The Northern Ohio PGA Junior Tour claimed victory with 36 out of 48 possible points. The Northern Ohio PGA Junior Tour came into the 2017 Joe Haase Cup looking to accomplish something that has never been done in the history of this fantastic event. Coming into this event the only other tour to win three consecutive Joe Haase Cups was the Spitale Junior Golf Tour from 2008-2010. The NOPGA Junior Tour matched this feat the three previous years in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
This year, fight and determination helped the NOPGA scrap out some close wins while also putting exclamation marks on some quick, decisive victories to start off the scoring.
The biggest margin of victories on the day came from Michael McCaffrey (9&7) and Adam Filo (8&7). Close behind the performances of McCaffrey and Filo though were Beau Bayerl (8&6), Amanda Baker (7&6), Andrew Wyss (7&5), Kory Nielsen (6&5) and Mark Dilling (6&4).
Major margin of victories are key to a win, but it is the tough points in close matches that pushes a team to victory. Key performances here included Zak Supelak and Jack Vojtko. Both Supelak and Vojtko were one down going into their final holes and were able to scrape out halved matches and net the team a single point. Shelby Lewis also showed the same grit holding on for a 1-Up victory in her match. Jeremy Forster and Conner Stevens were able to win the final hole of their matches and lock in a 2-up victory. Darin Hudak was able to clinch his 3&1 victory with a win on the 17th hole of his match.
Providing a little less drama in their match victories were Mason Frazier and Irish Shin with identical 5&4 victories. Jacob Ryan, Sophia Trombetta and Jennifer David also won their matches 3&2.
The NOPGA was able to claim a fourth title this year and are hoping to claim a 5th on Mother’s Day 2018.
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North Coast 25
Lake Erie 15