Tri-Bay Golf Classic a huge success

This year’s Tri-Bay Golf Classic was a huge success, reaching the second-highest attendance in the event's 13-year history. The cooperating weather was simply splendid. Fifty-one groups (200 golfers) teed off on Friday, June 14, at Sweetbriar Golf Course in Avon Lake. The fundraiser netted a over $9,000 which generated $2,600 for each of the host groups: the Bay Alumni Foundation, the Bay Village Education Foundation and the Bay Rockets Athletic Boosters. A very big thank you goes out to all of our golfing participants, sponsors, donors, advertisers and, of course, our wonderful volunteers!

First place for the men (-17) went to the team of Jeremiah Smith, Jason Kotlinski, Sam Gedeon and Andy O’Dell. First place for the women (E) went to the team of Cindy Griffiths-Novak (BHS ’82), Peggy Liberatore (BHS ’83), Annette Zeldin and Faythe Mitchell. The individual special contest winners were – Men's Long Drive: Bill Pawson, Tim Majewski (BHS ’07) and Jeremiah Smith; Men's Closest to the Pin: Mitch Ulanski (BHS ’04), Kyle Wilkinson and Steve Steinhilber (former BHS golf coach); Women's Long Drive: Peg Liberatore (BHS ’83), Jennie Mace and Kristine DeWitt Jones (BHS ’99); Women's Closest to the Pin: Nicki St Vincent, Kari Nelson (BHS ’98) and Stacey Robinson.

The Longest Putt award went to Peg Liberatore (BHS ’83), Mark Brabant (BHS ’82) and Chris Wochna. The Putting Contest winner was Sean McAndrews (BMS principal).  There were two skins team winners: Mark Brabant (BHS ’82), Todd Austinson (BHS ’82), Steve Keller (BHS ’82) and Tom Chonko; and Don DeWitt, Kristine DeWitt Jones (BHS ’99), Dave DeWitt (BHS ’87) and Stacey Robinson. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! And especially to all of you hacks, er … golfers for again supporting this year’s outing.

A special thank you is extended to the Tri-Bay golf committee: Maynard Bauer (former Bay schools superintendent), Mark Brabant (BHS ’82), Jim Cahoon (former BHS principal), Dwight Clark, Bob Gerlach, Ryan Haley (BHS ’89), Paul Hartranft (BHS ’64), Gary Heldt (BHS ’73), Mark Hofelich (BHS ’98), Kevin Jakub (BMS asst. principal), Evan Kauker (BHS ’00),  Steve Kowalski (Bay Rockets president), Bill Landers (BHS ’78), Dan Lunoe (BHS ’00), Bill McCoy, Scott McManamon (BHS ’98), Mark Mutch (BHS ’79), Al Nelson (BHS ’62), Wayne Reese (BHS ’56), Ron Rutt (BHS ’00), Rhonda Schneider, Matt Spellman (BHS Athletic Director), Chip Sherman (BHS ’00) and Steve Steinhilber (former BHS counselor).

Also a very special thank you to our wonderful golf event volunteers: Ellie Bricmont, Nancy Clark, Jack Fuehrer (BHS ’49), Chrissy Hartranft (BHS ’85), Marsha Irvine, Jack Karcher (BHS ’57), Bill Landers (BHS ’78), Jacquie Mayer, Kevin Missal (BHS ’87), Mark Mutch (BHS ’79), Meredith Myatt, Lynn Lunoe, Lynne Nelson (former BMS secretary), Kathy Outcalt (BHS ’77), Jessie Reilly, Tom Roehl (BHS ’55), Rhonda Schneider and Bev Walborn.

Mark your calendar for next year’s golf outing: Friday, June 13, 2014 at Sweetbriar Golf Course.


Al Nelson

Chairman of the Tri-Bay Fundraiser

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Volume 5, Issue 16, Posted 9:25 AM, 08.06.2013