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It was a beautiful day for the 22nd annual Kent Area Chamber of Commerce/Kent State University Athletics Golf Outing at the event's new location: Raccoon Hill Golf Club in Kent.
Eighteen teams filled the fairways as coaches from Kent State's varsity sports and athletic department members competed with the teams. Others were at the course for registration and during the tee-off for the meet and greet.
"It's a collaborative relationship between the Chamber and the Athletic Department," said Lori Wemhoff, executive director of the KACC.
The winning team, representing Kent Roosevelt DECA included team members: Brent Pfeiffer, DECA instructor; Josh Kelling of Josh's Buckeye Carpet Cleaning in Kent, and Mike McKee and Todd Starkey, KSU women's basketball coaches. The team fired a 55 (15-under-par).
Mettis Construction Services and UH Portage Medical Center are longtime sponsors of the event, but members of the Chamber and community members have been supportive of the scramble event.
Always the first Friday in June each year, the date is already set for next year at Raccoon Hill.
NATHAN TARTER'S VICTORY
At Canterbury Golf Club, Cleveland
The second of the series of Stroke Play events hosted by the Northern Ohio PGA had a decidedly local lean at the top of the leader board.
Taking first place with a score of 70, 2-under-par, was Mogadore's Nathan Tarter.
Tarter had five birdies, including three on the back-nine for the three-stroke victory over NOPGA head professional Mitch Camp of Club Walden in Aurora.
Camp tied with Nick Latimer-Zabor of the Pepper Pike Club with identical scores of 73.
Golfers demonstrate their best at area courses
SUNDOWNERS (at Raccoon Hill): Lois Sclademan fired the low gross for the league, with Michele Jaros earning the low net (39). Jaros also had three bogeys during her round, with Schlademan and Sandy Williams each putting out for a par.
The team of Lois Schlademan and Rhonda Holland are in the lead with 67 points.
PORTAGE COUNTY LEAGUE (at Sunny Hill): Don Houghton and Brian Jaros moved to the top of the leaderboard with 85.5 points over Bob Bell and Bob Largent, who are one point behind.
Greg Bills fired the low gross, a 40. Bills tied with Largent for Low Net (31).
Today: NOPGA Stroke Play Series No. 3, Chagrin Valley Country Club, Chagrin Falls; Junior PGA Qualifier, at Shaker Country Club, Shaker Heights.
Tuesday: NOPGA Junior PGA Qualifier, Ellsworth Meadows Golf Course, Hudson.
Thursday: National Car Rental Pro-1 Am Scratch, Mayfield Sand Ridge Club, Chardon; Junior PGA Qualifier, Avon Oaks Country Club, Avon.
Saturday: NOPGA Junior PGA Qualifier, Mill Creek Golf Course, Boardman.
Saturday-Monday (June 10-12): 87th Northeast Ohio Amateur Championship, Stonewater Country Club, Highland Heights.
USGA Qualifying Tournaments
June 19: U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifying, Lake Forest Country Club, Hudson.
June 22: U.S. Girls Junior Qualifying, Silver Lake Country Club, Silver Lake.
June 23: Mickey Marozzi "Fore" Engineer Outing, Windmill Lakes Golf Club, Ravenna
June 25-26: Ben Curtis Family Foundation 3rd Golf Scramble, Firestone Country Club, Akron.
June 30: 4th Frieda Dalrymple Memorial Golf Scramble, Sunny Hill, Brimfield.
July 15: 4th LINC For the Kids Golf Outing, Paradise Lake, Suffield.
July 17: Immaculate Conception Parish Annual Golf Outing, Windmill Lakes Golf Club, Ravenna.
July 22: Roosevelt Rough Riders Football Golf Classic, Sunny Hill Golf Course, Brimfield.
NOTE: to be added to this calendar of events, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330 206-9083.
IT REALLY HAPPENED
Father and Son at the Ohio Senior Open
Steve Jurick of Dayton is the PGA Executive Director of Miami Valley Golf Association -- the southwest version of the Northern Ohio Golf Association in Northeast Ohio.
A strong competitor, Jurick played in the recent Ohio Senior Open hosted by the Northern Ohio PGA in the regular, age 50 and older, division.
While many of the seniors competing took advantage of the allowable riding carts in the statewide event, Jurick had a familiar person carrying the bag for him, his 79-year-old father.
Bob Jurick, carried the bag the entire 18 holes both days of the tournament and often carries his own bag when he plays. He introduced his son to the game and they have continued to love golf together.
SAVE THE DATES
Record-Courier Portage County Amateurs
Registration online is available at www.recordpub.com for the series of four Amateur tournaments hosted by the Record-Courier.
For questions email email@example.com, call 330-306-9083 or log onto the Facebook page Golf in the Record-Courier Potage County Amateurs.
Registration forms are also available at host golf courses and payment may be made in person for the Amateurs at Sunny Hill Golf Course in Brimfield, Windmill Lakes Golf Course in Ravenna and Sugar Bush Golf Course in Garrettsville.
87th Portage County Amateur: July 29-30, Windmill Lakes and Sugar Bush Golf Courses.
47th Portage County Senior Amateur: Aug. 26-27, Windmill Lakes and Sugar Bush Golf Courses.
10th Matt Mishler Junior Portage County Amateur: July 24-25, Windmill Lakes and Sunny Hill Golf Courses.
3rd Kids Amateur: July 23, Sunny Hill Golf Course.
Register online at www.recordpub.com (submissions), on-site at host courses or on the Facebook page "Golf In the Record-Courier Portage County Amateurs."