Biles Makes a Big Comeback to Win 2013 Ohio Open

Colin Biles
Tim Ailes 2013 Ohio Open
Tim Ailes of Lewis Center hits his second shot into the fifth hole in the final round of the 2013 Ohio Open.

Ohio OpenAt the start of the day, the common consensus was that the winner of the 2013 Minute Men Ohio Open would come from the final group of three.

Tim Ailes, John Hahn and Ross Beal each had shot 12-under par over two days, and had a three shot advantage over the next closest player.

Common consensus was incorrect.

Colin Biles of Upper Arlington shot a 5-under par 65, buoyed by a 3-under par back nine, to reach a 14-under par total, good enough for a 2-shot victory at the South Course at Westfield Country Club. He earned a first place prize of $9,000.

Hahn and Ailes could only manage even par rounds of 70, and Beal had a tough day in finishing with a 74.

Ailes, of Lewis Center, actually had the lead for much of the day, making birdie at the second and sixth holes to get to 14-under. But then Ailes jumped on a roller-coaster, making — no kidding here — bogey/birdie/bogey/birdie/bogey/birdie/bogey from holes 7 through 13.

But it was the series of short missed putts immediately after that, for par on 13 and 14, then for birdies on 15 and 16, that were the truly crushing blows.

Hahn never got his day rolling, burning the lip on a number of putts. After a day-long series of near-misses, Hahn birdied his final hole to get back to even par on his third round, earning a nice little bump in prize money for that final putt and finishing tied for second with Ailes. Each player earned $4,250 for T2.

Beal birdied his very first hole of the day to take the outright lead in the tournament, but unfortunately went backwards from there and was out of contention after a watery double-bogey 5 at the par-3 14th.

Meanwhile, Biles made birdie-2 on the tough par-3 ninth hole, and from there he went to the races. He birdied the par-4 13th, then made back-to-back birdies at the par-5 15th and the tough par-3 16th to grab the lead at 14-under:

Two straight-forward pars at holes 17 and 18 — with birdie putts inside 10 feet on each that could have made it a runaway — sealed the deal for a Biles victory.

See the Photo Gallery and Video Gallery (which includes an interview with the champion) for action from today’s final round. Complete results below.


Northern Ohio PGA SectionFINAL RESULTS: 2013 Minute Men Ohio Open Golf Championship
Westfield Country Club, Westfield Center, Ohio
July 1 – 3, 2013


