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Mogadore graduate Tarter makes cut at 103rd Ohio Open

Mogadore graduate Tarter makes cut at 103rd Ohio Open


By Susan Jenior

Staff Writer


The 103rd Ohio Open did not disappoint as the 168-player field was cut to the top-63 golfers on Tuesday at the Westfield Country Club in Westfield Center in Medina County.

NATHAN TARTER Susan Jenior/Portage Sports

It took only a 2-over-par after 36 holes to make the championship final round.

Making the cut was Nathan Tarter, a Mogadore High School and Malone University graduate and golf standout, who is now at Firestone Country Club.

Tarter put himself in position to make a move up the leaderboard.

Tied for 14th place, Tarter fired back-to-back rounds of 68 on the North and South courses of Westfield, placing the former Wildcat five strokes off the leaders.

Daniel Wetterich of Cincinnati carded rounds of 68-63 to land at the top of the leaderboard with 9-under-par.

It was a windy, but beautiful day at Westfield Country Club as golfers found a low scores possible.

Andrew Bailey, the Ohio Amateur champion, tied the North Course record, firing an 8-under-par 82. Bailey, of Shaker Heights, sits in fifth place with rounds of 71 and 62.

Other Portage County locals, although failing to qualify for the championship round, made an impact during the first-two rounds, including former Kent Roosevelt and Kent State standout Randy Dietz.

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Missing the cut by two strokes, Dietz fired rounds of 72-72 for 4-over. Dietz is currently at the Windmill Golf Center and has offers lessons via the Randy Dietz Golf Academy.

Tee times begin at 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday as the final 60-plus golfers vie for the championship.


  1. Linda Norton July 3, 2024


  2. Jim Harry July 3, 2024

    Great play, congratulations.


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