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

2011 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'!  We would like to thank all participants and had a nice field of 139 golfers! 

This year was no exception!!  The following are the Champion Golfers of 2011:

2011 Men's County Champions.....Andrew Janke..........Jake Coquillard.....Anthony Fontana.....Chris Janke.....Jim Garzell 

2011 OVERALL CHAMPION

2011 Championship Flight Champion

Andrew Janke

Round 1 -     74     (+2)

 Round 2 -     71     (-1)

  TOTAL -       145     (+1)

Andrew shot a great 1 under par round on Sunday to lap the field and take his first ever Bay County title.  With a weather delay in the final round and having to go back and play in the rain Andrew proved he could tough it out and beat the best players in the County.  Andrew has proved he is part of the elite group of players with this win.  With the Sunday comeback Andrew was able to edge out defending Champion Justin Holyszko by 1 shot.  Great job Andrew!

   REST OF THE FIELD:

   2nd place    Justin Holyszko            74   +   72   =      146

   3rd place    Addison Pafford            72   +   75   =      147

   4th place    Drew Vogl                   70   +   78   =      148

   t5th place   Robert Marsh               75   +   74   =      149

   t5th place   Eric Shark                   74   +   75   =      149

   7th place    Adam Hansen               77   +   73   =      150

 

Mike Dore (151), Brett Baranek (152), Dustin Vogl (153), Alex Keefer (155), Zach Strain (155), Jason Holyszko (156), Scott DeWyse (159), John Goik (159), Chuck Baumer (160), Jonathan Dammer (160), Jonathan Foldie (160), Greg Bahm (161), Matt Hechlik (161), Bob Johnson (161), Bo Herek (162), Garen Hallwood (163), Tom Rezler (163), Chris Bellottie (165), Steve Ancel (167), Nick Spencer (167), Dave Dietlein (170), Ken Spyhalski (171), Christian Bialek (172)


 

  2011 FIRST FLIGHT CHAMPION

Jake Coquillard

Round 1 -     74     (+2)

Round 2 -     76     (+4)

TOTAL -     150     (+6) 

Jake brought home is first County victory in a surprising way.  Jake played a strong tournament and was standing on the 18th tee of the final round down by 3 shots.  Brian Rabedioux had the tournament won...right?  Not so!  Jake calmly made a par 4 on the tough finishing hole while Brian struggled his way to a quadruple bogey 8 to lose by 1.  Our hearts go out to Brian who is a great competitor and player, but we cannot take away from Jake's win.  Great Job!

   REST OF THE FIELD:

   2nd place     Brian Rabedioux               75   +   76   =      151

   3rd place     Dick Linton                      76   +   81   =      157

   t4th place    Ryan Rahn                      77   +   81   =      158

   t4th place    Jeff Roscoe                     74   +   84   =      158

   6th place     Terry Horner                    78   +   81   =      159

   t7th place    Tim Fenwick                    79   +   81   =      160

   t7th place    Jeremy Knochel                77   +   83   =      160

   t7th place   Roger Skrabut                   77   +   83   =      160 

 

George Escamilla (161), Jeremy Kloska (162), Nicholas Schwall (162), John Janke (165), Craig Montcalm (166), Rich Garcia (167), Pat Tobin (167), Jason Wisniewski (167), Tyler Tabor (168), Mike Hayes (169), Carl Trosien (170), Matthew Deford (172), Jim Schneider (172), Jason Pergande (173), Matt Boucher (174), Rob Lowell (175), Gerald Schroder (175), Matt Ludwig (182), Mike Learman (187), Edward Brengman Jr. (WD)


 

2011 SECOND FLIGHT CHAMPION

Anthony Fontana

Round 1 -     76     (+4)

Round 2 -     80     (+8)

TOTAL -    156   (+12) 

Congratulations to Anthony for his first County win in as many attempts.  Anthony a sports writer for the Bay City Times will have to control himself when he has to write a story about himself.  It was a quality win by edging out Preston Oakes by 1 shot.  Our congrats goes out to Anthony on a job well done!

   REST OF THE FIELD:

   2nd place     Preston Oakes               79   +   78   =      157

   3rd place      Paul Spyhalski               74   +   74   =      158

   4th place      Doug Adams                 83   +   76   =      159

   5th place      John Kendall                 78   +   84   =      162

   6th place      Jeff Weitzle                  78   +   85   =      163

   t7th place    Greg Licht                     76   +   88   =      164

   t7th place     David Reitzel                 81   +   83   =      164 

 

 

Thomas Kraut (166), Kyle West (166), Denny Gale (167), Garret Franklin (170), Craig Kloska (171), Bud Keefer (174), Richard Stevens (175), Christopher Mulders (176), Steve Kennedy (177), James Sursley (178), Todd Witbrodt (178), Ed Herek (179), Justin Sinicki (184), Cameron Volders (185), Shane Albrecht (186)


 

2011 THIRD FLIGHT CHAMPION

Chris Janke

Round 1 -     75     (+3)

Round 2 -     76     (+4)

    TOTAL -    151    (+7) 

Chris Janke goes out and plays a great tournament only to have to go into a playoff to win his first County Championship.  Chris tied with Joe King oncle all the scorecards were in and the sudden death playoff went to number one.  Chris almost wins on the first hole, but missed a 4 foot par putt.  After 4 holes Chris out played the veteran Joe King to bring home the hardware.  Great Job Chris!