1Colin Biles,  Upper Arlington, OH686565198-14$9,000
T2John Hahn,  Kent, OH646670200-12$4,250
T2Tim Ailes,  Lewis Center, OH646670200-12$4,250
T4Garrett Frank, Youngstown, OH706766203-9$2,375
T4Danny Lewis,  Morrow, OH706668204-9$2,375
6Ross Beal,  Uniontown, OH656574204-8$2,000
T7Steven Lee,  Columbus, OH687166205-7$1,750
T7Tyler Light (a), Massillon, OH667267205-7GC $725
T7Boo Timko (a), Girard, OH726469205-7GC $725
T10Ethan Tracy,  Hilliard, OH696869206-6$1,500
T10Bob Henighan (a),  Medina, OH666872206-6GC $650
T12Rik Cramer,  Xenia, OH726867207-5$1,081
T12Daniel Charen,  Columbus, OH706968207-5$1,081
T12Chris Yoder,  Columbus, OH676971207-5$1,081
T12Gary Robison,  Canton, OH696573207-5$1,081
T16James Troy,  Elyria, OH716869208-4$938
T16Grant Weaver (a),  Wooster, OH677170208-4GC $600
T16Mike Stone,  Waterville, OH657172208-4$938
T19Bob Sowards,  Dublin, OH696971209-3$900
T19Nate Yankovich (a),  Blacklick, OH716771209-3GC $550
T21Parker Hewit (a),  Westfield Ctr, OH717168210-2GC $475
T21Rob Moss,  Broadview Heights, OH726969210-2$838
T21Nathan Clark (a),  Powell, OH726870210-2GC $475
T21Nick Latimer,  Parma, OH707070210-2$838
T21Jeff Olson,  Delaware, OH677271210-2$838
T21Michael Auterson,  Loveland, OH687171210-2$838
T27Nick Palladino (a),  Highland Hts, OH707467211-1GC $344
T27Ben Smith,  Carrollton, OH707368211-1$762
T27Corey Richmond (a),  West Union, OH687568211-1GC $344
T27Scott Smith (a),  Pepper Pike, OH687469211-1GC $344
T27Jackson Stroup (a),  Hudson, OH697171211-1GC $344
T27Blake Sattler,  New Philadelphia, OH726871211-1$762
33Alex Redfield,  Powell, OH707270212E$725
34Tyler McHugh (a),  Aurora, OH7272692131GC $275
T35Chris Capriolo,  Westlake, Ohio7471692142$650
T35Ryan Gutowski,  Fairlawn, OH8065692142$650
T35Morgan Dobbins,  Jackson, OH7075692142$650
T35Shane Stewart (a),  Dublin, OH7469712142GC $245
T35Tom Walters,  Cincinnati, OH6973722142$650
T35Dan Belden (a),  Akron, OH7270722142GC $245
T35Adam Crisp,  Toledo, OH7269732142$650
T42Tony Adcock,  Canton, OH7173712153$550
T42Chase Wilson (a),  Zanesville, OH7272712153GC $215
T42Jack Sparling (a),  Dublin, OH7173712153GC $215
T42Eric Frishette,  Groveport, OH6776722153$550
T42Kevin Hall,  Cincinnati, OH7270732153$550
T42Alex Andrews (a),  Kirtland, OH7467742153GC $215
T42Thomas Shindler (a),  Dublin, OH7367752153GC $215
T49Matt Green,  Cincinnati, OH7273712164$475
T49Jeff Ritchey,  Rocky River, OH7471712164$475
T49John Powers,  Bowling Green, OH6776732164$475
T49Andrew Bieber (a),  Shaker Hts, OH7568732164GC $188
T49Logan Jones (a),  Dublin, OH7072742164GC $188
T49John Chaney (a),  Shaker Heights, OH7468742164GC $188
T49Mark Olbrych (a),  Boardman, OH7072742164GC $188
T56Satoshi Tanaka (a),  Dublin, OH7372722175GC $150
T56Tom Waitrovich,  Westlake, Ohio7371732175$412
T56Jonathan Coleman,  Cincinnati, OH7469742175$412
T56Jack Carter (a),  New Albany, OH7567752175GC $150
T60Bryan Yeo (a),  Litchfield, OH7273732186GC $150
T60Kevin Farrell (a),  Bowling Green, OH7073752186GC $150
T60Justin Howard,  Toledo, OH7469752186$390
T63Dennis Wells,  Loveland, OH7273742197$370
T63Mark Sierak,  Reminderville, OH7172762197$370
T63David Champagne,  North Canton, OH6872792197$370
T66Daniel Schwarz (a),  Cincinnati, OH7570752208GC $150
T66Joey Krecic (a),  Columbia Station, OH7172772208GC $150
68Chris Black,  Lancaster, OH, OH70757722210$350
T69Jared Hammons (a),  Marietta, OH71748022513GC $150
T69Gregory Smith,  Mansfield, OH77678122513$340
MCPhilip Martin (a)  Akron, OH76701464
MCBen Bastel  Toledo, OH73731464
MCTian long Li (a)  Akron, OH73731464
MCPatrick Elber  Mentor, OH75711464
MCDan Doyle  Solon, OH71751464
MCWilliam McKinley  Medina, OH69771464
MCRichard Schembechler  Massillon, OH74721464
MCKellen Erdman  Rocky River, OH73731464
MCChris Walsh  Fairview park, OH75711464
