Toledo Metro Golf Association
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Thomas Yeager wins TMGA Barry Latta Player of the Year by a whisker over Mitchell Kontak, Amenophis Evans squeaks out Net Player of Year over Pat Meyers, Brian Simmons wins finale Stableford scratch division, Ricky Garcia, Jr takes net division-Results posted. NOTE: TMGA members can play Toledo CC next Sunday, September 29th at noon (see below).
Thomas Yeager is not new to winning tournaments and awards in the TMGA, as he's been at or near the top for over 20 years. He was worried, that after turning 50 this year he wouldn't be relevant competing anymore. However, Yeager had a great year and was able to squeak by Mitchell Kontak by just a few points, as the recent BGSU grad and college golfer also put together a very strong season. In the Net Division, Amenophis Evans had a very consistent season and was able to win a close race with Pat Meyers, who used a tip from his son-in-law near midseason, in route to a strong 2nd half of the season.
The race for the TMGA Barry Latta player of the year award tightened up as Mitchell Kontak made 5 front-nine birdies Sunday at Stone Ridge Golf Course to turn at 4-under 32. 4 more back nine birdies gave Kontak a stunning round of 7-under 65 and a 2 day total of 142 (77 at Monroe CC on Saturday), good for a 3 shot win over Terry Tyson (73-72-145). Tom Yeager continued his season-long strong play, and finished third at 148 (76-72). The Player of the Year between Mitchell and Tom is extremely close and will boil down to season long stroke play average'
On another note, big congrats from the TMGA to Terry Tyson for his awesome play in the US Senior Amateur for qualifying, making the 64 Match Play and for winning his first match!!!!
In the net division, Mike Smothers made up 12 shots on Andy Van Wagner and Felix Cantu, and 10 shots on Scott Huffman, as he netted 62 Sunday, and the four share 1st place with 142 net scores. The Net POY race also looks like it will be determined by the stroke play average.