Every golf team is looking for that miracle shot when playing in a scramble for it usually means money in the pocket for the skin game participants.
That is exactly what happened Tuesday at Sleepy Hollow in the Erie County Home Builders event.
Sandusky’s Robin Grathwol had the shot of the day — a hole-in-one.
He aced the 170-yard No. 8 hole for a 1 on his team’s scorecard. That eventually carried the group to the title with a 16-under-par 55 on nine-hole rounds of 27-28 over the par 35-36—71 layout.
“We didn’t realize the ball went into the cup” said Grathwol, who had his first hole-in-one. “I really thought it rolled off the back. But when I looked down, there it was”
Grathwol was paired with Sean Finneran, Paul Koch and Anthony Zincola.
Two teams finished three strokes back at 58.
The foursome of Brian Sowards, Antoine Stockett, Matt England and Dave Hughes fashioned 27-31—58 and Gary Pagnard, Marc McClain, Ron Gilbert and Dylan DeWitt tallied 30-28 and Sowards’ group earned second spot in the tiebreaker.
Fourth place, at 30-29—59, went to Chris Ruby, Ryan Barker, Gene Harkelroad and Justin Harkelroad.
Edison Boosters scramble July 26
The 23rd annual Edison Athletic Boosters scramble is slated for July 26 at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Norwalk with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
Entry fee is $75 per person and includes lunch at the turn and a steak dinner.
The 2013 outing was another highly successful event in which some 100 golfers participated and over $8,000 was raised to support the student athletes at Edison High School.
The event serves as the Boosters’ lead-off fundraiser heading into the season’s to follow and the club is asking for local businesses and friends for their continued support.
Hole sponsor donations will contribute to the event’s profit that will directly benefit the student athletes.
For more information concerning sponsors and donations, contact Karin Roberts at 419-202-1079 or Lisa Horchler at 419-541-7452.
Sleepy’s Fun Scramble
Sleepy Hollow celebrated the Fourth of July holiday with a fun scramble Saturday with the winning team of Tom Fate, Rod Shaull, Gary Pagnard and Janis Wiedle coming in at eight-under-par 63 — and three skins.
In second place, at 65, was the foursome of Bill Houle, Fred Fitzgerald, Michelle Snyder and Hal Shaull with skins on Nos. 12 and 14.
Special award winners included: Longest putt — Woody Earhart (1) and (18). Closest to sand trap on No. 6 — Woody Earhart. Closest to pin — Jake Charlton (8), Bill Houle (10), Jeff Pocock (15) Longest drive man — Jeff Pocock and Hal Shaull (12). Longest drive woman — Janis Wiedle (12). Closest to creek on No. 17 — Bill Hutchinson and Gary Pagnard.
Fighting Leukemia Scramble
The sixth annual Fighting Leukemia scramble is set for July 20 at Sleepy Hollow with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $60 per player and includes golf, cart, beverage coupons, snacks, skin games, 50/50 raffle, hole prize, team prize and a ribeye steak dinner.
The deadline is Monday and for additional information or to donate a prize, call Dave Hisey at 419-349-7417 or the clubhouse at 419-547-0770.