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Tyson, King capture Wolf Memorial scratch net divisions this past weekend. Results now posted.
Scores were high Saturday at the tight Monroe CC, but Terry Tyson shot 74 Sunday at South Toledo, and coupled with his 78 Saturday was able to hold on to capture the tournament named after longtime Metro officer and golf enthusiast Tom Wolf. After firing a 2-under front nine Sunday that included an eagle on #8, Tyson was able to withstand some back-nine bogeys and a trio of golfers. Mark Augustyniak, with a hole-in-one on the par 3 12th hole, finished a shot back with a 153 two day total. Rene Morales parred the last 5 holes (which can make or break a round) to finish 3rd at 154, and Tom Yeager, who has won this tournament numerous times, had the low round of the day (72) and finished 4th at 155.
On a beautiful day for golf, Sandy Creek, with several tough pin placements, proved to be a stern test Sunday. Metro veterans Tom Yeager (37/39) and Terry Tyson (40/36) both carded 4-over 76's, while Scott Conrad finished a stroke back at 77. Tyson birdied the 17th hole, where the pin was located on the very front part of the green, while Yeager made bogey, after just missing birdie on the long par 4 16th hole. Both players parred the par 5 18th. They split 1st and second place prize money and POY points.
The net division also ended in a tie with Rikk Alessi and Mark Augustyniak both netting 2-under 70's. Augustyniak parred the last 7 holes. Chad King, Doug Gust and Scott Conrad tied for 3rd with 1-under 71's.
The next tournament is the Wolf Memorial scheduled for September 9th and 10th at Monroe CC and South Toledo.
The field was smaller this year, but there were plenty of talented players, and Brandon Hoelzer once again came to play and came to win. After losing the title to Tom Yeager by a shot in 2015, Hoelzer shot 9 under par to win in 2016 by a shot. This year, Hoelzer opened with a 4-under 67, and then shot 66 Saturday for a 5-shot lead heading to Sunday. After firing 69 Sunday morning, Hoelzer maintained his 5-shot lead over energetic BG golfer Max Rispler, and was able to coast home in the afternoon round for a 6-shot victory over Rispler. Hoelzer's total of 10-under 274 was a shot better than his winning 2016 total. BG golfer Mitchell Kontak fired the day's best round in the morning with a 5-under 66 and finished third at 286, followed by teammate Trey Walker at 287.
Long time participants John Hills and Terry Tyson tied for the Senior Division with 221 totals (54 holes), followed by Rick Wohlgamuth at 223. Brian Gerken with a 292 total took home the Mid-Amateur trophy (30 to 39 years) while Brett Sayre won the Veterans Trophy (40 to 49 years) with a 293 total.
Winnings are in the form of gift cards from Master Golf and will be mailed in the next week or so. Merchandise can be ordered through Detwiler, Ottawa or South Toledo.
To view results simply scroll down the menu on the left to Tournament tee times and results, click and scroll down to Jed's Toledo Am and click on the link(s) for results.
Thanks to Jed's Mike Govito for cash sponsorship and Master Golf for hosting the tournament (and the beautiful scoreboards by Cody Morse)!! Also a pat on the back to the TMGA for tournament coordination-Dave Pierce, Joe Fulop, Dave Harloff, Gary Aldrich and yours truly Jim O'Neal. Because of the disappointing small field this year the Metro also supplemented the prize fund.
Player of the Year Competition and Player Prize stats updated through Red Hawk. Last posting was missing points from last years Finale and points were missing for the Winner of the Opener in the Handicap Division. To find the results, on the left panel click (Player Stats Current and Prior Years).
.Joe Cline was basically unchallenged Saturday as he carded 5 birdies against just 2 bogeys on the tough Red Hawk Golf Course while shooting 35/34-69. Cline's 69 bested Scott Conrad and Jace Neal by 6 shots and Clint Schreiber and Tom Yeager by 7. While Cline's net 68 was also low, Scott Conrad and Doug Gust, with net 70's will share 1st and 2nd place prize money. John McCarthy and Dave Mikolajczak were next with net 71's.
Golf has proven to be an ageless game, at least in the TMGA. Mike Kennedy in his mid 60's and John Zitkovic recently 60, sure didn't play that way Sunday in the second round of the TMGA Championship at Fremont CC. Kennedy, after shooting 1-over 73 in the first round at The Legacy, blistered the front nine with 5 birdies, including 4 in a row on holes 4-7 for a 4-under 31. However, Zitkovic, who shot 74 Saturday, wasn't going away as he shot a bogey free 2-under 33 to trail by 3 at the turn. Kennedy made a double at 11, and 2 other bogeys, and trailed Zitkovic by 1 heading to 18. All Kennedy did was make his 7th birdie of the day (the only birdie on 18), while Zitkovic made a crucial sand save on the tricky green and the 2 ended up tied with two day totals of 1-under 142's. They decided to let it end there and split the points. Brian Gerken was third at 148 and Jim Torsok 4th at 150.
With Kennedy playing lights out, the only battle in the net division was for second, with Steve Snyder besting Scott Huffman and Zitkovic by a shot with a net total of 137 (seven behind Kennedy). Mark Augustyniak and Jim Kennedy were next at 141.