Southwest Junior Golf Tour
Event #4 Member-Adult Championship
The Links GC
Saturday June 20th, 2015
Par 65 Yardage 4745
The rain was all around but did not find its way to North Olmsted which allowed for another edition, of what is becoming a fantastic Father’s Day tradition, that the Southwest Junior Golf Tour refers to as the Member-Adult Championship! It is very special to watch fathers and mothers, other relatives, and friends join with our members to enjoy a few hours of golf together and compete for a SWGT title.
Boys 16-18 Blake and Don Rudy (N. Royalton) teamed up to shoot 63 and secure a one shot victory over Austin/Don Jenkins (N. Royalton). Brian and Don O’Shea (Westlake) fired a 68 to round out the top 3. Mr. O’Shea did take home the proximity prize with an outstanding shot to about 10 feet on hole #8. For those paying attention the Don’s led the field. That has to be a first. Congratulations gentlemen!
Boys 14-15 It is likely that in the future Ben Gleichauf (N. Olmsted) will be able to say that for two rounds he shot 131 but for now let us just say that, with the assistance of Mark Gleichauf (N. Olmsted), Ben’s last two rounds on the Southwest Junior Golf tour add up to 131! Wow!! The team shot 63 to take the top spot followed by Evan and Gary Gray (Brunswick) that started strong on the front side but just could not get enough putts to fall on the back side for a 65. Third Place went to Connor and Greg Thomas (Medina) with the same score of 65 put falling a little short in the scorecard playoff. Great job everyone!
Girls 16-18 The streak is over! Madison and Pete Butler (Hinckley) shot an even par 65 to take medalist honors. As quoted by Mr. Butler, “…I was very heavy today.” Great work Madison! Second place went to Madison and Paul Gardner (Avon) who came up just a shot short with a 66. Third place went to Kaylie and brother and former SWGT tour member Kyle Kemenyes (Independence) with a hard fought 70. Loren Kreider (Westlake), Player of Year points leader, won the first three of the events of the season but was denied by the fantastic play of her fellow competitors. Wonderful work everyone and maybe a new streak will start at this week’s Western Rodeo.
Girls 13-15 Meleana and Jerome Santivasci (Medina) took control early of this championship and continued their fine play to a final score of 69 and medalist honors. Madison and Dave Skok (Westlake) and Meghan and Geoff Allman (Olmsted Falls) both carded 80’s. After a scorecard playoff, which is the total of holes 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, and 18, the Skok’s (25) took second and the Allman’s (27) got third. Watching our member’s share our game with their fathers was a wonderful reminder why the Southwest Junior Golf Tour started this event and why it will keep it. Great playing ladies and gentlemen!
Boys 12-13 The hardest round of the event. Playing the golf course is always a challenge, competing against fellow competitors can be frustrating, but battling against yourself is just plain brutal. The instruction for Jack and Roger Vichill on the first tee was that to win the championship that just had to finish their round and sign the card. It sounds easy but the stress was visible. Not really!! The Vichill’s carded a 70 and took the top spot as they enjoyed making a great memory for a father and a son! Nice job gentlemen!
The Western Rodeo is next up as the SWGT makes it way to Forest Hills and Grey Hawk GCs for its annual western swing. June will round out with events at Columbia Hills CC and Rawiga GC. The next 3 three weeks see the SWGT at some wonderful venues. The excitement has just begun! Happy Father’s Day to all!!