FINAL RESULTS: 2013 NOPGA Jr Golf Kenny Novak Championship


Luke Liberatore (Boys 16-19) of Solon, OH, Halley Morell (Girls 16-19) of Brecksville, OH, Jared Wilson (Boys 13-15) of Columbiana, OH, Jacinta Pikunas (Girls 13-15) of Boardman, OH, Joey Vatali (Boys 12) of Warren, OH and Hannah Keffler (Girls 12) of Canfield OH, won the 2013 Northern Ohio Junior Tours Kenny Novak Championship Thursday, August 1 at Club Walden in Aurora, Ohio

By winning the boys’ and girls’ divisions respectively, Liberatore, and Morell have earned Player of the Year honors within their Division.

Liberatore posted a final-round 73 for a two-day total of 149 and win in a sudden death playoff over Cody Tuttle of Ravenna. Morell had a final-round 76 for a two-day total of 158 and a 1 stroke victory over Kaitlin Neuman of Valley City. Wilson posted a 74 for a 3 stroke victory over Zak Supelak of Copley. Pikunas scored a 81 to force a sudden death playoff with Reva Morris of Newbury. Vitali had an 80 on his way to an 8 stroke victory over Jake Moraca of Strongsville. Keffler won the Girls 12 Division with a score of 101.

The Northern Ohio PGA Junior Tour has traditionally been a stepping-stone for many of today’s professional in the golf industry and collegiate stars. Some of the top names include Ryan Armour, Ben Curtis, Jason Dufner, and Kathleen Ekey.

 

Northern Ohio PGA SectionFINAL RESULTS:
2013 Northern Ohio PGA Junior Golf Tour
KENNY NOVAK CHAMPIONSHIP

CLUB WALDEN, Aurora, Ohio
July 31 – Aug 1, 2013

 
Boys 16-19
1. Luke Liberatore, Solon, OH, *76-73-149 +5
1. Cody Tuttle, Ravenna, OH, *77-72-149 +5
3. John Schnur, Kirtland Hills, OH, *76-74-150 +6
4. Clayton Holizna, Russell, OH, *77-77-154 +10
4. Kevin Krysty Jr., Mineral City, OH, *76-78-154 +10
6. Matthew Frey, Broadview Heights, OH, *75-80-155 +11
7. Conor O’Callaghan, Aurora, OH, *75-81-156 +12
8. Brenden Tully, Canton, OH, *80-77-157 +13
9. Andrew Booth, Canton, OH, *79-80-159 +15
10. Garrick Bang, Avon, OH, *77-83-160 +16
11. Tim Straka, Fairview Park, OH, *83-78-161 +17
11. Eddie Pearce, Uniontown, OH, *82-79-161 +17
11. Brett Dubin, Beachwood, OH, *82-79-161 +17
11. Jacob Harrah, Newton Falls, OH, *82-79-161 +17
11. Jacob Appleby, North Canton, OH, *87-74-161 +17
16. Justin Razzante, Solon, Ohio, *85-77-162 +18
16. Chris Koza, Talllmadge, OH, *85-77-162 +18
18. Michael Monaghan, Broadview Hts, OH, *86-77-163 +19
18. Tanner Stoffer, West Lafayette, OH, *81-82-163 +19
20. Joey Cilone, East Liverpool, OH, *85-80-165 +21
21. Alex Tomko, Avon, OH, *84-84-168 +24
21. Michael Furey, Twinsburg, OH, *84-84-168 +24
23. Patrick Schultz, Akron, OH, *84-86-170 +26
24. Austin Griffith, Barberton, OH, *91-80-171 +27
24. Brett Brown, Sagamore Hills, OH, *90-81-171 +27
26. Jackson Groat, Stow, OH, *81-92-173 +29
27. Cole Smith, Kent, OH, *91-83-174 +30
28. Rainey Chase, Canton, OH, *87-88-175 +31
29. Jeff Crock, Stow, OH, *89-88-177 +33
30. Danny Pavlich, Richfield, OH, *95-89-184 +40
31. Alexander Torres, Olmsted Township, OH, *86-101-187 +43

 

