The wildly sloping green of the 18th hole at The Elms Country Club determined the winner of the 2018 Tigertown Open.

Four different professional golfers came to the 18th tee looking for victory. Each one of them made a different score on that hole, scores that ranged from par to cataclysmic.

It was the champion, former CSU Vikings golfer and Toledo native Michael Balcar, who was able to secure the par on 18, and with it the championship. Balcar hit his second shot from the fairway to the front fringe, ran his third up the hill short of the hole, then made the par putt to post 7-under par 65 in the morning wave. Balcar knew he needed to stay back with his second, having learned his lesson from the double-bogey he made the day prior in the pro-am.

Kevin Kraft and Chase Wilson were not as fortunate. Well aware of the posted score in the clubhouse, Kraft made bogey and Wilson double-bogey on 18 in the afternoon, each seeing the ball run away from the hole with their third shots. Both players finished at 6-under par 66 to tie for second place.

Justin Lower 2018 Tigertown Open
Justin Lower hits a putt on the 18th green at the 2018 Tigertown Open

But the most frustrating result of all at the 18th belonged to Canal Fulton’s Justin Lower, who currently plays on the Web.com Tour. Lower struggled to a triple-bogey 7 on the finale and plunged all the way down to T7 at 68 for the 67th edition of Tigertown.

Adam O'HaraIn the Amateur Division, a pair of players posted 4-under par 68 to tie at the top.

18-year old Bentley Stover of Pepper Pike (pictured below), the North Coast Junior Tour player who has been on a tear this year in that association, shared the top spot with Ohio Valley University player Adam O’Hara (left). The pair finished two shots ahead of four players at 70.

Bentley Stover

Uniontown’s Bobby Spino captured the Senior Amateur Division with a 2-under par 70, winning by three shots over a trio of players.

Bobby Spino
Bobby Spino prepares to hit his tee shot on the 16th at The Elms

Jim CichraPerennial Tigertown money-winner Jim Cichra of Pittsburgh captured the Senior Professional Division, shooting 2-under par 70 to win by two shots over Jim Karr of Columbia Hills.

A giant field of 182 players registered for the 2018 Tigertown Open. The forecast for severe storms brought only a few stray showers, allowing the record field to get around with only a very short delay.

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FINAL RESULTS:
2018 Tigertown Open

The Elms Country Club, Massillon OH
Friday, July 21, 2018

OPEN PROFESSIONAL DIVISION

Michael Balcar 65 $5,000.00
Kraft, Kevin 66 $1,250.00
Wilson, Chase 66 $1,250.00
Beal, Ross 67 $350.00
Howard, Jared 67 $350.00
Skirpstas, Pete 67 $350.00
Lower, Justin 68 $300.00
Lagodich, Logan 69 $120.00
Martin, Ryan 69 $120.00
McHugh, Tyler 69 $120.00
Mills, John 69 $120.00
Unk, Brian 69 $120.00
Gangluff, Stephen 70
Gurska, Matt 70
Lee, Steve 70
Luth, Patrick 70
Troyer, Ryan 70
Holt, Logan 71
Scott, Jake 71
Stone, Mike 71
Boyd, Will 72
Eck, Jordan 72
Smith, Ben 72
Dietz, Randy 73
Miller, Justin 73
Tepe, David 73
Traeger, Dan 73
Woodward, Jay 73
Holub, Dennis 74
Mercatoris, C.G. 74
Paxos, Nick 74
Hettrick, Josh 75
Robinette, Preston 75
Light, Tyler 76
Powers, John 76
Stasiulewicz, Jacob 76
Vaughan, Darrin 76
Pozderac, Tony 77
Wenger, H.J. 77
Owens, Brian 78
Schiffbauer, Jay 78
Thornton, Brad 78
Widner, Josh 78
Heine, Christian 79
Sommers, Matt 79
Beneke, Mark 83
Finney, Matthew 83
Bir, Brian N/C
Zummo, Anthony N/C
Richardson, Kyle N/S
Raleigh, Tim W/D
Thornton, Jonathon W/D
Weir, Steve W/D

