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Dress for success is the key at CINMGA

Obviously dressing for success is the key to winning in CINMGA. Jeff Gilbert showed up looking very naughty his plus fours (or plus fives?) and walked off with our Bratish open.  It wasn’t without a battle as Randy Watkins took him to a playoff but ultimately could not make the five footer.  It’s not like Jeff didn’t try to avoid even being in a playoff.    His round included destroying the ladies tee box  marker with his drive and sending the ball out of bounds but he still managed to recover to record a neat 85.     Randy did not walk away empty-handed though as he took the Long Drive Award.




It was a day for some impressive scoring as we had 3 DQs.   “DQ” Dave Ratajczak was up to his old tricks with the 75 and the Closest to the Pin Award.    Mr. “on the rise” Dennis Hirotsu was right there with Dave at 75 for his best round ever and share of the Gross Award.  Mr. “298” Mike Hanley also showed up in a big way shooting a 79.

Close on their heels was last week‘s playoff loser, Kyle Gambrel and Peter Rodish, who dress the part and made of his best runs ever at 86.  Prove the power of dress, he came  up two inches short of making a Malbatross!  In a three-way tie for fifth place were Andy Stout (does anyone else in this family play golf?) Bryan O’Daniel and Skip Koesterman who is proving to be a consistent top 10 performer.  A couple of former champions, Billdozer and Mr. Grimes, forgot to dress up appropriately as they had when they won, and finished in eighth place.  This writer was particularly impress with the Billdozer as he shot his score from the blue tees and an extra 550 yards.    Joining them was  “Salsa” Dan Harold rounded out the top 10  and taking home the Most Mediocre Award. Obviously having to shoot a 90 to make the top 10 in our tournament bodes well for our Buckeye Cup chances this year.




Richard Zinicola came very appropriately dressed in his kilt, but it was obviously that his skinny legs ruined the outfit to the point were the best he could do was tied for 11th with at 92. Tied with Rich were Mike Yannucci and Nick Novy, who again played well but has to overcome his 10 penalty strokes. Matt Fischer laid down a 96 to take 14th place followed by Clayton Calvert in 15th with a 97. A tie for 16th Pl. by Dave Gibson and Tim Rea wrapped up the money winners at a score of 98.


In the warm handshake club there were several notables.  Bob Evans continue to move forward on his way to the money but didn’t quite get there. Mike Boyer had a solid finish until he decided to take 14 extra strokes on the back nine to win the Meltdown Award.

Newcomer Nick Owens burst onto the scene in his first MGA tournament and took home some hardware as he was the Red Key winner. Nick’s game was truly a display of medio golf as he combined two Mirdies with his 15 and  2 nines.


Next up is the BS cup we get ready to take Northern Kentucky down and warm up for the Buckeye our next tournament is in three weeks on August 11 where we will take on Shaker run to contest the MGA championship.


Event Results

1.Jeff Gilbert85$1.26
2.Randy Watkins85$0.84
3.Kyle Gambrel86$0.67
5.Andy Stout88$0.49
5.Bryan ODaniel88$0.49
5.Skip Koesterman88$0.49
8.Bill Morley90$0.28
8.Tim Grimes90$0.28
8.Dan Harold90$0.28
11.Rich Zinicola92$0.09
11.Nick Novy92$0.09
11.Mike Yannucci92$0.09
14.Matt Fischer96$0.05
15.Clayton Calvert97$0.04
16.Dave Gibson98$0.02
16.Tim Rea98$0.02
18.Zach Wasson99$0.00
19.Bob Evans104$0.00
19.Mike Boyer104$0.00
21.brian mccormick107$0.00
22.Andy Schild112$0.00
23.Nick Owens114$0.00
26.Dave RatajczakDQ$0.00
26.Dennis H.DQ$0.00
26.Mike HanleyDQ$0.00