FINAL ROUND 63 GIVES SOWARDS OHIO SENIOR OPEN TITLE

Dublin, Ohio pro Bob Sowards blitzed the field and the West Course at Firestone Country Club on Thursday with a final-round 7-under 63 to win the 34th Senior Ohio Open by two shots.

Senior Ohio OpenSowards, playing in the Senior Open for the first time, shaved six strokes off his opening 69 with six birdies and one eagle and finished with a 36-hole score of 8-under 132.

Sowards, 50, did not make a bogey until the 18th hole and had just four over the 36 holes. By that time, he already had a three-shot lead over first-round leader and runner-up Tony Milam, of Concord, who shot 68-66—134.

Sowards, the PGA Teaching Professional at Kinsale Country Club near Columbus, solidified his hold as the best senior player in Ohio.

Tim Krapfel, from Dayton, shot a final-round 68 to finish third at 137 and defending champion Gary Robison, of Canton, was foirth at 71-68—139.

WALT ROBERTSON WINS SECOND SUPER SENIORS TITLE

Walt Robertson

Clevelander Walt Robertson rolled in a 15-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to win the Super Seniors Division for the second time since 2013.

Robertson’s putt gave him a victory over Silver Lake amateur Jim Durr after both had completed regulation play at 2-over 142 on the West Course.

Durr, 62, shot a final-round 3-under 67 to go with his opening 75, which left him as one of five players one shot behind the leaders.

Durr’s birdie attempt on the playoff hole slipped past the hole by less than one inch.

Robertson, 66, backed his opening 74 with a bogey-free final-round 2-under 68.

Robertson, who said he will attempt to qualify for the U.S. Senior Open next week at Indiana Country Club, earned $900 for his victory while Durr took home a $500 gift certificate from Firestone’s pro shop.

Former Firestone pro and tournament founder Don Padgett II shot a final-round 70 for a two-day total of 145 and a third-place finish, while amateurs Larry Lahnan (Walden) and Tom Baugh (Portage) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

