Southwest Junior Golf Tour
Event #2 303 Classic
Cossett Creek-Cherokee Hills GC
Tuesday-Wednesday June 13th-14th, 2017
Par 72-70 Yardage 6615-6269
The first full field event and first 2 day event of the Southwest Junior Golf Tour’s 2017 season is complete and in the books. Day 1 saw a record, unfortunately it was not for number of players in the event, or the most sub 80 rounds ever, or even the most birdies in a tour round, the record was for the 93 degree temperature that the SWGT members had to endure in June!!!! It was hot but so was the golf. Day 2 saw a milder temperatures but day 1 took it toll as scores were up in all age groups. But the battle has been joined and the race to Player of the Year has certainly heated up!
Boys 15-18 Logan Bratsch, Olmsted Falls 77-78 155 secured his first tour victory with solid play on both days and a fantastic eagle 2, on hole #14 at Cossett Creek from #15 teeing area. Just keep swinging and good things just might happen. Blake Shienkaruk, Medina 78-79 157 also stayed steady for a strong second place fisnish. Jimmy Clark, North Olmsted 81-81 162 fired a 35 on his second 9 today and took away a third place finish. Connor Thomas, Medina 75-88 163 was unable to keep up his wonderful play from the first day but with Cameron Jean, Medina 85-78 163 fourth place was secured. Great work gentlemen! The rest of the season should be exciting with the fire power that this group has!!
Boys 14-U Jarrett Nowak, N. Royalton 88-85 173 was able to tame Cherokee Hills today better than his fellow competitors and it lead him to his medalist finish. Davin Amy, Westlake 84-97 181 was unable to carry over his wonderful play from Cossett Creek to Cherokee but he held on to take second place. Jack vichill, Westlake 87-95 182 snaked in an 8 footer on number 18 to finish alone in third place. Without a doubt the best putt made on that green today!! Gentlemen today you played with honor and showed great respect for the game and each other. Win or lose that is what is most important about our game!! Keep up the good work!
Girls 18-U Devon Matson, Brunswick 93-96 189 won a scorecard playoff to take home medalist honors today. Two days of consistent play earned her, her first win of the season! Ellen O’Leary, Rocky River 88-101 189 fought hard both days but a coupl errant shots down the stretch was the difference. No doubt a rebound is in the future and she will find the top spot. Rachel Hetman, N. Olmsted 87-103 190 tried to keep up her wonderful play from Tuesday but a few wayward drives was too much to overcome. Third place is good but Rachel wants and will also, find that top spot before the season is over. Madeline Mindzora, Independence 93-97 190 and Shannon Sullivan, Westlake 100-91 191 stayed steady and took home fourth and fifth place respectively. Great playing ladies! Player of Year title will not be easy to secure. Many good players who want the top spot…the fun is just beginning.
Boys 13-U Griffin Hrabek, Medina 44 served notice that he is the guy to beat the Player of the Year as he took medalist honors today. Max Gargano, Medina 57 and Alex Hedden, Medina 59 tried their best to pressure Griffin but had to settle for second and third place respectively. Rounding out the top 6 spots were Daniel McKee, N. Royalton 60, Andrew Osowski, N. Royalton 64, and Parker Phillips, Medina 89. Wonderful start to the season gentlemen!
Girls 14-U Emily Krutkiewicz, Medina 42 hit good shot after good shot today to take the top spot. It was a grand display! Hannah Stasiowski, Medina 51 did not back down and did her best to keep Emily in check as she secured second place. Simona Kozul, Hinckley 60 used some powerful drives on her way to taking third place. Sidney Frazier, Medina 66, Grace Bandwen, Fairlawn 73, Stella Burns, Medina 79, and Payton Phillips, Medina 100 rounded out the top 7 spots. Ladies wonderful work today! You all played hard, smiled, helped each other out, and enjoyed the competition. Real good stuff!
Next up is the Buzzard Challenge at Hincley Hills and Ironwood GC. Following on Saturday is the Member-Adult Championship, which there are still spots available. Get some rest and then get back out there and practice!