Southwest Junior Golf Tour
Event #12 Founders Cup Championship
Monday July 24th, 2017
Par 72 (Red 35) Yardage 6875 (Red 2900)
The 24th edition of the Southwest Junior Golf Tour’s Founders Cup Championship was fantastic! It was fun to play in October this year….well, maybe it was not October but with the temps in the 60’s and grey clouds hanging over most of the day it did not feel like July. 54 Tour members took to the course for a unique event that has both a Stroke Play and Shoot-Out component to it. Player of the Year was on the line in several age divisions and of course the crystal Founders Cup Championship trophies were also on the line. The weather was cool but the play was hot and as always the SWGT members made the contest fun and exciting for both themselves and the fans that came out to watch them play! A tremendous thank you to Medina CC for host the SWGT Founders Cup Championship for the 24th time. Great facility and great supporter of the Tour and junior golf! Most importantly, the banquet ended before 8pm so thank you to both Dave and Derek for keeping the evening rolling!
Boys 15-18 Stroke Play Cameron Jean, Medina 77,Ben Gleichauf, N. Olmsted 79,John Galik, Brecksville 80,Jimmy Clark, N. Olmsted 82, Logan Bratsch, Olmsted Twp. 82, Connor Thomas, Medina 82, Adam Cook, Amherst 84,and Carson Wirebaugh, Medina 84 made it to the Shoot-Out. Shoot-Out Ben Gliechauf and Adam Cook survived to the last hole, both by making clutch putts on the 4th Shoot-Out hole. In the end Ben was able to out last Adam and not only win the Shoot-Out but also take the Founders Cup Championship title. Runner up was Cameron Jean and third place went to Jimmy Clark. Connor Thomas was able to secure the points necessary, with his 5th place finish in the Stroke Play portion of the event and by making it to the third hole of the Shoot-Out to take home Player of the Year honors. Great playing all season gentlemen! Just a wonderful display of golf and sportsmanship!
Girls 18-U Stroke Play Isabella Goyette, Medina 91 was able to squeeze by Alessandra Goyette, Medina 94 to take first place in the Stroke Play portion of the contest and then, after several chip offs was able to also win the Shoot-Out. Her Founders Cup Championship title and spectacular play the entire season makes her Player of the Year title a most fitting award. There was some wonderful play all season long and the Player of the Year title looked to be up for grabs but in the end Isabella was able to rise to the top! Ladies, fantastic effort all season long! By the play demonstrated during this season, girls golf in Northeast Ohio is going to be very strong for several more years to come!
Boys 14-U Stroke Play Clayton Greiner, Brunswick 83, Jarrett Nowak, N. Royalton 87, Colin Myslenski, Richfield 87, Cameron Addington, Avon Lake 90, Max Nepomnuceno, Avon Lake 92, Davin Amy, Westlake 94, Kevin Gordon, N. Royalton 96 and Jack Vichill, Westlake 97 all made it to the Shoot-Out. Clayton Greiner decided to save his best golf for the biggest day of the year on the Southwest Junior Golf Tour by taking medalist honors in the Stroke Play portion and then outlasting all comers in the Shoot-Out. Facing down several multiple winners on Tour this season like Colin, Max, and Davin was extremely impressive. As impressive as Clayton’s performance was it was only slightly eclipsed by the fierce competitive force that is Jarrett Nowak. Jarrett’s second place finish in the Stroke Play, lasting through the third hole in the Shoot-Out, and his gutsy play all season long earned him the Player of the Year title. Brilliant play, by all, through out the season! Great fun to be able to see quality play, week in and week out from quality sportsman!
Boys 13-U Griffin Hrabak, Medina 42 put his wonderful skills on display one last time to take the medalist honors and Founders Cup Championship titile. Max Gargano, Medina 44 did his very best to put pressure on Griffin but came up just a bit shy of the top spot. AJ Marcinko, Independence 54 used a few clutch putts to secure third place. Justin Kunka, Broadview Hts. 56, Chase Coleman, Middleburg Hts. 58, and Alex hidden, Hinckley 64 rounded out the top 6 spots. Griffin’s victory allowed him to capture the Player of the Year title. Quality golf games under development, that gives just a glimpse of what good future golf there is to come. Great work all season gentlemen! Keep swinging, keep practicing, and keep the fun going!
