2016 Kenny Novak Championship

The 2016 Northern Ohio PGA Summer Season has drawn to an end with a successful Kenny Novak Championship at Club Walden. The outstanding course conditions at Club Walden provided a great test for the nearly 100 Juniors at the Kenny Novak Tour Championship.

This year had THREE sudden death playoffs! The Boys 16-19 and Boys 12 & Under PUPS playoffs were each decided in one hole on #10, while the Girls 16-19 playoff took two holes, 1 & 2.

The Members at Club Walden continued to show tremendous support when welcoming the Junior Golfers to their course, especially Mr. Al and Sharon O’Neil. The O’Neil family has provided a $500 Scholarship for higher education to the winner of the Boys 16-19 and Girls 16-19 Division for over 35 years! This year the recipients were Zach Mandry and Jacinta Pikunas.

With the event being a double point tournament, there were multiple Player of the Year titles up for grabs.

In Boys 16-19, Zak Supelak used a T3th place finish to meet his goal of winning POY at every age division and capture his third POY title by over 200 points.

In Girls 16-19 Christina Williams was unable to play at Walden, however she amassed enough points during the regular season to hold of a late run by Katie McCarthy.

For the Boys 13-15, the season provided an intense 4 way race between Andrew Wyss, Conner Stevens, Mark Dilling, and Mason Frazier. With a win at Walden, Wyss ended up edging out Stevens by just over 200 points.

Much like Zak Supelak, the Girls 13-15 had a repeat winner in Iris Shin. This is the 3rd year in a row that a Shin sibling has had POY status

Coming down to the final tournament, Boy 11-12 was anybody’s race. Joey Valentine would have need a win to edge passed Ian Bruchhauser, however Jack Vojtko pulled out a victory at Walden which secured Bruchhauser’s POY title.

For the first time, there was a tie in Girls 11-12 for POY. Ella Wong and Madison Reemsnyder both finished the year with 1100 points.

For the Girls Division Merrill Lynch shootout, it came down to Regina Reilly and Amanda Baker on hole 18. Baker won the shootout. The Boys Division featured two Walsh High School golfers in Matt Funtash and Zak Supelak. Funtash captured the title with a great sand save on 18. Thank you to Mark Telerico for his continued support of this fun event!

Boys 16-19
Champion: Zach Mandry
Runner Up: Chris Sloe
Third: Zak Supelak
Third: Michael McCaffery
Long Drive: Ken Keller

Boys 13-15
Champion: Andrew Wyss
Runner Up: Conner Stevens
Runner Up: Ben Cors
Long Drive: Kyle Buzaki

Boys 11-12
Champion: Jack Vojtko
Runner Up: Joey Valentin
Long Drive: Jack Vojtko

Girls 16-19
Champion: Jacinta Pikunas
Runner Up: Julia Goodson
Third Place: Kory Nielsen
Third Place: Krystal Hu
Long Drive: Kory Nielsen

Girls 13-15
Champion: Jennifer David
Runner Up: Paighton Masterson
Third Place: Jenna Jacobson
Long Drive: Paighton Masterson

Girls 11-12
Champion: Madison Reemsnyder
Long Drive: Madison Reemsnyder

Girls 13-15 (PUPS)
Champion: Alea Griffith
Runner Up: Ellen O’Leary
Third Place: Tiffany So

Boys 11-12 (PUPS)
Champion: Rocco Turner
Runner Up: Michael Porter
Third Place: Connor Malicki

Girls 11-12 (PUPS)
Champion: Sophia Rosa
Runner Up: Alaina Kathrein
Third Place: Savanna Porter

Boys 8-10 (PUPS)
Champion: Jordan Kish
Runner Up: Joey Scarpitti
Third Place: William Guest

Girls 8-10 (PUPS)
Champion: Kavya Chada
Runner Up: Cammie Densevich