Southwest Junior Golf Tour
Event #4 Member-Adult Championship
The Links GC
Saturday June 18th, 2016
Par 65 Yardage 2487
A great way to kick off Father’s Day weekend, the SWGT Member-Adult Championship! The game was a partners better- ball with at least 6 scores needed to be used from each player. It is always fun to watch adults begin to remember what tournament golf is all about, as two and half foot putts are not gimmies but potentially an event winning stroke. The heart does beat faster! Fathers, uncles, neighbors, and friends teamed up with SWGT members for another wonderful Saturday in June. The lowest winning score since 2007 is a 61 by Justin/Justin Roth (Brunswick) and 7 times 62 has won, including this year. The weather was perfect and the golf was exciting!
Boys 15-18 Brandon/Bill Netzel (N. Ridgeville) carded a 68 to take the title. It is Brandon’s second win of the season! Sam/Jamie Spacek (N. Royalton) cooled down a bit on the back nine and finished with a 69 to secure second place. Tommy/Barry Frey (Broadview Hts.) were the leaders in clubhouse for a long time with a solid 70. It was not until the last group came in that their final position was determined, third. Gentlemen remember this day, as these are the moments that build a memory of a very good life!
Girls 18-U Madison/Paul Gardner (Avon) shot a wonderful 69 that was a great mix of play from both daughter and father. Unfortunately they ran up against a hurricane, that was Madison/Pete Butler (Hinckley) who shot a three under par 62 and took medalist honors. This was Madison’s third 2016 SWGT win in a row and 7th M-A Championship title in a row! Third place was secured by Ericka/Gary Marano (Brunswick) with a solid 70 that included all kinds of laughing and smiling. Ladies, great Father’s Day memories! Cherish them as they are very special moments.
Boys 14-U Apparently par for this group was 75 as three teams tied with this score. But someone forgot to tell John/John Galik (Brecksville) as they fired a 68 to win the championship. This is John’s first win of the season. Jack/Roger Vichill (Westlake) 75, won the scorecard playoff to take second place. (Scorecard playoff is the total of holes #3,6,9,12,15, and 18) Third place went to Ian/Vincent Shemo (Westlake) 75 and in fourth place was Dylan/Robert Champney (Sheffield Vlg.) also with a 75. Lots of fist bumps, smiles, hugs, and some frowns were present all day in this age group. Wonderful fun was had by all! Great work gentlemen!
Boys 13-U Clayton/David Greiner (Brunswick) carded a 74 under great pressure all day long! Clayton is playing in the Founders Series this season but his game is getting stronger every week. Playing alongside members of the Boys 14-U, Clayton performed extremely well which was reflected in his team’s score. Keep up the great work Clayton!
Congratulations to all and a thank you to all the adults that came out to help Southwest Junior Golf Tour members earn Player of the Year points in this very special event!