Southwest Junior Golf Tour
Event #5 Western Rodeo
Monday-Tuesday June 20th-21st, 2016
Grey Hawk GC/Forest Hills GC
Par 72/70 Yardage 6687/6316
Special Note: Tour member Billy Gibbons of Brunswick was injured in a car accident Monday night and was not able to compete in the second round of the Western Rodeo. Please say a prayer or take a moment and put Billy and his family in your thoughts. It is all of our hopes that Billy makes a full and speedy recovery so that he can be back with us as soon as possible. We are thinking of you Billy!
The Southwest Junior Golf Tour’s Western Rodeo has no clowns. It has only cowboys and cowgirls that can rope birdies, wrestle pars, brand golf balls, and bring great rounds back to the ranch! Grey Hawk GC played hard and fast making low rounds as scarce as tumble weeds in the big city. Forest Hills GC, playing a little shorter and softer on day 2 made shooting lower scores easier than dancing with a rattle snake. The stampede to the clubhouse kicked up a bunch of divots (that were all replaced) and when the dirt settled the toughest of cow pokes stood tall in their saddles.
Boys 15-18 Jimmy Clark (N. Olmsted) 74-75 149 continued his great play this season to capture his third straight title. Luke Seelie (N. Olmsted) 85-76 161 made the biggest move of the day all the way to a second place finish.
Brandon Netzel (N. Ridgeville) 78-84 162, Player of the Year points leader struggled a little today as he slipped from second place to third. Danny Zahn (N. Olmsted) 87-77 164 not to be out done made his own move, improving 10 shots from day 1 to day 2 and securing 4th place. The 90 degree temp on day 1 was nothing compared to the heat that is building up in this Player of the Year competition. Wonderful players, bringing all they have to hopefully capture the POY title. These guys are good and it is fun to watch!
Girls 18-U Madison Butler (Hinckley) 78-69 147 felt the heat from her fellow competitors and responded on day 2 with an eagle on the Par 4 11th and a 20 foot par saving putt on 18 to shoot 1 under and take medalist honors for the fourth straight time. Madison Gardner (Avon) 86-79 165 fired her best round of the season, so far, and secured second place. Lyndsay Blum (Independence) 90-81 171, not to be out done, improved 9 shots and took third place. The sun maybe setting on this day but it is just beginning to rise on this group’s race to the top. With steely nerves and great courage these ladies are eager for the showdown that is awaiting the one that wants to be known as Player of the Year. These ladies are good and it is fun to watch!
Boys 14-U Ross Williamson (Medina) 86-75 161 got on his trusted steed and galloped his way to another title. A 25 foot birdie putt on hole #8, that found the hole quicker than a jack rabbit, helped Ross race passed the competition. Andrew Kaye (Avon Lake) 85-83 168 making his SWGT debut stayed consistent and took second place. John Galik (Brecksville) 92-89 181 fresh from his Member-Adult Championship win continued his good play to finish third and maintain his position at the top of the Player of the Year standings. These guys are good and it is fun to watch!
Girls 14-U Ellen O’Leary (Rocky River) 54, playing in the Founders Series took her second title with some wonderful driving and improving short game. Ellen is making great strides and is gunning to be part of the Champions Series Girls 18-U and have a crack at those top guns. Keep up the good work!
Boys 13-U Clayton Greiner (Brunswick) 48, is hitting the ball longer and longer every week as he took home his 4th title of the season. Clayton is taking advantage of the Founders Series instructional element and improving his game with every round. The Champion Series Boys 14-U will soon have another cowboy sitting around the campfire looking to be more than just another ranch hand. Stay focused and determined!
Player of the Year Standings: (Top 5)
Boys 15-18 TOTAL
NETZEL BRANDON 60 85 85 60 75 365
CLARK JIMMY 100 100 100 300
SEELIE LUKE 25 25 55 10 85 200
THOMAS CONNOR 30 35 75 140
DUBIEL CHAD 65 65 130
ZAHN DANNY 55 10 65 130
Girls 18-U TOTAL
BUTLER MADISON 100 100 60 100 360
BLUM LYNDSAY 60 85 65 75 285
GARDNER MADISON 50 75 50 85 260
MATSON DEVON 75 40 55 170
ZEDELLA AUDREY 65 55 35 155
Boys 14-U TOTAL
GALIK JOHN 50 65 85 60 75 335
WILLAMSON ROSS 100 65 100 265
SHIENKARUK BLAKE 85 100 65 250
CHAMPNEY DYLAN 40 75 45 40 45 245
VICHILL JACK 55 75 50 55 235
Girls 14-U TOTAL
DEBNAR MADDIE 60 60 120
O’LEARY ELLEN 60 60
Boys 13-U TOTAL
GREINER CLAYTON 60 60 60 60 60 300
SOWERS MARK 50 50 100