Behm is first-round leader

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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