NOHIO.GOLF Tournament SeriesThe top-5 teams in the NOHIO.GOLF Series‘ second event of the season, The Quarry 2-Player Scramble, stacked up like planes headed for a landing at the airport: one after the other after the other.

Defending tournament co-champions Jimmy Wild of Sagamore Hills and partner Steve Blackburn, Jr. of Mentor finished as the leader of the squadron at The Quarry Golf Club in Canton, posting a scorching 13-under par 59 as their total.

Their outward nine of 28 — making birdies on eight of their first nine holes! — set the tone for the round. But the pair made only one birdie on the first four holes on the back side, cooling their momentum. That was until Wild chipped-in for eagle from back-right of the green on the par-5 15th hole to all but seal the deal for their back-to-back victory.

Showing the quality of the 60-team field, the winning score of 59 was only good by one shot.

Dave Sotka, Niko Anagnost 2022 NOHIO.GOLF Quarry 2-M Scramble
Dave Sotka holes this birdie putt on the first as partner Niko Anagnost roots him on.

Playing in the second group of the day, the team of Niko Anagnost of Willoughby and Dave Sotka of Chardon set the early pace to become leaders in the clubhouse. Sotka and Anagnost also crafted a front-side score of 28, but theirs included an eagle on the reachable par-5 seventh hole against two pars. But they made just four birdies on their back nine, with their closing three holes all recorded as pars, to post their 12-under par round of 60. That score sat at the top of the leaderboard as the target for just five groups, until Blackburn and Wild replaced it.

Ty Kovach of Medina and Allen Freeman of Brecksville came in for a landing next, finishing one shot behind second place at 11-under par 61. Their strong back nine score of 30 included a chip-in by Kovach for eagle from just off the front slope of the green at the par-5 11th hole, which earned the pair one of three $800 skins captured on the day.

Bobby Spino, 2022 Quarry 2M
Bobby Spino rolls in this birdie putt at the last to finish 4th with partner Shayne Bishop.

The New Franklin pairing of Shayne Bishop and Bobby Spino captured the fourth position another shot back, matching the back nine 30 posted by the third place finishers to land at 10-under par 62.

Then another shot behind that in fifth place was the young newcomer team of Nolan Haynes of Barberton and Solomon Petrie of Akron, at 63.

Kyle Jones of Canton and Ryane Stocke of Columbus earned one of the day’s three skins with a chip-in for eagle on the drivable par-4 fourth hole. They also played Skins Game Defender later in the round, as their third-from-the-end group made eagle-3 on the par-5 15th hole to knock out the standing skin of the tournament winners, Blackburn and Wild.

Matt Gasser of New Philadelphia and Tim Hepner of Dover took the third skin of the session, making the only birdie of the day on the difficult par-4 16th hole.

The next event on the schedule is at a brand new site for the Series, the NOHIO.GOLF Oak Shadows 2-Player Better Ball at the gorgeous Oak Shadows Golf Club in New Philadelphia on Saturday, April 16th. If you haven’t played the course yet, you are in for a treat — check out the photos of it. The entry deadline is Wednesday, April 13th at 5p, so don’t delay…

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2022 Quarry 2-Player Scramble

The Quarry Golf Club, Canton, Ohio
Saturday, April 2, 2022
Hole-by-Hole NOGA Live Scoring >

1 Jimmy Wild / Steve Blackburn Jr. [Sagamore Hills, Mentor] 59 (-13) $1,330.00

2 Niko Anagnost / David Sotka [Willoughby, Chardon] 60 (-12) $870.00

3 Ty Kovach / Allen Freeman [Medina, Brecksville] 61 (-11) $610.00

4 Shayne Bishop / Bobby Spino [New Franklin] 62 (-10) $420.00

5 Nolan Haynes / Solomon Petrie [Barberton, Akron] 63 (-9) $370.00

T6 Ryan Stefanski / Ryan Gutowski [Sagamore Hills, Akron] 64 (-8) $255.00
T6 Vaughn Snyder / Dave Oates [Massillon, Canton] 64 (-8) $255.00

8 Kyle Jones / Ryan Stocke [Canton, Columbus] 65 (-7) $160.00

9 Jay Hollifield / Jon Clark [Canton, Copley] 66 (-6) $120.00

T10 David Trier / Anthony Marozzi [Stow, Ravenna] 67 (-5) $68.33
T10 Troy Schonover / Jeff Mallette [Canton, North Canton] 67 (-5) $68.33
T10 Mike Simpson / Ryan Culbertson [Uniontown, Wooster] 67 (-5) $68.33
T10 Chris Okeson / Phil Bojc [Lyndhurst, Powell] 67 (-5) $68.33
T10 Tom Skidmore / Brian Vincelette [Akron, Wadsworth] 67 (-5) $68.33
T10 Connor McCaulley / Tommy Miano [Stow] 67 (-5) $68.33

