Sean McGuire Wins Assistants Championship with Playoff Birdie

Sean McGuire, 29, ended a steamy and sun-baked day – the kind that can zap your energy faster than a tour of Death Valley – with a birdie on the first playoff hole to turn back Brandywine Assistant Professional Michael Balcar, the two-time defending champion, after both had finished regulation play at eight-under 136.

DJ Holub, also a Pepper Pike assistant, finished third at six-under 138 and Shaker Heights Country Club assistant Jordan Paolini was fourth at three-under 141. Andy Silverman, an assistant at Canterbury Golf Club and Alex Treuel, assistant of Oberlin Golf Club rounded out the top five at two-under 142. For the full story visit