MCRandall Dietz  Mogadore, OH73731464
MCAustin Schreiber (a)  Medina, OH77691464
MCJustin Miller  Lakewood, OH72741464
MCPaul Minko (a)  Strongsville, OH74721464
MCEric Morgan  Sandusky, OH74721464
MCNick Helser  Lancaster, OH71751464
MCBrandon Ellis  Westerville, OH73731464
MCAndy Santor  Youngstown, Ohio76711475
MCJake Troyer (a)  Dover, OH72751475
MCJake Fait (a)  Boardman, OH76711475
MCAnthony Zummo  Mayfield Heights, OH74731475
MCCody Nickson (a)  Kent, OH75721475
MCMatt Heestand (a)  Cleveland, OH76711475
MCBrandon Pluchinsky (a)  North Lima, OH78691475
MCMatthew Stauch  Dublin, OH74731475
MCAlex Martin  West Chester, OH72751475
MCJamie Broce  Ottawa Hills, OH73741475
MCSam Jandel  Dayton, OH72751475
MCSpencer Koch (a)  Medina, OH74731475
MCMike Rankin  Marion, OH72751475
MCMark Belasic  Mentor, OH74741486
MCBlake Prince (a)  East Liverpool, OH74741486
MCKurt Peterson (a)  Massillon, OH69791486
MCNick Gustin  Perry, OH73751486
MCJack Uecker (a)  Akron, OH74741486
MCDillon Klein (a)  Tiffin, OH75731486
MCSteve Stone  Perrysburg, OH75731486
MCJoshua Zarlenga (a)  Boardman, OH72761486
MCAlex Di Palma (a)  Waite Hill, OH74741486
MCChris Wollmann  Medina, OH70781486
MCBleu George  Lancaster, OH76721486
MCBrad Loomis  Harrison, OH73751486
MCJustin Bertsch  Chardon, OH73751486
MCMike King (a)  Medina, OH75731486
MCGlenn Cunningham  Cuyahoga Falls, OH73751486
MCMatthew Creech  Chardon, OH74741486
MCMichael Bishop (a)  Medina, OH79691486
MCDaniel Terry  Wadsworth, OH74741486
MCSean Reed  Pataskala, OH77711486
MCCory Kumpf  North Canton, OH76721486
MCJim McGurk  Maumee, OH72771497
MCJohn Schnur (a)  Kirtland Hills, OH71781497
MCTony Mollica  Dublin, OH74751497
MCMike Thomas  Loveland, OH76731497
MCKyle Endicott  Powell, OH74751497
MCRyan Rao (a)  Medina, OH76731497
MCCasey Vancil (a)  Wooster, OH72771497
MCTyler Baughman  Zanesville, OH75741497
MCDavid Allan  Terrace Park, OH79701497
MCDerrick Williams  Lorain, OH72771497
MCZach Glassman  Highland Hts., OH78711497
MCCraig Burrows  Strongsville, OH75741497
MCMitch Levengood  New Philadelphia, OH74751497
MCNate Foss (a)  Sandusky, OH76731497
MCNick Lambos (a)  Canton, OH75741497
MCMike Kaido  Zanesville, OH75751508
MCJack Kastor (a)  North Canton, OH75751508
MCJustin Long  Huron, OH76741508
MCRodney Bordman (a)  Norwalk, OH76741508
MCBlake Foutty (a)  Canal Fulton, OH73771508
MCDavid Morgan  Spencer, OH77731508
MCTerry Shell  Wintersville, OH75751508
MCJimmy Wild (a)  Sagamore Hills, OH77731508
MCChad Gress  Coshocton, OH73771508
MCGreg Woodard  Medina75751508
MCChristian Koenig  Beavercreek, OH73771508
MCTim Raleigh  Reminderville, OH79721519
MCScott Holmes  Blacklick, OH74771519
MCChad Scott (a)  Mansfield, OH73781519
MCMichael Campana (a)  Vermilion, OH76751519
MCTrevor Thomas  Findlay, OH77741519
MCGary Trivisonno  Aurora, OH75761519
MCBob Koch  Medina, OH70811519
MCTravis Porter  Elyria, OH74771519
MCNicholas Capozzoli (a)  Montgomery, OH79721519
MCJordan Reese (a)  Cedarville, OH74771519
MCPete Skirpstas  Medina, OH767615210
MCJack Coyne (a)  University Heights, OH757715210
MCPaul Kasper  Mentor, OH767615210
MCWalt Robertson  Cleveland, OH787415210
MCCharles Hython  Columbus, OH767615210
MCNick Blackburn (a)  Westlake, OH817115210
MCNick Schley (a)  Brunswick, OH757715210
MCDennis Holub (a)  Reminderville, OH777515210
MCBrian Lisic  Orrville, OH737915210
MCDavey Snyder  Ashland, OH747815210
MCJoe Frustaci  Canton, OH817115210
MCNicholas Paxos (a)  Canton, OH737915210
MCMatthew Gerard (a)  Rocky River, OH777615311
MCPreston Robinette (a)  Berlin Heights, OH787515311
MCMarcus Hayes (a)  Bryan, OH817215311
MCPaul Macke, Jr.  Cleves, OH777615311
MCRyan Brees  Orient, OH777615311
MCLogan Holt (a)  Plain City, OH738015311
MCLarry Tolley Jr. (a)  Willard, OH757815311
