HISTORY: Ohio Public Golf Association


Ohio Public Golf Association

Ohio Public Golf AssociationThe following is the history of the Ohio Public Golf Association, which conducts the Ohio Public Links Championship (better known as the Ohio Publinx), plus the Senior, Mid-Am and Junior events of the same name.

These golfing champions have come from all walks of life and have gone on to successful careers as professional golfers, engineers, accountants, farmers, prize fighters, writers, and state representatives.

Ohio Publinx Amateur Golf Championship Winners

CHAMPIONYEARHOMETOWNGOLF COURSESCORE
BRANDON PLUCHINSKY2016NORTH LIMANORTHSTAR283
JAKE TROYER2015DOVERNORTH STAR274
JAKE MCBRIDE2014HARTVILLESEVEN HILLS280
NATHAN TARTER2013MOGADORESEVEN HILLS281
BOO TIMKO2012GIRARDSEVEN HILLS280
KEVIN MILLER2011DOVERSEVEN HILLS276
KEVIN MILLER2010DOVERCOOKS CREEK279
DAVID HALEY, JR.2009HILLIARDCOOKS CREEK281
BRAD WRIGHT2008CAMBRIDGECOOKS CREEK278
TOM BALLINGER2007MANSFIELDAPPLE VALLEY279
CHRIS MILLER2006NEW PHILADELPHIAAPPLE VALLEY279
STEVE PARAMORE2005ASHLANDAPPLE VALLEY204*
BLAKE SATTLER2004NEW PHILADELPHIAAPPLE VALLEY278
GREG FREY2003COLUMBUSAPPLE VALLEY284
DOUG LAWRENCE2002VANDALIAAPPLE VALLEY297
JEFF MARR2001CINCINNATIPEBBLE CREEK275
ADAM HOLOWCZAK2000PARMAPEBBLE CREEK279
BILL STEBLETON1999LITHOPOLISAPPLE VALLEY286
JEFF MALLETTE1998CANTONAPPLE VALLEY279
BILL STEBLETON1997LITHOPOLISAPPLE VALLEY281
DONNIE DARR1996COSHOCTONAPPLE VALLEY284
TOM ANTHONY1995WESTERVILLEAPPLE VALLEY210*
RICH MILLER1994COLUMBUSAPPLE VALLEY281
RICK BLAKEMAN1993CANTONPEBBLE CREEK279
ROB WAKELING1992CANTONSTEEPLECHASE286
STEVE ANDERSON1991CIRCLEVIEWSTEEPLECHASE284
BRIAN BRIDGES1990COLUMBUSSTEEPLECHASE285
DAN SCHULER1989SPRINGFIELDPEBBLE CREEK294
BRIAN BRIDGES1988COLUMBUSSTEEPLECHASE283
BRIAN BRIDGES1987COLUMBUSKITTYHAWK286
JOE UNGVARY, SR.1986CUYAHOGA FALLSTANNENHAUF289
GLENN APPLE1985MEDINAHIGHLAND PARK286
BRAD APPLE1984MEDINAPEBBLE CREEK286
BOB VOGLEY1983CANTONTANNENHAUF285
GLENN APPLE1982MEDINAPEBBLE CREEK204*
GLENN APPLE1981MEDINASENECA276
ALEX ROTAR1980CANTONMAYFAIR277
GLENN APPLE1979MEDINAKITTYHAWK277
CHUCK SMITH1978DELAWAREPEBBLE CREEK283
GARY TRIVISONNO1977CLEVELANDHINCKLEY HILLS286
GARY TRIVISONNO1976CLEVELANDAPPLE VALLEY285
KEN HYLAND1975LOUISVILLEREID PARK287
JIM MCFARREN1974 HILLS & DALES272
GARY TRIVISONNO1973CLEVELANDAPPLE VALLEY284
DON NIST, JR.1972MASSILLONMAYFAIR285
LALU SABOTIN1971WARRENREID PARK293
LALU SABOTIN1970WARRENAVALON LAKES290
MIKE ZIMMERMAN1969DAYTONDAYTON COMMUNITY 
LALU SABOTIN1968WARRENMASSILLON ELMS280
LEO ZAMPEDRO1967WARRENDEFIANCE AUGLAIZE287
LALU SABOTIN1966WARRENCOLUMBUS OAKHURST217*
DON NIST, JR.1965MASSILLONTAM O’SHANTER273
JOE LAZOR1964CLEVELANDPOSSUM RUN-TWIN LAKES282
LALU SABOTIN1963WARRENREID-SNYDER PARK211*
TOM WEISKOPF1962CLEVELANDCOLUMBUS OAKHURST292
TOM WEISKOPF1961CLEVELANDMASSILLON ELMS284
LEN PIETRAS1960TOLEDOTOLEDO CHIPPEWA288
ART TODD1959COLUMBUSCLEVELAND TAMARAC289
DAVE DANIELS1958COLUMBUSSPRINGFIELD SNYDER PARK288
DON NIST, JR.1957MASSILLONMASSILLON ELMS287
LEN PIETRAS1956TOLEDOTOLEDO SPUYTEN DUYVAL220*
DAVE DANIELS1955COLUMBUSBARBERTON BROOKSIDE285*
JACK ZIMMERMAN1954DAYTONDAYTON MADDEN PARKMATCH PLAY
JOHN JENDRASEK1953CLEVELANDCLEVELAND LOST NATION299
CLIFF RHEIN1952CINCINNATICOLUMBUS MINERVA LAKEMATCH PLAY
VINCE LESKOSKEY1951YOUNGSTOWNYOUNGSTOWN MILL CREEKMATCH PLAY
JACK ZIMMERMAN1950DAYTONCOLUMBUS WYANDOTTEMATCH PLAY
RALPH SCHNEIDER1949CLEVELANDAKRON BREATHNACHMATCH PLAY
VAL CHIAVERINI1948TOLEDOTOLEDO SUNNINGDALEMATCH PLAY
VAL CHIAVERINI1947TOLEDOCOLUMBUS WYANDOTE291
WORLD WAR II1943-46 NO TOURNAMENTS 
VAL CHIAVERINI1942TOLEDOWEATHERSDOWN SOUTH146#
DICK RHYAN, SR.1941COLUMBUSCOLUMBUS DUBLIN ROAD290
BRYON (BARNEY) HUNT1940COLUMBUSAKRON FIRESTONE297
KEN PETERSON1939DAYTONDAYTON COMMUNITY273
JAY KROCHMALNY1938TOLEDOTOLEDO SUNNINGDALE293
TOM RADICAN1937CLEVELANDCOLUMBUS INDIAN SPRINGS301
PAUL SEGERLUND1936AKRONAKRON GOOD PARK291
BILL CLENSY1935CINCINNATICINCINNATI-SYCAMORE298
MEL CARPENTER1934COLUMBUSCLEVELAND GRANTWOOD298
MEL CARPENTER1933COLUMBUSCOLUMBUS ARLINGTON292
WILLIAM BRANDY1932AKRONAKRON TURKEYFOOT295
JAMES RESTON, JR.1931DAYTONCANTON INDIAN SPRINGS299
JAMES RESTON, JR.1930DAYTONCANTON TAM O’SHANTER296

