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Behm is first-round leader

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JOHN N. BARRY
July 30, 2011
— The opening round of the Janesville Men’s City Golf Tournament featured the old and the new.

Three-time city champ Matt Behm fired an even-round 71 at Glen Erin Golf Club to open a two-shot lead heading into today’s second round at Riverside.


Michael Ollerich, a newcomer to the tournament, shot 73 and is two back, while defending and two-time champion Sam Van Galder is three back after a 74.


Behm, who recently finished tied for 13th at the Wisconsin State Amateur, shot a 1-under 34 on his back nine after a 1-over 37 on the front.


Playing Glen Erin for only the second time this season, Behm was satisfied with his opening round.


“Out here I just tell myself I’ve got to stay patient,” Behm said of Glen Erin. “I get frustrated with a couple of the holes, mainly 12 and 15, but you have to hope it all evens out in the end. And today, for me, it did. I made a really long putt on one hole but then turned around and three-putted the next.”


Behm’s closest pursuers have to hope he doesn’t pull away in round two. Behm is the course record-holder at Riverside with a 10-under par 62 and won the prestigious Ray Fischer State Medal Play Championship there in 2006.


“I will mentally go into Riverside and try to shoot a 3-, 4- or 5-under round, but I’d be happy to go into Sunday with back-to-back even-par rounds,” Behm said. “I would love to have the lead going into Sunday.”


Ollerich’s consistent round featured 17 pars and one double-bogey on the par 4, 17th.


Van Galder struggled with a 39 on his front nine, but bounced back with and even-par 35 on the back.


“My score should’ve been better than that,” Van Galder said. “I three-putted two holes and missed a short birdie putt on 12. But, I’m still in pretty good shape. There’s a lot of golf left to be played.”


Seven-time champion Chris Pastore and 2002 champion Ryan Coffey are in a group of five that opened with 76 and are five back.


Al Herbst and Jordan Gagg both shot 76 to share the lead in First Flight, and Ryan Hutchinson’s 78 leads Second Flight.


Men’s City Tournament


At Glen Erin (Par 71)


First round results


CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT


71—Matt Behm


73—Michael Ollerich


74—Sam Van Galder


76—Ryan Coffey, Chris Pastore, Jay Fox, Doug Sheridan, Aaron Rondon


77—Rob Ackerman, Aaron Coffey


78—Ryne Clatworthy, Charlie Roherty, Greg Ruef


79—Mark Thomsen, Jake Downing, Sean Halverson, Bob Kennedy


81—James Stubbendick, Jordan Brovick, Braddy Bohlman


82—Jeff Farrell, Blair Schmeiser, Evan Diece, Mike Reid


84—Taylor Johnson, Michael Kletzien


85—David DiStefano


87—Jon Phillips


89—Chris Koppa


FIRST FLIGHT


75—Al Herbst, Jordan Gagg


76—Gary Neumueller, Gary Merk


77—Gary Polglaze Jr., Steve Schultz


78—Jimmy Mead, Matt Kempfer


79—King Clark


80—Shannon Dooley


81—Kevin Riley, Chad Sullivan


84—Curt Goodwick, Benjamin DeWitt


85—Dave DeGarmo


87—Jamie Orr


89—Rick Berry, Terry Kletzien


90—Jeff Hesse


93—Jake Hassinger


SECOND FLIGHT


78—Ryan Hutchinson


80—Jim Crawford


81—Dave Diece, Steve Anderson, Steve Caya


82—Jon Moldenhauer, Scott Shadel


83—Steve Gelbach


84—Bryan Thorson, David Bitter, Shawn Gagg, Joel Bailey


85—Aaron Story


86—Eric Hoium


87—Ryan Luebke


88—Adam Underbrunner, Jim Barfield


89—Bob Compton


90—Joe Nemeth


92—Pat Kennedy


THIRD FLIGHT


80—Nolan Moran


81—Steven Thurner


82—Ned Moser, Greg Galvan


83—Scott Schroeder, Jeff Adams, Kevin Mickelson, Tim Millis.


84—Dan Hermanson, Todd Sitter.


85—Jeff De Garmo, Brian Gary


86—Efren Blanca


87—Brad Schumacher, Eric Scherdell.


88—Matt Ruppe, Greg Mullen


89—Dean Henderson, Michael Reid


90—Jose Perez, Andrew Coulter, Mo Kahn


91—Jacob Brandl, Paul Burkholder, Jace Fenton, Mark Bestul


92—Mike Schoeder


93—Paul Schieldt


94—Keith Trembula


97—Josh Guertin, Nathan Punzel


100—Wayne Hanson


NET FLIGHT


57—George Pritchet


61—Warren Voyce


67—Jeff Lubke, Dennis Raabe, Bob Sarow


69—Richard Moore, Lee Braem


71—Steve Weiss, Ronald Johnson


72—Ron Pumilia. Dave Langowski, Scott Ericson


73—Phil Borkenhagen, Matt Runde, Doug Whitescarver


76—Chad D. Flanders


77—Andrew Gagg


81—Greg Fiedler


86—Lon Haenel


88—John Hutchinson


93—Jacob Wampole


DNF


John Ward



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