Medina Journal-Register — Shelridge turf boss Brad Balschmiter and his crew stepped into the spotlight again just a week ago when they brought back life to a drenched and soggy golf course and permitted the club’s major event to go on.
The Second Annual Shelridge Open was waiting in the wings when a Friday night storm poured an inch and a half of rain on the course in bursts with wind and lightning. It was the climax of a super hot and humid week and the week end forecast was promising. But Friday night the grass was soaked, sand bunkers were full of water and good sized tree limbs littered the expanse. The rescue effort was hard work, but Saturday’s tee-off went as scheduled and golfers enjoyed a great week end.
Even the tournament produced a special adventure when Sunday’s final day produced a tie and a playoff among three teams for the big prize. All three teams ended regulation with net 128 for the two days The trophies finally went to Mike Morris and Brian Branka, gaining their triumph on the second extra hole. Butch and David Stupnick captured second place and Neal Hermann and James Tee took third. The list of placements is as follows:
PALMER FLIGHT —Brett Decker and Alex Misiti 129, Dale Lawton and Mike Fleming 132, Matt Bush and Mike Paul 136, Charles Kudel and Ryan Winchip 138, Bruce Foley and Jim Rippe 145.
NICKLAUS FLIGHT — Mark Rydza and Leo Delaney 132, David Boice and Jeff Boice 139, Ryan Neidrauer and Jim Neidrauer 145.
PLAYER FLIGHT —Neal Herman and James Tee 128, Jim Scapelliti and Dom Scapelliti 131, Tim Moriarty and Tom Moriarty 134, Kyle Monti and Mike Rippe 137, Paul Misiti and Marty Wolk 146.
HOGAN FLIGHT —Randy Parker and Sam Scapelliti 131, Jim Klino and Jeff Heitzenrater 132, Bob McDonald and Mark Gortzig 133, Jeff Marasco and Jeff Pohlman 137, Randy Coleman and Jim Stevens 140.