Southwest Junior Golf Tour
Event #1 Washington Park GC
Saturday May 21, 2016
Par 29 Yardage 1449
The sun peaked out from behind the clouds once or twice, the rain held off, and the first event of the 23rd edition of the Southwest Junior Golf Tour is in the books. Washington Park GC, once again, proved that good things can come in small packages. For those who had the fortune to see it, the highlight may have been a baby doe romping through the sand trap on hole #5. But like many young golfers she forgot to rake the trap!
Boys 15-18 Brandon Netzel (N. Ridgeville) took medalist honors with a solid 2 over par 31. Shane Strongosky (Brecksville) turned in a round of 32 that included 6 pars. Third place was secured by Tyler Snyder (N. Royalton) as he made a final par of his last hole, #4. 18 players participated in the event today from 9 different cities. Player of the Year from this group is going to be a great battle. Wonderful start to season gentlemen!
Boys 14-U Ian Shemo (Westlake) carded a 35, that included an outstanding par 3 on hole #1, which played as the second hardest hole on the course today. John Galick (Brecksville) finished in second place with a solid 37. Third place went to Tony Vannello (Medina) with a 42. Tony won a scorecard playoff over Dylan Champney (Sheffield Vlg.),last year’s POY in the Boys 12-13 age group. 5 different cities were represented by the members of this group. Outstanding work today on the course gentlemen!
Girls 18-U Lyndsay Blum (Independence) started on hole #9 with a birdie, stayed steady for the rest of the round, finished with a 33, and the top spot. Madison Gardner (Avon) kept paced with 6 pars and her own round of 33. The difference for the scorecard playoff was Lyndsay’s birdie on hole #9. Ericka Marano (Brunswick) carded 40 to secure third place. 9 players from 5 different cities made up this group. Independence Blue Devils dominated the field with 5 players. Ladies, wonderful play today! The competition for Player of the Year has the making of one of the most exciting the SWGT has seen in some time. Good luck to all!
Boys 13-U Clayton Greiner (Brunswick) took the top spot with a round that was highlighted by a par 3 on hole #7. The third most difficult hole on the course today. Fantastic effort today!