Bay County Golf Course

Dan Neering, Recreation Manager

584 West Hampton Road
Essexville, Michigan 48732
Voice: (989) 892-2161
Fax: (989) 892-4205
neeringd@baycounty.net

2007 County Tournament - Men's

The Annual County Tournament is one of the longest standing golf tournaments in our area.  This much anticipated tournament is always full of tradition and excitement.  Once a year all levels of amateur golfers come out to the County Golf Course and attempt to mark their name in county history....from Jerry Snable (11 time champion) to recent high school graduates, to your once a week league golfer, everyone wants his shot at winning 'The County'! 

This year was no exception!!  The following are the Champion Golfers of 2007:

2007 Men's County Champions.....Justin Holyszko.....John Janke.....Michael Hayes.....Fred Kotewa.....Richard Jeffers 

2007 OVERALL CHAMPION

&

2007 Championship Flight Champion

Justin Holyszko

Round 1 - 69 (-3)

Round 2 - 74   (+2)

TOTAL - 143 (-1)*

*Justin won the tournament on the 2nd sudden death hole against 3 time past champion Mike Wenglikowski.  Justin made a clutch 5 footer on the first playoff hole to extend the match.  He then made a 6 footer from the fringe on number 2 to seal his first county crown.....

 

REST OF THE FIELD:

2nd place Mike Wenglikowski 71   + 72 = 143* *lost on 2nd sudden death hole

3rd place Chad Honer  71 + 73 = 144

t4th placeJason Holyszko74 + 73 =  147

t4th place  Scott Miller 66*+ 81 =  147 *Scott's first round 66 was a all time tournament record!

t4th place  Brent Wolgast  70 + 77 =  147 

Andrew Gettel (151), Brad LaVictor (151), Ryan Puchel (151), Ross Schultheiss (152), Doug Anderson (153), Blake Dorion (153), Larry Boon (154), Brent Mrozinski (154), Bryan Shark (154), Nick Spencer (154), Tom Rezler (156), Jerry Snable (156), Andrew Janke (157), David Dufort (158), Mark Wenglikowski (158), Rod Wright (158), Brett Baranek (159), Jordan Deisig (160), Garen Hallwood (160), Steven Ancel (161), Bo Herek (162), Roy Schultheiss (163), Jake Coquillard (165), John Goik (166), Carl Trosien (178), Eric Shark (WD), Josh Male (DQ), Robert Price (DQ)

  2007 FIRST FLIGHT CHAMPION

John Janke

Round 1 - 74 (+2)

Round 2 - 78   (+6)

TOTAL - 152 (+8)

John played an exceptional tournament, winning the first flight by 8 strokes.  John has  been a regular at the County Tournament for years.  His friendly and calm demeaner has makes him a threat every time he tees it up, but even a greater guy!

 

REST OF THE FIELD:

t2nd placeGene Rhode  80 + 80 = 160

t2nd place  Cory Snider 74 + 86 = 160

4th place Dick Linton 73 + 88 =  161

t5th place  Richard Chapman Jr.  82 + 80 = 162

t5th place  Ben Denay  82 + 80 = 162

t5th place  Denny Lynch 82 + 80 =  162

George Escamilla (163), Craig Montcalm (163), John Kozuch (164), David Hertzler (165), Keith Jones (165), Thomas Kraut (165), Adam Brandow (166), Chad Mazzara (166), John Skrzypczak (167), Scott DeWyse (168), Matt Ludwig (169), Stephen Gardner (169), Craig Laskey (170), Greg Roller (170), George Brooks (172), Scott Charbonneau (172), Tim Fournier (172), Gerald Schroeder (172), Garret Franklin (176), Scott Korman (180), Robert Jaenicke (181), Ernie Rahn (WD), Terry Horner (WD)

 

2007 SECOND FLIGHT CHAMPION

Mike Hayes

Round 1 - 78 (+6)

Round 2 - 80 (+8)

TOTAL - 158 (+14)

 

Mike is a former employee of the Bay County Golf Course.  Now he can add Bay County Champion to his resume.  Mike played a fine tournament this year and held off Jeff Weitzel by three strokes.  Not bad for a guy who was getting married in a couple of weeks.  Congratluations Mike on a fine tournament and Good Luck on your adventures in Marriage.....