Girls 14-U Emily Krutkiewicz, Medina 42 grabbed the Founders Cup Championship title and Player of the Year honors, for the second straight year. A wonderful golfer and more importantly a wonderful young lady that is a fantastic representative of the Best of the Best of the Southwest Junior Golf Tour. Aubrie Rush, Avon 51 used some powerful drives to secure second place. Hannah Stasiowwski, Medina 54 put her steady and improving game on display once again and took third place. Stella Burns, Medina 74 and Payton Phillips, Medina 81 rounded out the top 5 spots. Ladies great effort and improvement all season long! The message is the same, keep swinging, keep practicing, and keep the fun going!
The 24th season of the Southwest Junior Golf Tour is in the books but the results of the season will not be seen until the end of September and early October. One of the Tour’s main objectives is to provide its members high quality competitive golf events to prepare them for their high school careers. The Tour is most proud when its members make a high school team, win a conference championship, or make it to Columbus for the state tournament. If the tour assisted in those achievements of its members, in just the slightest of ways, then the SWGT is doing it job. So good luck over the next couple of months and feel free to contact either Dave or Derek with any scores or results that you would like to share with the entire tour. Registration for the 2018 season begins in March!
SOUTHWEST JUNIOR GOLF TOUR
PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Player of the Year, Final Standings (top 10)
Boys 15-18 Connor Thomas 585, Logan Bratsch 530, Jimmy Clark 500, Ben Gleichauf 415, John Galik 390, Blake Shienkaruk 335, Luke Seelie 330, Cameron Jean 285, Tony Vannello 260, Bailey Hamilton 250
Girls 18-U Isabella Goyette 525, Alessandra Goyette 415, Madeline Mindzora 375, Rachel Hetman 250, Devon Matson 215, Alyssa Strongosky 215, Ellen O’Leary 185, Ericka Marano 185, Maddie Harper 150, Makayla Sheehan 145
Boys 14-U Jarrett Nowak 525, Clayton Greiner 520, Jack Vichill 490, Colin Myslenski 390, Kevin Gordon 350, Cameron Addington 320, Max Nepomnuceno 265, Davin Amy 250, Mark Sowers 220, Liam Doyle 190
Boys 13-U Griffin Harbak 300, Parker Phillips 260, Alex Hedden 245, Max Gargano 220, Andrew Osowski 185, Chase Coleman 160, Daniel McKee 135, Justin Kunka 120
Girls 14-U Emily Krutkiewicz 510, Hannah Stasiowski 250, Stella Burns 190, Sidney Frazier 160, Grace Bandwen 150, Aubrie Rush 150, Simona Kozul 140, Payton Phillips 125, Brenna Groh 45, Morgan Piersall 30
Southwest Junior Golf Tour
Event #11 Pine Hills GC
Monday July 17th, 2017
Par 72 Yardage 6782
A perfect day for golf! Sunshine, slight breeze, high 70’s temperature, and a wonderful landscape to enjoy it on known as Pine Hills GC. The largest field of the 2017 Southwest Junior Golf Tour did not fail to provide stellar golf and great drama. Birdies were flying and Northeast Ohio’s own “Blue Monster”, #18 at Pine Hills, did its best to send some good rounds to a watery grave. A few were able to tame the beast and top today’s leaderboard though. Outstanding fun for the last regular event of the 2017 season and a great prelude to next Monday’s Founders Cup Championship at Medina CC!!
Boys 15-18 Ben Gleichauf, N. Olmsted 74, fresh off his Match Play Championship win claimed medalist honors and catapulted himself into 7th place in the Player of the Year race. Jacob Henyey, Brecksville 76 survived a scorecard playoff to secure 2nd place and Logan Bratsch, Olmsted Twp. 76 had to settle for third. Logan’s finish did put him within 50 POY points of leader Connor Thomas, Medina. Lukas Vollman, Hinckley 78 placed fourth. The “New Par” at Pine Hills GC was shared by the fifth place finishers Liam Chambers, Westlake 81, Blake
Shienkaruk, Medina 81, John Galik, Brecksville 81, Bailey Hamilton, N. Royalton 81, and Cooper Hrabak, Medina 81. A very popular number. Great playing gentlemen! Good luck next week!
