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Richard Parrish | The Lima News Brandon French watches his tee shot on the 15th hole during Tuesday's opening round of Lima City Men's Golf Championship at Colonial Golfers Club.
Richard Parrish | The Lima News Brandon French watches his tee shot on the 15th hole during Tuesday's opening round of Lima City Men's Golf Championship at Colonial Golfers Club.
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At Colonial Golfers Club


Brandon French 72, Austin Goodridge 74, Phil Trueblood 74, Tim Windau 77, Terry Grose 77, Michael Franks 79, Josh Klaus 79, Joe Hobensack 79, Randy Stocke 80, Trent Cutlip 80, Brad Shaffer 81, Scott Conrad 81, Matt Metzger 82, David Kortokrax 83, Brady Garver 83, Brett Eley 84, Pat Pasion 85, Ian Haidle 87, Scott Geier 88.


Ken Sweeney 77, Gene Dugan 77, Paul Masters 77, Dennis Medeiros 80, Todd Stump 80, David Webb 83, Dan Kohl 83, Bobby Kondas 84, Vince Ozier 85, Kevin Mangas 85, Mark Bush 86, Bill Lumpkin 89, Ted Keysor 91, Keith Augustus 92.


George Hakin 74, Tom Mulcahy 75, Jim Odenweller 76, Tony Hobensack 76, Mike Allen 77, Willie McGuire 77, John Gronas 81, Larry Lewis 81, Ron Spencer 81, Randall Mason 83, Steve Creps 83, John Irons 83, Richard Groves 84, Jim Barkimer 85, John Allen 86, Terry McKinley 86, James Ewing 88, Willie Cox 89, Steve Higgins 102, David Sites 103, Denny Watt WD.

At Hidden Creek Golf Club


B.J McPheron 73, Shawn McGue 74, Chris Inskeep 75, Dan Poling 75, Greg Bunn 75, Evan Crites 75, Tim Grigsby 76, Stephen Kessen 77, Brian Joseph 79, Mark Stewart 79, Josh Agozzino 80, Matt Childers 80, Todd Coil 81, Tom Cutlip 81, James Schipper 81, Chris Lauck 81, Matt Slade 81, Jim Sherrick 82, Joel Long 82, Steve Mefferd 82, Mark Swords 83, Jeremy Agozzino 83, Mitch Hastings 83, Jeff Harris 83, Jason Carpenter 83, Michael Sarno 84, Kevin Manley 84, Rich Dackin 84, Matt Slade 84, Tug Taviano 85, Shane Walkup 85, Randy Prince 86, David Kindle 87, Josh Keller 87, Chad Fast 87, Nathan Waleryszak 88, Marc Tobias 89, Drew Boughan 89, Jeromey Wilson 90, Mark Krick 90, Thomas Nolte 91, Rob Fletcher 92, Aric Thompson 92, Reed Bok 95, Ryan Conaway 97, Alan Patrick 100.


Dan Jones 75, Don Smiley 76, Denny Thompson 76, Mike Ulm 77, David Windau 78, Jeff Cary 79, Thomas Kottenbrock 80, Mike Walsh 80, Michael Szymanski 81, Gene Markley 81, Mark Fannin 83, Mike Ketcham 84, Norm Swaney 84, David Lowery 86, Michael Oard 86, Mike Dotson 87, Gary Graham 87, Ron Aller 93.

Junior golf

Pepsi Cola Open

Top five finishers by division at Tuesday's Lima Junior Golf Association - McDonald's Junior Series Pepsi Cola Open held at Springbrook Golf Club

Boys 12-13: Gavin Harmon 39, Ethan Harmon 40, Ryan Moody 43, Austin Radcliff 45, Cole Fletcher 47, Adam Gerker 45.

Boys 14-15: Sam Reed 77, Jacob Good 82, Jake Smalley 84, Jared Hermandez 85, Josh Klausing 87.

Boys 16-18: Grant Ricketts (won playoff for 1st) 71, Carter Bowman (won playoff for 2nd) 71, Evan Hall 71, Rich Streicher 73, Parker Frey 74, Kaleb Kuhn 74, Joshah Rager 74.

Girls 15 & under: Mary Kelly Mulcahy 51, Meghan Mulcahy 52, Kayleigh Coughlan 54, Erin Mulcahy 58, Megan Spainhower 74.

Girls 16-18: Emily Knouff 75, Morgan Barnett 77, Jennifer Mitchell 87, Jessica Armstrong 95, Mikenna Klinger 95, Zoe Rayburn 97.

Peewee (11 & under): Alex Wisser 41, Chase Beery (won tiebreaker for 2nd) 43, Clay Wilsey 43, Logan Gallmeier 45, Jack Gerker 45, Britton Hall 45, Cole Koenig 45, Nick Prater 45.

