Toledo Metro Golf Association
Toledo's Premier Amateur Golf Organization!,
Gerken plays-and wins at Fostoria, Gust takes net division. Results posted. SP Jermain entries due Saturday JulY 1st-NO TEE ENTRIES-mail by Wed!!!!!
Brian Gerken has been the TMGA's best player the last few years, but family obligations has limited his tournament play this year. However, Gerken was able to offset a double bogey start with 5 birdies, in route to his even par 38-34-72 in breezy conditions at Fostoria CC. Two other TMGA vets-Brian Simmons (who also has had limited play this year) and Terry Tyson finished 1 shot back with 73's. Simmons made 3 birdies with nines of 37-36 and Tyson had 4 front nine birdies shooting 35/38. Joe Cline shot 74 and Connor Stykemain who birdied 1,3,4,5,6 for a front nine 32 was next at 75.
Brian Simmons shot 1-under 34 on the front nine at Eagle Rock Saturday, yet found himself down by 2 shots to John Zitkovic. Simmons birdied both 10 and 11 to close the gap, but it was the par 5 13th hole that really catapulted his round. Unsure if his drive was even in bounds, Simmons found his ball safe and was able to hit an 8 iron on the green. He jarred the putt for eagle and took a 1-shot lead that was never relinquished. After making his 5th birdie of the day on the par 5 15th hole, Simmons took a 2 shot lead, and was able to withstand a double on 16 to squeeze out a 1 shot victory. Simmons fired a 4-under round of 34/33-67, that included 5 birdies and an eagle. Zitkovic also had a fine round of 32/36-68 that included 4 birdies, against a lone bogey on #16. Tom Yeager fired even par 71 for 3rd and Connor Stykemain was 4th with 74.
Zitkovic netted 66, as did Dave Mikolajczak, who made 4 front nine birdies to make the turn at 2-under. However, Mikolajczak lost 5 shots on the last 3 holes costing him the outright net victory. Ron Heringhausen, Brian Simmons and Al Szczublewski tied for 3rd with net 67's.
Please get entries in by TUESDAY for next weeks tournament at Fostoria (or at least email me).
Ben Silverman has honed his golfing skills as a member of the top 20 Duke Blue Devils golf team. He was able to put those skills to good use this weekend as he was able to capture the 35th Great Lakes Spring Am this past weekend at the always tough Maumee Bay Golf Course. Jim Torsok and Silverman both shot 2-under 70's Saturday, and led Jon Brimley by a shot. On Sunday Torsok got off to a hot start by making birdies on the first 2 holes, but Silverman fired another solid round by making 4 birdies and only 2 bogeys for another 2-under 70 finishing the 2 rounds at 4 under 140. Torsok, who also had 4 birdies, was derailed by 2 front nine double bogeys, but his round of 73 and 143 total was good for second place. Jon Brimley was 3rd at 146 and BGSU golfer Trey Walker was 4th at 147.
Dave Harloff, the Handicap Chairman for the TMGA, netted 69 Sunday for a 2-day total of 144, enabling him to squeak out a one stroke victory over Jim Kennedy and Derek Dickerson. Harloff fired nines of 39-41 for 80 and net 69. Dave Pierce and Pat Meyers tied for fourth with 148 totals.
Skins and pins are paid in cash and top finishers and low daily rounds are paid with Maumee Bay gift certificates which should be mailed in next 2 weeks.
Thanks to all participants-we beat the rain!