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

PLAYERHOMETOWNTOTAL
Mark ThomasJackson Twp139
Dan SchulerSpringfield142
Tom ShusterSouthington143
Paul LagrotteriaElyria144
Mark MickleyHoward144
John ZitkovicFindlay144
Randy CampOberlin145
Doug LockwoodPowell145
Jeff SparksDublin145
Kevin RichardsonCleveland146
Doug SavageMt. Vernon146
Mark BorlinSolon147
George MartinChardon147
Tom LaubacherAurora148
Mark CiccarelloSouth Euclid149
Bill EschWorthington149
Pat MickleyHoward149
Warren CohenShaker Hts150
Tim DavisUniontown150
George AllenWarren151
Jerry FisherAmherst151
Frank TuscanoMcDonald151
Jim DyeMt. Vernon153
Darrell JaynesMansfield154
Jerry LambertWapakoneta155
Jeff SearsAmherst155
Glenn AppleHoward156
Bobby FanninCenterburg156
Garth McGrailNew London156
John AddingtonFostoria157
Ernie HorvathElyria157
Bob MartinMiddleburg Hts157
Randy McNeeleyWapakoneta157
Will ScanlanMt. Vernon157
Dan BaniaBedford158
Keith PlutoParma158
Richard HalseyHeath160
Mark WilsonHoward160
Greg ThomasMedina161
Jim UehlinCincinnati161
Brian WrightMedina161
Cliff YatesGrafton161
Gary CarsonCanal Winchester162
Glenn McCarthyN. Royalton162
Dan WestNewark162
Carl InnocentiAmherst163
Mark KnevelNorth Olmsted163
Donald MarshallElyria163
Mike TreuelElyria163
Mike LingoSagamore Hills164
Jeff WieheCincinnati164
Ronald NagyElyria165
Brian SittingerOberlin165
Al  TomechkoStrongsville165
James WhiteMt. Vernon165
Dick CarsonCanal Winchester166
Thomas DalyElyria166
Rick CarsonHuron168
Richard MoranGrafton168
Greg NavisWestlake168
Doug SnyderShaker Hts168
Dan RobertsNiles169
Virg BennettZanesville170
Kenneth DavisWellington170
Joel KruszewskiElyria170
Chuck ReynoldsMillersburg171
Barry BaumgardnerDayton172
John SmithElyria172
Jerry BurgessElyria173
Terry HamiltonNiles174
Brad DuplagaLaGrange175
Timothy TeehanLaGrange178
Dirk CarsonCanal Winchester179
James HuffAkron180
Neal CarpenterMt. Vernon183
Dale PoundstoneNewark184
Dennis BartlettLaGrange185
Mike GrubaughMt. Vernon186
Roy MathenaColumbus188
Terry BaloCoshocton189
Ted WithrowLaGrange189
Patrick BrubakerOberlin190
Daniel KorolyStreetsboro190
John OwensMt. Vernon190
Jeff BousekLaGrange192
Duane JohnsonMt. Vernon193
Ron DennisLorain194
Allan GallowayGrafton194
Dave SnyderShaker Hts195
Tom MeechaElyria201
Carl BrynerLaGrange211
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