Ballinger & Kistner Win 2010 Ashland Am-Am


Josh Anderson and Ben Smith at the 2010 Ashland Am-Am
Josh Anderson hits to the second green at Ashland while partner Ben Smith looks on.

Country Club of AshlandThe team of Tom Ballinger and Steve Kistner posted a 5-under par 67 to win the 2010 Ashland Am-Am by one shot on Sunday, edging out three other teams.


[This year marked the 50th playing of this well-respected better ball tournament; see the story on this anniversary and the history of the Am-Am from Thursday’s Ashland Times Gazette.]

Ballinger and Kistner overcame tricky hole locations and a course that played long due to soggy conditions from a huge downpour the night before. But the greens were still fairly firm and putted well, so there were birdies to be had as evidenced by the team’s 67.

The pair beat out three veteran teams that tied for second at 4-under par 68: Fred Miller and Larry Lahnan; Josh Anderson and Ben Smith; and Ty Kovach and Allen Freeman.

Results for the teams that cashed are listed below, including Saturday’s events.

FINAL RESULTS: 2010 Ashland Am-Am 2-M Better Ball
Country Club of Ashland, Sunday, June 13, 2010 – Par 72

Tom Ballinger / Steve Kistner 67 (-5)   $690 Team Gift Certs.   $340 Player’s Pot
Ty Kovach / Allen Freeman 68 (-4)   $432.32 Team GC   $113.33 PP
Fred Miller / Larry Lahnan 68 (-4)   $432.32 Team GC   $113.33 PP
Josh Anderson / Ben Smith 68 (-4)   $432.32 Team GC   $113.33 PP
Steve Paramore / Scott Green 70 (-2)   $149.00 Team GC
Keith Brooks / Josh Brooks 70 (-2)   $149.00 Team GC
Todd Selzer / Adam Selzer 70 (-2)   $149.00 Team GC
William Schwartz / Brian Tischler 70 (-2)   $149.00 Team GC
Richie Schembechler / Kenny Earle 70 (-2)   $149.00 Team GC
Terry Wamack / Jason Leeds 70 (-2)   $149.00 Team GC

SKINS: $136 ea
Richie Schembechler / Kenny Earle – Birdie #3, Birdie #11
Terry Wamack / Jason Leeds – Birdie #5
Doug Crim / Gus Crim – Birdie #9
Chris Pagnato / Adam Ellison – Birdie #12

Saturday Events

Member-Member Net
1st- $88.00/team – 61- Jim Bowes – Chris Patton
2nd- $60.00/team – 64- Jack Purtell- Don Aten
3rd- $44.00/team – 64- John Fraas- Walt Harrop
4th- $22.00/team – 67- Carl McDonald- Jack Detrow

Am-Am
1st- $88.00/team – 67 – Jim Thompson- Bryan Montgomery
2nd- $60.00/team – 68 – Norton Brick- Brian Smith
3rd- $44.00/team – 69 – Steve Paramore- Scott Green
4th- $22.00/team – 69 – Keith Brooks- Josh Brooks
– 69 – Randy Wachtel- Tony Burbridge

2 Better Balls of 4 – Team
1st- $176.00/team – 130- K.Brooks- J.Brooks- Bowes- Patton
2nd- $132.00/team – 130- Wachtel- Burbridge- Bowes- Patton
3rd- $88.00/team – 136- Brick- Smith- Cutlip- Dolin
4th- $44.00/team – 137- McAllister- Scott- Purtell- Aten

Saturday/Sunday 2-Day Event
1st- $130.00/team – 139 S. Paramore- S. Green
2nd- $97.50/team – 139 K. Brooks- J. Brooks
3rd- $65.00/team – 139 N. Brick- B. Smith
4th- $32.50/team – 141 J. Thompson- B. Montgomery

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