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Area golfers can't solve Windmill to advance at Junior PGA qualifier

By Susan Jenior Correspondent Published: June 15, 2017 4:00 AM
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Windmill Lakes Golf Course in Ravenna was again filled with junior golfers as the Northern Ohio PGA held its PGA Junior tourney, advancing girls and boys to the Junior PGA Qualifier at Shady Hollow in Massillon and the Kenny Novak Championship at Club Walden in Aurora.

Local golfers from the Portage County area did well, but didn't grab one of the top spots.

GIRLS 16 TO 19

Hannah Finley of Kent cracked the top 10 of the oldest girls division, firing an 81 (11-over-par), to finish in sixth place.

Finley, a senior at Hoban High School this fall, started her round with a bogey, par, bogey before stringing three pars together on her way to a front-nine 40.

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Consistency was the norm for Finley on the back nine, which was only marred by a triple-bogey on the 16th hole amid the five pars and three bogeys.

Kent's Grace Thompson, a junior at Kent Roosevelt, finished in 18th place in a round that included four pars.

Ivana Shah of Fairlawn won the division with a 2-over 74 in a round that included four birdies.

GIRLS 13 TO 15

Lauren Garner of Kent, a Kent Roosevelt junior, finished sixth in the girls 13 to 15 division with a round of 92 as the only local in the age division.

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Kira Moore of Mansfield fired a 72 to win the division.

BOYS 13 TO 15

In the Boys 13 to 15 age division, Carter Troyer of Kent fired a 90 to tie for 16th place with Nathan Ryan of Akron.

Troyer's brother Casey carded a 94, good for 22nd place, tied with Luke Radis of Aurora.

It was a tough day for the juniors with temperatures pushing 90 degrees as the youth golfed their way around the tough 18 holes of Windmill.

Cory Gasaway of Mogadore, tied for 24th, and Charlie Huscroft, tied for 27th, rounded out the scores in the boys oldest division competing on Wednesday.

Champion of the division was Andrew Wyss of Canton, who ran away from the field carding a 2-over 72, a full four strokes ahead of Mark Dilling of Canton.

AND THE OTHERS

Connor Malicki of Avon tied Jacob Ryan of Akron to win the boys 11-12 age division. Each fired 7-over-par rounds of 77.

A competitive Ella Wong of Pepper Pike won the girls 11-12 age division. Wong worked her way around Windmill to card an 83 (13-over).


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