Fisher captures Mid-Ohio Valley Valley Classic

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.

“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.

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.