SPRINGBORO, OH (September 13, 2021) – Mike Thomas, PGA is the 2021 Southwest Chapter Stroke Play Champion! Thomas carded rounds of 71 – 70 to finish the day at one-under-par and claim the championship at Heatherwoode Golf Club. 

Members of the Southern Ohio PGA’s Southwest Chapter arrived ready to finish their season strong at the Southwest Chapter Stroke Play Championship. Out in the second group of the day, Bel-Wood Country Club’s Head Professional Tim Krapfel, PGA took an early lead carding a low 69, two-under-par in the first round. Dennis Wells, PGA, Tom Bach, PGA and Mike Thomas, PGA were close behind him with opening rounds of even-par 71. Thomas, the Head Professional at Vineyard Golf Course, pulled away from the pack and claimed the championship by carding a one-under-par 70 in the final round. 

Hickory Woods Golf Course’s Head Professional Mike Auterson, PGA fired four-under-par in the final round to finish tied in second place with an overall score of even-par. Tom Bach, PGA, Sharon Woods Golf Course’s General Manager, stayed consistent throughout the competition, carding two rounds of even-par and securing his spot tied in second place. Rounding out the top-5, Kyler Booher, PGA and Dennis Wells, PGA tied in fourth place on the leaderboard. 

Click here to view the full Southwest Chapter Stroke Play Championship leaderboard. 

Thank you to Thomas West, PGA and his team at Heatherwoode Golf Club for hosting the 2021 Southwest Chapter Stroke Play Championship!