It came down to four chances at the 18th hole in the 2014 Akron District Golf Association’s Lazor 2-Man Better Ball at Brookledge Golf Course in Cuyahoga Falls on Saturday.
The team of Brian Smith and Ryan Stefanski were at 8-under par on the day, and both of them had hit the final green. Tim Morrow and Mike Lower were one shot behind, and they were in a tough spot after their second shots: Morrow had missed the green short-right, and Lower was further away from the hole than both of the leaders.
But Morrow made a good birdie chip then holed the return 5-footer for par, giving Lower free run with his big-breaking putt — a putt that he canned with a fist pump.
Knowing they had two putts with a chance to win outright, Smith and Stefanski both made good rolls but failed to convert either effort. So it was a tie at the top at 63.
Brandon Shannon and Blake Fouty finished alone in third place at 64, followed by red-hot Howard Clendenin and partner John Topeka in fourth at 65.
In the Senior Division, there was a bit less drama as Mark Thomas and Tom Seever rolled to two-shot victory over Rick Bryson and Rick Merrow with a solid score of 6-under par 65. Those two teams were tied after the front nine, but Seever and Thomas posted a back nine 32 against a 35 by Bryson and Merrow.
See much of the action in the 2014 ADGA Lazor 2-Man Photo Gallery here.
The next event on the 2014 ADGA schedule is the Bud Light 3-Man Shamble at Chippewa Golf Club on Saturday, July 26th; entry details linked.
Akron District Golf Association
2014 Lazor Two-Man Better Ball
Brookledge Golf Course, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Saturday, July 12, 2014
|T-1||Tim Morrow||Mike Lower||32||31||63||$550.00||$240.00|
|Brian Smith||Ryan Stefanski||31||32||63||$550.00||$240.00|
|3||Brandon Shannon||Blake Fouty||31||33||64||$350.00||$120.00|
|4||Howard Clendenin||John Topeka||32||33||65||$300.00|
|T-5||Aaron Crewse||Kurt Peterson||32||34||66||$225.00|
|Bob Spino||David Oates||33||33||66||$225.00|
|Al Freeman||Ty Kovach||33||33||66||$225.00|
|Mike Armour||Jason Chadima||33||33||66||$225.00|
|T9||Adam Trent||Brett Walchalk||33||34||67|
|Charlie Schrader||Tom McClary||33||34||67|
|11||Chris Plute||Bruce Bailey||33||35||68|
|T-12||Shyane Bishop||Tommy Li||32||37||69|
|Ryan Maxwell||Patrick Schultz||35||34||69|
|T-14||Mark Guadagni||Jim Durr||35||35||70|
|Mike Simpson||Jim Krivanek||34||36||70|
|David Trier||Dan Marr||35||35||70|
|T-18||Quinn Parker||Jon Clark||33||38||71|
|Ian Marek||Kyle Jacob||36||35||71|
|Dr. Jeff Mallette||Eric Vought||35||36||71|
|21||Rob Schustrich||Mike Tur||37||35||72|
|22||Rich Lowry||Steve Fricker||35||38||73|
|T-23||Nick Lambos||Don Padgett III||37||37||74|
|Steve Feist||Mike Sizzler||34||40||74|
|Adam Stinogle||Ryan Oldfield||37||37||74|
|T-26||Jarrod Vastag||Andrew Murray||35||40||75|
|Doug Flenning||Kevan Sloan||37||38||75|
|Dustin Alcorn||Michael Lenartoicz||39||36||75|
|T-29||Dean Cutlip||Jeff Stormer||38||38||76|
|Mark Foss||Mike Angie||38||38||76|
|31||Doug Hull||Kory Hull||39||38||77|
CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION SKINS: $120 ea
Ryan Maxwell Patrick Schultz #1 Eagle
Brian Smith Ryan Stefanski #6 Birdie
Brandon Shannon Blake Fouty #7 Eagle
Ryan Maxwell Patrick Schultz #11 Eagle
Adam Trent Brett Walchalk #15 Birdie
SENIOR DIVISION RESULTS
|1||Tom Seever||Mark Thomas||32||33||65||$600.00||$125.00|
|2||Rick Bryson||Rick Merrow||32||35||67||$500.00||$75.00|
|3||Larry Lahnan||Fred Miller||31||37||68||$350.00||$50.00|
|4||Mark Borlin||Jack Elber||31||38||69||$300.00|
|T-5||Tom Laubacher||Paul Rezabek||34||36||70|
|Tim Davis||Sam Spino Jr||33||37||70|
|Bruce Dean||Jeff Dean||33||37||70|
|T-8||Larry Horner||Randy Skorman||36||35||71|
|Jim Cea||Ron Bell||35||36||71|
|10||Joe Hedrick||Jim Tarter||35||37||72|
|T-11||Bill Downing||Tom Skidmore||40||33||73|
|Jim Niskanen||Tom Thompson||36||37||73|
|13||Ed Marsinek||Jeff Bently||38||40||78|
SENIOR DIVISION SKINS: $62 ea
Tom Seever Mark Thomas #1 Eagle
Joe Hedrick Jim Tarter #5 Birdie
Jim Niskanen Tom Thompson #13 Birdie
Mark Borlin Jack Elber #14 Birdie
All gift certificates will be available at the Fairlawn Golf Galaxy after Friday, July 18th.