“This is my first win ever in the state of Ohio!”

Those were the words from Green Bay, Wisconsin transplant Jake Frease after receiving congratulations as champion of the 2018 Chardon Lakes Stroke Play in the Northeast Ohio Golf Tournament Series.

The 21-year-old Frease best managed Chardon Lake’s difficult hole locations, tough layout, and greens that had a bit of bump to them from recent heavy rains. He did not have a double-bogey anywhere on his card — a common downfall for just about every other player on Sunday (sometimes much worse than double) — to win by a single shot at 2-over par 74.

Ian Hardesty

Ian Hardesty (above) and Jimmy Wild (below) tied for second place at 75.

Jimmy Wild

Hardesty and Wild both turned the front nine in 1-over par. Hardesty started a back-nine charge with birdies at 10 and 11, but was derailed by double bogies at 13 and 16. Wild birdied 11, but then bogeyed 13 and doubled 15.

Steve Blackburn Jr. finished solo fourth with a 76 that featured a tap-in eagle on the par-5 12th after a spectacular second shot.

Austin Pierce
Austin Pierce holed out from 162 yards for eagle to earn a skin in the 2018 NEOHgolf.com Chardon Lakes Stroke Play

But the shot of the day belonged to Austin Pierce of Akron. He fired his nine iron second shot into the cup from 162 yards out on the par-4 15th for his first-ever eagle — and a no-doubt skin.

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The Northeast Ohio Golf Tournament Series takes a break for the next few months as the county ams and course championships are played in the weeks ahead. Watch this website for detail when the NEOHgolf.com events resume in the fall…

Jake Frease 2018 NEOHgolf.com Chardon Lakes Stroke Play Champion
Jake Frease, 2018 NEOHgolf.com Chardon Lakes Stroke Play Champion

Northeast Ohio Golf Tournament SeriesFINAL RESULTS:
Northeast Ohio Golf Tournament Series
2018 Chardon Lakes Stroke Play

Chardon Lakes Golf Club, Chardon OH
Sunday, July 8, 2018

Jake Frease 37 – 37 = 74 $360.00
Ian Hardesty 37 – 38 = 75 $200.00
Jimmy Wild 37 – 38 = 75 $200.00
Steve Blackburn Jr 40 – 36 = 76 $95.00
Scott Tinge 36 – 43 = 79 $26.00
Paul Lagrotteria 39 – 40 = 79 $26.00
Scott Saari 35 – 44 = 79 $26.00
John Schnur 38 – 41 = 79 $26.00
Mark Borlin 39 – 41 = 80
Mike Rose 41 – 40 = 81
Sam Corabi 40 – 41 = 81
Tim Heavner 38 – 43 = 81
Shorne Mitchell 42 – 40 = 82
Rob Loomis 43 – 39 = 82
Ron Miller 43 – 39 = 82
AJ Borisa 37 – 45 = 82
Brett Brunkenhoefer 47 – 40 = 87
Justin Hill 45 – 42 = 87
Ryan Harmon 42 – 47 = 89
Josef Kammerhofer 46 – 45 = 91
Ryan Hostetler 44 – 47 = 91
Mark Ciccarello 43 – 48 = 91
Matt Jurcevic 50 – 42 = 92
Tim Bevington 45 – 48 = 93
Austin Pierce NC
Zach Drukenbrod NC

SKINS: $73 ea
Mark Borlin Birdie 3 Hole #1
Scott Tinge Birdie 3 Hole #5
Tim Heavner Birdie 3 Hole #6
Scott Saari Birdie 2 Hole #8
Steve Blackburn Jr Eagle 3 Hole #12
Austin Pierce Eagle 2 Hole #15
AJ Borisa Birdie 3 Hole #18

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