SENIOR PROFESSIONAL DIVISION

Jim Cichra 70 $1,000.00
Karr, Jim 72 $400.00
Robertson, Walt 73 $200.00
Adcock, Tony 76 $140.00
Holcomb, Joe 77 $140.00
Trivisonno, Gary 78
Milam, Tony 80
DeMuesy, Scott 81
Lemons, Doug 81
Monroe, Tim 81
Bush, Raymond 83
Papa, Russ 87
Nickolas, Gus 91
Hotchkiss, Brad N/C
LeMaster, Jeff W/D

AMATEUR DIVISION

Adam O’Hara 68 $600.00
Bentley Stover 68 $600.00
Appleby, Jacob 70 $243.75
Baldridge, Brayden 70 $243.75
Barley, Jarred 70 $243.75
Okeson, Chris 70 $243.75
Culbertson, Ryan 71 $135.00
Frase, Noah 71 $135.00
Koprievic, Kenny 71 $135.00
Mallette, Ryan 71 $135.00
Perry, Dylan 71 $135.00
Snyder, Vaughan 72 $50.00
Sweany, Michael 72 $50.00
Milo, Charles 73
Caskey, Emmett 74
Lowder, Hunter 74
Radis, Rich 74
Savage, Drew 74
Obermiller, Brandon 75
O’Byrne, Gene 75
Peterson, Kurt 75
Jenkins, Evan 76
Levengood, Mitch 76
Schneider, Mark 76
Jones, Brad 77
Miday, Alex 77
Musselman, Corey 77
Snell, Dave 77
Tomak, Christian 77
Foutty, Tyler 78
Kasunick, Jarrod 78
Prokop, Victor 78
Simpson, Andrew 78
Stoops, Robert 78
Tanaka, Satoshi 78
McCollins, Gunnar 79
Prok, Joshua 79
Goodchild, Zachary 80
Laird, Mason 80
Patton, Mike 80
DeMuesy, Miles 82
Dillon, Brent 82
Filo, Adam 82
Tucker, Dylan 82
DeLillo, Jordan 83
Hardesty, Ian 83
Wenger, Jeff 83
Arman, Adam 84
Briggs, Gregory 84
Detweiler, Aaron 84
Federonick, Nate 84
Strang, Lance 84
Ellis, Jamison 85
Fernandez, Antonio 85
Vellios, John 85
Hanson, Gary 86
Milam, Michael 87
Shoenfelt, Benjamin 87
Maurer, Alex 89
Whitehead, Chris 89
Vellios, Yianni 92
Barth, Jacob 93
King, Austin 93
Daverio, Nick 96
Martin, Rich 98
Carpinelli, Nicholas 103
Fortney, Matthew 107
Berger, Brock N/C
Drukenbrod, Zachary N/C
Oates, Dave N/C
Stallsmith, Anthony N/C
Belden, Dan N/S
Beebe, Brian W/D
Lambos, Nick W/D
Renner, Michael W/D
Slayman, Andrew W/D

SENIOR AMATEUR DIVISION

Bobby Spino 70 $400.00
Criswell, Larry 73 $225.00
Wadsworth, Bob 73 $225.00
Woznicki, Paul 73 $225.00
Ferencz, Bob 74 $150.00
Hedrick, Joe 75 $100.00
Lahnan, Larry 76
Trier, David 76
Fleming, Douglas 77
Heavner, Tim 77
Ciccarello, Mark 78
Souter, Rick 78
Thomas, Mark 78
Congin, Gary 80
Skirpstas, Ron 80
Miller, Fred 81
Power, Vic 81
Barr, Dennis 82
Karshner, Bob 82
Mendoza, Raul 82
Pozderac, Mike 82
Moon, Jeff 83
Rositani, Ron 85
DiLoreto, Mike 88
Hanzel, Andy 90
Morton, Terry 91
Weston, Mike 91
Candusso, Danny 106
Davis, Tim N/C
Kern, John N/C
Nemeth, Joe N/C
Szwast, Terry N/C
Tarter, Jim N/C
Howser, Bill W/D
LeMaster, Leon W/D
LeMaster, Lonnie W/D
Niedzialek, John W/D
Szczepanski, Leo W/D

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