Toledo Metro Golf Association
Toledo's Premier Amateur Golf Organization!,
Next event Sunday, June 27th at Fostoria CC. S.P. Jermain is around the corner and entries are due by July 4th!!!
Scores and stats posted for Eagle Rock.
Richard Albanese, new to the TMGA this year, hit most of the greens Sunday, and shot a birdie free, 2 bogey round of 36/37-73. His 2 over 73 was good enough for a 2 shot win over Connor Stykemain, whose round was much more topsy-turvy with 3 birdies, a double and a triple in his round of 75. Josh Niese, Scott Conrad and POY points leader Mitchell Kontak were tied for third with rounds of 5-over 76.
On the net side of things, Jim O'Neal (yes this aging hack and there goes my handicap) shot 36/41-77 net 68 and ended up tied with Scott Conrad 38/38-76 net 68. Josh Niese, Steve Helwig, Jim Kennedy and Renee Morales all were a distant 3rd with net 73's.
In a rarity, Renee Morales made a HOLE-IN-ONE on the Par FOUR 4th hole!!!! Some say it hit a sprinkler head, but who cares-very few golfers can say they made an ALBATROSS!!!!
After firing a two under opening round 70 Saturday at Maumee Bay, Jim Torsok held a 2-shot lead over last year's champion John Hills. Nobody could have imagined what was awaiting Torsok on Sunday. After waking up to find his car had a flat tire (nail), Jim started birdie, eagle, birdie, par ,eagle, birdie, birdie to go 8-under after 7 holes!!! He finished with 29 on the front nine and even par 36 on the back to fire a 7-under 65, good for a whooping 12 shot win with a 135 two day total (nine under)!!! John Hills did hang on to 2nd place with a 147 total, 1 shot better than Todd Bucher. Mark Kontak finished 4th with a 149 total.
Tyson Spence, with actual nines of 34/39 73, netted 65 Sunday and 136 for the 2-days finishing 4 shots ahead of Derek Dickerson. Dickerson had a very good front-nine Sunday (39), but met disaster on the demanding 14th hole, which all but ended his title hopes. Nick Perrine finished 3rd with a 143 total.
A few side notes-Torsok eagled hole number 5 both rounds, Fred Mann, who is 75, shot 74 Saturday. All winnings except skins, pins and low rounds are paid with gift certificates for golf and/or merchandise at Maumee Bay golf shop and will be in the mail in the next week or so. When looking at the results you may notice some top finishers show zero winnings-that is because they only played in the scratch or handicap division-or cashed in the other division (if signed-up for both divisions).