Portage County amateur golf news and notes for June 12 - bdsthanhhoavn.com

Portage County amateur golf news and notes for June 12

Chris Pollack of Aurora.

Youths ages 11-to-18 golfed 18 holes at Westfield Country Club, followed by 18 holes at Portage Country Club, competing for the opportunity to advance from the Northern Ohio PGA Junior Section Championship qualifier to the National PGA Championship.

Ashlyn Leavery of Kent.

Chris Pollak of Aurora earned the boys championship, outscoring Dean Upholzer of Strongsville in a four-hole playoff to earn the championship. Both golfers advanced to Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont, Ill., for the national championship scheduled for Aug. 2-5.

Chloe Tarkany of Bay Village and Ella Wong of Pepper Pike were 1-over par and 7-over, respectively, to advance to Cog Hill.

Brooklyn Millard of Aurora.

Just missing the opportunity to make the trip to Illinois was Brooklyn Millard of Aurora, in fourth place.

Pollak was on fire, playing 36 holes to just 1-over par before entering the playoff at Portage Country Club in Akron. Pollak continued his outstanding golf in the four-hole playoff, winning the championship in the rain.

Other locals competing in the Junior PGA Championship included:

Jude Abbass of Aurora.

Boys: Parker Barrett of Aurora, 13th; Dillon Pendergast of Mogadore and Liam Curtis of Kent, tied for 21st; Jude Abbass of Aurora, 28th; Cole Hostetler of Rootstown, 40th, and Jack Zeid of Aurora, 51st.

Gracyn Vidovic of Aurora.

Girls: Gracyn Vidovic of Aurora, 12th; Madolyn Kost of Kent, 13th; Sydnie Leavery of Kent, 17th, and Ashlyn Leavery of Kent, 37th.

The tournament was divided into 11-15 age divisions and overall 11-18. Vidovic earned fourth place and Leavery 14th in the girls’ 11-15 age division.

Sydnie Leavery of Kent.

Ryan Brawley wins at Pepper Pike

Ryan Brawley, a standout player for the Ravenna Ravens who graduated in 2013, is now in Northern Ohio PGA tournaments.

At the professional tournament at Pepper Pike Club, Brawley won the regular division, carding a 1-under par to best Dennis Holub of Twinsburg, an apprentice professional at Pepper Pike.

Holub won the apprentice division.

The top of the leaderboard continued to be a familiar one for Portage County as Rob Moss, director of golf at Pepper Pike and former standout for the Kent State Golden Flashes, tied Holub at even-par for second place.

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