Girls 18-U Isabella Goyette, Medina 86 claimed her fourth victory of the season and reclaimed the top spot in the Player of the Year race. Alessandra Goyette, Medina 100 tried to apply some pressure on Isabella and took second place. Maddie Harper, Independence 101 played her steady game and captured third place. Olivia Ferris, Medina 124
and Kara Krsak, Independence 129 rounded out the top 5. Ladies, wonderful effort on a very difficult golf course!
Boys 14-U Colin Myslenski, Richfield 81, also fresh off his win in the Match Play Championship carried his good play right into another victory. Matt Girberti, Rocky River 83 for the second straight day finishes behind Colin but both times Colin had to give it his best to out last Matt. Andrew Martin, Westlake 85 used some clutch putting to find his way to third place. SWGT POY leader Jarrett Nowak, N. Royalton 88 took fourth place as
Cameron Addington, Avon Lake 89 came in fifth place. Some new blood in the second half of the season has made the race for Player of the Year a little more interesting than what it might have been. The Founders Cup Championship might just be the difference. Great work today gentlemen and good luck!
Player of the Year Standings as of 7/17/17
Boys 15-18 Connor Thomas 560, Logan Bratsch 510, Jimmy Clark 445, John Galik 345, Blake Shienkaruk 335
Girls 18-U Isabella Goyette 420, Madeline Mindzora 375, Alessandra Goyette 310, Rachel Hetman 250
Boys 14-U Jarrett Nowak 450, Jack Vichill 445, Clayton Greiner 405, Kevin Gordon 350, Colin Myslenski 345
Southwest Junior Golf Tour
Event #10 Match Play Championship
The Links GC
Friday-Sunday July 14th-16th, 2017
Par 65 Yardage 4745
The most exciting form of golf, match play. As important as 3 foot putts are, they go to a new level during match play. This year’s Southwest Junior Golf Tour Match Play Championship did not disappoint, in terms of delivering a roller coaster of emotions and thrills from participants and spectators alike. The weather was wonderful, the course, The Links GC, a little wet but a wonderful host, and the play, outstanding!! And of course, the Player of the Year points that can be accumulated shifted the standings as the tour enters into its last 8 days of competition.
The Semi-finals pitted 3 of the top 4 seeds against one another and a sleeper 14th seed in Ben Gleichauf. Wonderful sportsmanship and great play was on display as timely chip ins and clutch putting was the difference as Jimmy Clark, N. Olmsted def Connor Thomas, Medina 3 & 2 and Ben Gleichauf, N. Olmsted def Logan Bratsch, Olmsted Twp. 2 & 1. The Finals was a match against two long time veterans of the SWGT and good friends. At times it was hard to tell that they were competing against one another. In the end the consistent play of the 14th seed was key as Ben Gleichauf def Jimmy Clark 4 & 3. Great effort, great theatre, and great fun! Thank you gentlemen.
The Semi-Finals pitted a Founders Series member against the #1 seed in the event. In the end, as in many matches a few more putts fell for Emily Krutkiewicz, Medina and she was able to defeat Madeline Mindzora, Independence 2 & 1. Ericka Marano, Brunswick stayed steady on her way to a 4 & 3 victory over Alyssa Strongosky, Brecksville. The Final match was a back and forth contest that lasted 19 holes and saw Emily hit a clutch tee shot on hole #18 to about 4 feet to secure the 1 up victory over Ericka. Emily was the only girl to play 36 holes on Saturday, which means she had to play 55 holes in 27 hours to secure the title. Great play and outstanding sportsmanship from all the participants. An absolute pleasure to be a spectator! Thank you ladies.
The first Semi-Finals match was a grind as Colin Myslenski, Richfield def Jack Vichill, Westlake 2 & 1. In the second match Matt Girberti, Rocky River used long, straight drives and a hot putter to defeat Clayton Greiner, Brunswick 6 & 5. In the Finals, both Colin and Matt started off shaky but righted the ship to produce some spectacular golf. The match saw several 2 up leads go back to square. The outcome was certainly in doubt up until the last hole as Colin was able to chip within a couple of feet and Matt’s par putt slid by the hole. Two outstanding competitors and sportsman doing battle in the most gracious of manners. Great effort by all and an honor to watch top level play and stellar competition from quality young men! Thank you gentlemen.
