HISTORY: Ohio Public Golf Association


Ohio Public Golf Association

Ohio Public Golf AssociationThe following is the history of the Ohio Public Golf Association, which conducts the Ohio Public Links Championship (better known as the Ohio Publinx), plus the Senior, Mid-Am and Junior events of the same name.

These golfing champions have come from all walks of life and have gone on to successful careers as professional golfers, engineers, accountants, farmers, prize fighters, writers, and state representatives.

Ohio Publinx Amateur Golf Championship Winners

CHAMPION YEAR HOMETOWN GOLF COURSE SCORE
Steve Paramore 2017 Ashland Ashland Golf Club 281
BRANDON PLUCHINSKY 2016 NORTH LIMA NORTHSTAR 283
JAKE TROYER 2015 DOVER NORTH STAR 274
JAKE MCBRIDE 2014 HARTVILLE SEVEN HILLS 280
NATHAN TARTER 2013 MOGADORE SEVEN HILLS 281
BOO TIMKO 2012 GIRARD SEVEN HILLS 280
KEVIN MILLER 2011 DOVER SEVEN HILLS 276
KEVIN MILLER 2010 DOVER COOKS CREEK 279
DAVID HALEY, JR. 2009 HILLIARD COOKS CREEK 281
BRAD WRIGHT 2008 CAMBRIDGE COOKS CREEK 278
TOM BALLINGER 2007 MANSFIELD APPLE VALLEY 279
CHRIS MILLER 2006 NEW PHILADELPHIA APPLE VALLEY 279
STEVE PARAMORE 2005 ASHLAND APPLE VALLEY 204*
BLAKE SATTLER 2004 NEW PHILADELPHIA APPLE VALLEY 278
GREG FREY 2003 COLUMBUS APPLE VALLEY 284
DOUG LAWRENCE 2002 VANDALIA APPLE VALLEY 297
JEFF MARR 2001 CINCINNATI PEBBLE CREEK 275
ADAM HOLOWCZAK 2000 PARMA PEBBLE CREEK 279
BILL STEBLETON 1999 LITHOPOLIS APPLE VALLEY 286
JEFF MALLETTE 1998 CANTON APPLE VALLEY 279
BILL STEBLETON 1997 LITHOPOLIS APPLE VALLEY 281
DONNIE DARR 1996 COSHOCTON APPLE VALLEY 284
TOM ANTHONY 1995 WESTERVILLE APPLE VALLEY 210*
RICH MILLER 1994 COLUMBUS APPLE VALLEY 281
RICK BLAKEMAN 1993 CANTON PEBBLE CREEK 279
ROB WAKELING 1992 CANTON STEEPLECHASE 286
STEVE ANDERSON 1991 CIRCLEVIEW STEEPLECHASE 284
BRIAN BRIDGES 1990 COLUMBUS STEEPLECHASE 285
DAN SCHULER 1989 SPRINGFIELD PEBBLE CREEK 294
BRIAN BRIDGES 1988 COLUMBUS STEEPLECHASE 283
BRIAN BRIDGES 1987 COLUMBUS KITTYHAWK 286
JOE UNGVARY, SR. 1986 CUYAHOGA FALLS TANNENHAUF 289
GLENN APPLE 1985 MEDINA HIGHLAND PARK 286
BRAD APPLE 1984 MEDINA PEBBLE CREEK 286
BOB VOGLEY 1983 CANTON TANNENHAUF 285
GLENN APPLE 1982 MEDINA PEBBLE CREEK 204*
GLENN APPLE 1981 MEDINA SENECA 276
ALEX ROTAR 1980 CANTON MAYFAIR 277
GLENN APPLE 1979 MEDINA KITTYHAWK 277
CHUCK SMITH 1978 DELAWARE PEBBLE CREEK 283
GARY TRIVISONNO 1977 CLEVELAND HINCKLEY HILLS 286
GARY TRIVISONNO 1976 CLEVELAND APPLE VALLEY 285
KEN HYLAND 1975 LOUISVILLE REID PARK 287
JIM MCFARREN 1974   HILLS & DALES 272
GARY TRIVISONNO 1973 CLEVELAND APPLE VALLEY 284
DON NIST, JR. 1972 MASSILLON MAYFAIR 285
LALU SABOTIN 1971 WARREN REID PARK 293
LALU SABOTIN 1970 WARREN AVALON LAKES 290
MIKE ZIMMERMAN 1969 DAYTON DAYTON COMMUNITY  
LALU SABOTIN 1968 WARREN MASSILLON ELMS 280
LEO ZAMPEDRO 1967 WARREN DEFIANCE AUGLAIZE 287
LALU SABOTIN 1966 WARREN COLUMBUS OAKHURST 217*
DON NIST, JR. 1965 MASSILLON TAM O’SHANTER 273
JOE LAZOR 1964 CLEVELAND POSSUM RUN-TWIN LAKES 282
LALU SABOTIN 1963 WARREN REID-SNYDER PARK 211*
TOM WEISKOPF 1962 CLEVELAND COLUMBUS OAKHURST 292
TOM WEISKOPF 1961 CLEVELAND MASSILLON ELMS 284
LEN PIETRAS 1960 TOLEDO TOLEDO CHIPPEWA 288
ART TODD 1959 COLUMBUS CLEVELAND TAMARAC 289
DAVE DANIELS 1958 COLUMBUS SPRINGFIELD SNYDER PARK 288
DON NIST, JR. 1957 MASSILLON MASSILLON ELMS 287
LEN PIETRAS 1956 TOLEDO TOLEDO SPUYTEN DUYVAL 220*
DAVE DANIELS 1955 COLUMBUS BARBERTON BROOKSIDE 285*
JACK ZIMMERMAN 1954 DAYTON DAYTON MADDEN PARK MATCH PLAY
JOHN JENDRASEK 1953 CLEVELAND CLEVELAND LOST NATION 299
CLIFF RHEIN 1952 CINCINNATI COLUMBUS MINERVA LAKE MATCH PLAY
VINCE LESKOSKEY 1951 YOUNGSTOWN YOUNGSTOWN MILL CREEK MATCH PLAY
JACK ZIMMERMAN 1950 DAYTON COLUMBUS WYANDOTTE MATCH PLAY
RALPH SCHNEIDER 1949 CLEVELAND AKRON BREATHNACH MATCH PLAY
VAL CHIAVERINI 1948 TOLEDO TOLEDO SUNNINGDALE MATCH PLAY
VAL CHIAVERINI 1947 TOLEDO COLUMBUS WYANDOTE 291
WORLD WAR II 1943-46   NO TOURNAMENTS  
VAL CHIAVERINI 1942 TOLEDO WEATHERSDOWN SOUTH 146#
DICK RHYAN, SR. 1941 COLUMBUS COLUMBUS DUBLIN ROAD 290
BRYON (BARNEY) HUNT 1940 COLUMBUS AKRON FIRESTONE 297
KEN PETERSON 1939 DAYTON DAYTON COMMUNITY 273
JAY KROCHMALNY 1938 TOLEDO TOLEDO SUNNINGDALE 293
TOM RADICAN 1937 CLEVELAND COLUMBUS INDIAN SPRINGS 301
PAUL SEGERLUND 1936 AKRON AKRON GOOD PARK 291
BILL CLENSY 1935 CINCINNATI CINCINNATI-SYCAMORE 298
MEL CARPENTER 1934 COLUMBUS CLEVELAND GRANTWOOD 298
MEL CARPENTER 1933 COLUMBUS COLUMBUS ARLINGTON 292
WILLIAM BRANDY 1932 AKRON AKRON TURKEYFOOT 295
JAMES RESTON, JR. 1931 DAYTON CANTON INDIAN SPRINGS 299
JAMES RESTON, JR. 1930 DAYTON CANTON TAM O’SHANTER 296

