Gabala
 1973  Pat Keen
 1974  Richard Thompson
 1975  Rick Lawrence
 1976  Rick Lawrence Nina McMeekan
 1977  Ken Kellany Nina McMeekan
 1978  Ken Kellany Lois Drake
 1979  Joe Thompson/Marty Schiene Becky Beach
 1980  Ford Bartholow
 1981  Mike Tennant Jane Murphy
 1982  Joe Thompson Jill Ittersagen
 1983  Jack Dorsett Julie Baxter
 1984  Ladd Pash Julie Baxter
 1985  Steve Spitler Justi Miller
 1986  Joe Thompson Justi Miller
 1987  George Katalik Lia Biehl
 1988  Robert Sloane Nina McMeekan
 1989  Jamie Fairbanks Jen Cully
 1990  Jamie Fairbanks Renee Heiken
 1991  Jamie Fairbanks Tina Lindsey
 1992  Ben Bruce Tina Lindsey
 1993  Jamie Fairbanks
 1994  Jay Scott
 1995  Tom Wilkes Jr.
 1996  Will Clopton
 1997  Will Clopton
 1998  Joe Thompson
 1999  Craig Chaney
 2000  Paul Dalbey Marla Cox
 2001  Chris Dobrovolny Wendy Evans
 2002  Jay Scott Paula Smith
 2003  Joe Affrunti Catherine Scudder
 2004  Clayton Parkhill Meghan Naik
 2005  Tim Hoss Jr. Casey Burden
 2006  Tim Hoss Jr. Casey Burden
 2007  Tim Hoss Jr. Stephanie Mory Jeff Trigger
 2008  Clayton Parkhill Jenna Dombroski Jim Hopper
 2009  Tim Hoss Jr. Bruce Kelso
 2010  Clayton Parkhill Johnnie Franklin
 2011  Derek Meinhart Bruce Kelso
 2012  David Deschler Bruce Kelso
 2013  Tim Hoss Jr. Ronalde Johnson
2014 Alex Burge Rod Kleiner Dan Pope
2015 David Deschler Tim Wheeler Dick Rodeffer