MINERAL WELLS There is something about Woodridge Golf Club that caters to Tim Fisher's game of golf.
The 32-year-old golfer who is originally from Statts Mills claimed medalist honors for the second year in a row during Sunday's final round of the Mid-Ohio Valley Amateur Classic.
"Today, I felt pretty lucky to win," Fisher said. "Last year, I played better than I did this year. I hit the ball really well. Didn't make any putts this year, but any time you win that's good.
Photo by Kerry Patrick
Tim Fisher, center, hits his tee shot off the 15th tee at Woodridge Golf Club during Sunday's final round of the Mid-Ohio Valley Amateur Classic. Fisher won medalist honors for the two-day event and also captured the best-ball title with partner Joey Gossett.
"I like this golf course. I hook it dogleg left and that sets up good for me."
Fisher duplicated his opening round of 1-under-par 70 and finished with a 140 total to finish six strokes ahead of runner-up Joey Gossett (73-73=146), who just happened to be his playing partner in the best-ball division.
"Joey made a lot of birdies where I didn't, so it worked out pretty well in a two-man format," Fisher said.
Mid-Ohio Valley Amateur Golf Classic
At Woodridge Golf Club
Tim Fisher 70-70=140
Joe Gossett 73-73=146
Matt Moore 68-79=147
Jeff Harper 71-76=147
Cam Roan 71-77=148
Mike Koreski 78-70=148
Jeff Cowan 69-79=148
Trent Roush 72-77=149
Steve Hussey 75-74=149
David Reed 74-78=152
Bruce Wetherholt 73-73=146
Cason Edwards 72-78=150
Justin McCarter 76-74=150
Chris Anthony 78-73=151
Buddy Butler 78-73=151
Allan Beddow 79-78=157
Ollie Fankhauser 76-82=158
Ben Collie 77-82=159
Craig Reeves 84-86=170
Noah Smith 86-86=172
Keith Underwood 85-88=173
Frank Ayers 87-89=176
Dallas Wingrove 90-91=181
Eddie Thomas 94-94=188
Mason Humphrey 92-99=191
Kerry Patrick 114-97=211
Tim Fisher-Joe Gossett 67-68=135
Jeff Cowan-Mike Koreski 66-70=136
David Reed-Trent Roush 67-70=137
Steve Hussey-Jeff Harper 68-69=137
Cason Edwards-Ben Collie 68-70=138
Bruce Wetherholt-Allan Beddow 71-68=139
Chris Anthony-Justin McCarter 72-67=139
Trent McCutcheon-Garrett Dailey 69-73=142
Buddy Butler-Frank Ayers 74-71=145
Mason Humphrey-Ollie Fankhauser 73-75=148
Dallas Wingrove-Noah Smith 76-80=156
Craig Reeves-Keith Underwood 76-81=157
Fisher and Gossett, who have won state four-ball title twice, complimented each other well on the course. When Fisher scuffled on a hole, Gossett came through with a birdie. Their two-day team score of 135 held up as the clubhouse lead even when the final group of the day Mike Koreski and Jeff Cowan posted a 136.
"I wasn't really worried about Tim too much I was just trying to do my own thing," Gossett said. "We tend to have that chemistry. We ham and egg it. When he is down, I'm up and vice versa. Just the way it's always been."
Earning third place in the championship flight was Matt Moore (68-79=147).
Bruce Wetherholt (73-73=146), who finished runner-up in the championship flight a year ago, took first place in the first flight. Rounding out the top three were Cason Edwards (72-78=150) and Justin McCarter (76-74=150).
The two-day tournament is a combined effort of the Erickson All-Sports Facility board of directors and the Stadium Field Advisory Committee. It is designed to raise money for the two stadium projects. In the first two years of the tournament, the groups shared $19,000.