John Kabasky buried a critical putt on the windswept 18th hole at Ellsworth Meadows Golf Course on Saturday at the Akron District Golf Association’s Nick Lazor 2-Man Better Ball. The key make pushed he and partner Mike Simpson into a tie for first place with clubhouse leaders Ty Kovach and Ken Koprivec.
Both teams finished at the top at 7-under par 64.
On a beautiful day that turned a bit blustery late, Koprivec made two eagles and three birdies on his own ball while Kovach held down some key pars to maintain their team’s momentum.
Kabasky and Simpson were more ham-and-egg in their scoring, with Kabasky noting half-jokingly that the holes Simpson actually finished often worked out as a birdie for the team.
The tie at the top in the Championship Division was two shots clear of the third place finishers, Steve Blackburn Jr. and Howard Clendenin.
In the Senior Division, the team of Dean Cutlip and Jim Cea matched the winning score of the Championship Division teams, as they also posted a 7-under par 64.
By just a single shot, the pair won the Senior Division outright. The runner up teams at 6-under par: Rick Merrow and Rick Bryson; Tom Laubacher and Monty Guest; and Bruno Chirumbolo and Doug Van Nostran.
The next event on the 2017 ADGA schedule is the Bud Light 3-Man Shamble at Seven Hills GC in Hartville on Saturday, July 22nd.
Akron District Golf Association
Nick Lazor 2-Man Better Ball
Ellsworth Meadows Golf Course, Hudson
Saturday, July 8th, 2017
Kovach/Koprevic 33-31=64 $500 GCs $130 CP
Simpson/Kabasky 32-32=64 $500 GCs $130 CP
Clendenin/Blackburn 33-33=66 $300 GCs $60 CP
Crewse/Marr 34-33=67 $100 GCs
Smith/Stefanski 33-34=67 $100 GCs
Championship Skins: $45 ea
Loftin #4 birdie
Prok #6 birdie
Kabasky #7 birdie
Hull #8 birdie
Kabasky #14 birdie
Armour #15 birdie
Kovach #17 eagle
Cea/Cutlip 34-30=64 $600 GCs $150 CP
Laubacher/Guest 32-33=65 $300 GCs $50 CP
Chirumbolo/VanNostran 34-31=65 $300 GCs $50 CP
Bryson/Merrow 32-33=65 $300 GCs $50CP
Senior Skins: $64 ea
Seever #1 eagle
Skidmore #2 eagle
Seever #4 birdie
Dean #6 birdie
Swzast #18 birdie
Gift Certificates noted above will be available at Foxy Golf in Akron by July 15th.