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Goff leads City after first day

Anthony Weber/Troy Daily News Ryan Groff chips onto the green during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.

Anthony Weber/Troy Daily News Ryan Groff chips onto the green during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.


Anthony Weber/Troy Daily News Justin Weber pitches over a sand trap during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.


Anthony Weber/Troy Daily News Marty Stanaford putts during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.


Anthony Weber/Troy Daily News Alexander Garman follows through on a shot during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.


Anthony Weber/Troy Daily News David Moore watches his shot during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.


Anthony Weber/Troy Daily News Jason Thompson gestures while watching a putt during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.


Anthony Weber/Troy Daily News Shawn Massie follows through on a swing during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.


Anthony Weber/Troy Daily News Jacky Chen putts during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.


Anthony Weber/Troy Daily News Ray Stuchell gestures after sinking a putt during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.


Anthony Weber/Troy Daily News Jason Levan sizes up a putt during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.


Anthony Weber/Troy Daily News Bo Hudgins putts during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.


By David Fong

dfong@troydailynews.com

TROY — Ryan Groff and Justin Weber haven’t played much golf this season.

You couldn’t tell that by looking at their scores Saturday in opening round of the Troy City Championship at Miami Shores Golf Course, however, as Groff shot a 33-35 — 68 to take the lead in the championship flight, while Weber shot a 35-35 — 70. Both are former city champions, with Groff winning in 2012 and Weber taking the title last year.

“It’s been a crazy summer,” Groff said. “I really haven’t played that much. It seems like every day I’m able to play, it’s raining or something else. But I played pretty well today. I just tried to stay out of trouble.”

Weber said his golf outings have been limited this year, as well.

“I haven’t played much, either,” he said. “It seems like it’s been really windy this year.”

The two-day tournament wraps up today at Miami Shores. While it would appear to be a two-man showdown between Groff and Weber for this year’s championship, a number of golfers remain in the hunt should either falter today.

A pair of golfers are six strokes back, as Alexander Garman shot a 37-37 — 74 and Jason Thompson fired a 39-35 — 74. Ray Stuchell scored a 36-39 — 75. Shawn Massie scored a 40-38 — 78, Marty Stanaford finished with a 38-40 — 78 and David Moore shot a 38-41 — 79.

Also in the championship flight, Bo Hudgins shot a 41-39 — 80, Jason LeVan scored a 41-39 — 80, Josh Fulker fired a 46-41 — 87, Jacky Chen scored 47-43 — 90 and Zac Collins shot a 49-45 — 94.

First Flight

In the first flight competition, Jeff Bacon took the lead after the first day with a 40-34 — 74. Jim Rohr shot 38-39 — 77, Jim Howard finished with a 39-41 — 80, J.D. Hoover scored 44-39 — 83 and Ron Moore shot 44-42 — 86.

Second Flight

In the second flight competition, Darrell Tron took a commanding lead Saturday with a 40-37 — 77. Eric Collier shot 45-42 — 87, Dwight Hughes scored a 44-45 — 89 and Craig Mothmiller shot 47-48 — 95.

50-over

In the 50-over division, Jeff Poettinger holds a seven-stroke lead after the first day with a 37-33 — 70. Three golfers are tied for second place: John Mutschler (37-40 — 77), Joe Goodall (38-39 — 77) and Bobby Rohr (39-38 — 77).

Mark Allen shot a 43-38 — 81, Chris Boehringer finished with a 42-40 — 82, Larry Stacy shot 44-39 — 83 and Steve Hagar shot 48-40 — 88.

60-over

The 60-over division featured the tightest race after the first day, with three golfers sitting atop the leaderboard at 73: Jim Sarich (38-35), Gary Weaver (39-34) and Rick Szabo (41-32). Brent Adkins shot a 39-35 — 74 and Jim Waters scored a 39-36 — 75.

Fred Monnin shot a 37-52 — 79, Denny Wyen scored a 44-37 — 81 and Bob Shaffer shot 40-42 — 82.

70-over

Two golfers sit at the top of the heap in the 70-older division, as Tom Stickrod (34-37) and Mike Cargill (37-34) both shot 71 on the first day.

Jack Holtel scored a 38-39 — 77, Barry Willoughby shot 40-38 — 78 and Allan May finished with a 42-37 — 79.

Roger Luring shot a 43-37 — 80, Waybe Crow scored a 45-49 — 84, Larry Baugher fired a 47-37 — 84, Brent Flinn finished with a 44-41 — 85 and Bob Allison shot 46-41 — 87.

Contact David Fong at dfong@civitasmedia.com; follow him on Twitter @thefong

Anthony Weber/Troy Daily News Ryan Groff chips onto the green during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_170617aw_Golf_ryanGROFF.jpgAnthony Weber/Troy Daily News Ryan Groff chips onto the green during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.

Anthony Weber/Troy Daily News Justin Weber pitches over a sand trap during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_170617aw_Golf_justinWEBER.jpgAnthony Weber/Troy Daily News Justin Weber pitches over a sand trap during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.

Anthony Weber/Troy Daily News Marty Stanaford putts during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_170617aw_Golf_martySTANAFORD.jpgAnthony Weber/Troy Daily News Marty Stanaford putts during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.

Anthony Weber/Troy Daily News Alexander Garman follows through on a shot during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_170617aw_Golf_alexanderGARMAN.jpgAnthony Weber/Troy Daily News Alexander Garman follows through on a shot during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.

Anthony Weber/Troy Daily News David Moore watches his shot during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_170617aw_Golf_davidMOORE.jpgAnthony Weber/Troy Daily News David Moore watches his shot during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.

Anthony Weber/Troy Daily News Jason Thompson gestures while watching a putt during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_170617aw_Golf_jasonTHOMPSON.jpgAnthony Weber/Troy Daily News Jason Thompson gestures while watching a putt during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.

Anthony Weber/Troy Daily News Shawn Massie follows through on a swing during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_170617aw_Golf_shawnMASSIE.jpgAnthony Weber/Troy Daily News Shawn Massie follows through on a swing during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.

Anthony Weber/Troy Daily News Jacky Chen putts during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_170617aw_Golf_jackyCHEN.jpgAnthony Weber/Troy Daily News Jacky Chen putts during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.

Anthony Weber/Troy Daily News Ray Stuchell gestures after sinking a putt during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_170617aw_Golf_raySTUCHELL.jpgAnthony Weber/Troy Daily News Ray Stuchell gestures after sinking a putt during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.

Anthony Weber/Troy Daily News Jason Levan sizes up a putt during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_170617aw_Golf_jasonLEVAN.jpgAnthony Weber/Troy Daily News Jason Levan sizes up a putt during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.

Anthony Weber/Troy Daily News Bo Hudgins putts during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/web1_170617aw_Golf_boHUDGINS.jpgAnthony Weber/Troy Daily News Bo Hudgins putts during the first round of the Troy City Championship Saturday at Miami Shores Golf Course.
Goff leads City after first day