Mixed reviews for area HOF golfers

Local golfers had mixed results Monday in the opening round of the Ohio Senior Amateur Hall of Fame Championship at Plum Brook.
Butch Wagner
Aug 6, 2013

In the overall picture, Craig Soule (Port Clinton), Kim Kinnear (Clyde), Dave Belden (Port Clinton) and John Dewey (Clyde) registered the low rounds.   

Soule, the 2009 champion, is tied for eighth place at even par 71, while Kinnear turned in a round of 34-38—72. Belden had 35-39—74 and Dewey tallied 36-38—74.   

With the final 18 holes today, there are several players in contention for net honors, especially in their respective age groups.

They crown an overall net champion (low round of gross minus handicap) and the area has been fortunate to claim a number of winners in the past.   

As of Tuesday, Bill Monaghan (Sandusky) is tied for second overall at net 66. The leader is Tim Cumberland of Columbus, second overall at 66, with a net 64.   

Monaghan, 69, fired 40-40—80 on a 14 handicap for his net 66, despite a triple bogey eight on the third hole. He had one birdie on the day.

“I played well except for the third hole,” Monaghan said. “I hit my third shot into the water and that hurt.” His age group is 65-69.

Don Gustovich (Huron) is also in the running for players 65-69 after shooting 39-42—81 on a 14 handicap, and net 67.

“I birdied No. 9, but didn’t do well closing it out and finished 6-7 on the par-five holes,” Gustovich said.

Dr. John Parschauer (Huron) has a net 70 in the 60-64 class as a result of 44-39—83 on a 13 handicap. Bruce Boissoneault (Sandusky) also had a good day with a 76 on a five handicap for net 71 in the 55-59 age bracket. Belden and Soule are at net 69, both in the 55-59 age group.

Kinnear is one stroke back at net 70. Gregg Palmer (Sandusky) is at net 70 for players 60-64 with 42-40—82 on a 12 handicap.

Kevin Asher (Huron) had one of the better rounds for area players, especially after the first two holes.

“I had 41-36—77 today and started with a quad (four over) on the first hole and a double bogey on the second, then played par golf from that point on,” Asher said. He fashioned three birdies (Nos. 4, 5 and 17) and is at net 72 for players 55-59.

Tom Bollenbacher, 56, Huron, carded 41-38—79 and is also at net 72 for players 55-59. Also for players 50-54, Vermilion’s Brian Sokol had 78 on a two handicap for net 76 and Harry Perdue (Milan) 43-42—85 on an eight handicap for net 77.   

In the 55-59 class, Jon Sage (Huron) posted 84 on an eight handicap for net 76.   

For participants 60-64, Patrick “Sticks” Gioffre had 43-43--86 on a 12 handicap; Pat Martin 92 on a 21 handicap for net 72; and Mike Hartley 46-39—85 on a 12 handicap.   

In the 65-69 bracket, Harold Cassel (Castalia) marked 84 on an eight handicap for net 76 and Bill Gassett (Huron) 82 on an eight handicap for net 74.   

Three more local players were in the 70-74 class.

Jan Sadoski (Sandusky) recorded 83 on a 10 handicap for net 73 and Ron Kaufman (Sandusky a 95 on a 21 handicap for net 74. Also, Bill Hill had 45-44—89 on a 13 handicap, and net 76.