Four-time Kiely Cup champions Walsh Jesuit Warriors made a run but couldn’t catch the boys from Dublin Jerome yesterday in what turned into a one-day shootout at the 2018 Kiely Cup at Canterbury Golf Club in Beachwood, OH.

The first round of the Kiely Cup on Sunday was canceled due to remnants of Hurricane Gordon. The boys were only able to complete two holes before the rain started to really come down on Sunday. Head Professional Bill McKinley and Course Superintendent Mike LoPresti sounded the alarm turning the tournament back into a Monday 18-hole event.

Jon Hiner Brookfield 2018 Kiely Cup
Jon Hiner, Brookfield fires his third shot from the right greenside bunker into Canterbury’s 9th hole.

Under cold, windy, wet conditions, Monday’s play resumed under “lift, clean and place.” Noted for its good drainage, there were only a few wet spots in the fairways. Meanwhile, Canterbury’s greens were as usual, quick and holding.

With Canterbury’s rough already high from the’s DAP Championship this past Labor Day weekend, Jackson Chandler, Tyler Groomes, and Mason Wagner all shot in the mid-70s to seal the deal for coach Taylor Hare’s Jerome Celtics. Jerome’s fourth player, Ethan Snyder also finished strong firing an 81 under demanding course conditions. Jerome is the defending OHSAA Division I State Champion.

Maxwell Moldovan 2018 Kiely Cup medalist
2018 Canterbury Kiely Cup medalist, Maxwell Moldovan tees off on the first hole.

Last year’s Division I champion Maxwell Moldovan captured medalist honors after falling short last year by a single stroke. Moldovan fired a 1-under par score of 71. Asked how many shots he left out there, “I only hit nine greens but my putter didn’t let me down.” Must be nice.

Third place finisher Lakota East will be a force again this year at State thanks in part to their top player Kyle Schmidt, who came home a shot behind Moldovan with a 72.

Senior Jackson Chandler from the winning Jerome team finished third individually with a 73.

Colton Levey 2018 Kiely Cup
Walsh Jesuit’s Colton Levey walks it in on Canterbury’s par-3 third hole for birdie.

This year marked the 14th Kiely Cup. The invitational event was an 18-hole tournament during its first nine years of existence (2005-2013) but switched to 36-holes when it was decided these elite high school players needed the opportunity to improve a poor opening round.

During the event’s annual banquet on Sunday evening, the players were treated to sage advice on how to improve their game. Former Canterbury assistant professional Steve Mulcahy knows a thing of two about the golf swing and how to prepare to play your best after competing on the Nike, Canadian and Asian tours. He also holds the course record at Shawnee and Scioto Country Clubs (63). The 2010 Northern Ohio PGA Teacher of the Year has tutored thousands of young golfers. Some say teenage boys can have short attention spans. That wasn’t the case Sunday evening.

Canterbury Golf Club logoFINAL RESULTS:
2018 Kiely Cup

Canterbury Golf Club, Beachwood OH
Monday, September 10, 2018

1ST (303) Dublin Jerome Celtics (CHAMPIONS)
73 Jackson Chandler, Senior
74 Mason Wagner, Senior
81 Ethan Snyder, Junior
74 Tyler Groomes, Sophomore
86 Logan Menning, Sophomore
Head Coach, Taylor Harle

2ND (316) Walsh Jesuit Warriors
77 Colton Levey, Junior
75 Ben Cors, Sophomore
88 Maurice Jacobs, Senior
81 Cutler Zamecnik, Senior
83 Tim Wagner, Senior
Head Coach, Bill Reilly

3RD (320) Lakota East Thunderhawks
72 Kyle Schmidt, Senior
83 Peyton Houston, Junior
86 Shane Murphy, Junior
83 Ty Sylla, Frosh
82 Joe Wilson IV, Frosh
Head Coach, Jeff Combs

4TH (323) St. Xavier Bombers
76 Oscar Zimmerman, Senior
82 Henry Perry, Senior
81 Jared DeVille, Junior
84 Ryan Lang, Junior
85 Zach Braun, Sophomore
Head Coach Alex Kepley

5TH (324) Brookfield Warriors
76 Conner Stevens, Junior
79 Justin Atkinson, Junior
83 Anthony Clark, Junior
98 Jon Hiner, Senior
86 Jake Shingledecker, Junior
Head Coach, Larry Smoot

6TH (327) Notre Dame Cathedral Latin Lions
85 Arya Achar, Senior
81 Aditya Achar, Junior
81 Zander Gibson, Sophomore
80 Danny Milo, Junior
85 Jakob Flynn, Senior
Head Coach, Toni DeSanto

7TH (329) Worthington Christian Warriors
79 Tyler Jones, Senior
85 Will Evans, Senior
83 Blake Lawson, Senior
83 Ben Evans, Sophomore
84 Noah Elliott, Senior
Head Coach, Zac Hess

8TH (333) Archbishop Alter Knights
85 Nick Kreusch, Senior
86 Jack Norman, Junior
81 A.J. Pothast, Junior
87 Ethan Ditzel, Senior
81 Tommy Grawe, Frosh
Head Coach, Alex Schuster

9TH (336) St. Ignatius Wildcats
82 Andrew Kaye, Junior
82 Topher Reed, Frosh
88 Nick Longano, Sophomore
86 Ross Williamson, Junior
88 Andrew Martin, Sophomo
Head Coach Brian Becker

10TH (340) Green Bulldogs
71 Maxwell Moldovan (MEDALIST)
102 Justin Tracy
84 Bryce Miller
89 Avery Schlue
96 Alex Micale
Head Coach, Jason Martin

11TH (351) Hawken School Hawks
81 Jack Gole, Senior
79 Drew Covitt, Junior
93 Tommy Hill, Junior
98 Thomas Wong, Sophomore
108 Cooper Bryan, Frosh
Head Coach, Bert Kovarik

T12TH (355) Canton Central Catholic Crusaders
83 Tyler Freudeman, Senior
89 Max Congeni, Junior
91 Luke Helline, Senior
93 Kyle Freudeman, Sophomore
92 Charlie Belden, Sophomore
Head Coach, David Oates

T12TH (355) University School Preppers
81 Thomas Coyne, Senior
92 Ben Clegg, Junior
96 Gavin Tallal, Junior
91 Joey Kubic, Sophomore
91 Chris Bridge, Frosh
Head Coach, Eddie Neer

14TH (361) Poland Seminary Bulldogs
87 Alex Rapp, Senior
86 Jake Snyder, Senior
82 Luke Nord, Sophomore
106 Kyle Koziel, Senior
120 J.P. Yerian, Senior
Head Coach, Dave DiGiacomo

15TH (366) Gilmour Academy Lancers
79 Liam Ottaway, Sophomore
96 Dylan Wharton, Senior
97 Harry Rogers, Frosh
94 Joey Hollis, Junior
114 Alex Swinarski, Frosh
Head Coach, Jamey Polak

2018 Kiely Cup runner-up Walsh Jesuit
The 2018 Kiely Cup runner-up team, Walsh Jesuit
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