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

2014 Mens 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'!  Once again we had a full field of golfers.

This year was no exception!!  The following are the Champion Golfers of 2014:

2014 Men's County Champions.....Justin Holyszko..........Devin Young.....Greg Licht Jr.....Greg Stutelberg.....Jeff Nievierowski

 

2014 OVERALL CHAMPION

2014 Championship Flight Champion

Justin Holyszko

Round 1 - 75 (+3)

Round 2 - 68   (-4)

 *TOTAL -  143(-1)

 

Can you call it a 3 Peat!  Justin continues to make a run for the record books marking his 5th County Championship.  Justin had his work cut out this year with young Seth Studer firing 69-74 to tie Justin in the 36 hole stroke play event.  To the gallery's delight a sudden death playoff would determine the winner.  Both Justin and Seth hit beautiful drives down number 1.  Justin hit first and his approach shot landed 25 feet from the hole.  An adrenaline filled rookie, Seth fired his shot over the green looking like an easy 2 putt win for Justin.  After Seth hit an outstanding bump and run chip to about 5 feeet Justin rolled his birdie putt just over the left lip of the hole.  Seth walked up and drained his par putt sending this dramatic tournament to the second playoff hole.  Both hit monster drives down number 2.  Justin hit his approach to about 18 feet while Seth stood up and hit his to about 12 feet.  As the crowd began to swell and carts raced up to the green to see the action Justin calmly drained his birdie putt.  Seth then got up and made his stroke in an attempt to take it to a third playoff hole, but his ball missed on the right side giving Justin the Victory!  What a way to finish a great tournament.

 

REST OF THE FIELD:

2nd placeSeth Studer69 + 74 =  143

3rd place  Jason Holyszko75 + 71 =146

t4th place Matt Hechlik72 + 76 =148

t4th place Andrew Janke  74 + 74 =148

6th place  Dustin Vogl 74 + 75 =149

Mike Dore (150), Mike Wenglikowski (151), Scott DeWyse (151), Ben Poniatowski (152), Drew Vogl (152), Nick Spencer (154), Brett Baranek (154), Adam Hansen (154), Robert Marsh (156), Rick Webb (157), Steve Ancel (157), Mark Wenglikowski (157), Eric Demers (157), Tom Rezler (158), Jason Wright (161), Jon Dammer (162), John Ransford (162), Jeremy Knochel (163), Jake Coquillard (165), Bo Herek (171)

 


 

2014 FIRST FLIGHT CHAMPION

Devin Young

Round 1 - 75 (+3)

Round 2 - 77   (+5)

TOTAL - 152 (+8)

Devin new to the County scene makes a stellar debut and takes the First Flight crown by 2 shots.  Devin was 2 shots off the pace to fellow first flighter Cory Snider who opened with a solid round of 73.  Cory struggled on Sunday, but Devin fought his way into the lead and beat out a very close field.

REST OF THE FIELD:

t2nd placeCarter Adams75 + 77 =152

t2nd place  Brandon Ruszkowski76 + 78 =154

t4th place  Tyler Tabor76 + 80 =156

t4th place  Tim Fenwick 77 + 79 =156

6th placeJonathon Foldie 78 + 79 =157

 

Cory Snider (158), Eddie Brengman (160), George Escamilla (160), Patrick Tobin (160), Anthony Fontana (160), Ryan Rahn (161), Eric Drzewicki (163), Adam Schumacher (163), Tom Merkle (164), Scott Taglauer (165), Preston Oakes (165), Terry Horner (166), Andy Skrzypczak (166), Carl Trosien (167), Craig Kloska (167), Brian Osentoski (167), Jeremy Kloska (167), Andrew Martin (168), Nick Schwall (168), Chris Bellottie (168), Ryan Ratynski (168), Gerald Schroeder (170), Mitch Myers (170), Roger Skrabut (171), Craig Montcalm (172), Marcus Davila (172), James Sursley (175), Mark Zielinski (176), Kyle West (177), Steven Johnson (179), Rodney Grigg (182), Jason Donahue (193), Matthew Boucher (WD)

 


 

 

2014 SECOND FLIGHT CHAMPION

Greg Licht Jr.

Round 1 - 81 (+9)

Round 2 -  81 (+9)

TOTAL -  162 (+18)

Congratulations to Greg Licht Jr. for finally coming through and claiming the Second Flight crown.  Greg has been in the mix for quite of few years and finally came and edged out the field.  Mark Pieniozek opened with a round of 80 to give him a 1 shot lead going into Sunday.  Greg played back to back consistent rounds that kept him ahead of his competitors winning by a single shot.  Way to go Greg!

REST OF THE FIELD:

2nd placePaul Spyhaslski 82 + 81 =163

3rd place Matt Ludwig  82 + 83 =165

t4th place  Rob Merkle 81 + 86 =167

t5th placeMark Pieniozek  80 + 88 =168

t5th placeDoug Adams 83 + 85 =168

 t5th place  Chris Janke 85 + 83 =168

 

Dave Hertzler (169), Jerry Kukla (169), Andy Glowiak (170), Josh Jaymes (170), Craig Laskey (170), Ryan Gregg (171), Shane O'Mara (171), Nathan O'Neil (172), Rod Adams (172), Keith Jones (175), Russ David (178), Nick Felmlee (180), Tyler Finkbeiner (186), Bret Bowman (197)

 


 

 

2014 THIRD FLIGHT CHAMPION

Greg Stutelberg

Round 1 - 76 (+4)

Round 2 - 70 (-2)

  TOTAL -  146 (+2)

The third flight seemed to be the who's who of the King of the Seniors.With Greg Stutelberg leading the way Greg opened Saturday's round 3 shots back.  Sunday Mr. Stutelberg put the pedal down firing a 2 under par 70 to put the field in his dust winning by 4 shots.  Gene Rhode his closest competitor who opened with a 73 shot another nice round of 77, but Greg was too much on his game.  It was quite a final round and quite afinish for the Third Flight!

