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Firelands Area Young Life scramble Sept. 7 at PBCC

Butch Wagner • Aug 27, 2014 at 3:05 PM

The Firelands Area Young Life group is hosting its annual four-person scramble Sept. 7 at Plum Brook Country Club with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

The Young Life Club has weekly meetings within a local community that are open to any kid who wants to attend, and is for high school kids who want to hear a leader share great news about God’s love in terms they can understand.

Young Life is not officially connected to any particular church, but officials believe church is a very important part of nurturing a relationship with Christ. The staff and leaders come from many denominations and encourage kids to become involved in the churches that are most familiar to their families.

The entry fee is $100 per person and proceeds go into a program that reaches more kids in the Firelands Area throughout the year.

Lunch and dinner are included with beverage carts on the course.

In addition, players will have an opportunity to win team (first, second, third) prizes as well as awards for skill shots (long drive, closest to the pin, longest putt) with hole-in-one awards on all par three holes. The feature is a chance to win a new car for an ace on the 165-yard No. 2 hole.

Also on the agenda is a poker run, beat-the-pro opportunity, numerous raffle items and door prizes.

For more information, contact Dan Bender at danbender4@gmail.com  

Samaritoni, Lichtle ace the same hole at Mills

Lightning struck twice in the Wednesday night men’s league at Mills Creek — on the same hole. Sandusky’s Mark Samaritoni aced the 128-yard No. 7 hole Aug. 13 while paired with Gary Thomas, Jim Irby and Sam Taylor. It was his first. “The ball bounced once on the green, then rolled for the cup” said Samaritoni.

Hal Lichtle, also of Sandusky, followed suit Aug. 20 when he also watched his tee shot wind up in the cup on No. 7. “The ball landed on the green, hit the flagpole and dropped straight into the cup” said Lichtle who was paired with Kevin Hauser, Chico Vance and Fred Light. He used a pitching wedge for his first hole-in-one.

St. Paul boys basketball outing Sept. 14

St. Paul’s boys basketball program is sponsoring a four-person scramble Sept. 14 at the Sycamore Hills course with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $50 per player and includes golf, cart, beverage, lunch at the turn and dinner in the clubhouse following the 18-hole event.

Raffles, a few auction items, 50/50 and games of chance are also on the agenda. Prizes will be awarded after the dinner. Anyone interested in sponsoring a hole ($50) is asked to contact St. Paul boys coach Mike Smith at 419-706-3327 or 419-663-5257.

Ohio Senior Hall of Fame best ball winners

It took some very low scores to cash in the annual Ohio Senior Amateur Hall of Fame Best Ball tournament at Plum Brook country Club earlier this month.

Champions were crowned for the low gross and low net scores counting the better two scores for each group.

Local golfers fared quite well in the net division as the team of Mark Conger, Link Conger, Jeff Lewis and Joe Hedberg finished with a sizzling 23-under-par 119 total, two shots ahead of the group of Mike Peifer, Gordon Willins, Doug Lockwood and Roger Sheidler.

Two more teams tied for third place at 122 (20 under par) and the quartet of John Parschauer, Bill Gassett, Jim Durr and Mark Hunnicut earned third spot over Marty Hippler, Chris Palmer. Mac McDermond and Jim Mazza in a scorecard playoff.

In fifth position, at 126, was the team of John Lizzi, Joe Crisp, Brian Schubert and Brad Schubert.

Port Clinton’s Dave Belden joined Neil Gerhart, Ken Williams and Ken Gotton on the winning entry if the gross division with a 10-under-par 132., two strokes up on the team of Mark Mickley, Jeff Sparks, Po Peterson and Glenn Apple.

In third place, at 135, was the group of Craig Soule, Paul Pope, Miles Cumberland and Pat Sheffer.

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