Published June 13, 2022
Our 2022 Oceana Best Ball “Joe Foster” Open Champions are Robert and Ryan Oosting with a two-day total of 136 (71 & 65). The Oosting brothers also earned the title in 2015.
Placing first in the remaining flights: FIRST Jacob Polanyi / Eric Ruthkoski (138, third lowest score of the day), SECOND Chris Sherburn / Glen Kastelic (146), THIRD Andy Hanichen / Frank Lundell (155), and FOURTH Bob Oosting / Nick Oosting (166).
Wow! What a weekend of golf at Oceana Golf Club! We hosted the 49th Annual Oceana Best Ball Tournament, better known as the “Joe Foster” Open. The weekend was full of steady 25mph winds out of the southwest, sun, cooler than normal temperatures, and throw in a little rain for good measure on Saturday, and you have some tough conditions here. Don’t take our word for it, check out the scores! Day one there were only 17 out of the 112 teams of two coming in under par; with the low score of 68 (-5) shared by three teams (Joe Balaskovitz / Jeff Hopkins, Grant Norris / Connor McEvoy, Nic Morano / Joe Sherburn) after day one it appeared to be ready for a shootout on Sunday. Day one also yielded 3 skins; only two eagles were made all day on holes #1 and #6 that held out, along with a solo birdie on #11.
Sunday was a much better scoring day. A foggy start gave way to plenty of sunshine, a slight breeze out of the north, and perfect temperatures in the high 60s/low 70s most all the day. With a low of 68, and several teams bunched in closely behind, there were multiple teams that had a legitimate shot at the title if scoring difficulties remained similar. While trailing in the Championship flight after day one three shots back from the lead, the 2022 Champions emerged Sunday with a birdie on the last hole to shoot a 65 (tied for the lowest round from the weekend). Robert and Ryan Oosting were also Champions in 2015 and have closely contended most all of the six years between.
SATURDAY ($25 club credit)
SUNDAY ($25 club credit)
SATURDAY ($1,090 pot)
SUNDAY ($1,090 pot)
Congratulations to Andrew Taylor for winning our giveaway of a 3-day, 2-night stay at Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, in a random draw! Please contact the pro shop to redeem your voucher.
Thank you to all participants, volunteers, staff, and the Foster family for making this weekend another wonderful event! This is a special and favorite tournament of ours to host. Reviews of the golf course were overwhelming, thank you! The new front nine layout was well received and enjoyed by all the golfers this weekend.
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 within flights broken by Saturday’s card, lowest handicapped hole, low score wins.