Chapter News

Season 9 is in the books!

The ninth regular season of CINMGA is in the books!!  Jeff Gilbert wrapped up the season with the victory at The Last Gasp.   However it required a hard fought chip and putt off battle with Mike Boyer, who fell just short of his first tour victory but netted his best finish since 2013.  It also capped a comeback season where Mike improved his average finish by almost 10 places!! (17th to 7th!!)    Jeff was so pumped by his victory that he headed home and signed up for MGAWC in Vegas to help bolster our chances in the Chapters Cup!  




 Eric ‘easy E’ Hostetler wrapped up his first MGA season with his second consecutive top 5 in third place and is building momentum for a run at the Chapter money championship next year.   He also went home with the CTP award.   Bob Preslar showed that he still has game and is ready for Vegas.    He shot a 90 for 4th place after averaging a very uncharacteristic 108 in his first 3 tournaments this year!       The top 5 were rounded out by Billdozer and Dave Gibson, who moved into second on the Chapter Money List.    We welcomed back Mario Cartaya off of the injured reserve list who stormed back with his best round ever on Tour!  


There were a couple of other good rounds out there as Dave Ratajczak and Tim Grimes DQed with a 78 and 79 respectively.      This was Dave’s swan song as he is moving to Myrtle Beach this fall and has promised to start an MGA chapter there next year so we can come visit.   Dave wraps up his time after 6 seasons and we are sorry to see him go.   We lose a good golfer (20 Gross awards in his 29 starts!) and a great guy.    Tim’s game continues to be awesome (3 victories this year) but the penalty strokes are piling up which is not a good thing going into the World Championship.  


Even with a DQ for no money in the last tournament, Tim took home the chapter money title.   His dominance during the season was obvious by the almost $2 gap he had on the rest of us and his top 10 IN THE WORLD finish.   Congrats! 


The other big news for the chapter is that we have put together a strong team for the world championship.    Tim, Dennis, Bob Preslar Rich, Jeff, Dan Harold and the Billdozer will head out with the hopes of bringing back glory to CINMGA.  This year there will be two tournaments and we will be well represented in both. Tim, Dennis, Jeff, Dan, and Bill will play for the World Championship belt. While Bob and Rich take on the first ever Born Harry Championship (the MGA Korn Ferry equivalent) with hopes of bringing home additional hardware. Based on Bob’s impressive 90 in the last tournament we are feeling good about our chances.

Thanks for everyone for a great season and we’ll see you in January!

Event Results

1.Jeff Gilbert88$1.12
2.Mike Boyer88$0.74
3.Eric Hostetler90$0.59
3.Robert Preslar90$0.59
5.Bill Morley92$0.47
5.Dave Gibson92$0.47
7.Dennis H.93$0.37
8.Rich Zinicola94$0.31
9.Brendan Griffith95$0.25
10.Skip Koesterman96$0.19
11.Dan Harold100$0.09
11.Bob Evans100$0.09
13.brian mccormick102$0.06
14.Chris Blanton103$0.04
15.Nolan Martin106$0.03
16.Mario Cartaya108$0.02
18.Dave RatajczakDQ$0.00