Both Tyson and Ernst maintain slim 1st round leads and capture Great Lakes Spring Am scratch and handicap crowns @ Maumee Bay this past weekend.
15 years ago, long time TMGA player Terry Tyson, won the Great Lakes Spring Am when it was contested @ HDCC and South Toledo Golf Course. This weekend he held off all competition to win this event for the 2nd time, despite playing less than a handfull of rounds this year. After leading the 1st round by 2 shots over Jay Mullett with an opening 1-under 71, Tyson promptly stretched his lead by making birdie on the 1st hole of the 2nd round. Mullett hung tough though, by following-up his Sat birdie on hole 9 with another on Sunday, and was able to pull within a shot at the turn. Mullett faded a bit on the back 9 and ended up 3rd with a 147 total. In the meantime, John Hills was putting together a strong 2nd round after an opening round of 75, and after Tyson put the only blemish on his scorecard with a double bogey on the hard par 3 15th hole, there was a contest. However, Tyson finished par, par, birdie for an even par 72, and a 2 day toal of 143, good for a 3-shot victory. Hills, with the low Sunday round of 71 was second with a 146 total.