Recap of 2019 NOPGA Jr Golf Opening Weekend! Trumbull CC & Joe Haase Cup at Firestone CC

The Northern Ohio PGA Junior Tours kicked off the 2019 season Saturday, May 11th at Trumbull Country Club. Jason Hastings- Trumbull’s Head Golf Professional- graciously hosted 100 Junior members for the first of SIX Qualifiers that offer spots into our Junior PGA Section Championship. (For more information about the Championship and qualifiers CLICK HERE).

Congratulations to our Champions at Trumbull CC:

BOYS 16-19

T1 Grant Gobezie – 74 (+4)

T1 Justin Atkinson – 74 (+4)

3 Cole Christman – 75 (+5)

GIRLS 16-19

1 Sydney Leyerle – 79 (+9)

2 Jami Morris – 82 (+12)

T3 Amanda Ruminski –  84 (+14)

T3 Olivia Swain –  84 (+14)

BOYS 11-15

1 Andrew Yard – 79 (+9)

2 Preston Trumpler – 80 (+10)

3 Michael Porter – 81 (+11)

GIRLS 11-15

1 Gianna Clemente – 73 (E)

2 Isabella Goyette – 80 (+7)

3 Greta Gobezie – 86 (+13)

Please note our overall medalist at Trumbull CC was 11 year old Gianna Clemente. Gianna shot even Par from the Ladies Red Tees. Great work Gianna!


On Sunday, May 12th we finalized our season kickoff with a great day for some Match Play. The Joe Haase Cup was hosted by the North Coast Junior Tour who has graciously invited the NOPGA Junior Tour to Participate for the past 6 Years. Every year we invite some of the best Junior Golfers from our tour to compete again three other Junior Golf Tours; Lake Erie Junior Golf Association (LEJGA), Southwest Junior Golf Tour (SWGT), and North Coast Junior Tour (NCJT).

The Purpose of the event is to acknowledge the 14 Boys and 4 Girls that have shown their Sportsmanship, skill, and dedication within the game of golf and we are extremely proud of the way these young individuals have presented themselves during the Joe Haase Cup and throughout the season.

The Joe Haase Cup begins with a Mother’s Day Brunch at Firestone Country Club where we recognize the players from all four Tours. After Brunch, the players had time to warm up at Firestone’s amazing practice facility and then they face off against the other tours in Match Play format!

We could not have asked for any better weather for the event and from Early Afternoon to Early Evening, our Juniors fought hard on Firestone’s North Course and proved their capability throughout the event. The Final four North Coast Junior Tour members won their matches to put their team a point above the Northern Ohio PGA Junior Tour.

Congratulations to the North Coast Junior Tour for their well earned win on Sunday!

We wish our Players as well as all of the Players from LEJGA, SWGT, and NCJT the best of luck this Season and Beyond!

Final Results:

North Coast Junior Tour                                 28 Points

Northern Ohio PGA                                           27 Points

Southwest Golf Tour                                         14 Points

Lake Erie Junior Golf Association                3 Points



Kyle Buzaki                   WIN           4&3

Andrew Wyss               WIN           3&2

Mark Dilling                 LOSS         2&1

Dean Austolash            WIN          5&4

Bruce Yoder                  WIN          9&8

Aaron Apticar               WIN         3&2

Derek Miller                  WIN         2UP

Nolan Haynes               WIN         9&7

Jack Vojtko                   LOSS        4&3

Darin Hudak                WIN          9&7

Joshua Wright             WIN          4&3

Benjamin Ramold       WIN          2UP

Clark Nemer                 LOSS        1UP

Alexander Heilbrun    WIN          2UP

Amanda Ruminski       ALL SQUARE

Jami Morris                  WIN         7&6

Kira Moore                    WIN        4&3

Armani Shepherd         LOSS      7&6