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Low scores highlight Cancer Services tournament

By DON HOHLER • Jul 26, 2018 at 3:34 PM

NORWALK — To win the Cancer Services of Erie County tournament at Eagle Creek on Wednesday, a team had to go low.

Real low.

How about 16-under par low? That’s the number the Civista Bank team of Paul Koch, Jarrett Lang, Mike Miller and Gary Schaefer arrived at to win the A flight. But that was only after winning a playoff with the Matthews Ford team of Donna Hast, Rob Matthews, Scott Stradtman and Tyler Puckrin — one that went back to the 16th hole to get a winner.

It was noticeable easier to win B Flight, as was attested by the MHD Corporation based in Sandusky. The foursome of Jeff Hoffman, Tim Beaten, Bob Schenck and Len Kuns carded a 62 to win by one stroke over Doug’s Dog’s and Donuts, a team made up of Doug Studer, Rick Jennings, Chuck Malone and Jeff Skaggs.

There were two skins out with the Evert team winning one for their “2” on No. 4. The split was with the Brady Sign & Lighting Team made up of Ryan Brady, Josh Mesenburg, Kyle Kelley and Mike Luce as they penciled in a “3” on No. 5. Each foursome won $240.

Hole prize winners included proximity winners Glenn Ginesi (No. 1), Dr. Robert Rice (No. 2), Tyler Puckrin (No. 7), Mike Luce (No. 8), Jeff Skaggs (No. 10), Harry Perdue (Nos. 11 and 14), Chapman (No. 16), Keith Sweigert (No. 17).

For driving prowess, prizes went to a lady-member of the Firelands Federal Credit Union team on No. 3, Rob Matthews on No. 5, and Kevin Taylor on No. 18.

For putting, prizes went to Mike Lavelle on No. 4, Bryan Gill on No. 6, Scott Stradtman on No. 9 and Tim Mayle on  No. 15.

Steve Krampits won for hitting it closest to the water on No. 13.

Tournament spokesman Doug Studer, a member of the Board of Directors, did not have the exact figure as to money raised Thursday morning — but did believe the goal of $13,000 was reached. 

“It is amazing how golfers and friends of the Cancer Services of Erie County step up each year,” Studer said. “It is not a hard sell when people realize what kind of support we give area cancer patients. And when talking numbers, we are currently aiding some 500 patients be it a much-needed hospital bed or some other means of comfort.

“Everything could not have went better on Wednesday,” he added. “The weather was perfect. Arvy Montvilas and his Catering by Design firm served up a great meal and we never question the professionalism of the people at Eagle Creek. They are courteous and have all the answers. Twenty-seven teams is a lot of people to get out and off the course in a respectable amount of time and they do it with true professionalism.”

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