Player of the Year Standings as of Sunday July 16th, 2017
Boys 15-18 Connor Thomas 555, Logan Bratsch 465, Jimmy Clark 445, Luke Seelie 320, John Galik 310, Blake Shienkaruk 300, Tony Vannello 255, Ben Gleichauf 250
Girls 18-U Madeline Mindzora 375, Isabella Goyette 360, Alessandra Goyette 260, Rachel Hetman 250, Devon Matson 220
Boys 14-U Jack Vichill 425, Jarrett Nowak 410, Clayton Greiner 390, Kevin Gordon 340, Colin Myslenski 285, Davin Amy 240, Cameron Addington 240
Boys 13-U Parker Phillips 260, Griffin Harabak 240, Alex Hedden 235, Andrew Osowski 185
Girls 14-U Emily Krutkiewicz 450, Hannah Stasiowski 210, Stella Burns 160, Sidney Frazier 160,
Grace Bandwen 150
Southwest Junior Golf Tour
Event #9 Valleaire GC
Wednesday July 12th, 2017
Par 72 Yardage 6528
Mother Nature tried to stop the Southwest Junior Golf Tour today but she only slowed it down a bit. After about an hour delay the tour was able to complete a full round of competition today as the skies cleared some and the rain stop falling. A tip of the hat to the staff at Valleaire GC that worked extremely well with the tour today during the weather delay and a big TIP OF THE HAT to the members of the Southwest Junior Golf Tour that conducted themselves as wonderful young men and ladies during the delay!! Lastly, Pizza Day is always awesome!!!
Connor Thomas, Medina 73 fired a 1-over par round to capture medalist honors and claim the top spot in the Player of the Year race. Lukas Vollman, Hinckley 80 using some home course knowledge and the luck of a scorecard playoff took second place as Blake Shienkaruk, Medina 80 had to settle for third. Alex Fehlan, Wellington 81 stayed steady and patient as the putts just would not fall today for fourth place. Chase Capela, Litchfield 83 and
Luke Seelie, N. Olmsted 83 rounded out the top 5. Great patience by all early on and wonderful effort all around!
Rachel Hetman, N. Olmsted 93 used some big drives and key putts to place first today. Makayla Sheehan, Rocky River 96 took second place by virtue of winning a score card playoff against 3 other players. Madison Debnar, Medina 96 took third place once a hole by hole matching of cards took place. Molly DuPerow, Strongsville 96, and Shannon Sullivan, Westlake 96 shared fourth place. Course was playing longer than normal due to the rain so short games were on display and some good chipping and putting was the difference from position to another. Great work ladies.
Jarrett Nowak, N. Royalton 85 used a solid wedge game to save just enough strokes during his round to take home medalist honors and the top spot in the POY race. Kevin Gordon, N. Royalton 89 did what he could to put pressure on Jarrett but came up a little short and settled for second place. Clayton Greiner, Brunswick 92 played his steady game and found third place while Mark Sowers, Brecksville 96 made a few more putts than normal and captured fourth place. Outstanding effort today gentlemen! The Player of Year race is getting a little tighter and a whole lot more interesting. Good luck!
Griffin Hrabak, Medina 46 did not have his A game on the par 5’s today but was still good enough to be medalist. Justin Kundra, Broadview Hts. 49 hit a few big drives that kept him in the game and into second place. Chase Coleman, Middleburg Hts. 53 and AJ Marcinko, Independence 57 rounded out the top 4 places. Parker Phillips moved into the top spot for POY with 260 points. followed closely by Griffin at 240 and Alex Hedden at 235. The Founders Cup Championship is going to be exciting!!!
Emily Krutkiewicz, Medina 48 stayed patient and focused under tough conditions. Long delay and wet ground that made all facets of the game more difficult but Emily still found the top spot. Aubrie Rush, Avon 55 did what she could to make a game of it and took home second place. Brenna Groh, N. Royalton 60 making her tour debut held her own as she managed her way through unfamiliar territory to third place. Sidney Frazier, Medina 68 and Grace Bandwen, Sharon Twp. 71 rounded out the top 5. Great work today ladies!!
