Nine former winners, including the reigning champion and the event’s all-time leading winner, begin play Monday in the Northern Ohio Professional Golfers Association’s Professional Championship at Beechmont Country Club. Reigning champion Jaysen Hansen, who won this event in 2020 at Westbrook Country Club, will be the first off at 8:30 a.m. in the 54-hole, 3-day…

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WESTLAKE, Ohio: Tannenhauf Golf Club Head Professional and Malone University Assistant Women’s Golf Coach Mary Suitca shot a final-round 2-over 73 on Thursday to win the NOPGA Women’s Professional Championship at Lakewood Country Club. Suitca’s 36-hole total of 74-73—147 was five shots better than runner up Jennifer Creech (73-79—152), of Chesterland and The Country Club,…

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WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS: The top contenders for the season-ending Senior Player of the Year Award have entered the Northern Ohio Professional Golfers Association’s Senior Professional Championship to be held this week at Lakewood Country Club. Also at stake for the top four finishers is entrance into the Senior Professional Championship national tournament, to be held in…

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The Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation awarded two graduating high school seniors with $10,000 scholarships to pursue their higher education today. The inaugural Kenny Novak Pro-Junior-3 Am was successful in raising funds towards next year’s scholarship winners. The family of George Balog donated the funds for the first year’s scholarships. Eighteen teams participated in a…

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WESTFIELD CENTER: He contended with multiple weather-related and frustrating suspensions that can derail a man’s momentum faster than a double-bogey. He bested a talented and deep field — the largest in the century-old event — and dissolved the enigma of never having won as a professional. He dealt with changing course conditions that can alter…

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