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Two Eagle Creek club pros staying busy

By DON HOHLER • Updated Aug 23, 2018 at 7:34 AM

The golf season might be winding down — but this is not the case with the two club professionals at Eagle Creek.

At the most recent Northern Ohio PGA Section event on Aug.20 at Lakewood Country Club, the Director of Golf, Dave Morgan, tied for first in the Club Car, Pepsi Stroke Play event. He pocketed $966.67 for his 18 holes of work.

Playing Lakewood CC in three-under par, 68, Morgan tied Tyler McHugh who represented Fox Den CC and Pepper Pike Club pro Rob Moss at that number. Morgan’s card showed a pair of 34’s, the same as Moss while McHugh went out in 32 and came back in 36.

Morgan birdied three of the first four holes, a card that started with four straight 3’s. He backed up a bit, however, when he bogeyed 5 and 7 but then birdied 9. He then birdied 11 and 14 on the back to go with a bogey on 17.

Dustin Lieber also teed it up in the event, finishing in a tie for 11th. His card showed 38-35—73 numbers, tied with three other players at that plus-3 total. His take was $281.25.

Morgan and Lieber are still in the hunt for a second straight season-long two-man match play event title.

In other golf news, St. Paul basketball coaches Mike Smith and Dan Beatty, are putting the final touches on their 18-hole four-person scramble which will be played at Eagle Creek on Sept. 22. It has a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start.

The fee is $75 per player and/or $300 for a team. That gets the participant the usual plus lunch at the turn and a barbecue chicken dinner while the scores are being counted. There will be raffles, auctions and a 50/50 for those interested.

The coaches would also welcome hole or food sponsorship money.

For additional information, contact Smith at 419-706-3327 or Beatty at 419-706-5200.

In all cases, checks are to be made out to Norwalk Catholic School and sent to Smith at 2 High Street, Norwalk, OH 44857.

Two of the bigger fundraising events are still left on the Eagle Creek calendar, the Stein Hospice event which is scheduled for a 1 p.m. shotgun start on Aug. 29 and the Huron County Chamber scramble on Sept.19 (10 a.m. shotgun).

The Norwalk Trucker Invitational in on the afternoon at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 8.

Two events wrap things up out south. The two-day Barely Open which has 10 a.m. shotgun starts on Sept. 29-30th and the two appreciation days on Oct. 14 and Oct. 20, both mornings starting with a 10 a.m. shotgun blast.

Further south at the Willard Golf Club, Bill Pfefferle has a sizable Best Ball shamble event lined up for the afternoon of Sept. 15. Teams will be drawn at 11:30 a.m.

The prize money is certainly worthy of mention — $600 to the winning team, $400 for second and $200 for third. These payouts are based on a 36-player field.

While there, participants and the golfing public in general can look over some fall value deals in the pro shop.

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