Southwest Junior Golf Tour
Event #8/#6 Pleasant Valley GC
Monday July 10th, 2017
Par 36 Yardage 3557
“Error on the side of caution” was the theme today and possibly the rest of the week as the weather forecast does not seem to be favor outside activities. The Southwest Junior Golf Tour will always keep the safety and wellbeing of its members as its top priority. If an event has to be shortened to ensure that our members can participate in the next event then that is what will be done. Radar showed two large systems of yellow and red, indicating heavy rains and lightening that made the decision to shorten the event a prudent one. Some new faces arrived on the wet scene today and made a splash! Many familiar faces were on the dark and gloomy scene today and reminded us that the Player of the Year is still in their sights!!
Connor Thomas, Medina 36 made three birdies as the rains fell for an even par round and medalist honors. Alex Fehlan, Wellington 38 and Connor Flynn, Bay Village 38 duked it out in a scorecard playoff for second which Alex took with a 5 on the first hole. Liam Chambers, Westlake 39, Chase Capela, Litchfield 39, Jacob Henyey, Brecksville 39, Adam Cook, Amherst 39, and Cameron Jean, Medina 39 all shot, what seems to be “par” for the SWGT today and a 5 way tie for 4th place. Connor jumps back into the top spot, in the POY race, with his win today. With three events in the next 6 days someone could take control of the race or The Founders Cup Championship could be the showdown that it has become the last several years. Good luck to all!!
Molly DuPerow, Strongsville 42 gets her first win of the season in her tour debut and she won the proximity prize. A very good first day! Isabella Goyette, Medina 43 continued her strong play and took second place. Makayla Sheehan, Rocky River 44 returned from a short break from the tour and secured third place. Madison Gardner, Avon 45
snd Shannon Sullivan, Westlake 45 from themselves just a shot off the pace and shred fourth place. Rounded out the top 6 were Madeline Mindzora, Independence 46, and Alessandra Goyette, Medina 46 Wonderful playing today ladies in some trying weather to begin the round!
Cameron Addington, Avon Lake 41 used some steady play and big tee shots to take home medalist honors today. Jarrett Nowak, N. Royalton 43 tried to keep pace but came up a jus bit short and had to settle for second place. Kevin Gordon, N. Royalton 45 made a few key putts on his way to third place. Clayton Greiner, Brunswick 46, Christian Lewandowski, Akron 50, and Mark Sowers, Brecksville 51 rounded out the top 6 spots. Course played long due to the rain and the rain made playing a real chore today. Gentlemen you showed great patience and focus out there during a very trying round of golf!
Founder Series Event #6 (6 holes/par 24)
Griffin Harabak, Medina 32 was able to hold off AJ Marcinko, Independence 35 for medalist honors. While Max Gargano, Medina 36 made a couple of clutch putts to secure third place. Justin Kundra, Broadview Hts. 37 and Parker Phillips, Medina 42 rounded out the top 5. Great work gentlemen, especially during the clinic after the round. A lot of good work done during this time!!
Emily Krutkiewicz, Medina 33 continued her winning ways with another solid round of golf! Long drives and solid putting are good keys to low scoring and Emily does both! Grace Bandwen, Sharon Township 46 was able to take second place today as she dodged the rain drops and stayed focused during rain mess of a round of golf today. Great effort today ladies!
Southwest Junior Golf Tour
Event #10 Match Play Championship
Firday-Sunday July 14th-16th, 2017
Due to the large number of entries in the Boys 15-18 age division matches will begin on Friday July 14th in the late afternoon, for this age group only. Tee times will be posted next Wednesday, after Event #9 at Valleaire GC. Matches are determined by Player of the Year standings. If you are planning on participating and have any questions please email Derek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southwest Junior Golf Tour
Event #7 Rawiga GC
Wednesday July 5th, 2017
Par 72 Yardage 6711
Just another beautiful Southwest of Cleveland day!! Lots of sunshine, a few clouds, small breeze, low 80’s temperature, and some of the finest Northern Ohio junior golfers around! How could it not be wonderful!!
Player of the Year standings took a hit today as there are new leaders and gaps from the top spot to the next few spots got a little smaller. Just like summer the POY race is heating up!!