MCJoseph Dazey (a)  Copley, OH757815311
MCStephen Spalding (a)  Stow, OH767715311
MCChristopher McKay (a)  Columbus, OH757815311
MCPatrick Luth (a)  Medina, OH797415311
MCMax DeCheco (a)  Stow, OH767715311
MCSteve Weir  Berea, OH747915311
MCNick Paez  Rocky River, OH777615311
MCCraig Goldsberry  Lewis Center, OH757815311
MCLeo Szczepanski (a)  Seven Hills, OH818111
MCBud Radis (a)  Aurora, OH807415412
MCBill Stines  Columbus, OH777715412
MCMatthew Kreider (a)  Westlake, OH807415412
MCEvan Lerner (a)  Aurora, OH767815412
MCNoah Horstman  Chesterland, OH757915412
MCMatt Gowins  Canal Winchester, OH817315412
MCTommy Miano (a)  Silver Lake, OH728215412
MCAlex Talbott (a)  Uniontown, OH757915412
MCJon Jones  Warren, OH757915412
MCMatthew Frey (a)  Broadview Heights, OH777715412
MCJared Wissinger (a)  Hilliard, OH807515513
MCSam Geise (a)  Centerville, OH837215513
MCJoe Moore  Englewood, OH817415513
MCJason Dickey (a)  East Liverpool, OH758015513
MCRussell Toth (a)  Lorain, OH787715513
MCCasten Reed  Napoleon, OH807515513
MCFrederick Roewer (a)  Dublin, OH777815513
MCTrevor Jones (a)  Poland, OH777815513
MCDerek Shelburne  Toledo, OH748115513
MCBrandon Hoelzer (a)  Fremont, OH807515513
MCKelly Kranstuber  Wooster, Ohio807615614
MCAlex Carpenter (a)  Westerville, OH758115614
MCLuke Liberatore (a)  Solon, OH777915614
MCJustin Hallapy (a)  Hubbard, OH787815614
MCJustin Morton  Akron, OH797715614
MCJoseph Borawski  Massillon, OH787915715
MCAaron Penn  Akron, OH827515715
MCThomas Lydic (a)  North Bloomfield, OH807715715
MCBrad Snyder (a)  Kirtland, OH778015715
MCBowe Andrews (a)  Chagrin Falls, OH768115715
MCChad Wilson  Brunswick, OH827515715
MCAnton Krecic (a)  Columbia Station, OH787915715
MCMatthew Sommers  Hartville, OH807715715
MCMichael Ross (a)  Litchfield, OH788015816
MCDan Hutchings (a)  Wadsworth, OH788015816
MCRandy Skorman (a)  Fairlawn, OH817715816
MCJermaine Bennett  Twinsburg, OH827615816
MCSean McGuire (a)  Twinsburg, OH788015816
MCBrent Kraft (a)  Springdale, OH768215816
MCKyle Matus (a)  North Olmsted, OH857315816
MCKeith Pluto (a)  Parma, OH788015816
MCCleo Trumbull (a)  Toledo, OH797915816
MCRay Finnearty  Delaware, OH778115816
MCTimothy Merkel  Ashland, OH807915917
MCAnthony Maroon (a)  Westlake, OH768315917
MCTom Sellers  Tipp City, OH827715917
MCDarrin Harn  Olmsted Falls, Ohio788115917
MCEric Farley  Fleming, OH837615917
MCJohn Topeka (a)  North Ridgeville, OH807915917
MCTyler Maranville (a)  Uniontown, OH817815917
MCJoey Kurtz (a)  Port Clinton, OH778316018
MCCraig Lydic  Warren, OH837716018
MCJeffrey Tritt  Akron, OH817916018
MCJohn Merrill (a)  Circleville, OH827916119
MCJonathan Thornton  Akron, OH798216119
MCJim Kerrigan (a)  Medina, OH818016119
MCThomas Arison (a)  Fairlawn, OH758716220
MCWill Stines (a)  Columbus, OH788416220
MCScott Galayde  Garrettsville, Ohio788416220
MCAaron Alspach (a)  Medina, OH847916321
MCRussell Papa  Solon, OH867916523
MCJoel Foss (a)  Sandusky, OH848116523
MCColin Westphal (a)  Cuyahoga Falls, OH867916523
MCKenny Chuparkoff II (a)  Copley, OH838216523
MCIan Mowry (a)  Burgoon, OH877816523
MCBlake Rose (a)  Kettering, OH858016523
MCBrandon Nixon (a)  Stow, OH838216523
MCGeorge Papas (a)  Hinckley, OH778916624
MCJoey Cilone (a)  East Liverpool, OH848316725
MCPat Weaver  Avon, OH897816725
MCChandler Walnsch (a)  Chardon, OH848416826
MCRobert Thompson  Norwalk, OH848717129
MCSean Blaine (a)  Brooklyn, OH878617331
MCChristopher Letson (a)  Stow, OH888517331
MCDan Mahoney  Akron, OH928317533
MCJason Martin  Westfield Center, OH968317937
MCSteven Vaughn  Parma, OH949518947
WDNicholas Kirsch  Steubenville, OHWD
WDDaniel Traeger  Akron, OHWD
WDCory George  Lancaster, OHWD
DQPaul Grauer  Dublin, OHDQ
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