   REST OF THE FIELD:

   2nd place     Joe King                     72   +   79   =      151

   3rd place      Bill DeWyse                80   +   75   =      155

   4th place     Gene Rhode                79   +   78   =      157

   5th place      Fred Kotewa              75   +   85   =      160

   6th place      Pat Kotewa                81   +   80   =      161

   7th place      David Russell              82   +   81   =      163 

 

 

Brian Sizick (164), Louis Beck (165), Kevin Janke (165), Gary Kinsey (166), Glenn McKenzie (166), John Mueller (166), Steve Graczyk (167), Jack LeSage (167), Ben Escamilla (170), Bill Jaynes (172), Paul McBride (172), Bob Pratt (173), Charlie Englehardt (175), Rob Hawkins (175), Dave Herber (176), Kurt Legner (176), Andrew Neumann (176), Gary Studer (176), Mark Williams (181), Rocky Denham II (187), Scott McNally (WD)


2011 FOURTH FLIGHT CHAMPION

Jim Garzell

 Round 1 -    77        (+5)

Round 2 -     82       (+10)

TOTAL -      159     (+15)

Jim blew the field away winning by 8 shots over Fred Hubert and Pete Remington Jr.  His opening round of 77 was impressive and followed it up with a steady final round.  Jim has had a good season this year playing well in events and other games.  All that said a strong Congratulations goes out to Jim on a job well done!

 REST OF THE FIELD:

   t2nd place   Fred Hubert                 79   +   89   =      168

   t2nd place   Pete Remington Jr.        81   +   87   =      168

   t4th place    Michael Iannacchione    86   +   83   =      169

   t4th place    Jerod Wrzesinski           86   +   83   =      169

   6th place     Kevin Rogner                84   +   86   =      170

   t7th place     Noah Ferrio                 84   +   89   =      173

   t7th place     Fred Leonard               86   +   87   =      173

                                                                                    t7th place     Joe Vallier                   87   +   86   =      173 

Ed Bleshenski (175), Scott Garzell (177), Jamey Bartkowiak (178), Brian Kay (179), Paul Sansburn (179), Tom Grange (180), Matt Wall (180), John Bergevin (181), Scot Gatza (182), Jerry Bushong (182), Jack Kerkau (183), Chad M. Vanderlaan (186), David Badour (187), Kevin Wilson (187), Kevin Socier (190), Andrew Johnson (191), Bill Borch (197), Tom Dore (198), Robert Beyerlein (202), Matt Meyer (WD), Frank Badalamenti (WD)

 

Thank You all Champions on a Fine Tournament!


 

  Views from the Tourney.....

 

(Left)  Sharply dressed Adam Hansen stays down and through on his tee shot on # 11.

(Below)  Matt Hechlik a Halub Cup team member for the Country Club gets up and down here on #13.

(Right)  Eventual winner Andrew Janke hits his approach shot onto the green.  Andrew was a member of the County's Halub Cup team in 2011.

(Left)  Drew Vogl shows us a straight left arm and goo turn on this iron shot into #11.  Drew opened the tourney with a 2 under par 70 and just could not hold on down the stretch, but still great playing.

(Below)  Gary Studer holes a nice par putt on #6 while his caddie and daughter Brandi looks on.  Brandi will be taking her game to Oakland University this fall.  We all wish her the best of luck.

(Right)  Bo Herek peels out a shot from 15 fairway to #12 green.  Bo was playing it safe off the tee.  He wishes it was the "Big Hole"!

(Left)  Brett Baranek holds his finish on his opening hole of the tournament.

(Below)  John Goik chips in for birdie on #6.  What a nice bump and run to finish in the bottom of the cup!

(Right)  2009 Champion Jason Holyszko tees off the opening hole hoping to regain the title.  Jason did not have the breaks to pull it off this year.

(Right)  Chris Janke the third flight winner hits a low tee shot on his opeing hole!

(Left)  The coveted trophy sits patiently for its winner on an exciting Sunday afternoon.

This year's tournament had 139 participants over 5 flights.

(Left)  Dustin Vogl rolls a putt on #10 while Christian Bialek looks on.

(Right)  Tom Rezler shows his classic form on his iron swing on #11.

(Right)  Nick Spencer known for his long ball shows his touch around the green during his first round.

(Right)  Louis Beck lips out a putt on #6.

(Below)  Joe King rips one right down the middle on his opening hole.

(Left)  Jim Garzell hits his opening drive down #1 on route to a 9 stroke victory in the fourth flight.

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

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)