FINAL RESULTS: 2016 Ohio Senior Open

Nick Lambos
Nick Lambos Ohio Senior Open
Nick Lambos rolls home his birdie putt on the final hole at the 2016 Ohio Senior Open

Canton amateur Nick Lambos birdied four of his final eight holes to earn a stunning comeback victory in the 2016 Michelob Ultra Ohio Senior Open at the Firestone Country Club West Course today.

Gary TrivisonnoLambos beat the best senior professional golfers in the state of Ohio with precision shot-making and incredible putting down the stretch.

Down by two strokes to veteran champion pros Gary Trivisonno of Aurora (right) and Canton’s Gary Robison with eight holes to play, Lambos made one great clutch shot after another.

He birdied the tough par-4 11th hole.

In the deep greenside bunker in two on the par-5 13th and looking at the water on the opposite side of the green, he blasted to two feet to get up-and-down for birdie.

Then he covered pars on the tough par 3-4-3 stretch of 14-15-16.

But it was the par-5 17th that made all the difference.

Trivisonno and Robison both had great looks at the green in two on the short par-5. But Robison dumped his fairway metal into the front bunker. And after a huge drive, Triv flared his 5-iron approach right of the green. Both hit good recovery shots, but neither player made the birdie putt and both settled for par.

Now tied with the two Gary-pros standing in the fairway at 17, Lambos hit his second shot right at the flag, sticking it to eight feet for eagle. He left the putt just on the high lip and tapped in for birdie. Lambos had a one shot lead.

Ahead, Robison went left with his drive on 18 and it found the pines. Bogey. Triv busted yet another tee shot and had a wedge in. But he missed the green short-right and chipped up close for par.

Nick Lambos 2016 Ohio Senior OpenSo playing in the final group on the final hole, Lambos had a one shot lead standing on the 18th tee. With a look of calm, he simply split the fairway center cut, hit his second shot to 7 feet, then gently rolled home the putt for birdie to extend the margin of victory to two shots. An impressive display.

Lambos’ win is only the third time in the history of the Ohio Senior Open that an amateur has taken the championship.

And a number of other amateurs played great this year, too. Dr. Jeff Mallette finished in solo fourth place at even par for the two days. Monty Guest posted a 69 in round two to finish T8. Five of the top 12 finishers were amateur players.

In the Super Senior Division for players age 60+, Rob Herron of Washington Court House took the top spot at 3-under par 137. He beat Canton Brookside pro Jim Logue by three shots.

NOPGA Director Dom Antenucci and Tournament Director David Griffith flank champ Nick Lambos
NOPGA Director Dom Antenucci and Tournament Director David Griffith flank champ Nick Lambos

Photo gallery from the 2016 Ohio Senior Open here.


2016 Michelob Ultra Ohio Senior Open

presented by Minute Man Staffing
Firestone Country Club West Course, Akron
June 1 – 2, 2016