 

 

 

REST OF THE FIELD:

2nd place Jeff Weitzel  79 + 82 = 161

3rd place Jason Badour 83 + 79 = 162

t4th place  Denny Gale    85 + 83 = 168

t4th place  Chris Janke    83 + 85 = 168

t4th placeChristopher Mulders  85 + 83 = 168

Roger Skrabut (170), Rick Watkins (170), Don Herek (173), Dave Reitzel (173), Andy Glowiak (175), Kori Sherman (176). James Sursely (176), Greg Licht (180), Bill Oeming (181), Lee Shorkey (183), Mike VanWert (187), Bill DeWyse (189), Steve Graczak (189), Jason King (193), Brent Brown (218)

 

 

2007 THIRD FLIGHT CHAMPION

Fred Kotewa

Round 1 - 83 (+11)

Round 2 - 78 (+6)

TOTAL - 161 (+17)

 

Fred is a dedicated member of the Bay County Golf Course.  Fred knows this golf course inside and out, which attributed to his stellar final round.  Fred's Sunday round of 78 shot him past runner up finisher Jay Brooks.(Fred must have worn championship red!) 

 

 

REST OF THE FIELD:

2nd place Jay Brooks   79 + 84 = 163

3rd place Dave Maxim  81 + 83 = 164

4th place Norm Pjund81 + 85 = 166

5th place Mark Williams  88 + 81 = 169

6th place John Mueller 87 + 83 = 170

Andrew Neumann (171), Kurt Legner (172), Scott McNally (174), Ben Escamilla (175), Fred Galloway (175), Jamey Bartkowiak (178), Tom Bliss (178), Chip Kiesel (179), Mike Vincent (179), Charlie Schwartz (181), Bob Pratt (182), Jack Kerkau (186), Christopher Goulet (189), Kevin Socier (192), Rob Hawkins (193), Gary Lynch (194)

 

2007 FOURTH FLIGHT CHAMPION

Richard Jeffers

Round 1 - 81 (+9)

Round 2 - 81 (+9)

TOTAL - 162 (+18)

 

Richard is a fine player in our community as his scores obviously show.  His solid performance and undoubted consistency put him in a league of his own in the fourth flight.  Richard took home the hardware by 13 strokes.What an achievement!  The golfers in the third flight better look out next year....while the fourth flighters are taking a sigh of relief!  Great Job!!

 

 

 

 REST OF THE FIELD:

t2nd place  Dave Herber 86 + 89 = 175

t2nd place  Brian Kay  87 + 88 = 175

t4th place  Robert Ingle  83 + 93 = 176

t4th place  Mike Race  88 + 88 = 176

6th place Leroy Valley   93 + 88 = 181

Ron Gardner (183), Kameron Allen (186), Glenn McKenzie (186), Todd Rousse (188), Scot Gatza (190), Joseph Vallier (190), John Bergevin (191), Eric Cooper (198), Timothy Woodbury (198), Joe Horon (199), Dave Cox (201), Marty Lewandowski (208), Ed Yaworski (216)

Thank You all Contestants on a Fine Tournament!

   

Views from the Tourney.....

 

11 time - County Champion Jerry Snable drains a putt on number six during his first round.  Jerry has been a crowd favorite ever since he ran off 7 consecutive titles from 1992-98.  Jerry's other titles were:  1968, 71, 82, & 90.  Jerry is one victory shy of tying the all time mark of John Tews with 12 titles. Every time Jerry tees it up on number 1 he is guaranteed a large crowd. 

Congratulations on your constant success...

We'll be waiting for 2008!

 

 

 

The crowd waits patiently as the final scores are being posted. 

Did you know this year's tournament was marked the 83rd Bay County Championship?

____________Fact or Fiction?___________

Was the County Tournament always held at same location?

Fiction:  The Bay County Golf Course opened its doors in 1966.  The first County Tournament at this location was 1968 with Jerry Snable as champion  Before that the event was held at the old Euclid course. 

Just a little bit of history! 

 

 

In this photo Scott Miller was awarded his tie for 4th place gift ceritficate.

Quick Fact:

Scott shot an all time tournament record 66 in his opening round.

If you have never seen Scott drive the golf ball, you should set up a round with him.  On the first hole of the event, a 381 yard par 4, Scott drove the ball within 30 yards of the green. (Not to mention, the hole was slightly into the wind!)  On number 5, a 348 yard dogleg right Scott hits a tee shot over the trees within 5 feet of the pin.  Yes he drove the green and knocked down his eagle putt!!  Sounds like he might get a few calls to play in some scrambles....Great Job Scott!!