Logan Bratsch, Olmsted Falls 77 took 5 holes to make his first par on his way to medalist honors. Logan opened with 6 (OB), 2 (birdie), 6 (bogey), 2 (eagle, jarred it from the fairway) and then finally made a par.
Ben Gleichauf, N. Olmsted 78, veteran of the SWGT made his 2017 debut and wrestled second place away from John Galik, Brecksville 78 in a scorecard playoff. Alex Fehlan, Wellington 81 was steady on his way to fourth place.
Bailey Hamilton, N. Royalton 83, Dylan Champney, Sheffield Vlg. 83, and Jake Moraca, Strongsville 83 rounded out the top 5 spots. Logan’s win moved him into the top spot of the POY race, overtaking Connor Thomas who was not in the field today. The next 3 weeks will be exciting!! Good luck gentlemen!
Isabella Goyette, Medina 82 bombed drive after drive on her way to medalist honors and a 30 point lead in the POY standings. Erin Frey, Medina 89 took home second place along with a personal best in competition! Madeline Mindzora, Independence 97 hit a few wayward shots but was able to secure third place and remain in second place in the POY standings. Alessandra Goyette, Medina 98 and Alyssa Strongosky, Brecksville 104 rounded out the top 5. Great playing, on a very challenging course today ladies!
Colin Myslenski, Richfield 82 got back on track today by making one more putt than Davin Amy, Westlake 83 to finish in the top spot as Davin settled for second place. Jack Vichill, Westlake 91 and Kevin Gordon, N. Royalton 91 carded the same score but Jack nipped Kevin to take third. Max Nepomuceno, Avon Lake 92 and Cameron Addington, Avon Lake 92 rounded out the top 5. Jack still holds the top spot for POY but Colin and Davin are trying to narrow the gap as much as they can. Good luck gentlemen! A wonderful competition is in the making!!
Southwest Junior Golf Tour
Event #6 Western Rodeo
Forest Hills/Grey Hawk GC
Tuesday-Wednesday June 27th-28th, 2017
Par 70/72 Yardage 6316/6687
Without a doubt, the largest temperature difference from one 7:30am starting time and the next day 7:30am starting time in Southwest Junior Golf Tour history. Tuesday start temp…54 degrees, no sun and a wind chill of 48 degrees. Wednesday start temp…68 degrees, no wind and sunshine!!! The cooler temps must have kept tour member’s focus on the course as the scores for day 2 of the Western Rodeo at Grey Hawk soared!! The wind did pick up during the day and the mixture of sand, water, and distance made day 2 a bit different than day 1 at Forest Hills GC.
Jimmy Clark, N. Olmsted 71-80 151 took a few risks during day 2’s round but not enough to lose his hold on the top spot. Logan Bratsch, Olmsted Falls 77-82 159 used his strength and consistency to take second place. Adam Cook, Amherst 80-83 163 stayed steady and undeterred even after two “snowmen” found their way on to his card to take third place. Player of the Year points leader Connor Thomas, Medina 80-85 165 secured fourth place over
Jimmy Tyler, Brecksville 84-81 165 after winning a scorecard playoff. Rounding out the top 6 were a trio of Player of the Year contenders. John Galik, Brecksville 80-87 167, Luke Seelie, N. Olmsted 80-87 167, and Ross Williamson, Medina 80-87 167. Outstanding work the last two days gentlemen!
Bailey Hamilton, N. Royalton 78-91 169
Isabella Goyette, Medina 92-86 178 came on strong during round #2 and captured another SWGT title. Rachel Hetman, N. Olmsted 91-96 187 tried to keep pace but a couple of errant shots that did not find dry land made dropped her into second place. Devon Matson, Brunswick 93-98 191 made a couple of key putts over the last couple of holes to hold onto third place. Alessandra Goyette, Medina 100-92 192 and Paige Rider, N. Royalton 102-95 197 rounded out the top 5. These two days both weather wise and course wise will make the difference in late September when these ladies are competing at Sectionals and Districts tournaments. Great work ladies!
Max Nepomuceno, Avon Lake 85-85 170 stayed rock solid for two days and captured his first SWGT title. Jarrett Nowak, N. Royalton 90-82 172 fired the low round of the day for this age division and moved into second place.
