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Par for the Course: Juniors shine at Olde Dutch Mill tourney; Wilburn sinks ace

Par for the Course: Juniors shine at Olde Dutch Mill tourney; Wilburn sinks ace


By Susan Jenior

Staff Writer



The 25th annual Olde Dutch Mill Junior Tournament was successful once again this season, with the two Portage Trail Conference golfers of the year earning the top spots in their age division.

James Morgan won the Boys 16 to 18 Division and Taylor Blazek won the Girls 16 to 18 Division. Morgan led his division, carding a 77 and Blazek fired a solid 73 to earn the victory.

Others winning their age divisions included:

BOYS 13-15: Cole Bruno

GIRLS 13-15: Samantha Morgan

BOYS 11-12: Mason Dillon

GIRLS 11-12: Aryanna Rippey

BOYS 8-10: Grady Chouinard

GIRLS 8-10: Hannah Sword





Randy Wilburn, a frequent competitor in the Portage County Amateurs and always near the top of the tournaments, scored an ace on the 12th hole at Windmill Lakes Golf Course in Ravenna.

Windmill used his 5-hybrid to send the golf ball 180 yards to the cup on the Par 3 back-nine green.

Wilburn finished his round with an outstanding 74 that included three birdies.

Playing with Wilburn, and witnessing the ace, were Paul Woodard, Tony Merich and Dave Kukasky.




The 103rd Ohio Open is set to tee off at Westfield Country Club in Westfield Center on Monday with golfers qualifying the first two rounds and the championship round competed on Wednesday.

Local golfers seeking to take home the championship trophy as one of the best golfers in Ohio include:

Aurora: Tyler McHugh and Russell Papa

Kent: Ian Hardesty and Mitchell Tyger

Mogadore: Benjamin Lansinger and Dillon Pendergast

Ravenna: Cole Hostetler and Justin Long




The annual Southeast Athletic Boosters four-person scramble is set for Aug. 10 at Olde Dutch Mill Golf Course in Lake Milton

The scramble starts at 8 a.m.  For $100 per person, golfers receive golf, beverage, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The scramble includes options for 50/50, skins game, hole-in-one contest, mulligans, hole prizes and more.

Register and pay for the team by July 11 and receive a free practice round and $75 worth of coupons.

For additional information, call Bruce Leifeit at 330-885-1327 or Brenda Thompson at 330-310-1515.




June 27 at Avon Oaks Golf Course, Avon: Girls 16-19—3. Gracyn Vidovic, Aurora

June 28 at Rawiga Golf Course, Seville: Boys 16-19—13. Andrew Thirion, Ravenna; Boys 14-15 _2. Jacob Rainieri, Mogadore; 15. Jackson Sarver, Aurora; Boys 11-13—5. Andrew VanDamme, Kent.






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.)

NOPGA Junior Events (register a at northernohiopga.com)

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.



TODAY-TUESDAY: 103RD Ohio Open, Westfield Country Club, Westfield. (Entry deadline June 24, www.nopga.com.)

JULY 26—Olive Tree Family Foundation 4th Golf Invitational, Raintree Golf Club, Uniontown. (Four-person scramble, $125/golfer, info—Troy Luckenbaugh 330-671-0073, email olivetree@olivetreefamilyfoundation.org) Register at olivetreegolf.com. Deadline July 13.

AUG. 4—Rootstown Rover Sports Booster Outing, Sunny Hill Golf Course, Brimfield. (8:30 a.m. shotgun start).

AUG. 10—Southeast Athletic Boosters, Olde Dutch Mill Golf Course, Lake Milton. (Four-person scramble, $100 per person includes golf, beverages, breakfast, lunch and dinner.) Call Bruce Leifeit 330-885-1327, Brenda Thomas 330-310-1515.

AUG. 10—Camp Quality Charity Golf Outing, Paradise Lake Golf Course, Suffield. (Four-person scramble, $400 by July 4, $460 after July 4, Information at 330-968-8924 or ohio@campqualityusa.org.)

AUG. 17—Browns Backers 17th Golf Outing, Olde Dutch Mill Golf Course, Lake Milton. (Four-person scramble, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, $90 per person.) Registration deadline Aug. 10. Call Gary 330-207-5939 or Rodney 330-718-8176 for info. Registration form available on Lake Milton Browns Backers Facebook page.



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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