REST OF THE FIELD:

2nd place Gene Rhode 73 + 77 =150

3rd place John Janke 76 + 78 =154

 4th placeJohn Goik76 + 79 =155

5th place Jim Garzell 77 + 79 =156

6th place Kevin Janke78 + 81 =159

Ernie Rahn (161), Paul Drzewicki (161), Richard Stevens (162), Don Walsh (162), Louis Beck (163), Bill DeWyse (164), Brian Sizick (166), Scott Billingsley (166), Bud Keefer (168), Bill DuRussell (168), Ron Gobeski (169), Tim Corcoran (169), Dave Dietlein (169), Denny Gale (169), Nick Hightower (169), Bob Anderson (172), Tyson Knaub (172), AJ Neumann (173), Ed Lesniak (173), Seth Ferrio (173), Greg Heitzig (177), Steve Weitzel (180), Shane Albrecht (185), Steve Graczyk (187), TJ Mendyk (197), Joe King (WD)

 

 

 


 

 

 

2014 FOURTH FLIGHT CHAMPION

Jeff Nievierowski

Round 1 -  75  (+3)

Round 2 - 79 (+7)

TOTAL -  154 (+10)

Jeff has competed for years and finally he is crowned Champion.  He has been in the mix and this year put the nail in the coffin.  Jeff opened with a 4 shot lead and never looked back.  He played 2 solid rounds of golf and he was too much too handle for anyone in the fourth flight which boasted 51 players.  With scores like that 3rd flight better watch out next year!  Great Job Jeff!

REST OF THE FIELD:

2nd place  Charlie Englehardt 82 + 80 =162

3rd place Bill Jamrog 79 + 84 =163

4th place Scott Reid 81 + 83 =164

t5th placeGreg Garcia81 + 84 =165

t5th place  Gary Kinsey83 + 82 =165

Ed Bleshenski (166), Jeremy Alarie (166), Matt Wall (166), Grant Schuers (166), Kurt Legner (167), Gabe Koscielski (168), Kevin Jamrog (168), Michael Iannacchione (168), Scott Garzell (169), Gary Studer (169), Chad Feldotte (169), Noah Ferrio (169), Jack Kerkau (171), Rich Jaenicke (172), Matt Meyer (172), Fred Leonard (173), John Mueller (173), Mark Williams (173), David Martindale (173), Rob DeWyse (174), Glenn McKenzie (174), James Reed (174), Shawn Sunquist (175), Daniel Bublitz (176), Chad Vanderlaan (177), Daver Herber (179), Lane Moore (180), Scott Bode (181), Tom Grange (184), Chip Kiesel (186), Kevin Rogner (186), Greg Lamson (188), Fred Hubert (191), Brach Marker (192), Jeff O'Loughlin (192), Roland Leonora (192), Bob Pratt (192), Bill Borch (194), Jon McParlan (197), Mike Dzurka (204), Oaks Hollister (208), Josh Ruppel (215), Garrett Walraven (227), Jacob Kokaly (233), Ben Bragiel (WD)

 

 

 

 

Thank You all Champions on a Fine Tournament!

 


 

 

  Views from the Tourney.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let's get the 2014 Men's Bay County  tourney started!

Saturday morning....the 15th fairway awaits for the first group to tee off.

 

 

 

 

The trophy awaits the winner after Sunday's round!

 

 

 

 

Justin Holyszko tees off Saturday morning off #1.

 

 

 

 

Tom Rezler 5 time Champion practices on the putting green Saturday morning getting ready to tee it up with the young guns in the Championship flight.

 

 

 

 

Drew Vogl stripes one down the middle in his opeing round.

 

 

 

Number 6 green awaits its first competitor of the tourney.

Golf Carts line number 1 fairway on the first playoff hole between Justin Holyszko and Seth Studer.

 Matt Hechlik takes his time and rolls in a birdie putt in his opening round.

 

Nothing better than a fresh cut green early in the morning at the Bay County Men's Golf Championship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Janke a recent champion tees off number 1 in search of title number two.

 

 

 

 

 John Goik chips onto number 6 getting up and down for a birdie 4.

Jason Wright taps in for par while his father Rod and caddie for the weekend looks on.

Lee Thompson aka "Lee T" handles full coverage leading up to, during and, through the completion of the tournament.  Our thanks goes out to him and all of his hard work to help this tournament be a success.  Thanks Lee!! 

The "dynamic duo" Seth Studer & Justin Holyszko pose for a shot after Justin's playoff win.  I think this weekend set up some interested tournaments in the years to come.

 

 

 

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 Manager

 

 


Past County Champions

2014 Justin Holyszko (143)

2013 Justin Holyszko  (142)

2012 Justin Holyszko  (145)

2011 Andrew Janke  (145)

2010 Justin Holyszxko (140)

2009  Chad Horner  (143)

2008  Jason Holyszko  (145)

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)