MT Goes Wire-to-Wire in 2013 Senior Ohio Publinx


OPGA Sr. Champion Mark Thomas of Jackson Twp

Mark ThomasMark Thomas of Jackson Township posted a wire-to-wire victory in the Ohio Public Golf Association’s 2013 Ohio Publinx Senior Memorial Championship at Hiawatha Golf Course in Mount Vernon this weekend.

Thomas shot a smooth 4-under par 68 in Saturday’s first round after hitting all 18 greens to grab the lead by two strokes.

In Sunday’s final round, MT had to overcome a touch of nerves and a horrific start: bogey, par, triple. But after his self-induced head spins stopped on the fourth tee, he played the final 15 holes at ripping 5-under par, including birdies on 12, 13, 14 and 18 for a back nine score of 32 to finish the day one-under and win a state championship.

His 5-under par total of 139 earned him a three shot victory over Dan Schuler of Springfield and the rest of the 91 players in the field.
 

Ohio Public Golf AssociationFINAL RESULTS:
2013 Senior Ohio Publinx Championship

Ohio Public Golf Association
Hiawatha Golf Course, Mt. Vernon Ohio
September 7 – 8, 2013

PLAYER HOMETOWN TOTAL
Mark Thomas Jackson Twp 139
Dan Schuler Springfield 142
Tom Shuster Southington 143
Paul Lagrotteria Elyria 144
Mark Mickley Howard 144
John Zitkovic Findlay 144
Randy Camp Oberlin 145
Doug Lockwood Powell 145
Jeff Sparks Dublin 145
Kevin Richardson Cleveland 146
Doug Savage Mt. Vernon 146
Mark Borlin Solon 147
George Martin Chardon 147
Tom Laubacher Aurora 148
Mark Ciccarello South Euclid 149
Bill Esch Worthington 149
Pat Mickley Howard 149
Warren Cohen Shaker Hts 150
Tim Davis Uniontown 150
George Allen Warren 151
Jerry Fisher Amherst 151
Frank Tuscano McDonald 151
Jim Dye Mt. Vernon 153
Darrell Jaynes Mansfield 154
Jerry Lambert Wapakoneta 155
Jeff Sears Amherst 155
Glenn Apple Howard 156
Bobby Fannin Centerburg 156
Garth McGrail New London 156
John Addington Fostoria 157
Ernie Horvath Elyria 157
Bob Martin Middleburg Hts 157
Randy McNeeley Wapakoneta 157
Will Scanlan Mt. Vernon 157
Dan Bania Bedford 158
Keith Pluto Parma 158
Richard Halsey Heath 160
Mark Wilson Howard 160
Greg Thomas Medina 161
Jim Uehlin Cincinnati 161
Brian Wright Medina 161
Cliff Yates Grafton 161
Gary Carson Canal Winchester 162
Glenn McCarthy N. Royalton 162
Dan West Newark 162
Carl Innocenti Amherst 163
Mark Knevel North Olmsted 163
Donald Marshall Elyria 163
Mike Treuel Elyria 163
Mike Lingo Sagamore Hills 164
Jeff Wiehe Cincinnati 164
Ronald Nagy Elyria 165
Brian Sittinger Oberlin 165
AlĀ  Tomechko Strongsville 165
James White Mt. Vernon 165
Dick Carson Canal Winchester 166
Thomas Daly Elyria 166
Rick Carson Huron 168
Richard Moran Grafton 168
Greg Navis Westlake 168
Doug Snyder Shaker Hts 168
Dan Roberts Niles 169
Virg Bennett Zanesville 170
Kenneth Davis Wellington 170
Joel Kruszewski Elyria 170
Chuck Reynolds Millersburg 171
Barry Baumgardner Dayton 172
John Smith Elyria 172
Jerry Burgess Elyria 173
Terry Hamilton Niles 174
Brad Duplaga LaGrange 175
Timothy Teehan LaGrange 178
Dirk Carson Canal Winchester 179
James Huff Akron 180
Neal Carpenter Mt. Vernon 183
Dale Poundstone Newark 184
Dennis Bartlett LaGrange 185
Mike Grubaugh Mt. Vernon 186
Roy Mathena Columbus 188
Terry Balo Coshocton 189
Ted Withrow LaGrange 189
Patrick Brubaker Oberlin 190
Daniel Koroly Streetsboro 190
John Owens Mt. Vernon 190
Jeff Bousek LaGrange 192
Duane Johnson Mt. Vernon 193
Ron Dennis Lorain 194
Allan Galloway Grafton 194
Dave Snyder Shaker Hts 195
Tom Meecha Elyria 201
Carl Bryner LaGrange 211
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