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.
Bill Ernst, was also nursing a 1-shot lead over both Dave Mikolajczak and George Morris in the net division after an opening 68. Ernst with consistent nines of 39, 37, 39, 38 was not to be caught and held on to beat Morris by 2-shots with a 2-day net total of 137. Morris hopes were probably dashed Saturday when he made 9 on the disaster laden 14th hole. Mike Lenkay with rounds of 70/70 was 3rd with a 140 total.
Results are now posted, and prizes, in the form of gift certificates, will be mailed in the next few weeks.
Our thanks as always for the past few decades goes to Jack Kerin, of Great Lakes Engraving, for his continued support of this fine tournament.
Also thanks to Don Karns and his staff for all their work helping make this event a success.