Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Micah Destival holds off Scott Quandt to win the 12th annual Bill Franey Open, Papa Joe Pick records 2nd career hole in one!

Tournament Director Mike Franey, Champion Micah Destival and Shirley Franey
Third time is a charm for Jefferson Community Golf Course golf pro and general manager Micah Destival as he avenged second place finishes in each of the past two years to win the 12th annual Bill Franey Open Golf Tournament. Destival shot a three under par 105 to beat 2011 Champion Scott Quandt by two. 2010 champion Aaron Ahrendsen finished third at 109 and Kuemper High School senior Jared Tigges finished fourth at 110.
Mike Franey, Champion Micah Destival, runner up Scott Quandt, Shirley Franey, 3rd place Aaron Ahrendsen and 4th place Jared Tigges. 

Other golfers in the championship flight were Steve “Cuda” Quandt and 2006, 2009 & 2014 Champion Craig Mertz and Jason Fisher 112, Chris Anderson 114, Kuemper senior Nate Mertz and Dean Dozier 115, Collin Hackett 117, Sean Blomgren 118 and former Carroll resident John Dukes 120. Mike Mumma, Dave Nelson and Cole Jaeschke qualified but did not play the final nine.
Championship qualifiers - Collin Hackett, Steve "Cuda" Quandt and Dean Dozier

Championship qualifiers - Sean Blomgren, John Dukes, and Jason Fisher

Championship qualifiers - Aaron Ahrendsen, Craig Mertz, Nate Mertz

Championship qualifiers - Jared Tigges, Scott Quandt, Micah Destival and Chris Anderson

Lonny Lehrkamp won the first flight with 78 along with celebrating his 60th birthday with cake the day of the tourney. Josh Sporrer was 2nd and Tom Duff was 3rd also with 78’s.

Other first flight players were Tim Gute 79, Chad Kanne 79, Collin Tjepkes and Joe Pick 80. Pick aced the par 3 second hole for his second career hole in one.

Cody Jaeschke won the second flight with 80, Paul Tigges was second with an 80 and Denny Kasperbauer was third with an 82.

Other second flight players were Michael Rossmanith, Kuemper High School sophomore Cole Collison and Mike Franey 82, Steve Sinnard and Troy Auen 83, Dale Julich 84, Kuemper senior Sam Auen 87, Brad Pullen 88, Jim Gossett and Benet Snyder 89

John Lohman won the third flight with a 91, Jason Evers was second with a 91 and Mike Bach was third with a 92.

Other third flight players were Bart Baumeister 93, Sean O’leary and Joey Hamrick 94, Curt Kirsch 95, Mike McDermott and Shane Bakke 96, John Peter 102 and John Brockelsby 109

“The golf course was in great shape” said tournament director Mike Franey. A big thank you to Micah Destival, Jeramie Hinote, Dave Destival, Cody Renwanz and Jake Hinote for all of their work on the course and in the clubhouse.

The food has always been a tradition at the open and this year did not disappoint. A big thank you to Market on 30 for their donation of the hamburgers, Curt Kirsch and Kim Hackett for the beans and of the Jefferson ladies golf league for the delicious salads. 

The tournament named after Bill Franey who passed away in May of 2006 attracted 49 players. The tournament was formerly known as the Al Hoy Memorial where Bill Franey served as tournament director for 25 years. In 2006 the board of directors of the golf course renamed the tournament the Bill Franey Open. Proceeds from the tournament support a scholarship given annually to a student training to be an electric lineman at Northwest Community Community College in Sheldon. Franey was a lineman for 31 years and served as line superintendent for another 10 years.

All golfers played 18 holes then the low 12 players and ties qualified for a final championship nine. Aaron Ahrendsen won the final nine medalist honors with a 34.

Shirley, Lynda and Mike Franey are very grateful for all of the support of this tournament.