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

2008 Men's County Tournament

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 2008:

2008 Men's County Champions.....Jason Holyszko.....Carl Trosein.....Roger Skrabut.....Bill DeWyse.....Tyson Knaub 

 

2008 OVERALL CHAMPION

&

2008 Championship Flight Champion

Jason Holyszko

Round 1 - 70 (-2)

Round 2 - 75   (+3)

TOTAL -  145 (+1)

Jason won his first County Crown with a fine 1 over par 36 hole total.  With tough pin placements and a competitive field Jason proved he's one of the finest player's in Bay County.  Ironically Jason took the title from his brother Justin who was defending champion.  Well deserved Jason!

 

 

 

REST OF THE FIELD:

2nd place Michael Dore 75   +71 =146

t3rd placeChad Honer 73+75=148

t3rd placeRoss Schultheiss75+73=148

t3rd placeRyan Schultheiss77+71=148

t6th placeSteven Ancel 76+73=149 

t6th placeBryan Shark74+75=149

t6th placeNick Spencer 76+73=149

Justin Holyszko (150), Bo Herek (151), Mike Wenglikowski (151), Tom Rezler (153), Roy Schultheiss (153), Brent Mrozinski (154), Dave Dufort (155), Garen Hallwood (155), Andrew Janke (155), Scott Miller (155), Ryan Puchel (155), Leroy Wright (157), Rick Webb (158), Larry Boon (159), John Goik (159), Jonathon Foldie (160), Jeremy Kloska (160), Blake Dorion (161), Brian Rabedioux (163), Brent Wolgast (163), John Janke (165), Ben Denay (169), Dave Dietlein (175), Trent Grzeforczyk (DQ), Jeremy Knochel (DQ), Eric Shark (DQ)


 

  2008 FIRST FLIGHT CHAMPION

Carl Trosien

Round 1 - 75 (+3)

Round 2 - 78   (+6)

TOTAL - 153 (+9)

Carl won his first title this year with in a very competitive flight.  He held off Jake Coquillard and Jordan Deisig who were both right at his heels.  Carl played well down the stretch to bring home the victory.  Great Job!

 

 

 

 

REST OF THE FIELD:

t2nd placeJake Coquillard  76+79 = 155

t2nd placeJordan Deisig  76+79 = 155

4th place Tim Fenwick  77+ 79= 156

5th place Gene Rhode78+ 80= 158

6th place Richard Chapman Jr. 81+79=  160

Tom Merkle (161), John Skrzypczak (161), Scott DeWyse (162), Cory Snider (162), George Brooks (163), Ryan Rahn (163), John Lange (164), Gerald Schroeder (164), Derrick Parent (166), Adam Schumacher (166), Terry Horner (167), Ryan Ratynski (168), Greg Roller (168), Michael Hayes (169), Thomas Kraut (169), George Escamilla (170), Craig Montcalm (170), Keith Jones (171), Rich Garcia (173), John Kozuch (174), Matthew Bourcher (175), David Hertzler (175), Dick Linton (175), Chris Janke (181), Gabe Schaefer (DQ)


 

2008 SECOND FLIGHT CHAMPION

Roger Skrabut

Round 1 - 78 (+6)

Round 2 - 77 (+5)

TOTAL - 155(+11)

 

Roger played exceptionally well this year winning the second flight.  His consistent 36 hole total gave him the championship by 6 strokes.  Roger is a familiar face at Bay County with a solid game and even better personality.  Great Job Roger!

 

 

 

 

REST OF THE FIELD:

2nd place Scott Charbonneau85+76=161

3rd place Doug Adams 79+84=163

4th place Garret Franklin86+81=167

5th place Jeff Weitzel  84+84=168

6th placeChristopher Mulders  85+84=  169

Don Herek (170), ER Rahn (170), James Sursley (170), Charlie Engelhardt (173), Joseph King (173), Kevin Janke (174), Denny Gale (175), Preston Oakes (177), Scott Korman (182), Rick Watkins (182), Jason King (184), Mike Learman (184), Fred Kotewa (185), Steve Graczyk (188), Kevin Rogner (198), Mitch Nowak (208), Brad Toporski (214) 


 

2008 THIRD FLIGHT CHAMPION

Bill DeWyse

Round 1 - 78 (+6)

Round 2 -   79 (+7)

TOTAL - 157 (+13) 

Bill is our team leader of our starters and rangers at Bay County.  Bill had a great year of golf by taking the title of third flight by 9 strokes, that's right 9 strokes.  The second flight better watch out for him in '09!

 

 

 

REST OF THE FIELD:

2nd place Greg Gledhill89+77=166

3rd place  Bill Jaynes86+81=167

4th place Jack LeSage 81+88=169

5th place Charles Schwartz85+85=170

6th place John Mueller85+87=172

Fred Galloway (173), Scot McNally (173), Mark Michalak (176), Andrew Neumann (176), Larry Escamilla (178), Christopher Goulet (179), Tim Hubert (186), Bob Pratt (191), Kevin Socier (194), Ben Escamilla (198), Matt Meyer (198), Mike Vincent (203), Rob Hawkins (208), Thomas Keckisen (227), Jay Brooks (WD)


 

2008 FOURTH FLIGHT CHAMPION

Tyson Knaub

Round 1 - 82 (+10)

Round 2 - 82 (+10)

TOTAL - 164 (+20)

 

Tyson played extremely well leading wire to wire to take home the championship.  With his 2 day total of 164 Tyson beat out Jack Kerkau who started only 1 shot back going into the day.  Tyson consistent play earned him champion of the fourth flight this year.  Great Job Tyson!!

 

 

 

 

 REST OF THE FIELD:

2nd placeJack Kerkau 83+85=168

3rd place Dave Herber86+85=171

4th place Glenn McKenzie 87+89=176

5th place LeRoy Valley 91+86=177

t6th placeJohn Bergevin 92+89=181

t6th placeChad Newton  94+87=181

Mike Race (182), Tom Bliss (184), Cort Schepfler (189), Matt Mahar (191), Jamey Bartkowiak (192), Rich Campau (193), Todd Rousse (193), John Maynard (194), Bill Bourch (197), Ed Yarowski (201), Dave Cox (203), Brian Kay (205)

 

Thank You all Contestants on a Fine Tournament!


 

Views from the Tourney.....

 

____________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! 

 

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

2008Jason Holyszko(145)

2007Justin 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)