ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) Robert Dofflemyer has found a new appreciation for golf since winning his first Greater Rockford Men's Golf Classic as an 18-year-old. Now, six years later, Dofflemyer is champion once again after going wire-to-wire over the two-weekend tournament.
"Even if it was four straight days, it's a different feel then playing a first weekend and then you got to sit for five days waiting for the second weekend," said Dofflemyer. "In my case, I was in the lead, you're kind of thinking about it a lot."
Dofflemyer said he came into this summer just looking to have fun and play a few local tournaments he hasn't been able to participate in because of work. He said winning was just the cherry on top.
"I just play golf for fun now. I don't have to play every day for college. That's kind of how these summer tournaments have gone so far, just going out and playing with people I've known forever. Just go out, have fun and playing in the tournament is kind of secondary. I think, definitely for this tournament, that's how it felt."
1. Robert Dofflemyer -6 (69, 71, 70, 70)
2. Matt LaMarca - 1 (71, 71, 71, 72)
3. Jamie Hogan E (75, 68, 73, 70)
4. Thomas Baker Jr. +1 (72, 72, 73, 70)
5. Jeff Holmgaard +2 (75, 70, 70, 73)