Berger wins third straight city golf title

Published 10:58 am Monday, July 27, 2020

NILES — For the third consecutive year, Dave Berger won the Championship Flight of the Niles City Golf Tournament at Plym Park.

Berger shot 144 to finish 10 strokes in front of runner-up John Hoskins in the two-day tournament. Josh Townsley finished third with a 155.

“I played pretty well,” Berger said. “I really didn’t have a driver I liked, so I stayed with the 3 Wood, and it worked for me.”

Berger got off to a fast start Sunday, which led to the victory.

“I went birdie, birdie, and eagle right at the beginning,” he said. “I almost played too conservative at the end, but I held on.”

Paul Krause, a former Championship Flight winner, captured the A Flight title on Sunday as she shot a 158, which was seven strokes better than runner-up Aaron Kelley. Brett Scott finished third with a 167.

It was the first A Flight crown for Krause, who is also a Seniors Flight champion.

“Getting two birdies on both nines, because the back nine I only had one par,” Krause said. “Getting a good start on the first day, and getting a good start on the first nine really helped.”

Dave Daniels won his third city golf tournament title, but his first in B Flight.

Daniels shot 176, while runner-up Randy Lujan finished with a 179. Chuck Ditto was third with a 183.

“Played pretty well for 33 out of 36 holes,” Daniels said. “There were three tough holes. A great tournament, and it is a great group of guys. I cannot wait to play in it again next year.”

Daniels prepared for the Niles tournament by qualifying and playing in the Michigan PGA Senior Open.

“I played up there, and that really got me ready to play in this tournament,” he said. “I played some of the best golfers in the state up there.”

Jason Flewellen earned his first city championship as he finished eight strokes better than Bradon Rabler to captured the C Flight title. Flewellen, who felt he could have won the B Flight crown this year, finished with a 170.

“I thought I played pretty well,” Flewellen said. “I probably could have won B Flight, but I have been playing C Flight for about six years, so I decided to stay in C Flight. I finished strong. I had a birdie putt on 18, but I missed it by inches, but it secured it. On the first hole of the day, I hit a 15-footer for par, which kind of relaxed me.”

Will Gadeski was third with a 180.

 

GOLF

Niles City Golf Tournament

At Plym Park

Championship Flight

Dave Berger 144

John Hoskin 154

Josh Townsley 155

Frank LaPorte 156

Scott Zavitz 159

Larry Larson 161

Ben Hinz 161

John Kessick 163

Jacob VanDyke 165

Bill Gaideski 167

Nick Hern 169

Jeff Hamilton 172

Sam Clark 183

 

A Flight

Paul Krause 158

Aaron Kelley 165

Brett Scott 167

Ryan head 168

Dave Hinegardner 169

Paul Depoy 169

Mike Martin 172

Will Townsley 172

Wayne Hahn 173

Al Shirrell 178

Tony Gaideski 179

Jim Conrad 181

Ed McKeel 182

Randy Mace 183

Terry Churchill 185

Steve Hoskin 188

 

B Flight

Dave Daniels 176

Randy Lujan 179

Chuck Ditto 183

Todd Sobieralski 184

Brian Rudlaff 188

Brian Cheney 191

John Isabel 191

Dave Kaiden 207

 

C Flight

Jason Flewellen 170

Bradon Rabler 178

Will Gadeski 180

Bob Perry 182

John Sexton 185

Austin Bertschy 189

Tim Williams 191

John Perry 192

Cody Durham 192

Justin Dewy 200

Rick Kidwell 200

Mark Schlutt 209

Jeff Nash 209

Mitch Lewando2ski 21

Jeff Gerrits 216