Two players added to their victory totals in the 2019 Northern Ohio Golf Associaton tournament season at today’s Stroke Play East at Youngstown Country Club.

Chris Okeson 2019 NOGA Stroke Play East
Chris Okeson drains a birdie putt at 13 in the 2019 NOGA Stroke Play East.

Northern Ohio Golf AssociationIn the AA Division, Chris Okeson of Lyndhurst won his third NOGA tournament of the season, when for most of the day it looked like he was running in jello. His first birdie of the day came at the par-4 13th to get him back to even par on his round. He immediately gave back the shot he earned with a bogey at the next, then made double on the following hole after going long left on 15.

But a solid par at the long three-shot 16th, followed by a birdie at both 17 and 18, and Okeson had a 1-over par 72 total on the day — and a squeaker victory.

Oberlin’s Ben Hogan turned the front nine in a sizzling 2-under par 34, then made birdie on the 10th to grab full control of the tournament. But the next six holes were a roller-coaster for Hogan: bogey, double, bogey, birdie, bogey, bogey. Two pars at the last gave him a round of 73 and a disappointing T2 finish.

Ian Hardesty of Chardon also finished in a tie for second place at 73. Standing at even par for the day after a consistent 14 holes, Hardesty made bogey at the 15th and then made bogey instead of the birdie he was looking for at the par-5 17th to let Okeson slip past him.

With this third NOGA victory, Okeson now has a 200 point lead in the NOGA Player of the Year race.

Jim Durr 2019 NOGA Stroke Play East
Jim Durr rolls a putt at the par-3 16th in the 2019 NOGA Stroke Play East

In the Senior AA Division, Silver Lake’s Jim Durr also added to his 2019 NOGA wins total. Fresh off a miss of match play after qualifying for the 2019 U.S. Senior Am in NC, Durr became a late entry into the Youngstown event and made it his second NOGA win of the season. His first win this year was the Senior Division of the Northeast Ohio Am.

Durr shot a 2-over par 73 to finish with a three-shot victory over Richard Marlowe.

Britt Lilley won the A Division with a 78, while Dave Cooper took the Senior A Division with a solid 75. And Alan Dimare shot an impressive 78 to win the Senior B Divison. Complete results below.

The shot of the day belonged to a player in the Senior C Division. Tim Habeck of Akron made an eagle-3 on the par-5 fifth hole at Youngstown Country Club, which of course earned him a skin in his division.

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Youngstown Country Club

Northern Ohio Golf Association
FINAL RESULTS:
Northern Ohio Golf Association
2019 Stroke Play East Tournament

Youngstown Country Club, Youngstown, OH
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
 

AA DIVISION

1 Chris Okeson 72 $100.00
T2 Ian Hardesty 73 $30.00
T2 Ben Hogan 73 $30.00
4 Jason Stiwald 78
5 David Kilgore 79
6 Brian Beebe 81
7 Zach Owen 82
8 Shawn Kirk 90

AA SKINS: $10 ea
Ben Hogan – Birdie on 1, Birdie on 7, Birdie on 8, Birdie on 10
Chris Okeson – Birdie on 13, Birdie on 18
Brian Beebe – Birdie on 9

SENIOR AA DIVISION

1 Jim Durr 73 $100.00
2 Richard Marlowe 76 $80.00
3 Jim Groh 77 $60.00
4 John Toth 78
5 Bob Weaver 80
T6 Mike Crawford 81
T6 Joseph Roller 81
8 Tom Meola 82
9 Jerry Haywood 83
10 William Fry 84
11 Jack Pico 87

SENIOR AA SKINS: $15 ea
Jim Durr – Birdie on 4, Birdie on 6
Richard Marlowe – Eagle on 5, Birdie on 16
Tom Meola – Birdie on 15
Joseph Roller – Birdie on 7

A DIVISION

1 Britt Lilley 78 $70.00
2 Brant Harbert 81
3 David Devault 82 $30.00
T4 David Dees 83
T4 Steve Kellogg 83
6 Raymond Freed 88
7 Mike Caza 90
8 Lawrence Blaser 91

A SKINS: $15 ea
Raymond Freed – Birdie on 6, Birdie on 10
Britt Lilley – Par on 11
David Devault – Birdie on 1
Lawrence Blaser – Birdie on 9

SENIOR A DIVISION

1 Dave Cooper 75 $100.00
T2 Ron Hulett 76
T2 Mike Lintelman 76 $60.00
4 Rocco Cona 77
5 Ron Polinsky 78
6 George Bingman 79
T7 Patrick Eulberg 83
T7 Ed Taber 83
9 Rick Norris 85

SENIOR A SKINS: $40 ea
Ron Hulett – Birdie on 3
Ed Taber – Birdie on 8

B DIVISION

1 Gary Rob Kirk 87 $70.00
2 Lucian Clewell 88 $30.00
3 Anthony Klang 92
4 Eric Mintz 109
5 Alec Barker 113

B SKINS: $2.50 ea
Gary Rob Kirk – Par on 1, Birdie on 5, Par on 6, Par on 7, Par on 11, Par on 14, Bogey on 16
Lucian Clewell – Par on 3, Par on 8, Birdie on 9, Birdie on 18
Alec Barker – Bogey on 17
Eric Mintz – Par on 12

SENIOR B DIVISION

1 Alan Dimare 78 $100.00
2 James Rosen 80 $60.00
3 Hugh Morgan 81 $40.00
4 David White 82
5 Mark Wilhelm 83
6 Duke Young 84
4 Joe Veverka 86
T7 Kirk Greaves 88
T7 Kevin Culver 88
9 Phil Francis 89
10 Richard Weiss 92
11 Mike Kaltenstein 97
12 James Swedenborg 102

SENIOR B SKINS: $25 ea
David White – Birdie on 2, Birdie on 9
James Rosen – Par on 4, Birdie on 14
Joe Veverka – Birdie on 1

SENIOR C DIVISION

1 Tom Herschel 84 $100.00
2 Tim Habeck 86 $60.00
3 Charles Schaefer 87
4 Rick Bock 89
5 Tom Adams 90
6 Larry Ledman 92
7 Jack Miller 97
T8 Steve Willett 98
T8 Herbert Litton 98
10 Bradley Champagne 100
11 Rick Landmark 101

SENIOR C SKINS: $10 ea
Charles Schaefer – Birdie on 12, Par on 15
Tom Herschel – Birdie on 2, Birdie on 9
Rick Bock – Par on 13
Steve Willett – Par on 4
Tim Habeck – Eagle on 5

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