Colin Myslenski, Richfield 82-91 173 looking for back to back SWGT titles fell a little short today but took home third place after winning a scorecard playoff over Jack Vichill, Westlake 86-87 173. Rounding out the top 8 spots were Cameron Addington, Avon Lake 86-93 179, Kevin Gordon, N. Royalton 88-99 187, Clayton Greiner, Brunswick 88-94 182 and Mark Sowers, Brecksville 113-111 224. Wonderful play and sportsmanship today gentlemen!
Founders Series (Grey Hawk GC)
Andrew Osowski, N. Royalton 53 made a few more putts than most and took medalist honors today. Daniel McKee, N. Royalton 57 made a couple of good chips to help secure second place. Alex Hedden, Hinckley 67 and Parker Phillips, Medina 70 rounded out the top four spots. Long course, lots of sand and water made for a very challenging day that all handled well!!
Emily Krutkiewicz, Medina 43 drove the ball extremely well and made a key par putt to secure another SWGT title. Hannah Stasiowski, Medina 51 gave it all she had and put up a great fight to find herself in second place. Sidney Frazier, Medina 63, Stella Burns, Medina 70, and Payton Phillips, Medina 77 rounded out the top 5 spots. Coach Joe is extremely impressed with everyone’s improvement over these last few weeks. Keep up the great work ladies!!
Player of the Year Points Standings: as of 6/28/17
Boys 15-18 Connor Thomas 320, Logan Bratsch 290, Jimmy Clark 275, Luke Seelie 230, John Galik 170,
Bailey Hamilton 150, Jocob Frey 145, Blake Shienkaruk 140, Cameron Jean 125, Ross Williamson 115
Girls 18-U Isabella Goyette 250, Madeline Mindzora 235, Devon Matson 220, Ellen O’Leary 185,
Alessandra Goyette 160, Paige Rider 130
Boys 14-U Jack Vichill 310, Jarrett Nowak 300, Clayton Greiner 270, Kevin Gordon 195, Davin Amy 190, Liam Doyle 165
Boys 13-U Alex Hedden 235, Phillips Parker 200, Andrew Osowski 145
Girls 14-U Emily Krutkiewicz 240, Hannah Stasiowski 210, Stella Burns 160, simona Kozul 140
Southwest Junior Golf Tour
Event #5 Columbia Hills CC
Monday June 26th, 2017
Par 71 Yardage 6404
The wind blew and the wind blew but it did not deter Southwest Junior Golf Tour members! They hit it high down wind, they hit low against the wind, and then they found a way to get the ball in the hole!. Columbia Hills CC was in fantastic shape and its staff did it all it could to make event #6 of this year’s season a smashing success!!
Cameron Jean, Medina 78 made his tour debut this season and took home medalist honors. Steady nerves on the greens helped to secure the victory. Jess Saunders, Fairview carded a 79 to finish second and third place belonged to Ross Williamson, Medina 80 after winning a scorecard playoff against Logan Bratsch, Olmsted Falls 80.
Alec Matej, N. Ridgeville 81, Adam Cook, Amherst 81, and Carson Wirebaugh, Medina 81tied for fifth with their 81’s. The temperature was a bit cool but your play was hot! Great stuff gentlemen. Special thanks to Derek Smith, SWGT alum, now a Junior at John Carroll University for coming out and supporting the today’s tour members.
Alyson Kovach, Strongsville 85 stayed steady all day, even through an equipment malfunction that made the back nine more interesting to be medalist today. Makayla Sheehan, Rocky River 99, making her 2017 tour debut shook off some of the rust and captured second place. Madeline Mindzora, Independence 104, a familiar face atop the leader board this season so far took home third. Great fun today ladies!!
The top 3 spots in this age group went to three fresh faces on the tour this season. Colin Myslenski, Richfield 79 was the medalist. Followed closely by Zach Hazard, Olmsted Falls 80. Securing third place was Max Nepomuceno, Avon Lake 82. Jarrett Nowak, N. Royalton 87, Jack Vichill, Westlake 90, and Cameron Addington, Avon Lake 90 rounded out the top 5. This new crop of golfers may make the Player of the Year race a little more interesting. July is going to be fun! Good luck gentlemen!!