“It wasn’t even a fair fight.”
“It was like Fred was taking candy from a baby.”
Those were the comments in the clubhouse after the completion of play on Saturday at the Northeast Ohio Golf Stroke Play #5 tournament at Hawthorne Valley Golf Club in Solon.
Aurora’s Fred Miller played sharp steady golf, shooting 34 – 35 to finish at 1-under par 70.
With that score, he lapped the field by a whopping five shots.
Mark Borlin, Brian Beebe, Mitch Levingood and Eric Wonkovich all earned a share of runner-up honors at 74.
The weather cooperated greatly after rain all through the week and a dismal Saturday forecast likely hampered turnout. A cloudy day eventually gave way to some sunshine and a beautiful October afternoon.
And the Hawthorne Valley Golf Club course was a pleasure to play, even in its wet condition. The twisting, turning Donald Ross layout beat up many in the field even though it played at just under 6,500 yards. It’s the textbook definition of a tight, tricky, old-school Ross layout, worth checking out…
2016 NEOHgolf.com Stroke Play #5
Hawthorne Valley Golf Club, Solon
Saturday, October 1, 2016
1st Fred Miller 34-35=69 $425
T2 Mitch Levingood 37-37=74 $130
T2 Mark Borlin 35-39=74 $130
T2 Brian Beebe 38-36=74 $130
T2 Eric Wonkovich 37-37=74 $130
Mark Ciccarello 36-39=75
Jeff Deal 35-41=76
Mark Thomas 37-40=77
Shayne Bishop 39-39=78
Randy Crider 42-36=78
Jeff Dean 38-40=78
Ryan Augustitus 39-39=78
Shaun Kloetzer 36-42=78
Frank Livak 39-42=81
Jeff Luken 39-42=81
Kevin Sloan 39-44=83
Rob Loomis 39-44=83
Allen Freeman 42-41=83
Danny Terry NC
SKINS: $55 ea
Shaun Kloetzer Birdie 2 Hole 5
Shayne Bishop Birdie 2 Hole 7
Jeff Deal Birdie 3 Hole 8
Brian Beebe Birdie 3 Hole 10
Shaun Kloetzer Birdie 3 Hole 15
Mark Thomas Birdie 3 Hole 16
Eric Wonkovich Birdie 3 Hole 18