Braden Smith from Sterling, OH fired a 69-77–146 to win the 13th Annual Sand Ridge Junior Invitational (July 9-10).
Branden had 7 birdies and an eagle over his 36 holes. His only sour moments were a triple and double on the front nine of Round 2. Braden only hit 10 greens-in-regulation on the very tough course setup for round 2, but managed to only have 30 putts in route to his 77.
The low round for Round 2 was 73 by Dylan Fitchet. Dylan finished 2nd with 78-73–151. He played the 10th Hole in 6 over for two days (quad and double), which took a big bite out of his 9 birdie total for two days.
Danny Milo finish one behind Dylan with 72-80–152. Danny was -1 through 25 holes, but played his last 11 holes 8 over par.
Nick Longano was the Champion in the Boys 14-15 with 73-80–153. In round one, Nick was -2 after 10 holes and finished with 3 bogeys in the last eight holes. In round 2, Nick played the first four and the last five even par, but he played the 9 holes in the middle 8 over. Back-to-back 3 putts seemed to start bad stretch, but his strong finish kept him one stroke ahead in the end.
Robert Kimmel finished 2nd with 77-77–154. Robert played his last 10 holes one under and made a good run at catching Longano.
Conor Gdovin finished 3rd with 77-79–156.
The young Ella Wong won the Girls division with 82-89–171. Nora Nelson finished 2nd with 91-83–174. Nora played her final nine holes in 37 to gain 8 strokes on Ella, but in the end she came up 3 strokes short. Olivia Zampedro was 3rd with 88-95–183.
North Coast Junior Tour
2018 Sand Ridge Junior Invitational
Sand Ridge Golf Club, Chardon | Par 72, 6577 Yards
July 9 – 10, 2018
Braden Smith, Sterling 69-77–146
Dylan Fitchet, Conneaut 78-73–151
Danny Milo, Mentor 72-80–152
Aditya Achar, Concord 76-77–153
Jack Rini, Chagrin Falls 74-80–154
Arya Achar, Concord 78-76–154
Emmett Weil, Chagrin Falls 76-80–156
Andrew Kaye, Camp Utopia 79-77–156
Ellis Langermeier, Westlake 76-80–156
Drew Covitt, Pepper Pike 78-79–157
Jay Magyari, Sagamore Hills 74-83–157
Adam Marcus, Pepper Pike 77-81–158
Antonio Bodziony, Willoughby 76-82–158
Logan Bratsch, Olmsted Township 76-84–160
Richard Jacobs, North Palm Beach, FL 79-81–160
Paul Mastros, Wintersville 80-80–160
Nathan Strack, Bay Village 79-82–161
Nolan Adams, Painesville 76-86–162
Nathan Godic, Concord 81-81–162
Matthew Nimsuwam, Strongsville 79-84–163
Jake Moraca, Strongsville 88-77–165
Ryan Green, Conneaut 82-86–168
Connor Warns, Avon Lake 83-86–169
Jakob Flynn, Chardon 93-77–170
Drew Schnee, Beachwood 89-81–170
Ben Clegg, Pepper Pike 84-88–172
Nelson Pike, Willoughby 84-88–172
Bryce Shahan, Ashtabula 88-86–174
Cam Addington, Avon Lake 90-85–175
Max Nepomuceno, Avon Lake 87-90–177
Forrest Kuchling, Thompson 86-92–178
KJ Ripich, Avon 87-91–178
Cole Horvath, Mentor 84-98–182
James Groh, Camp Utopia 94-91–185
Michael Fimiani, Willoughby 94-92–186
Sean Kukoleck, Chagrin Falls 93-96–189
Nicholas Longano, Concord 73-80–153
Robert Kimmel, Shaker Heights 77-77–154
Connor Gdovin, Highland Hts 77-79–156
Thomas Wong, Pepper Pike 85-81–166
Samuel Marciano, Concord 85-86–171
Joey Kubic, Shaker Heights 84-93–177
Domenic Pilla, Highland Heights 84-99–183
Gavin Markham, Camp Utopia 92-95–187
Robert Sunderhaft, Chagrin Falls 98-95–193
Jackson Fellinger, Pepper Pike 95-111–206
Connor Keefe, Highland Hts 93-116–209
Cooper Bryan, Pepper Pike 103-111–214
Ella Wong, Pepper Pike 82-89–171
Nora Nelson, Concord 91-83–174
Olivia Zampedro, Mentor 88-95–183
Catherine Wang, Solon 95-91–186
Virginia Travers, Thompson 111-98–209