Weber defends Troy City title


Poettinger, Stickrod, Bacon win flight titles

Rob Kiser|Miami Valley Today Jacky Chen watches his tee shot on the first hole at the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.

Rob Kiser|Miami Valley Today Jacky Chen watches his tee shot on the first hole at the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.


Rob Kiser|Miami Valley Today Ryan Groff watches his putt from the fringe on the third hole at the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.


Rob Kiser|Miami Valley Today Shawn Massie hits his approach shot on the third hole at the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.


Rob Kiser|Miami Valley Today Matt Maurer chips on to the third green at the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.


Rob Kiser|Miami Valley Today Zach Allen hits his approach shot to the third green at the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.


Rob Kiser|Miami Valley Today Alex Garman blasts out of a bunker on the third hole at the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.


Rob Kiser|Miami Valley Today Justin Weber watches his drive on the first hole at the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.


By Rob Kiser

Piqua Daily Call

TROY — It was a workman-like performance from Justin Weber that allowed him to defend his Troy City Golf Championship Saturday and Sunday at Miami Shores Golf Course.

After grinding his way to an even-par 72 Saturday and trailing first-round leader Alex Garman by two shots, Weber did much the same on Sunday.

He recorded three birdies and four bogeys in a one-over par 73, good enough for a 145 total and four-shot victory over Garman, who followed a 70 with a 79.

“Really, it was a lot like Saturday,” Weber said. “It was pretty windy, some tough conditions. I had some bad holes and I had some good holes. My driver wasn’t what I wanted it to be, but wedges and putter were good and when I needed to scramble, I was able to.”

Garman was disappointed with his Sunday round after playing well on Saturday.

“Second-place is first loser,” Garman said. “Justin (Weber) just played better than me.”

After an even-par 36 on the front nine Sunday, Weber held a one-shot lead over Garman.

“I was happy with my front nine,” Weber said. “The back nine didn’t go the way I hoped, but I was able to make a lot of pars.”

Garman was still right there going to the par-5 15th hole, trailing Weber by one shot.

But, he hit his third shot out of bounds, and went on to make double-bogey. Weber parred, giving him a three-shot lead with three holes to play.

“That was it right there,” Garman said. “That iron shot was right in my wheelhouse and I just bladed it.”

Weber agreed that was the turning point.

“Unfortunately, he made double,” Weber said. “I was able to make a par and that kind of relaxed me.”

He finished it off in style.

After bogeying the par-4 17th, Weber drained a long putt on 18 for birdie to finish off his third Troy City title.

Zach Allen and Matt Maurer tied for third with a 153 total.

Allen followed an opening round 73 with an 80, while Maurer had rounds of 75 and 78.

Ryan Groff had the low round in the championship flight Sunday.

After an untypical opening round 82, he bounced back with an even-par 72 Sunday for a 154 total to finish fifth.

• Super Seniors

Jeff Poettinger used a spectacular round Sunday to win the Super Seniors title.

After trailing by one after an opening round 75, Poettinger scorched the Miami Shores layout with a five-under par 67 Sunday. That was good for a two-under par 142 total and a five-shot victory over Rick Szabo.

Szabo followed a first round 76 with a 71 for a 147 total.

First-round leader Jim Sarich finished third after rounds of 74 and 76 for a 150 total.

• Super Duper Seniors

Tom Strickrod had an opening round 73 and followed it with a 78 for a 151 total.

Stickrod overcame an eight on the par-4 10th hole to record a four-shot victory over Gary Weaver.

Weaver had rounds of 76 and 79 for a 155 total.

Denny Wyen finished third after a pair of 79s for a 158 total.

• First Flight

Jeff Bacon used a final round 78 to record a two-shot victory over first-round leader Jim Rohr.

Bacon had opened with 83 tor finish with a 161 total, while Rohr had rounds of 79 and 84 for a 163 total.

John Mutschler finished third with rounds of 83 and 81 for a 164 total.

TROY CITY CHAMPIONSHIP SCORES

Championship Flight

Justin Weber 72-73—145

Alex Garman 70-79—149

Zach Allen 73-80—153

Matt Maurer 75-78—153

Ryan Groff 82-72—154

Brett Menzer 77-81—158

Ray Stuchell 78-81—159

Jason Thompson 79-81—160

Derek Tubbs 79-84—163

Jason Levan 82-81—163

Connor Hockett 78-88—166

Kris Anderson 77-WD

Shawn Massie 84-WD

Jacky Chen 86-WD

Super Seniors

Jeff Poettinger 75-67—142

Rick Szabo 76-71—147

Jim Sarich 74-76—150

Don Wogoman 77-78—155

Dwight Hughes 80-81—161

Don Anderson 87-WD

Super Duper Seniors

Tom Stickrod 73-78—151

Gary Weaver 76-79—155

Denny Wyen 79-79—158

Roger Luring 83-77—160

Allen May 82-87—169

Mike Cargill 78-WD

Doug Page 92-WD

First Flight

Jeff Bacon 83-78—161

Jim Rohr 78-84—163

John Mutschler 83-81—164

Bob Rohr 85-81—166

Andrew Pittenger 86-82—168

Jim Howard 89-82—171

Lance England 84-89—173

Andrew Lindeman 87-87—174

Derek Alexander 85-98—183

Ron Moore 89-WD

Rob Kiser|Miami Valley Today Jacky Chen watches his tee shot on the first hole at the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.
https://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2019/06/web1_jackychen-3.jpgRob Kiser|Miami Valley Today Jacky Chen watches his tee shot on the first hole at the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.

Rob Kiser|Miami Valley Today Ryan Groff watches his putt from the fringe on the third hole at the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.
https://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2019/06/web1_ryangroff-3.jpgRob Kiser|Miami Valley Today Ryan Groff watches his putt from the fringe on the third hole at the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.

Rob Kiser|Miami Valley Today Shawn Massie hits his approach shot on the third hole at the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.
https://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2019/06/web1_shawnmassie-3.jpgRob Kiser|Miami Valley Today Shawn Massie hits his approach shot on the third hole at the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.

Rob Kiser|Miami Valley Today Matt Maurer chips on to the third green at the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.
https://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2019/06/web1_mattmaurer-3.jpgRob Kiser|Miami Valley Today Matt Maurer chips on to the third green at the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.

Rob Kiser|Miami Valley Today Zach Allen hits his approach shot to the third green at the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.
https://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2019/06/web1_zachallen-3.jpgRob Kiser|Miami Valley Today Zach Allen hits his approach shot to the third green at the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.

Rob Kiser|Miami Valley Today Alex Garman blasts out of a bunker on the third hole at the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.
https://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2019/06/web1_alexgarman-3.jpgRob Kiser|Miami Valley Today Alex Garman blasts out of a bunker on the third hole at the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.

Rob Kiser|Miami Valley Today Justin Weber watches his drive on the first hole at the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.
https://www.tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2019/06/web1_justinweber-3.jpgRob Kiser|Miami Valley Today Justin Weber watches his drive on the first hole at the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.
Poettinger, Stickrod, Bacon win flight titles