 
Senior Ohio OpenFINAL RESULTS: Northern Ohio PGA
2019 Senior Ohio Open

Firestone CC West Course, Akron OH | Par 70
Weds/Thurs, May 29-30, 2019

presented by Michelob Ultra / 1-888-OhioComp

Bob Sowards  Dublin, OH 69 – 63 = 132 $2,500.00
Tony Milam  Concord Twp, OH 68 – 66 = 134 $1,900.00
Tim Krapfel  Dayton, OH 69 – 68 = 137 $1,600.00
Gary Robison  North Canton, OH 71 – 68 = 139 $1,200.00
Michael Kelley (a)  Westerville, OH 69 – 72 = 141 $650.00 GC
Rob Moss  Broadview Heights, OH 74 – 67 = 141 $900.00
Ken Kinkopf (a)  Dublin, OH 76 – 66 = 142 $550.00 GC
Gary Rusnak  Painesville, OH 72 – 70 = 142 $750.00
Jon Jones  Warren, OH 70 – 72 = 142 $750.00
Jeff Mallette (a)  North Canton, OH 71 – 72 = 143 $450.00 GC
Kurt Peterson (a)  Bolivar, OH 72 – 73 = 145 $350.00 GC
Gary Trivisonno  Aurora, OH 76 – 69 = 145 $612.00
Scott Pollack  Chagrin Falls, OH 74 – 71 = 145 $612.00
Dennis Wells  Loveland, OH 75 – 71 = 146 $475.00
Tony Adcock  Canton, OH 73 – 73 = 146 $475.00
Tom Atchison  Silver Lake, OH 72 – 74 = 146 $475.00
Scott Spence  Sunbury, OH 72 – 75 = 147 $375.00
Dan Belden (a)  Massillon, OH 73 – 75 = 148 $300.00 GC
Larry King  Cincinnati, OH 76 – 73 = 149 $108.00
Chris Black  Lancaster, OH 73 – 76 = 149 $108.00
Steve Stone  Perrysburg, OH 72 – 77 = 149 $108.00
Craig Goldsberry  Lewis Center, OH 77 – 74 = 151
Dan Sutton  Toledo, OH 75 – 76 = 151
Mark Thomas (a)  Jackson Twp, OH 77 – 75 = 152 $194.00 GC
Robert Schustrich (a)  Windham, OH 76 – 76 = 152 $194.00 GC
Nick Lambos (a)  Canton, OH 76 – 76 = 152 $194.00 GC
Edward Steiber (a)  Cincinnati, OH 74 – 78 = 152 $194.00 GC
Mike Kaido  Zanesville, OH 78 – 74 = 152
Tom Waitrovich  Westlake, Ohio 74 – 78 = 152
Monty Guest (a)  Solon, OH 80 – 73 = 153 $42.00 GC
Dan DeVore (a)  Cincinnati, OH 79 – 74 = 153 $42.00 GC
Peter Betzold (a)  West Chester, OH 77 – 76 = 153 $42.00 GC
Paul Hollenbaugh  New Albany, OH 75 – 78 = 153
Andy Santor  Youngstown, Ohio 74 – 79 = 153
Mark Guadagni (a)  Hudson, OH 80 – 74 = 154
Bob Stephens  Springboro, OH 82 – 72 = 154
Lloyd Faulkner  Cincinnati, OH 77 – 77 = 154
Mitchell Camp  Aurora, OH 77 – 77 = 154
Mike McGuire (a)  Powell, OH 79 – 76 = 155
Mark Wise (a)  Westlake, OH 77 – 78 = 155
Jeff Thrams (a)  North Canton, OH 76 – 79 = 155
Pat Delaney  Springfield, OH 78 – 77 = 155
Brad Zeitner  Lewis Center, OH 77 – 78 = 155
Ray Finnearty  Delaware, OH 76 – 79 = 155
Dave Antill (a)  Dublin, OH 82 – 75 = 157
Dan Malloy (a)  Westlake, OH 78 – 79 = 157
Alan Fadel (a)  Perrysburg, OH 77 – 80 = 157
Eric Morgan  Sandusky, OH 81 – 77 = 158
Mike Rankin  Marion, OH 76 – 82 = 158
Jack McKelvey  Chagrin Falls, OH 82 – 77 = 159
Steve Groves  Columbus, OH 78 – 81 = 159
Rick Towle  Columbus, OH 74 – 85 = 159
Daniel Vosel (a)  Cincinnati, OH 83 – 77 = 160
Roger Tolley (a)  Willard, OH 82 – 78 = 160
Joe Regner  Gahanna, OH 75 – 85 = 160
Scott Saari (a)  Avon Lake, OH 83 – 78 = 161
Jack Pawelkoski  Dayton, OH 82 – 79 = 161
Mark Weitendorf  Hudson, OH 82 – 79 = 161
Joseph Borawski  Massillon, OH 81 – 80 = 161
Leo Szczepanski (a)  Seven Hills, OH 81 – 81 = 162
Russell Papa  Solon, OH 79 – 83 = 162
Dan Goodnow (a)  University Heights, OH 83 – 80 = 163
Gordon Meek  Sylvania, OH 86 – 79 = 165
Rodney Bordman (a)  Norwalk, OH 80 – 87 = 167
Dennis Berkheimer (a)  Brunswick, OH 88 – 80 = 168
Mitch Greenwald (a)  Lewis Center, OH 81 – 87 = 168
Fred Huston  Loveland, OH 83 – 85 = 168
Tim Heavner (a)  Alliance, OH 89 – 81 = 170
Mark Ciccarello (a)  South euclid, OH 84 – 88 = 172
George Papas (a)  Hinckley, OH 87 – 89 = 176
Chris Helaney (a)  Lakewood, OH 92 – 87 = 179
John Knock (a)  Liberty Township, OH 92 – 90 = 182
Cory George  Lancaster, OH WD        
Ted Mandes  Gates Mills, OH WD        
Brad Sparling  Plain City, OH WD        

SUPER SENIOR DIVISION

Walt Robertson  Cleveland, OH 74 – 68 = 142 $900.00
Jim Durr (a)  Silver Lake, OH 75 – 67 = 142 $500.00 GC
Don Padgett II  Pinehurst, NC 75 – 70 = 145 $700.00
Larry Lahnan (a)  Aurora, OH 74 – 72 = 146 $350.00 GC
Tom Baugh (a)  Akron, OH 74 – 73 = 147 $250.00 GC
Bob Hauer  Cincinnati, OH 74 – 77 = 151 $500.00
Philip Russo (a)  Cincinnati, OH 76 – 75 = 151 $200.00 GC
Steven Shaw  Brecksville, OH 75 – 77 = 152 $400.00
Kim Boehlke  Youngstown, OH 76 – 77 = 153
Jim Logue  Canton, OH 75 – 78 = 153
Mike Cassell (a)  Hudson, OH 78 – 75 = 153 $175.00 GC
Mark Boothby (a)  Cincinnati, OH 78 – 76 = 154 $150.00 GC
Charlie Wood  Mayfield Hts, OH 81 – 74 = 155
Jeff Luken (a)  Middleburg Hts, OH 80 – 78 = 158 $62.00 GC
G.M. Bingman (a)  Medina, OH 78 – 80 = 158 $62.00 GC
Terry Shell  Wintersville, OH 76 – 83 = 159
Gordon Willins (a)  West Chester, OH 79 – 80 = 159
Randy Steele (a)  Hudson, OH 77 – 83 = 160
Roy Hobson  Plain City, OH 78 – 87 = 165
Ron Rositani (a)  Willowick, OH 87 – 83 = 170
Steve Bedell (a)  Brecksville, OH 81 – 92 = 173
Bill Martinko (a)  Brunswick, OH 85 – 90 = 175
Raymond Najda (a)  Olmsted Twp, OH 94 – 85 = 179
Mike Meiner  Hamilton, OH 94 – 96 = 190
Jeffrey Knox (a)  Brecksville, OH WD        
Steve Griffith (a)  Hamilton, OH WD        
Frank Guise (a)  Westlake, OH WD        
Ronald Miller (a)  Willoughby, OH NC        

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