The Miami Valley Mid-Amateur and Senior Metropolitan was played this past Tuesday and Wednesday (September 4 & 5, 2018) under very warm and humid conditions at Miami Valley Golf Club. In the Senior Ages 75 and Older Division, Springfield's Tom Lahaise won by two shots over John Varner, In the Ages 65-74 Division, 2005 Senior Champion, Doug Gage won by three shots over St Henry's Charlie Gels.
In the Overall Senior Division, Pete Betzold joined the exclusive club of winning both a Metropolitan Championship as well as a Senior Metropolitan Championship when he turned in rounds of 71-69 to outdistance the second place finisher Mike Dempsey by six shots.
And in the Mid Amateur Championship, Pete Samborsky, joined Jeff Scohy as the only players to have won a Mid-Amateur and Metropolitan Championship when he took home the first place trophy after defeating Pete Betzold for the Mid Amateur Championship on the first hole of a Sudden Victory Playoff.We would also like to also thank the Members and Staff at Miami Valley Golf Club for hosting our championship and their fine staff led by Matt Dever the Golf Course Superintendent and Larry Herrmann the Golf Professional.
All the results have been posted and are linked here (Certificate Values are too the Golf Shop at Miami Valley)
To View Second Round Photos
Play was suspended on Wednesday (9/5/18) from 2:15 until 3:25 for dangerous weather conditions and the playoff between Peter Samborsky and Pete Betzold for the Mid Amateur Title was played in moderate rain and suspended for a short period after the opening tee shots also for dangerous conditions.
In the sudden Victory playoff, Peter Samborsky won with a birdie on Hole #1 to Betzolds Par
Scores have been posted to your GHIN Handicap Record.