Toledo Metro Golf Association
Toledo's Premier Amateur Golf Organization!,
Tee times for Sunday's TMGA event at Lenawee CC now posted. Remember this is a country club and they require proper attire. There are a few openings-email firstname.lastname@example.org
MESSAGE-REMINDER for those playing in the Wolf Memorial. Saturday's round on September 7th at Monroe CC is now a shotgun start around 1:30 or so-was explained earlier in year (scheduling conflict).
It appeared that Cleveland State college golfer, Jack Hanus, from Bowling Green, was going to be able to enjoy a stress free walk through the park , Ottawa Park that is, as he maintained a 6 shot lead entering the 4th round Sunday afternoon. Hanus opened with a 5-under 66 Friday at Ottawa and followed-up Saturday with a 3-under 69 at Maumee Bay. He started the third round with a 6-shot lead over Seth Graff and Connor Stykemain. Hanus fired another 66 Sunday morning, but Graff matched the 66 to remain within shouting distance. And then disaster struck on the 4th hole (which if you play Ottawa enough happens to everyone), as Hanus's second shot went over the green OB and coupled with other complications led to a 4-over 9, and a lead that suddenly had shrunk to 2 shots over Graff. Graff birdied the par 3 5th to pull within one and still trailed by one at the turn. However, Graff promptly birdied 10 and 11 to take a one shot lead, but Hanus rebounded with birdies on 12 and 13 to regain the lead. Hanus then also birdied 15 and 16 (as Graff bogeyed) and withstood another Graff birdie on 17. Both players parred the dangerous 18th hole and Hanus finished with a 1-under 70 (4-under on the back nine) good enough for a 3-shot win. Graff had another fine round of 67. Both players had 6 birdies in the round, all on different holes. Mitchell Kontak fired the low round of 6-under 65 in the afternoon to finish third and Connor Stykemain, who eagled both front nine par 5's in the morning finished fourth.
Terry Tyson won the 54 hole Senior Division, Drew Koeller won the Mid-Amateur Division and Joe Cline won the Veteran's Division.
Thanks to Mike Govito and Jed's (in Perrysburg) for their sponsorship and support of the tournament.
Thanks are also in order for Stephanie Gillette, Davey Tree and staff at Ottawa Park and Don Karns and his staff at Maumee Bay for their work and support helping us with a venue to continue the Am which started in 1972. My fellow officers in the TMGA-Gary Aldrich Joe Fulop, Seth Graff, Dave Harloff and Dave Pierce also deserve kudos. We volunteer many, many hours trying our best to put together quality tournaments.
Thanks to all for playing and we are already thinking about 2020!!!
Tom Yeager added another win to his 2019 TMGA resume as he birdied ONE-HALF of the 18 holes Saturday shooting 34/32-6-under 66. Yeager birdied 5 of his last 6 holes, including the last 3 in a row, while winning by SEVEN shots. Four players shot 73 to tie for second-Amenophis Evans, Jim Kennedy, Steve Snyder and Mark Kontak.
Steve Snyder shot 35/38 for his 73 and net 64, nipping Greg Graff and Yeager by a shot. Rick Garcia, Sr, returned to action after a health issue and netted 66 for 4th place
First round leader Mitchell Kontak (71 at Legacy) left the door ajar and both Frank Dudek and Brian Simmons capitalized to tie for the TMGA Championship Sunday at Fremont CC. Kontak shot 39/39-78, and and made 3 birdies, but was hurt by bogey/double bogey on the 2 back nine par 5's. Dudek (75 at Legacy) shot 36/38-74 and had 2 birdies but was damaged by bogeys on 14/15/16. Simmons (opened with 76) had the day's low round of 73 with just 2 bogeys and no birdies. The trio will share prize money and POY points.
Pat Meyers has been on a roll lately and annihilated his handicap both days with net 66's for a 132 total and a 5 shot win over John McCarthy at 137 and 7 over Derek Dickerson at 139.
Saturday August 3 is Red Hawk event.