1Nicholas A. Lambos (a) Canton, OH6868136
2Gary Trivisonno Aurora, OH7068138
3Gary Robison Canton, OH7069139
4Jeff Mallette (a) North Canton, OH7070140
T5Tim Conley Munroe Falls, OH7368141
T5Monty Guest (a) Solon, OH7269141
T5Michael Kelley (a) Westerville, OH6972141
T8Edward Steiber (a) Cincinnati, OH7370143
T8Tm Walton Kettering, OH7370143
T8Tom Waitrovich Westlake, Ohio7271143
T8Bob Stephens Springboro, OH7271143
T8Gil Gusweiler Cincinnati, OH7172143
13Tom Atchison Silver Lake, OH7173144
T14Jim Durr (a) Silver Lake, OH7570145
T14Brad Apple Perrysburg, OH7471145
T14Dennis Wells Cincinnati, OH7273145
T14Doug Ison (a) Jackson, OH7174145
T14Brad Zeitner Columbus, OH6976145
T19Paul Hollenbaugh New Albany, OH7472146
T19Brad Sparling Plain City, OH7571146
T19Chris Black Lancaster, OH7571146
T22Mark Weitendorf Hudson, OH7473147
T22Tim Lindemann Blacklick, OH7374147
T24Mitchell Camp Aurora, OH7276148
T24Jeff Pectol (a) Batavia, OH7177148
T26Mark Borlin (a) Solon, OH7772149
T26Craig Goldsberry Lewis Center, OH7673149
T26Paul Rooney Kings Mills, OH7178149
T26Scott Pollack Chagrin Falls, OH7574149
T30Paul LaGrotteria (a) Elyria, OH7476150
T30Mike Kaido Zanesville, OH7476150
T30Pat Delaney Springfield, OH7476150
T30Dan DeVore (a) Cincinnati, OH7377150
T34Michael Rankin Marion, OH8071151
T34Greg Myers (a) Twinsburg, OH7675151
T34Scott Spence Sunbury, OH7576151
37Jack Pawelkoski Dayton, OH7379152
T38Bobby Spino (a) Uniontown, OH7578153
T38Bill Green III Delaware, OH7776153
T38Steve Groves Columbus, OH7677153
T38Mark Mickley (a) Howard, OH7677153
T38Tim Monroe Brunswick, OH7578153
T38Judd Stephenson Avon, OH7578153
T44Cory George Lancaster, OH7777154
T44Hal Robertson (a) CIncinnati, OH7678154
T44Ray Finnearty Delaware, OH7579154
T47Tom Laubacher (a) Aurora, OH7877155
T47Rodney Bordman (a) Norwalk, OH7778155
T47David Clarke (a) Saint Clairsville, OH7580155
T50Roger Tolley (a) Willard, OH8076156
T50Larry King Cincinnati, OH7779156
T50Robert Schustrich (a) Windham, OH7581156
T53Bob Koch Medina, OH8077157
T53Randy Neufarth West Chester, OH8077157
T53Tom Baugh (a) Akron, OH8077157
T56Michael Hochschwender (a) Akron, OH8177158
T56Gary Polakowski (a) Avon Lake, OH7979158
T56Craig Lydic North Bloomfield, OH7880158
59Larry Lahnan (a) Aurora, OH7881159
T60Bob Hauer Cincinnati, OH8377160
T60Mark Boothby (a) Cin, OH7882160
T60Andy Santor Youngstown, Ohio7882160
T60George Long Cincinnati, OH7783160
T64Mark Thomas (a) Jackson Twp, OH8378161
T64Dan Vosel (a) Cincinnati, OH8279161
T64John Jayme (a) Pepper Pike, OH7982161
T67Jeffrey Knox (a) Brecksville, OH8577162
T67Jeff Leonard (a) Fairlawn, OH8379162
T67Scott DeMuesy Clinton, OH8280162
T67David DeVault (a) Kirtland, OH8181162
T67Dan Malloy (a) Westlake, OH8082162
T67George Papas (a) Hinckley, OH7884162
73Scott McLaughlin (a) Salem, OH8581166
T74Mark Ciccarello (a) South Euclid, OH8780167
T74Russell Papa Solon, OH8285167
T76Jeff Steinberg Kettering, OH8682168
T76Raymond Najda (a) Olmsted Township, OH8583168
78Timothy Ford (a) Lewis Center, OH8683169
T79Ron Rositani (a) Willowick, OH8685171
T79Leo Szczepanski (a) Seven Hills, OH8685171
81Ron Jackson (a) Gallipolis, OH8787174
T82Gary Congin (a) Chesterland, OH9388181
T82David Holcomb Lucasville, OH8893181
84Chris Palm (a) Roaming Shores, OH10098198
WDMichael Ross (a) Litchfield, OH   
WDRon Miller (a) Willoughby, OH   
WDJim Grosso (a) Akron, OH   
WDBradley Hotchkiss Medina, OH   
NCWilliam Germana Auburn Twp. Ohio   
NCTim Heavner (a) Alliance, OH   


1Rob Herron Washington Court House, OH7067137
2Jim Logue Canton, OH7070140
T3Don Pollard Portsmouth, OH7073143
T3Mike Cassell (a) Hudson, OH6974143
T5Philip Russo (a) Cincinnati, OH7569144
T5Terry Shell Wintersville, OH6876144
7George Bingman (a) Wadsworth, OH7474148
8Kim Boehlke Youngstown, OH7574149
9Charles Goodwin Elyria, OH7773150
T10Walt Robertson Mayfield, OH7477151
T10Ray Bush Massillon, OH7477151
T12Randy Steele (a) Hudson, OH7775152
T12Gary Murray (a) Jackson, OH7478152
T14Frank Guise (a) Westlake, OH7679155
T14Steve Bedell (a) Brecksville, OH7778155
16William Downing (a) Akron, OH7484158
17Robert Karshner (a) Painesville, OH7881159
T18David Royer (a) Dublin, OH8378161
T18Thomas Morand (a) Cincinnati, OH8279161
20Roy Hobson Plains City, OH7786163
T21John Rainieri Uniontown, OH8382165
T21Jim Peters Evendale, OH8184165
23David Turrill (a) Elyria, OH8284166
24Mike Meiner Hamilton, OH8286168
T25Gary Davis (a) Hudson, OH8287169
T25Ed Taber (a) Aurora, OH8188169
27Don Rader (a) Springfield, OH8892180
WDGary Bower West Liberty, OH   
NCMike Petruziello (a) Medina, OH   
NCBill Ludwig Canton, OH   
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