COLUMBIANA - There has been worse weather in the Valley Golf Club's Spring Scramble, but that was of little consolation to the 120 golfers who teed it up Saturday in the 31st annual event.
Cold temperatures and blustery winds greeted the 30 teams to the tournament, formerly of the Olds Scramble and Buick Scramble, and at least seven different storms rolled through the field during the day. The worst left ice on the greens for a while.
Still, the day turned out excellent for the team of George Duko and Sean Louk of Leetonia and Jason Starcher and Neil Joy of Salem.
The foursome combined for a 13-under 57 to win the championship by two shots.
Two other teams finished at 11-under 59 - one consisting of Bob and Tony Perry and Mike Mancuso Sr. and Jr., the other of Terry Davidson, Sam Ward, Rob Hall and David Johnstone Jr. Three other teams were at 10-under and two more at 9 under.
No one recorded a hole-in-one to win $5,000 from Valley or a two-year lease on a 2014 Chevy Equinox from Columbiana Buick Cadillac Chevy. Alan Douglas was closest to the pin on the 151-yard second hole, 19 inches away. Corey Husted did the best on the car hole, No. 4, at 14 feet 8 inches. The fourth was playing 172 yards into the wind.
The Ironman Award should go to Mike Mancuso Sr. The Columbiana man played in the morning with his regular team, Larry Duko and Adam and Andrew Shaffer. They finished at 10-under. Mancuso then came back in the afternoon to play with his son, Mike Jr., who lives in Medina and does not get to golf with his dad much anymore. They teamed with Bob and Tony Perry to tie for second.
Mancuso, though, only got one shot at the car and the cash.