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JUNIOR GOLF RESULTS
Kenny Novak Qualifiers
Junior golfers competed at both Barberton Brookside Country Club in Barberton and Rawiga Country Club in Seville, seeking a qualifying spot in the Northern Ohio PGA Championship at the end of July.
For the girls, Hannah Thomas, a member of the Kent Roosevelt varsity girls golf team earned a top ten finish, fired an 84 on the par-72 fairways of Barberton Brookside. Competing in the girls 16 to 19 age division, Thomas scored a birdie on the seventh hole on her way to the solid finish.
Hannah Finley of Kent, a member of the Hoban varsity golf team, was one stroke behind Thomas with an 85 on her way to 10th place.
Kenzie Myers of Aurora, who compete for the Greenmen varsity girls squad, landed in 12th place after carding an 89.
For the boys, local golfer Charlie Huscroft of Kent tied for 14th place in the boys 13 to 15 age division, converting five pars along the way.
The best score fired among the local boys age 16 to 19 was carded by Austin Goodwill, a member of the Field High School varsity boys team, who tied for 19th place with an 8-over-par 80.
At Rawiga on Friday, Derek Miller was only 6-over-par, good for a tie for fifth place in the boys 16 to 19 age division. Miller, a member of the Garfield G-Men varsity golf team, was on fire -- registering four birdies on his way to the solid score.
This week, junior golfers travel to the historic Clearview Golf Course in East Canton on Wednesday and to Willandale Golf Club in Sugar Creek on Friday.
PUTT-PUTT FOR THE GOOD
At Birdie Shack, Kent
The 6th Annual Putt-R Ball Golf Classic to benefit the Center of Hope and Kent Social Services is set for Sept. 23 at Birdie Shack in Kent.
Sponsored by the Ravenna Elks Club, the event brings together friends fighting hunger.
Tee off is at 2 p.m., with everyone invited to arrive for registration and lunch from 1 to 2 p.m.
There are a variety of sponsorship/price levels, from Premier at $2,500 allowing 12 golfers and a free Ravenna Elks Hall rental through a hole sponsorship for $100 and a patron fee of $50.
Birdie Shack is located at 2567 S. R. 59 in Ravenna. For information call 330-297-5454.
JUNIOR GOLF CLINIC
Ravenna Recreation Department
The Ravenna Recreation Department, in cooperation with Windmill Lakes Golf Club in Ravenna, welcomes youth golfers to a junior clinic from July 31 through Aug. 4.
Juniors will be at Windmill from 9 to 1 a.m. each day learning rules, fundamentals and etiquette of golf from PGA and LPGA professionals, including lessons on putting, short game and full swing. Golfers will have the opportunity to be evaluated by trackman technology.
Juniors may bring their own clubs or use clubs available at Windmill, with everyone enjoying a picnic on the final day. Deadline to register is July 26.
A registration fee of $52 may be paid on the internet on the Ravenna Rec Website, or call 330-296-2864 for more information.
July 17 -- U.S. Amateur Qualifying, Shaker Heights Country Club, Shaker Heights (36 holes).
July 27 -- U.S. Senior Amateur Qualifying, Oberlin Golf Club, Oberlin.
Aug. 24 -- U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Qualifying, Portage Country Club, Akron.
Aug. 30 -- U.S. Mid-Amateur qualifying, Weymouth Country Club, Medina.
Sept. 5 -- U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Qualifying, Mayfield Sand Ridge, Chardon.
RECORD-COURIER ON THE COURSE
Look for the Record-Courier to cover these upcoming events on Northeast Ohio fairways.
WEDNESDAY -- Junior NOPGA Tournament, Clearview Golf Course, East Canton.
Successes and low scores from leagues around Portage County:
PORTAGE COUNTY LEAGUE (Sunny Hill) -- Two teams are tied at the top, Roger Black-Ken Stoner and Tom Butcher-Tom Giovangnoli, Trailing by just a half-point is the team of Don Houghton-Brian Jaros.
Paul North, substituting for Ken Stoner, had a successful week, earning both low gross (40) and low net (30) honors.
Brian Jaros was closest to the pin on the fourth hole.
FARMBROOK (Fox Den) -- Jim Hausch fired both the low gross (40) and the low net (30) in the Red flight.
Bryan Stephenso finished with a 41 for the low gross honors in the White flight, with Doug Hachat putting together a 31 for low net.
In the Blue flight, Mark Kittinger turned in a scorecard with a final tally of 46, while both Thom Kramer and John Emig earned 33s for low net.
THURSDAY NIGHT LADIES (Paradise Lake) -- Ali Thomas shot a 39 to finish with the low score in Flight A, while Maureen Wegenek scored a 34 net.
In the B Flight, Sherry Moffett and Patti Buchanan each carded 53s. Moffett finished with the low net of 38.
KENT STATE LADIES LEAGUE (Sunny Hill) -- Terry Adolph fired a 50 and Rita Phillips tallied a 25 for low gross and low net honors, respectively.
Brenda Culler had the fewest putts (16) for the nine-hole round that was shortened by rain. Culler chipped-in on the second hole, helping her earn the fewest putts.
July 15 -- 4th LINC For the Kids Golf Outing, Paradise Lake, Suffield.
July 22 -- Roosevelt Rough Riders Football Golf Classic, Sunny Hill Golf Course, Brimfield.
Aug. 13 -- Nancy Cannon Memorial Golf Outing, Paradise Lake, Suffield.
Sept. 13 -- 6th Annual Putt-R Ball Golf Classic, Birdie Shack, Ravenna.
Note: To be added to this calendar of events, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330 206-9083.
IT REALLY HAPPENED
Mickey Marozzi Fore Engineer Golf Outing
For the first time in 27 outings, the Marozzi Fore Engineer event scheduled for Windmill Golf Course in Ravenna was rained out.
"This would have been my 28th outing, but it rained all day long," said Marozzi.
Knowing that it was bound to happen some time, Marozzi took the cancellation in stride and plans to bounce back with his annual golf event in 2018.
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 more information, 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. Payment may be made in person for the amateurs at Sunny Hill Golf Course in Brimfield, Windmill Lakes Golf Club 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 -- June 23, Sunny Hill Golf Course.