COLUMBUS — Tony Jasper and Marshal Obal finished 1-2 at last year’s Columbus City Championship, with Jasper claiming the title by three strokes.

They battled again Saturday and Sunday, but this time Obal was able to come away with the hardware.

The former Scotus Central Catholic and Central Community College golfer carded a 72 on Saturday at Elks Country Club to take a three-stroke lead into Sunday’s final round, when he shot a 77 at Quail Run Golf Course to hold off Jasper by two strokes.

Obal, who qualified for the Class B state tournament in 2013, won the championship flight with his two-day, 36-hole total of 149.

Jasper, a 2001 Class A state golf qualifier at Columbus High and two-time defending city champion, took second with a 151 and Randy Sedlacek was third after carding a 154. Sedlacek shot a 76 at Elks followed by a 78 at Quail Run.

Terry Peterson finished with a 155 to take fourth in the flight and Jon Misfeldt was fifth with a 160. Bret Kumpf (161) and Cabe DeBower (172) rounded out the top group, which included players with handicaps of zero to five.

Jeff Dinkelman took the title in the “A” flight, for players with handicaps from six to nine, with his two-day total of 155. He was tied with Rob Gasper after both golfers shot a 79 on Day 1, but Dinkelman carded a 76 on Sunday to get the two-stroke win.

Stan Emerson, who led the flight after his round of 78 at Elks, finished with an 82 at Quail Run to tie for third with Eric Sedlacek. Rick Benson was fifth with a 167 and Shane Hess took sixth with a 170.

In the “B” flight, handicaps of 10-13, Clint Williams ran away from the field on the opening day. He fired a 77 at Elks to take a six-stroke advantage and held onto the lead with a 79 on Sunday.

Greg Gasper, who took second with a 162, was unable to gain any ground on Williams after shooting a matching 79 at Quail Run. Todd Sander and Blake Birkel both played well at Quail Run, carding rounds of 77 and 75, respectively, but rough starts at Elks left them in a tie for third place with two-day totals of 166.

Darin Christensen was fourth with a 167 and Ernie Menchaca finished one stroke back in fifth place.

Paul England cruised to victory in the “C” flight with his 36-hole total of 160, including a 76 at Quail Run. He beat second-place Arlen Wemhoff by 15 strokes in the group featuring golfers with handicaps of 14 to 16.

Andrew Graham took third with a 181, Tom Smith was fourth with a 186 and Shane Blaser finished fifth with a 187.

Andrew Fritton won the “net” flight, for players with handicaps of 17 or higher, with a two-day total of 157. Rod Bell was second with a 166 and Chip Kay took third with a 169.

Players in the “net” flight had handicaps subtracted from their gross scores.

Denny Gangwish was the top senior golfer, ages 60 and older, with a two-round total of 176. Charlie Jasper followed in second with a 194 and Steve Eckholt was third with a 202.

Carol Gangwish shot a 224 to win the ladies flight. She was the lone participant in the women's division.

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Tyler Ellyson is editor of The Columbus Telegram.

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