 

Receiving his 2nd place gift certificate, 3 time Champion Mike Wenglikowski (2000, 2003, 2005) was convinced he would be the 2007 champion, because of hi s resume.  And he nearly was....

 Mike made it interesting by taking his friend and ex college teammate Justin Holyszko to sudden death, but finished just short.

Don't be to disappointed, because he is always considered a threat when he tees it up!!!

Congrats!!

 

 

 

2001 Champion Bryan Shark watches Justin Holyszko just miss a putt during the first round.

Bryan a 'deadly putter' in his own rite is another constant threat when he tees it up!!

 

The following list of names is sure to bring back memories and attribute to the tremendous golfing experience and quality gentlemen that we have had the honor to play in our event.  Congratulations to all players on this list, but also to every player that has ever participated over the years.  Thank You for the memories.....and the ones to follow.

Brent Goik 

Recreation and Golf Course Supervisor

 

 

Past County Champions

2007 Justin Holyszko (143)

2006 Chad Horner (136)

2005 Mike Wenglikowski (143)

2004 Ryan Puchel (142)

2003 Mike Wenglikowski (141)

2002 Ryan Schultheiss (143)

2001 Bryan Shark (138)

2000 Mike Wenglikowski (144)

1999 Doug Anderson (139)

1998 Jerry Snable (138)

1997 Jerry Snable (144)

1996 Jerry Snable (143)*

1995 Jerry Snable (71) - rain shortened

1994 Jerry Snable (146)

1993 Jerry Snable (141)

1992 Jerry Snable (146)

1991 Kevin Janasik (147)

1990 Jerry Snable (138)

1989 Tom Rezler (146)

1988 Kevin Janasik (148)*

1987 Pete Pafford (70) - rain shortened

1986 Pete Pafford (147)

1985 Pete Pafford (150)

1984 Joe Spyhalski (149)

1983 Pete Pafford (141)

1982 Jerry Snable (141)*

1981 Joe Borkowski (147)

1980 Tom Rezler (146)

1979 Pete Pafford (140)

1978 Alan Schafer (148)

1977 Tom Rezler (153)*

1976 Joe Spyhalski (149)

1975 Tom Rezler (146)

1974 Tom Rezler (149)*

1973 Bill Ott (139)

1972 Carl Herber (146)

1971 Jerry Snable (149)

1970 Carl Herber def. Bill Ott

1969 Scott Anderson def. Shelby Houston

1968 Jerry Snable

--------start of the Modern Era at the Bay County Golf Course------

1965-1967 No Tourney

1964 John Tews (213)

1963 Guy Jeffrey

1962 John Bickham (219)*

1961 John Tews def. Frank Peplinski

1960 Carl Herber

1959 John Tews def. Harry Halub

1958 Bruce Irvine def. Larry Jonas

1957 Harry Halub def. Eldon Ingle

1956 John Tews

1955 Harry Halub def. Flyod "Butch" Wagner

1954 Harry Halub def. Howard Bidwell

1953 Eldon Ingle def. Flyod "Butch" Wagner

1952 John Tews (296)

1951 John Tews def. Harry Halub

1950 Fred "Chick" Herber

1949 Harry Halub def. John Tews

1948 Harry Halub def. John Tews

1947 John Tews

1946 John Tews

1945 Sam Young (146)

1944 Fred "Chick" Herber

1943 Mike Wiechec

1942 John Tews def. Mike Wiechec

1941 John Tews def. Howard Taylor

1940 John Tews def. Howard Taylor

1939 Elsun Hedges def. John Tews

1938 John Tews def. Elsun Hedges

1937 Eugene Hand def. Elsun Hedges

1936 Art Kerkau def. Ken Treymann

1935 Howard Taylor

1934 Larry Noble

1933 Howard Taylor

1932 Howard Taylor

1931 Eugene Hand

1930 Eugene Hand

1929 Pete Smith def. Eugene Hand

1928 Eugene Hand def. Al Windiate

1927 Eugene Hand def. Emmett Kelly

1926   Eugene Hand def. Al Windiate

1925 Eugene Hand def. Charlie Porter

1924 Dude Evans def. Fred Johnson

1923 Dude Evans def. Fred Johnson

1922 Emmett Kelly def. Fred Johnson - first City Championship

*Information provided by The Bay City Times (Lee Thompson)