Lee Kinstle GM Open

Tee time for Thursday's Lima Junior Golf Association - McDonald's Junior Series Lee Kinstle GM Open at Hickory Sticks Golf Club in Van Wert.

From No. 1 tee

8 a.m.: Brandon Pedersen, Alex Britton, Britton Hensel

8:08 a.m.: Xavier Francis, Parker Frey, Grant Ricketts

8:16 a.m.: Brandon Hernandez, Austin Brackman, Rich Streicher

8:24 a.m.: Caleb Meadows, Joshah Rager, Braden Skilliter

8:32 a.m. Evan Hall, Wesley Markward, David Jenkins

8:40 a.m.: Kaleb Kuhn, Zach Erhart, Spencer Stubbs, Sam Meredith

8:56 a.m.: Colin Nartker, Jake Smalley, Jared Hernandez

9:04 a.m.: Austin Lucas, Jared Miller, Marcus McGee, Kyle Huffman

9:12 a.m.: Josh Klausing, Sam Reed, Hayden Lyons, Jeffrey Knueve

From No. 10 tee

8 a.m.: Jennifer Mitchell, Emily Knouff, Paige Rahrig

8:08 a.m.: Jessica Armstrong, Sara Rex, Ariel Schantz

8:16 a.m.: Erin Owens, Morgan Barnett, Mikenna Klinger

8:32 a.m.: Gavin Harmon, Adam Gerker, Ryan Moody

8:40 a.m.: Zane Fast, Ethan Harmon, Alex Wisser, Christian Nartker

8:48 a.m. Meghan Mulcahy, Mary Kelly Mulcahy, Erin Mulcahy

HARROD — One or two holes into their rounds, the golfers in the championship flight of the Lima City Men's Golf Championship knew what they had to do.

Wet and sometimes windy conditions meant the first day of qualifying for the tournament at Colonial Golfers Club on Tuesday was going to be a day when the everyday shot was going to be the better choice than the heroic swing in most situations.

Brandon French was the low championship flight qualifier with an even-par 72. Phil Trueblood, the 2012 city champion, and Austin Goodridge shot 74. Tim Windau and Terry Grose had 77's.

French birdied the first hole, parred the next eight, then birdied No. 10 to start his round.

“I was kind of just trying to play smart, to hit the center of the green because I knew a lot of people would be getting crazy out there. So I was just trying to get the ball in the hole,” French said.

His birdie on No. 1 was one of only four by the 19 championship flight golfers on that hole.

Trueblood seconded French's appraisal that it wasn't a day to try anything too daring on the course.

“I hit it solid. I wasn't trying to do anything crazy. I just wanted to play consistent golf and try to keep it around par. The golf course played really long today with how wet it was. Any score around par or a couple over, I'm happy with,” he said.

Goodridge, playing in the city tournament for the first time, said, “If somebody had said I would shoot 74 I would have taken it and left for home.”

“It was a slow start with the rain delay and then the slow greens kind of affected me, and it took a while to get used to. A couple of three-putts set me back but I played well and hit the ball well,” he said. “There were all kinds of speeds — putting through puddles, putting on fast greens on the ones that were elevated. It was just taking time to get used to them.”

Pat Pasion, who shot 85 in his first championship flight appearance, identified at least five different speeds on the greens.

“They started out slow, then they got wet and we were putting through lakes. Then they were slow, medium and quick. So it was a little challenging. But I always have a challenge with the putter,” he said.

Grose's 77 came in his first appearance in an amateur tournament in more than 17 years.

The 67-year-old 1977 Lima city champion, who now lives in Findlay, turned pro when he attempted to qualify for the Senior Tour and only recently regained his amateur status. He played on several mini-tours and won four times as a pro.

“I wanted to try to qualify for the Senior Tour and at that time you had to turn pro to do that. Now you don't,” he said. “I just got my amateur status back last November. This is the first amateur tournament I've played in since then.

“It's always been a good organization and good competition. It's kind of my last whirl. I'm getting too old to play with these young kids.”

The championship flight is scheduled to play a second round of qualifying today at Hidden Creek Golf Club before beginning match play Thursday at the Shawnee Country Club.

This is a departure from the schedule of the last few years when the low 32 championship flight players began match play on the second day of the tournament. But with only 19 championship flight players, qualifying was extended to two days.

In the senior championship flight, Gene Dugan, Paul Masters and Ken Sweeney tied for the low round at 77. Dennis Medeiros and Todd Stump shot 80.

George Hakin led the super seniors flight with a 74. Tom Mulcahy had a 75 and Jim Odenweller and Tony Hobensack shot 76.

Those two flights will also play at Hidden Creek today.

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