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Par for the Course: Portage Sports tourney announces cash prize

Par for the Course: Portage Sports tourney announces cash prize


By Susan Jenior

Staff Writer


Golfers and teams competing in the Portage Sports Four-Person Scramble on June 29 at Sunny Hill Golf Course will have the opportunity to take advantage of the skills offered by talented Portage County athletes and win a $500 cash prize awarded to the champion team.

Registration is $300 per team for the event that will be a unique tournament on the Portage County golfing calendar.

In addition to the cash award, teams may take advantage of a skins game, as well, along with enjoying a great day of golf and meeting the best of the athletes from local schools and communities.

Email Tom Nader, publisher of Portage Sports at tomnader@portagesports.com to register before the event fills.

It is going to be a fun day of golf!




Junior golfers competing in The Northern Ohio PGA Lake Forest Country Club 18-hole tournament demonstrated they are going to have an outstanding summer season prior to the start of OHSAA golf in August.

Nicholas Pollak of Aurora finished in the top three of the boys 14 and 15 age division, firing an 8-over-par 80. Jack Sarver, also of Aurora, landed in 21st place. Joel Fletcher completed the trio of boys from Aurora competing, playing in the boys 16-19 age division and earning 54th place.

Competing on the Par 72 fairways of the Hudson golf club, Ashlyn Leavery of Kent earned a top-10 finish in the girls 16-to-19 age group, carding a 92.

Minisha Girn of Aurora played to a 14th place finish in the girls 16-to-19 division.

Adrianna Mineo, also of Kent, joined her Lady Riders teammate in the top 20, landing in 15th place, earning a par and a birdie on her way to a 92.

Kent girls success continued

Izzy Wood, Kathryn Ennemoser and Casidy Singer, both of Kent, joined their teammates in the event, finishing 19th, 21st and 25th, respectively, in the girls 16-19 age division.

This week, the junior series continues the NOPGA season with tournaments at Fairlawn Country Club on Monday, Ellsworth Meadows in Hudson on Tuesday and at Catawba Island Club in Port Clinton on Wednesday.



The Fairways at Twin Lakes in Kent has scheduled the annual Night Golf outing for June 22.

Golfers walk nine holes, playing with glow golf balls to earn prizes and enjoy pizza and drinks.

Call the pro shop at 330-673-7888 to register. The event is $220 per foursome.



It was a tough couple days for the professional and amateur golfers in one of the major events on the Northern Ohio PGA Schedule.

The 39th Ohio Senior Open unfortunately had to cancel the first 18-hole round of the normally 36-hole tournament due to a solid day of rain on Wednesday.

However, Thursday saw a dry day for the golfers, only having to contend with some wend on the 18-hole Fazio Course at Firestone Country Club.

Amateur Robert Spino of New Franklin earned the championship, carding three-under-par for 18-holes.

In second was Jeff Mallette of North Canton at two-under-par.

Local golfers included Aurora’s Doug Hauenstein, Larry Lahman, Russell Papa and Gary Trivisonno, Lou Boarman of Mogadore, Robert Schustrich of Windham and former Kent State golfer and Kent State University men’s golf coach, Rob Wakeling.

Wakeling tied for 14th place, competing as an amateur with Gary Trivisonno, each at 1-over-par.

Schustrich tied for 32nd at 4-over-par as an amateur in the tough field. Papa landed in 90th place.

Hauenstein, competing in the Senior Plus division fired a solid one-over-par to earn fourth place. Boarman, in the same division, finished in 30th place.



Golf is such a great game to not only enjoy with your friends and family, but to enjoy the natural beauty of the golf courses.

Deer, eagles and the cutest foxes make their homes at area golf courses, along with the usual squirrels and song birds, as well as turtles and fish in and around the lakes and ponds.

Sometimes nature can interfere. Foxes may snatch a golf ball from the fairway. A squirrel once got tangled up with a golf ball on the green and inadvertently moved the ball closer to the hole. (We played it from there, of course. It is where the ball was meant to be.)

It was one of our favorite things to do on the golf course, watch for deer hooves that may have not been repaired by the superintendent yet and spot the various wildlife, especially when our own children were young.

We still spot the wildlife now. Make sure when playing with your family you enjoy the ride or walk through nature instead of just worrying about the tree in the middle of the fairway.





June 29—Portage Sports Four-Person Scramble, Sunny Hill Golf Course, Brimfield. ($300 per team, email tomnader@portagesports.com to register a team or for sponsorship opportunities). Winning team awarded $500.



Register at host golf courses, online at pcagolf.net or via mail. For info call/text 330-206-9083, email golffam2@gmail.com, or log onto the Portage County Amateurs Facebook page.

JULY 21—10th Portage County Kids Amateur, Sunny Hill Golf Course, Brimfield.

JULY 22-23—18th Matt Mishler Portage County Junior Amateur, Sunny Hill Golf Course, Brimfield and Windmill Lakes Golf Course, Ravenna.

JULY 27-28—94th Portage County Amateur, Windmill Lakes Golf Course, Ravenna and Raccoon Hill Golf Club, Kent.

AUG. 24-25—54th Portage County Senior Amateur, Windmill Lakes Golf Course, Ravenna and Raccoon Hill Golf Club, Kent.



(To add an event to the calendar, text or call 330-206-9083 or email golffam2@gmail.com.)


June 28—Olde Dutch Mill Junior Tournament, Olde Dutch Mill Golf Course, Lake Milton. (Registration information 330-654-4100)


NOPGA Junior Events (register a at northernohiopga.com)

MAY 28—NOPGA Junior Series at Lake Forest Country Club, Hudson.

JULY 15-16—48th Ohio Junior Girls Championship, Marion Country Club, Marion. (WOSGA.org)

JULY 22—Ohio Girls Golf Foundation High School Showcase, Avon Oaks Country Club, Avon. (Sponsored by NOPGA)

JULY 15-16—NOPGA 36 Hole Jr. Series, Windmill Lakes, Ravenna.

JULY 30-31—41st NOPGA Jr. Tour Championship, Club Walden, Aurora.



SATURDAY—23rd Annual Kent Browns Backers Golf Outing, Paradise Lake Golf Course, Suffield. (8 a.m. start, $100 per person, registration—kentbrownbackers.org).

SATURDAY – JUNE 10—Northeast Ohio Amateur Championship, Windmill Lakes Golf Club, Ravenna. (Register at Northeast Ohio Golf Association at www.noga.org)

JUNE 15—Putt Around Downtown, Main Street Kent (Noon to 5 p.m., registration at ticketstripe.com/events/9023105231163173)

JUNE 22—Night Golf, Fairways at Twin Lakes, Kent. $220 per foursome (Register by calling 330-673-7888).

AUG. 4—Nancy Cannon Memorial Golf Outing, Paradise Lake Golf Course, Suffield.



THURSDAY-SATURDAY—Ohio Women’s Open, Heatherwoode Golf Club, Springboro. (ohiowomensopen.com)

SATURDAY – JUNE 10—Northeast Ohio Amateur Championship, Windmill Lakes Golf Club, Ravenna. (Register at www.noga.org)

JULY 22-25—101st Women’s Ohio State Amateur Championship, Belmont Hills Country Club, Clairsville (WOSGA.org)

JULY 22-25—8th Women’s Mid-Amateur, Belmont Hills Country Club, St. Clairsville. (WOSGA.org)

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