The Northern Ohio Golf Association announced today that Brad Steven of Quail Hollow Country Club and Norton Brick of Oberlin CC are the 2011 NOGA Players of the Year in the regular and senior divisions respectively.
Brad Steven earned has first NOGA Player of the Year title after finishing in the top 10 in three of the past four years, including fourth the past two seasons. Following a victory in the season-opening Stroke Play Championship, he finished third in the 72-hole Northeast Ohio Amateur. He also led his Quail Hollow Country Club team to its second Interclub Team Match Play title in the past three years.
Norton Brick was a model of consistency on his way to capturing his first NOGA Senior Player of Year award. In his first year as a member of Oberlin Golf Club, Brick won the POY title in the last event of the season by overtaking his Four-Ball partner and NOGA Hall of Famer Larry Nagy with a second-place finish in the Seniors West Championship at Oberlin. He posted three victories (Four-Ball, Four-Ball Match Play and Seniors East) and two runner-up finishes (Northeast Ohio Amateur and Seniors West).
Steven and Brick will be honored at the upcoming NOGA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, October 14 at Acacia Country Club.