Chippewa Golf Club Doylestown OhioCanton’s Bobby Spino posted a 2-under par 69 to beat a big field at the 2019 Senior Chippewa Championship in Doylestown today.

Spino’s score was good for the overall victory against the full field and a win in the 50-59 Age Division.

In both, Spino won by a single shot over Doug Rockich and Doug Fleming. Both runners-up had their chances to grab the trophy: Rockich made bogey on his last two holes, and Fleming missed a short putt at his last.

In the 60-69 Age Division, Ron Bell beat good friend Jim Cea while playing together in the same group. Cea led for most of the day, but Bell past him right at the end to win by one, 72 to 73.

Tom Kloetzer captured the 70+ Age Division by a single shot over Akron golf legend Larry Horner, 77 to 78. Kloetzer, whose son Shaun won the 2016 Chippewa Championship, started his day on The Triangle at Chippewa (holes 14-16) and immediately was knocked back, going five over par there. So Tom’s victory was a strong comeback, to say the least.

Doug Fleming
Doug Fleming
But the story of the day was the Senior Chippewa Championship’s big skins pot. The 50-59 and 60-69 age divisions both played from the white tees, so their skins pot was singular and worth a tidy $1,720. (The Age 70+ players went from the gold tees, so their skins pot was separate.)

One man took the entire $1,720 big skins pot on the par-5 third hole: Doug Fleming made eagle-3 to sweep it all.

But not without some eyebrow-raising help.

Parma’s Keith Pluto holed out an iron shot from the fairway on the difficult par-4 15th hole in The Triangle at Chippewa, making an eagle-2 that is usually a lock skin. Except when the player decides not to put $20 into the skins pot. Then an eagle hole-out is not a skin.

Hopefully, this sad, sad lesson will not be lost on future tournament entrants.

2019 Senior Chippewa Championship

Kevin Larizza
Kevin Larizza goes over the rules of the day.
The Senior Chippewa Championship featured a full field of 124 players, and a couple dozen more who had to be turned away when the field was full. This is because owner Kevin Larizza creates a following at Chippewa with consistently great golf course conditions (courtesy of superintendent Brad Stewart) and friendly customer service in his clubhouse.

Case in point: today’s entry fee was a mere $50 for golf+cart, tournament prizes, beer+burger at the turn, and a complete steak dinner after — filet, too, perfectly prepared to perfection by clubhouse chefs Denise and Jeff.

So hear hear: thanks to everyone at Team Chippewa for today’s fantastic golf experience, fabulous food and beverages, and the deal of the century for the old guys!

 

Chippewa Golf Club

FINAL RESULTS:
2019 Senior Chippewa Championship

Chippewa Golf Club, Doylestown, Ohio
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

AGE DIVISION RESULTS:

 
50-59 Age Division:
1st Bobby Spino – 69 $300
T2nd Doug Fleming – 70 $100
T2nd Doug Rockich – 70 $100

60-69 Age Division:
1st Ron Bell – 72 $100
2nd Jim Cea – 73 18 Hole Foursome

70+ Age Division:
1st Tom Kloetzer – 77 $100
2nd Larry Horner – 78 18 Hole Foursome

50-69 SKINS: $1,720
Doug Fleming Eagle-3 Hole #3

70+ SKINS: $60 Each
Denny Gutowski Birdie Hole #3
Tom Kloetzer Birdie Hole #5
Jim Niskenan Birdie Hole #12
Adam Letz Birdie Hole #14
Tim Barrett Birdie Hole #15

FULL FIELD RESULTS:

