Jason Robinson Claims Meadows 5 Million Dollar Challenge



The Meadows and the TriState PGA Partnered for The Meadows 5 Million Dollar Challenge that took place at Valley Brook Country Club today.  By the end of the day, it was Wheeling Country Club’s Jason Robinson that would claim the 1st place purse of $10,000.

The tournament consisted of four man teams comprised of Amateurs and one professional.

There were a total of 22 professionals in the tournament and Of those 22, there were eight players that were under par.  Jason Robinson of Wheeling Country Club  would card a 7-under round of  65 to claim the victory.   His 65 was highlighted with seven birdies and one eagle.

His group started on hole nine but it would be holes 10-18 that he would take advantage of.    He carded three birdies and an eagle to just one bogey on that nine, followed by going 3-under on the front.   Jason would hole out his second shot on the short 367 yard par 4, 16th hole.

Robinson had to fend off James Cichra from the RMU Island Sports Dome  and Gordon Vietmeier From the Gordon Vietmeier School and Golf Center.  Both player finished at 5-under and were close down the stretch but would settle for a tie for second and $5750 each for their work.

Host Pro, Michael Papson of  Valley Brook finished at 4-under and  tied for 4th.   He carded the most birdies of any player that participated in today’s tournament.

Here is the Leaderboard in it’s entirety

  • James Robinson -7
  • James Cichra -5
  • Gordon Vietmeier -5
  • John Aber -4
  • Michael Papson -4
  • Joe Boros -2
  • David Yokitis -1
  • Denny Dolci -1
  • Zach Street +1
  • Ty Roush +1
  • Gene Walter +1
  • Rob McClellan +1
  • Craig Weiss +1
  • Kevin Shields +3
  • Peter Micklewright +3
  • Shawn McCall +3
  • Mike Frisina +4
  • Jimmy Brahm +4
  • Dennis Munko +5
  • Bernhard Hough+5
  • Bob Meyer +5
  • Adam Morrison +7

2 Ball Results

  • Vietmeier/Kunsman/Kunsman/Kehm/Chernik -25
  • Walter/Oday/Dripps/Ogg/Bane -19
  • Street/Michael/Braley/Hess/Esway -17
  • Aber/Kotula/Kotula/Lyle/Maggi -16
  • Cichra/McCabe/McCabe Sr/Schaub/Zamagais -16
  • McClellan/Thomasmeyer/Solverson/Smathers/McClellan -16
  • The Rest of the Leaderboard Click Here


The Club
Valley Brook Country Club began as a group of golfers That played on the Municipal course in Mt Lebanon.  They would later band together to form the Mt Lebanon Golf Club.
They eventually purchased land in the McMurray area and with the help of the early architects would build an 18 hole course.  In the mid 60’s, because of the amount of play the course was getting, They would add 9 more holes.
The original architects of the course were James G. Harrison and Ferdinand Garbin.  The course would later get some  upgrades from the famed Golf Course Architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. whom would redesign the Greens and Bunkers of the Red Nine.
Since that time, Valleybrook Country Club has been one of the premier Golf Facilities in the Area and it played that way today.












Author: Jhavelka