2023 Joe Foster Open — FINAL RESULTS

Published June 12, 2023

Our 2023 Oceana Best Ball “Joe Foster” Open Champions are Jordan Durga and CJ Griffin with a two-day total of 132 (66 both days).

2023 Champions

Placing first in the remaining flights: FIRST Corey Parmalee/Shawn Pranger 140; SECOND John Szegda/Derek Jacobson 147; THIRD Taylor Moore/Ryan Magerowski 151; FOURTH Jeff Hentschel/John Weaver 159.


Entering day one of the 50th edition of the “Joe Foster Open,” Oceana Golf Club was primed with perfect scoring conditions as the course had not seen even a trace of rain for several weeks making it play fast and susceptible to teams going low.

But, like most years, Old Man Par “Not Joe” has shown his grit by reminding players from all over the country what OGC is all about — the greens. With yielding only 8 eagles to the field of 116 two-person teams, the scores were a touch higher than average making for some very competitive flights. The team of Jason Pranger and Mike Bryce posted an early 65 with a stellar 29 on their second nine to finish in a tie with the defending champions, Ryan and Robert Oosting, who made 9 birdies and 1 bogey in route their afternoon 65. Sitting one shot out at 66 is the 2016 champions, Eric Ruthkoski and Jacob Polayni, who also knocked in the lone first day skin with their eagle (3) on hole #1. Two former team champions in the field both shot 71 to lead the First Flight march (2013 Erik Sanford and Dave Wojcicki, and 2014 Corey Parmalee and Shawn Pranger).

Day two was a different story altogether as the rain with a north wind and drop in temperatures caused OGC to go from perfect scoring conditions to at times survival mode for some. The trend was scores posted were going to be higher than round one. Round one co-leader Pranger and Bryce posted an early 72 to find themselves at best in second place with the 66+66=132 from OGC Club Champion Jordan Durga and his partner CJ Griffin already in. Several other teams had life still, including the other co-leaders still on the course, but it was not to be as the Oosting brothers struggled to gain much traction in the cool windy afternoon and finished Sunday at 72 for a two day total of 137 good for 4th place.

Oceana Golf Club would like to congratulate all the participants and a special thank you to all the volunteers. The Joe Foster family was on the starters box both days welcoming all the players and sharing stories and plans for the Joe Foster Junior Golf Foundation. Great things for the Area Junior Golfers coming very soon.


DAY ONE ($25 club credit)

  • PROXY #5 Justin Durga
  • PROXY #7 Adam Sheren
  • PROXY #12 Joe Balakovitz
  • PROXY #17 Scott O’Neil

DAY TWO ($25 club credit)

  • PROXY #5 Dave Vernier
  • PROXY #7 Jim McCamant
  • PROXY #12 Mike Garcia
  • PROXY #17 Ryan Magerowski
*If we do not know the "nickname" on the proxy stake we cannot pay out prize. Please write your name as on the tee sheet.


$3,330 total cash pot (112 teams in plus $1,090 carryover from 2022)

DAY ONE ($1,665 cash pot)

  • HOLE #1 (3) Polyani/Ruthkoski

DAY TWO ($1,665 cash pot)

  • HOLE #4 (2) Pranger/Bryce
  • HOLE #13 (3) Durga/Griffin


Congratulations to Taylor Moore for winning our giveaway of a 3-day, 2-night stay at Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, in a random draw! Giveaway provided by Bill Oosting II. Please contact the pro shop to redeem your voucher.

Thank you to all participants, volunteers, staff, and the Foster family for making our 50th celebration of this tournament a success! This is a special and favorite event 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 within flights broken by Saturday’s card, lowest handicapped hole, low score wins.