Justin Lower Wins Maximusjobs.com Ohio Open


Justin Lower from Canal Fulton, Ohio won the 2012 Maximusjobs.com Ohio Open in a two hole playoff with Kevin Hall from Cincinnati, Ohio. Justin shot a 54 hole total of 68 66 69 203 (-13) while Kevin shot a 54 hole total of 65 70 68 203 (-13). Justin won the championship on the second playoff hole which was the Par 5 #18 where he made par and Kevin made a bogey. Click Here For Complete Results
Chase Wilson from Zanesville, Ohio was low amateur with a 54 hole total of 70-71-65–206 (-10) which was only 3 strokes behind Lower and 4 strokes better than second place amateur finisher, John Beringer from Loveland, Ohio.

Posted July 19, 2012
Justin Lower goes one lower than Kevin Hall to win Ohio Open
Published: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 2:10 AM Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 2:15 AM
Tim Rogers, The Plain Dealer By Tim Rogers, The Plain Dealer

“General opinion was it would take one heck of a finish to upstage what took place one year ago.

Young professionals Justin Lower and Kevin Hall managed to do just that — supplying even more drama than last year — on Wednesday in the final round of the 89th annual MaximusJobs.com Ohio Open at the Weymouth Club in Medina.

Lower, from Canal Fulton, and Hall, from Cincinnati, finished regulation play tied for the lead at 13-under 203, three shots in front of Zanesville’s Chase Wilson, who surged into third place with a final-round 7-under 65, the best score of the 54-hole event.

With temperatures in the mid-90s with high humidity, Lower won a pressure-packed, two-hole aggregate playoff by making a 3-foot putt for par on Weymouth’s 470-yard 18th hole while Hall made bogey. Both men parred the 555-yard 10th, the first playoff hole…” Click Here For Full Article

Northwest grad Justin Lower adds name to impressive list of Ohio Open champions
By Chris Easterling, IndeOnline.com staff writer, Posted Jul 18, 2012 @ 09:18 PM, Last update Jul 19, 2012 @ 12:31 AM

“The names on the list of Ohio Open champions is an impressive one.
Jack Nicklaus. Byron Nelson. Former Masters champion Herman Kaiser.
And now, Justin Lower can look on the champions list and see his name included with some of the greatest in golf.

Lower, the former Northwest High and Malone University standout, outlasted Kevin Hall in a two-hole playoff on Wednesday to capture the 89th Ohio Open title at Weymouth Country Club. Lower scored a par on the second playoff hole, while Hall bogeyed…” Click Here For Full Article

Final Round Pics

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Posted July 18, 2012 
Bogey-free golf earns Justin Lower 1-shot lead entering final round of Ohio Open
Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 1:15 AM Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 1:27 AM
Tim Rogers, The Plain Dealer By Tim Rogers, The Plain Dealer

“…Lower, from Canal Fulton, shot a six-under 66 on Tuesday at Fox Meadow Country Club and will take a one-shot lead into today’s final round at the Weymouth Club in the most prestigious championship the state has to offer behind the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron and the Memorial Tournament in Dublin.

Lower, who won the Division III national championship in 2010 while a junior at Malone, has a 36-hole total of 10-under 134, one shot better than former Ohio State star and Big Ten champion, first-round leader Kevin Hall (65-70). Lower has a three-shot advantage over six others, including defending champion Mike Emery (69-68), former two-time champion Bob Sowards (68-69) and last year’s runner-up and former John Carroll standout Brian Unk (70-67)….” Click Here To Read Full Article

Ohio Open Championship: Lorain Countians don’t make the cut
Filed by Dan Brown July 18th, 2012 in Sports, The Chronicle Telegram.

“Amherst resident Brian Smith found himself on the outside looking in after Tuesday’s second round of the 89th Ohio Open Championship.

Smith, who was tied for 16th place after Monday’s opening round, was plagued by four holes of double bogey or worse, as the local shot a 7-over-par 79 to miss the cut by two strokes.

After shooting 3-under at Weymouth Country Club in the first round, Smith struggled on the links-style Fox Meadow course. He carded six birdies but negated those with six holes of bogeys or worse…” Click Here To Read Full Article

Round 2 Pics

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Posted July 17, 2012
Former Ohio State star Kevin Hall leads Ohio Open
Published: Monday, July 16, 2012, 10:47 PM Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 9:36 AM
By Tim Rogers, The Plain Dealer The Plain Dealer

“…Hall’s round included a scintillating 6-under 30 on the back nine, when he needed just 14 putts to help build his lead over several others with OSU ties. That includes former Buckeyes Alex Redfield (34-33), who finds himself in contention after turning pro earlier in the day, and Brad Smith (35-32) . It also includes current Buckeye Grant Weaver (35-32), North Canton dentist Jeff Mallette (34-33), former Akron player Garrett Frank (33-34) and Paul Grauer (33-34), who played at Ohio University….” Click Here To Read Full Article

Round 1 Pics

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Posted July 12, 2012

This year’s MaximusJobs.com Ohio Open Championship will take place at both Weymouth Country Club and Fox Meadow Country Club. Located in Medina County, these courses are centrally positioned within the state, and situated minutes from Interstate 71.
The championship is open to all golfers who have been Ohio residents for at least 120 days prior to the tournament, or any PGA Section member in good standing and employed for no less than 120 days at a recognized golf facility. Entrants must be able to provide three documents to prove residency. Amateurs must show proof of a USGA index of 4.0 or less to be eligible.

The entry fee is $220 for amateurs, $250 for PGA professionals and $395 for non-PGA professionals. Please visit the 89th Maximusjobs.com Ohio Opensite for more information.

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