Out of the Money:
T16 Scott Loudon / Bart Williams [North Canton, Copley] 68 (-4)
T16 Doug Fleming / Steve Feist [Akron] 68 (-4)
T16 Nick Colaneglo / Eric Bowman [North Canton, Alliance] 68 (-4)
T16 Anthony DeLorenzo / Scott Lloyd [Tallmadge] 68 (-4)
T16 Eric Coven / Dax Bramwell [Elyria] 68 (-4)
T16 Matthew Frey / Max Decheco [Broadview Heights, Stow] 68 (-4)
T22 Justin Trzebuckowski / Shaun Kloetzer [Broadview Heights, Fairlawn] 69 (-3)
T22 Jon Lieser / Scott McVey [Canton, Louisville] 69 (-3)
T22 Mark Schneider / Jeff M. Tyler [Canton] 69 (-3)
T22 Brian Coughlin / Tyler Watkins [Medina] 69 (-3)
T22 Brian Beebe / Jim Grosso [Uniontown, Akron] 69 (-3)
T27 Brad Thornton / David Stambul [Youngstown] 70 (-2)
T27 Yadhu Urs / Blake Ring-Fish [Wheeling WV, Rayland] 70 (-2)
T27 Thomas DeCaro / Ryan Kaufmann [Rocky River, Perrysburg] 70 (-2)
T27 Dave Cutlip / Ed Marsinek [Suffield, Ravenna] 70 (-2)
T27 Noah McGowan / Matt Hartman [Newbury, Willoughby] 70 (-2)
T27 Matt Gasser / Tim Hepner [New Philadelphia, Dover] 70 (-2)
T27 Mike Davis / John Zitkovic [Grabill IN, Findlay] 70 (-2)
T34 Mike Barth / Michael Barth Jr [Massillon, Canton] 71 (-1)
T34 Bradley Jones / John Vellios [Canton, Massillon ] 71 (-1)
T34 Matt Cooper / Dan Tuleta [North Ridgeville, North Olmsted] 71 (-1)
T34 Bill Jenkins / Evan Jenkins [Canton, Westlake] 71 (-1)
T34 Bret Simkovich / Ben Cieslak [North Ridgeville, Lakewood] 71 (-1)
T34 Nate Matthews / Jeff Blais [Cleveland, Youngstown] 71 (-1)
T34 Brandon Whitslar / Alex Shannon [Cuyahoga Falls, Stow] 71 (-1)
T34 Mike Patton / Adam Arman [Massillon] 71 (-1)
T42 Randy Crider / Jack Cox [Brunswick, Parma] 72 (E)
T42 Zach Mosholder / Vince DeLorenzo [Tallmadge] 72 (E)
T42 Eric McClenaghan / Robert McClenaghan [Akron, Copley] 72 (E)
T42 Trent Mars / Jake Bradley [New Franklin, North Canton] 72 (E)
T46 Nate Mullen / Derek Gordon [Youngstown, Canton] 73 (1)
T46 Dave Canter / Ed Diebold [Manchester, Akron] 73 (1)
T46 Michael Dota / Nick Inchak [Avon, Austintown] 73 (1)
T49 Brad Dasho / Ralph Stover [Akron, Uniontown] 74 (2)
T49 Aaron Miller / Raymond Miller [Orrville ] 74 (2)
T49 Blake Doty / Aaron Detweiler [Wooster, Wadsworth] 74 (2)
T49 Ryan Malkus / Bobby Wadsworth [Maple Heights, North Canton] 74 (2)
T53 Matt Giovanni / Jeff Mast [Akron, Louisville] 75 (3)
T53 Dan Boyd / Chris Nurse [Brimfield, Lake Milton] 75 (3)
T53 Nick Foschia / John Toth [Chicago, Akron] 75 (3)
T56 Nicholas Sivec / Seth Mihal [Ravenna, Stow] 78 (6)
T56 Mitch Dorfman / Jason Cooper [Cuyahoga Falls, Columbus] 78 (6)
T58 Brian Collins / Caden Collins [Massillon] 79 (7)
T58 Jeff Wilhelm / Michael Bull [Clinton, Canton] 79 (7)
60 Jon Auld / Andy Korponic [Avon, Olmsted Falls] 84 (12)

SKINS: $800 ea
Kyle Jones / Ryan Stocke – Eagle 2 on Hole 4
Ty Kovach / Allen Freeman – Eagle 3 on Hole 11
Matt Gasser / Tim Hepner – Birdie 3 on Hole 16