Boys 13-15
1. Jared Wilson, Columbiana, OH, *74 +2
2. Zak Supelak, Copley, Ohio, *77 +5
3. Nathan Yoak, Norton, OH, *78 +6
4. Mark Schlabach, Berlin, OH, *80 +8
4. Zach Mandry, Solon, OH, *80 +8
6. Ken Keller, Boardman, OH, *82 +10
7. Charlie Toman, leroy, *83 +11
8. Shane Hoben, Akron, OH, *84 +12
9. Mason Whitlam, Copley, OH, *85 +13
10. Adam Filo, Norton, OH, *86 +14
10. Zachary Jacobson, Poland, OH, *86 +14
12. Isaac Davidson, East Liverpool, OH, *87 +15
12. Evan Ferrara, Kent, OH, *87 +15
14. Joseph Kainrad, Ravenna, OH, *88 +16
15. Brian Schultz, Akron, OH, *89 +17
16. Bruce William Wiggins, Columbiana, OH, *92 +20
16. Luke Tanner, Sullivan, OH, *92 +20
18. Nick Wilson, Westlake, OH, *95 +23
19. Braden Smith, Sterling, OH, *96 +24

 

Girls 16-19
1. Halley Morell, Brecksville, *82-76-158 +14
2. Kaitlin Neumann, Valley City, Oh, *79-80-159 +15
2. Gabrielle (Gabby) Minor, Canton, OH, *80-79-159 +15
4. Theresa-Ann Jedra, Lexington, OH, *81-80-161 +17
5. Gina Harmon, Mantua, OH, *81-86-167 +23
6. Hannah Maczko, Uniontown, OH, *93-83-176 +32
7. Abby Grospitch, North Royalton, OH, *96-88-184 +40
8. Michele Whiteleather, Canfield, *96-90-186 +42
8. Stacie Shalenberger, Canton, OH, *97-89-186 +42
10. Nadya Stratton, Poland, OH, *100-94-194 +50
11. Karly Morell, Brecksville, OH, *100-95-195 +51
12. Ashley Gomez, Olmsted Falls, OH, *106-92-198 +54
13. Adrienne Metzger, Louisville, OH, *103-96-199 +55
13. Emily Roberts, Cuyahoga Falls,Ohio, *101-98-199 +55
15. Anna Schatschneider, Avon, OH, *101-103-204 +60
16. Regina Reilly, Stow, OH, *111-100-211 +67

 

Girls 13-15
1. Jacinta Pikunas, Boardman, OH, *81 +9
1. Reva Morris, Newbury, OH, *81 +9
3. Isabella Joseph, Moreland Hills, OH, *84 +12
3. Julia Goodson, Hudson, OH, *84 +12
5. Alexandra Metzger, Canton, OH, *85 +13
6. Shelby Lewis, Copley, OH, *86 +14
7. Alexis Cadle, Berlin Center, OH, *91 +19
8. Macie Hysell, Ravenna, OH, *92 +20
9. Abbie Pearce, Uniontown, OH, *93 +21
10. Ashleigh Rothacher, Stonecreek, OH, *94 +22
11. Alyssa Drehs, Seville, OH, *95 +23
11. Katie McCarthy, Westlake, OH, *95 +23
13. Haley Dean, Cortland, OH, *99 +27
14. Rachel Markle, Solon, Ohio, *102 +30
15. Victoria Utrup, Uniontown, OH, *105 +33
16. Megan Dorogi, Fairview Park, OH, *110 +38
17. Annika Neumann, Valley City, OH, *112 +40

 

Boys 12
1. Joey Vitali, Warren, OH, 80 +8
2. Jake Moraca, Strongsville, OH,88 +16
3. Colin McClowry, Medina, OH, *92 +20
4. Sean Finnerty, Solon, OH, *96 +24

 

Girls 12
1. Hannah Keffler, Canfield, OH, *101 +29

 

About Kenny Novak

Kenneth Novak loved the sport of golf. His accomplishments at the young age of 15 were so numerous that some intimated that he had the potential of being a professional golfer some day.

Success on the golf course was not a stranger to Kenny. Just before his death, he had taken second place in the Mohican Hills Junior Golf Tournament in Wooster. In 1978, 1981 and 1982, he was a finalist in the Plain Dealer Junior Golf Tournament, qualified for the world putting championship at Firestone Country Club in 1982, and was a junior club champion runner-up at Club Walden in 1981, as well as a junior and senior runner-up. He and his father, Richard, placed third in 1979, 1980 and 1981 at the Cleveland Athletic Club Father-Son Sports Day.

Kenny’s achievements were not limited to the golf course. From basketball, baseball and pole vaulting, to skiing, tennis and swimming, Kenny was an accomplished athlete.

Aurora was proud of Kenneth Novak. Teachers and coaches considered him a good, well-behaved student and promising athlete. His peers treasured his loyalty and friendship. The unfortunate circumstances of his death…that he would risk his life to save another, again exemplified the impeccable character of a boy so young. Courage, determination and talent…just a few of Kenneth Novak’s many fine attributes.

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