Bob Spino (50-59) 69
Doug Rockich (50-59) 70
Doug Fleming (50-59) 70
Dave Trier (50-59) 72
Ty Kovach (50-59) 72
Ron Bell (60-69) 72
Dennis Berkheimer (50-59) 73
Jim Cea (60-69) 73
Rod Boardman (50-59) 75
Jeff Dean (60-69) 75
Dean Cutlip (50-59) 75
Scott Saari (50-59) 75
Randy Steele (60-69) 76
Tom Doll (50-59) 77
Gary Congin (60-69) 77
Mark Thomas (50-59) 77
Tom Kloetzer (70+) 77
Jeff Jenkins (50-59) 77
Brian Huntley (50-59) 78
Chris Bleile (50-59) 78
Larry Horner (70+) 78
Ken Troutman (50-59) 78
Keith Pluto (60-69) 78
Ron Skirpstas (60-69) 78
Frank Livak (60-69) 79
Ray McNiece (50-59) 79
Jim Niskenan (70+) 79
Michael Mintz (60-69) 80
Al Freeman (50-59) 81
Steve Bedell (60-69) 81
Russ Rybka (50-59) 81
Steven Plevelich (50-59) 81
Raul Mendoza (50-59) 81
Sam Spino (60-69) 81
Bill Showers (60-69) 82
Bill Baksa (50-59) 82
Mike Crawford (50-59) 82
John Stubblefield (70+) 82
Adam Letz (70+) 82
Randy Crider (60-69) 82
Doug Van Nostran (60-69) 82
Mark Ciccarello (50-59) 83
John Toth (50-59) 83
Paul Trenta (60-69) 83
Ken Krupa (70+) 84
Tim Barrett (70+) 84
Kevin Legge (60-69) 84
Greg Moldovan (50-59) 84
Arthur Green (60-69) 84
Dave Dudley (60-69) 84
Mike Raus (60-69) 84
Ron Rositani (60-69) 84
Dale Dicarlo (60-69) 84
David Shiner (50-59) 85
Carl Behrens (60-69) 85
George Sidoris (60-69) 85
Kevin Delsavio (50-59) 85
Denny Toth (60-69) 85
Kevin Larizza (50-59) 86
Denny Gutowski (70+) 86
Ray Alesandrini (70+) 86
Terry Keenan (60-69) 86
Bob Cornelius (70+) 86
Larry Keating (70+) 87
Steve Feist (50-59) 87
Jeff Mirelli (50-59) 87
Jack Cox (60-69) 87
Mike Turner (70+) 88
Bob Robertson (60-6989
Kevin Breen (60-69) 89
Tim Hazel (50-59) 89
Mitch Gainer (50-59) 89
Jerry Laria (60-69) 90
Tim Petit (50-59) 90
Joe Petit (60-69) 90
Eric Schott (50-59) 90
Doug Allen (60-69) 91
Larry Hawkins (60-69) 91
Dan Labaj (60-69) 91
Mark Skladany (60-69) 92
Steve Skladany (60-69) 92
Michael Mathias (50-59) 92
Chris Helaney (50-59) 92
David Over (70+) 92
Doug Nicola (50-59) 92
Bill Richards (60-69) 92
Kay Dyer (70+) 92
Joe Sholtis (70+) 93
Butch Marinkov (50-59) 93
Bruce Steiner Sr. (70+) 93
Michael Ozog (60-69) 94
Les Carter (60-69) 94
Tony Korzan (60-69) 94
Terry Williams (50-59) 95
Don Henegar (50-59) 95
Tim Booth (60-69) 95
Phil Belanger (60-69) 96
Tom Berle (60-69) 96
Bruce Steiner Jr. (50-59) 96
Steve Marinkov (50-59) 97
Terry Berger (70+) 98
Ralph Paulk (60-69) 98
Dave Nauer (60-69) 99
Gearhart (50-59) 100
Mo Banton (70+) 101
Larry Kois (70+) 101
Jim Black (70+) 101
Bob Steiner (60-69) 101
Kiyoshi Ueyoko (60-69) 101
George Ferguson (60-69) 104
Bob Cline (60-69) 104
John Alesandrini (70+) 104
Chris Mitchell (60-69) 105
Mike Biales (60-69) 108
Jack Hubbell (70+) 109
Paul Geheras (60-69) 111
Norman Mann (70+) 113
Leroy Kline (70+) 113
Jerry Stephens (70+) 113
Joe Dilauro (50-59) 113
Bill Alford (70+) 115
Al Roderick (70+) DNS
John Taylor (50-59) N/C
Ron Seese (60-69) N/C

1 Comment

  1. Ty Kovach
    September 12, 2019

    What a great day of golf…..Kudos to Kevin who puts on the best of the best with tournaments, Brad for awsome condition of the course, Jeff and his staff for great lunch and steak dinner – Hard to believe everything for just $50
    Ty

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