 
KEY: * – 54 Holes; # – 36 Holes; MP – Match Play.
 

Ohio Publinx Senior Memorial Championship Winners

YEARSENIOR CHAMPIONHOMETOWNTOURNAMENT SITE
2012LYNN MARTINFINDLAYHiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
2011NORTON BRICKELYRIAHiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
2010JOHN ZITKOVICFINDLAYHiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
2009LYNN MARTINFINDLAYHiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
2008JEFF SPARKSDUBLINHiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
2007GLENN APPLEHOWARDHiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
2006LYNN MARTINPOWELLHiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
2005MIKE CROUCHMT. VERNONHiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
2004RANDY REIFERSCOLUMBUSHiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
2003RAY SOVIKPOWELLHiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
2002LYNN MARTINWESTERVILLEHiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
2001FRED MARTINWESTERVILLEHiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
2000LYNN MARTINWESTERVILLEHiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
1999GEORGE MARTINTWINSBURGHiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
1998GLENN APPLEHOWARDHiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
1997JOE HEDRICKBARBERTONHiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
1996GEORGE MARTINTWINSBURGHiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
1995CHUCK SMTHDELAWAREHiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
1994CHUCK SMITHDELAWAREHiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
1993GEORGE MARTINTWINSBURGHiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
1992CHUCK SMITHDELAWAREHiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon

 

Ohio Publinx Mid-Amateur Championship Winners

YEARMID-AM CHAMPIONHOMETOWNTOURNAMENT SITE
2012BILL WILLIAMSONCINCINNATICHAPEL HILL, MT. VERNON
2011ADAM ARNETTCOLUMBUSCHAPEL HILL, MT. VERNON
2010DAN SCHULERSPRINGFIELDCHAPEL HILL, MT. VERNON
2009SCOTT SAVAGEMT. VERNONCHAPEL HILL, MT. VERNON
2008DAN SCHULERSPRINGFIELDCHAPEL HILL, MT. VERNON
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