April 24, 2014

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Local golf: Elyria CC pro Rob Moss wins $30,000 in tournament

 

It may be a little late in the season, but Rob Moss welcomes the turnaround.
Moss, the Elyria Country Club pro, won the Falling Rock Classic in Farmington, Pa., held on Monday, July 30, and Tuesday, July 31. He had a 206 total on the Mystic Rock Course at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.
The Broadview Heights resident shot rounds of 68, 69 and 69 for a 206 total and a two-stroke win over Joseph Boros of Treesdale Golf and Country Club from the Pittsburgh area.
With a par of 36-36—72 on the 6,964-yard layout, Moss was
10-under par. His payday was a cool $30,000.
“We played 36 holes on Monday and 18 on Tuesday,” said Moss, who plays from the left side. “We went off in twosomes and they treated us really well, just PGA touring pros. From the way they fed us to the kind of leaderboard they used, it was first class all the way.”
Moss, who has played in the 2005 PGA Championship at Baltusrol, said he came into the tourney — sponsored by 84 Lumber and Joe Hardy — “struggling with my game.” But a little advice from a fellow PGA pro helped to straighten him out.
“When he got through with me, I felt like a different player,” Moss said of West Pines (Avon) pro Bob Barto. “He knows my game, and he helped me straighten out a few things, he worked with me a little bit.”
Moss was familiar with the course, having played the tournament and finishing fourth in 2005 and second last year.
“Winning brings a lot of confidence,” Moss said. “I mean, I’ve enjoyed the experience for three years now. It just makes it a little more special when you win.”
Moss is hoping he can keep up the momentum going into the Northern Ohio PGA’s next event at Lakewood Country Club in Westlake on Aug. 27 and 28. He also said his PGA section has a match-play tournament, the Toledo Open and the tour championship event coming up.
Contact Mike Anderson
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