Web.com Tour competitor Gangluff holds field off all three days of the Ohio Open championship
NOPGA by Lynn Plaisance
Stephen Gangluff (Delaware, OH) opened his 2018 Davey Tree/Minute Men Ohio Open campaign on a torrid pace at Fox Meadow Country Club where he shot an 8 under 64. This fast start paired with another great round of 66 on Tuesday at Weymouth Country Club put him at 14 under and in a strong position to hoist the Commodore Perry Ohio Open Trophy today as the 98th Davey Tree/Minute Men Ohio Open Champion. His three day total was 64-66-73 (203) -13. Second Place finisher, Nathan Tarter (Akron, OH) did not make it easy for Gangluff today, though. Tarter made a strong charge for the championship which included an eagle on Hole #14 to finish just one shot back at 12 under with a score of 69-66-69 (204). Defending Champion, Chase Wilson (Zanesville, OH) finished in third place with a score of 65 68 74 (207).
The Amateur competition ended in a two way tie for Low Amateur. Benjamin Jones from Strongsville, OH shot a 69 72 71 (212) to tie with Alex Weiss from Pickerington, OH. They finished one stroke ahead of Blake Prince from East Liverpool, OH who shot a 71-66-76 (213).
The Davey Tree/Minute Men Ohio Open is Ohio’s most prestigious tournament, and attracts the best professional and amateur golfers from throughout the state. This year’s championship—presented by Pyramid Treating and ACE a Division of Meritech, Inc.—was held July 16-18, at Weymouth Country Club and Fox Meadow Country Club.
The Section is excited to have Davey Tree back for the fourth year as the event’s title sponsor, and excited to welcome back Minute Men as a title sponsor. In addition, we’d like to thank Pyramid Treating for their long-standing partnership with this event and the Northern Ohio PGA. We are also pleased to welcome ACE a Division of Meritech, Inc. as a presenting sponsor.