The 48th annual Oceana Best Ball “Joe Foster” Open had a little bit of everything… and some of the same. Heat, humidity, brief rain, wind, and a 170 yard hole out on the #2 handicap hole for a skin on Saturday. Sunday brought about some of the “same” with Chris Griffin and Mike DeRuiter claiming the Championship for the second year in a row and third time in the last four years (2018, 2020, 2021). Shooting 66 and 63 for a 129, they bested the field by six shots. After the round, Griffin said how he was ready to take some time off for a bit after struggling his first eight holes on Sunday just before he birdied his ninth hole and proceeded to end up making six more birdies and an eagle to help his partner Mike DeRuiter to the win.
View the full results linked below.
First place winners of the other flights are: First Flight Jason Pranger and Mike Bryce (139), Second Flight Bill Oosting and Bill Oosting II (147), Third Flight Bob Gosselin and Jordan Gosselin (151), and Fourth Flight Carl Wenk and Doug Raeth (158).
Proxy #6 Michael Genoux
Proxy #8 Chris Wenk
Proxy #12 Ryan Oosting
Proxy #17 Robert Oosting
Proxy #6 Robert Oosting
Proxy #8 Craig Porter
Proxy #12 Chris Ritchie
Proxy #17 Mike Buckner
Hole #5 (3) Aebig/Giddings
Hole #11 (2) Kooiman/Fowler
Hole #13 (3) DeRuiter/Griffin
Hole #14 (3) B.Oosting/B.Oosting
Hole #15 (3) Searles/Hekkema
And congrats to Eric Ruthkoski for winning the raffle and taking home Joe Foster’s own golf bag! All proceeds from the raffle benefits Joe’s Juniors.
Thank you to all participants, volunteers, staff, and the Foster family for making this weekend wonderful! This is always a favorite tournament of ours to host.
All winners (within flights and of on-course games) are paid in golf shop prize merchandise credit to golfers’ club accounts on file, balances accessible by email. Please contact the pro shop to inquire about your winnings. Skins are paid in cash, redeemable in the pro shop. Ties broken by Saturday’s card, lowest handicapped hole, low score wins.