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Open champion Curtis among the PBCC HOF inductees

By DON HOHLER • Jul 10, 2018 at 8:00 PM

SANDUSKY — Those attending the Ohio Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony in the Banquet Room at Plum Brook Country Club at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 will be in for a real treat.

One of the inductees will be 2003 British Open Champion, Ben Curtis.

From the small Delaware County community of Ostrander, Curtis will become a member of the Hall — as will highly-successful Northern Ohio PGA Section member Rob Moss, who plays out of Pepper Pike Country Club, and the late Al Espinoza, a former tour player and long-time club pro at Portage Country Club.

The golfing public can attend the dinner by obtaining a ticket by calling tournament coordinator Lori Smith at 419-627-4600. Tickets are priced at $35.

Tournament week is Aug. 5. A bestball tournament (2 best balls of the foursome, net score) will be contested on Sunday with the field going off to a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. The 36-hole tournament that gives players ages 50 and up a chance to cash in one of five different age categories, starts at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 6 — with all players going off the first tee.

Both 1 and 10 tees will be used on Tuesday morning starting at 8:30 a.m.

The defending champion is T.J. Brudzinski from Columbus. He is the only three-time champion of the event, winning titles in 2013 when he set the tournament scoring record at 134, in 2015 and last August at the 26th playing of the event sponsored by Carnegie Investment Counsel.

The entry deadline for the tournament is July 27. The player fee of $335 includes entry into the Sunday event, the two days of the tournament, cart fees, lunch each day and a ticket for the induction ceremony dinner.

Questions on the tournament and application requests for the events, are to be directed to Smith at 419-626-4600.

Players are reminded that a certified handicap from the players home course is necessary.

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