TROY — Trailing by three entering Sunday’s final round, Justin Weber fired off a tournament-best 69 on Sunday to top Zach Allen by three strokes and win thechampionship flight of the Troy Men’s City Golf Championship for the third straight year Saturday and Sunday at Miami Shores Golf Course.
Weber has been dominant in the City field the last five years, winning in 2016 to give him four of the last five championship flight titles, as well as finishing second in 2017. This year, he started slow with a 74 on Saturday and trailed Allen, who shot a Saturday-best 71 in the first round, by three strokes. Weber’s 69 on Sunday, though, gave him 143 for the tournament, while Allen shot 75 in the final round to finish with 146.
Ryan Groff shot 76-74—150 to finish third, Jason Thompson shot 78-75—153 and finished fourth, Ray Stuchell shot 81-73—154 and was fifth, and Mark Allen (79-79—158) and Jeff Poettinger (77-81—158) were tied for sixth.
Also in the championship flight, Mike Curtis shot 80-79—159, Connor Hockett shot 82-78—160, Mark Evilsizor shot 78-82—160, Kris Anderson shot 78-83—161, Chris Taylor shot 77-84—161, Matt Maurer shot 83-79—162, David Herbenick shot 77-87—164, Jacky Chen shot 88-77—165, Bob Sundlie shot 78-87—165, Austin Craine shot 86-87—173 and Alex Garman shot 92-92—184.
• First Flight
Bob Rohr also scored a come-from-behind victory in the first flight, trailing Jim Howard by one shot after the first round but passing him up in the final round to win by one. Rohr shot 75-78—153, while Howard shot 74-80—154.
Howard ended up tied with Ty Nimer for second, as Nimer shot 76-78—154, while Jeff Bacon finished fourth, shooting 79-80—159.
Andrew Pittenger shot 83-78—161, John Mutschler shot 83-80—163, Andrew Lindeman shot 80-84—164, Brian Stafford shot 84-84—168, Jim Rohr shot 88-83—171 and Frank Stewart shot 88-90—178.
• Super Seniors
In the super seniors flight, Darrell Tron shot a steady 75-75—150 to win.
Jim Sarich was second with 75-78—153 and Fred Monnin was third with 78-78—156.
Dan Wogoman shot 75-82—157, Ron Moore shot 82-77—159, Michael Routzohn shot 79-82—161, Bob Wooton shot 93-89—182 and Russ Miller shot 100-94—194.
• Super Duper Seniors
Gary Weaver was able to hang on to his lead from the first round in the super duper seniors flight, shooting 75-77—152 to win.
Tom Stickrod was the runner-up, shooting 77-76—153, and Mike Cargill (77-80—157) and Roger Luring (80-77—157) were tied for third.
Denny Wyen shot 83-83—166, Bob Shaffer shot 85-86—171, Doug Page shot 96-93—189 and Ralph Schwartz shot 106-96—202.