Stoltz and Yahn win titles Sunday

Drew Stoltz goes wire-to-wire

Drew Stoltz led from start to finish while capturing the 23rd Annual Scotts Bluff Country Club Pro-Am/Oregon Trail Tournament Sunday.

Stoltz, a Ft. Collins, Col. native who played college golf at TCU, held off Chris Gilman for the win. Those two were first and second all three days. Both had 68's Sunday while Stoltz finished the tournament with a 14 under par 202 total and Gilman was at 13 under 203.

"It was a good battle," Stoltz said. "I got up by three but he just kept coming after me. I didn't decide to come here until the last second. I am glad I did."

Tom Glissmeyer turned n the best round of the day with a six under 66. That shot him up the leaderboard to third with a 10-under par 206. Rounding out the top five were Jim Knous at seven under while Ben Portie and Bryan Kruse tied for fifth at four under par.

Stoltz' win earned him $10,000. Gilman settled for a second place check for $4,400.

Gering native Andrew Filbert ended up in a five-way tie for ninth with a one under 215. He fired an even par 72 Sunday. Mitchell product Nate Lashley finished a stroke out of the money. He had a one under 71 total that put him at one over par 217 for the tournament.

Five time champ Jeff Klein ended up with a 220 total for the tournament following a final round 75. That was one stroke behind Gering native and former Creighton University golfer Austin Miller who had a 74 Sunday. Amateur Paul Mohr of Scottsbluff, competing as a pro, struggled with a 78 Sunday to finish with a three day total of 222.

Defending pro champion Michael Baird had an opening round 72 but withdrew during Saturday's second round with a wrist injury.

Jeff Yahn won the Oregon Trail title by taking the Championship Flight with a two day total of 145. He had an even par 72 Sunday. Yahn was three strokes better than Paul Crowell, who had a two stroke lead in the flight heading into Sunday, but settled for a 77 Sunday. Lewis Reinhardt finished third with a 153.

There was a three-way tie for the top spot in the Presidential Flight. Koy Pothoff, Steve Olsen and Jack Webb all finished at 154. Pothoff had the best Sunday of the three with a 76, one stroke better than Olsen. Webb checked in with an 80 after leading Saturday with a 74.

Justin Shaddick won the first flight with a two day total of 163. He followed up a first round 84 with a 79 Sunday. He finished six strokes ahead of both Bryce Liptac and Kirk Begley. Liptac had an 80 Sunday, while Begley fired an 84.

There was also a three-way tie for the top spot in the second flight. Russ Knight, Jon Ellwanger and Marcus Mathews all finished at 174. Knight had the best Sunday of the trio with an 84.

Scottsbluff's Jon Darnell won the third flight of the Oregon Trail Tournament with a two day total of 142. He had matching 71's Saturday and Sunday. He overcame a three stroke deficit Sunday. Third flight first day leader Shelby Nedella followed up his 68 Saturday with a 79 Sunday for a 147 total. He ended up third in the flight following Jim Smith who finished with a 145 following a 71 Sunday.

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