Southwest Junior Golf Tour
Event #6 Columbia Hills CC
Monday July 6th, 2015
Par 71 Yardage 6404
It was worth the wait! Columbia Hills was is great condition, the greens were fast (especially #14), the sun was shinning, and the golf was good! There is a little walk to #10 tee and from #9 to #10 and from #18 to #1 but everyone made it through in fine fashion. A great big thank you to the entire staff at Columbia Hills CC that took care to make sure the SWGT and its members had everything they needed to have an extremely successful event!
Boys 16-18 Chad Dubiel (Hinckley) fired a 76 to clip Brandon Netzel (da’Ville) by a shot for medalist honors. Brandon’s 77 was a shot better than Michael Onorato’s (North Royalton) 78. Michael stumbled coming in as he carded three straight bogeys to finish his round. A trio of players shared fourth place with a score of 80 and they were Austin Jenkins (North Royalton), Nick Brunsman (Independence), and Jimmy Clark (North Olmsted). A wonderful group of golfers and gentlemen. Great fun to watch them compete. Keep up the good work!
Boys 14-15 Connor Thomas (Medina) coming off his second place finish at Event #7 Rawiga CC moved up one with a fine 78 and the top spot. Luke Seelie (North Olmsted) and Ben Brej (Rocky River) finished just a shot off the pace with 79 and took second and third respectively. Eagles took flight today with this age group as Luke made a 2 on the par 4 #10 hole and Jacob Henyey (Brecksville) made a 3 on the par 5 #2 hole. Both holing out from about 150 yards. Wow! Putting is easy when you don’t have to! Great excitement and better fun gentlemen!
Girls 16-18 Michaela Thomas (North Royalton) stayed steady all day carding a solid 88 for her first win of the season! Loren Kreider (Westlake) finished just 2 back with a 90. Erin Sheehan (Strongsville) shot 105 for third place and Racheal Sladky (North Olmsted) took fourth with a score of 109. Great integrity on display: Loren played hole #9 and after holing out realized that she had played the wrong ball for her second shot. According to rule 15-3 b, she had to correct her mistake by playing her original ball. Upon a search she could not find it. She then had to proceed under 27-1 c, by going back to the spot from which the ball was last played, in this case it was the teeing ground. Playing a wrong ball is a two stroke penalty and a lost ball is a penalty stroke and distance. A lot of effort and patience to help protect the fairness of the competition, but she did it. Outstanding display of sportsmanship and great integrity!
Girls 13-15 Marina Wilson (Avon Lake) continued her great play this season by shooting 90 and taking the top spot. Meleana Santiviasci (Medina) battled for a 112 and second place. Not far behind was Alyson Kovach (Strongsville) who used a little local knowledge on her way to 115 and third place. Makayla Sheehan (Rocky River) fought hard andcarded a 125 for fourth place. The stat of the day for this group goes to Mrs. Wilson (Marina’s mom) who logged 7 and 3/4 miles as a spectator and spotter for these young ladies. Outstanding effort on “Everyone’s” part!
Boys 12-13 Dylan Champney (Sheffield Village) battled the hills, sun, fellow competitors, and a cold on his way to a 90 and the number 1 spot. Gutty performance! Jack Vichill (Westlake), John Galik (Brecksville), and Charles Beatty (Berea) were in a tight battle for second place. Jack’s 104 just nosed out John’s 105 for second and Charles’ 106 was just shy of cracking the top 3 and he had to settle for fourth place. William Winovich (Chagrin Falls) shot 143 to take fifth. Wonderful work gentlemen!