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.
Brian Simmons totaled 39 points in our traditional modified Stableford format, good for a 2-point win over Amenophis Evans and Terry Tyson, and 4-points over Frank Dudek. On the net side Rigoberto Garcia, Jr totaled 47 points with his handicap and finished 4-points ahead of Rikk Alessi and 5 ahead of Amenophis and me-Jim O'Neal.

NOTE-If you want to play Toledo CC next Sunday, text me or email me by Wednesday so I can give then a count. The cost is $40.00 for green fees and carts. Show up at 11:30 or so and you can make your own groups and games-nothing formal-just an opportunity to play!!

During yesterday's annual meeting all officers were re-elected in individual nomination/votes. There was a proposal to allow players meeting age and handicap criteria to play white tees as our group is getting older. There was much discussion after the meeting and we will work modifying the proposal so all play the same tees or some other compromise. We have many members (me included), who are in their 60's or 70's who are loyal members, but don't enjoy and can't compete from the blue tees on longer courses. More to come on this subject as we study it in depth.

Thanks for playing and looking forward to 2020-(hopefully not so much rain)!!

 

Mitchell Kontak on FIRE and birdies his way to Wolf Memorial Championship, Smothers, Van Wagner, Cantu and Huffman share net honors.

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.