 
KEY: * – 54 Holes; # – 36 Holes; MP – Match Play.
 

Ohio Publinx Senior Memorial Championship Winners

YEAR SENIOR CHAMPION HOMETOWN TOURNAMENT SITE
2012 LYNN MARTIN FINDLAY Hiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
2011 NORTON BRICK ELYRIA Hiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
2010 JOHN ZITKOVIC FINDLAY Hiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
2009 LYNN MARTIN FINDLAY Hiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
2008 JEFF SPARKS DUBLIN Hiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
2007 GLENN APPLE HOWARD Hiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
2006 LYNN MARTIN POWELL Hiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
2005 MIKE CROUCH MT. VERNON Hiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
2004 RANDY REIFERS COLUMBUS Hiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
2003 RAY SOVIK POWELL Hiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
2002 LYNN MARTIN WESTERVILLE Hiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
2001 FRED MARTIN WESTERVILLE Hiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
2000 LYNN MARTIN WESTERVILLE Hiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
1999 GEORGE MARTIN TWINSBURG Hiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
1998 GLENN APPLE HOWARD Hiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
1997 JOE HEDRICK BARBERTON Hiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
1996 GEORGE MARTIN TWINSBURG Hiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
1995 CHUCK SMTH DELAWARE Hiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
1994 CHUCK SMITH DELAWARE Hiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
1993 GEORGE MARTIN TWINSBURG Hiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon
1992 CHUCK SMITH DELAWARE Hiawatha GC, Mt. Vernon

 

Ohio Publinx Mid-Amateur Championship Winners

YEAR MID-AM CHAMPION HOMETOWN TOURNAMENT SITE
2012 BILL WILLIAMSON CINCINNATI CHAPEL HILL, MT. VERNON
2011 ADAM ARNETT COLUMBUS CHAPEL HILL, MT. VERNON
2010 DAN SCHULER SPRINGFIELD CHAPEL HILL, MT. VERNON
2009 SCOTT SAVAGE MT. VERNON CHAPEL HILL, MT. VERNON
2008 DAN SCHULER SPRINGFIELD CHAPEL HILL, MT. VERNON
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