Bentley Stover continues his remarkable tour season. Today at Signature of Solon, he bogeyed 3, 4 & 5 to go 3 over, then he gets back on track with 3 pars and then the fireworks start (perfect timing for the Firecracker week too), he birdied 6 of his last 10 holes to shoot 69 (-3) and win the Boys 16-19 division. He has a new putter and it was hotter-than-a-firecracker today. 6 Under on the last 10 holes is one of the best runs we have ever had on tour. Congratulations to Bentley on a great round!
We also saw other great rounds at the very hard Signature of Solon course. Nathan Godic and Drew Schnee fired 76’s to claim 2nd. Nathan’s round was helped by an eagle 3 on the par 5, 17th hole. Drew had 3 birdies and two of those were back-to-back during a needed bounce back after a par 5 double bogey on #11.
Connor Gdovin and Jake Sylak tied for 1st Place in the Boys 14-15 with 78’s. Robert Kimmel was one back at 79 and Samuel Marciano was two back at 80. Jake birdied the 1st hole, then he had a double, a quad and two bogeys over the next 7 holes to put him +7 thru 8. He then played the last 10 holes one under par to finish +6 (78), what a great turn around. Connor’s round was a fireworks show too, he had 5 birdies and a mix of bogeys, double bogeys and a triple bogey (only 6 pars all day).
Girls 19 & Under
Laine Hursh fired a 78 to finish 3 strokes ahead of Catherine Wang. Laine also added some fireworks to her round! She had an 8 hole stretch with only one par, the stretch also included 2 birdies, two bogeys, a double and a triple. Outside of that she played solid, shooting -1 thru the first six holes and one over for the last four holes. Catherine was another player that added to the fireworks at the Firecracker. She had 5 birdies and 3 pars on her round, the rest where bogeys, doubles and a quad. She only had one par on the back nine and still shot an even par 36 on the nine (pretty amazing round).
Overall Signature of Solon did a number on the field, and we may have set a record on lost balls today as well. The committee was forced to find balls to replace all the lost ones, as some players were running out of balls. Add in the heat (90 plus) and humidity and it was a tough place to be today.
Congratulations to the winners today and we’ll look forward to the second round of the Firecracker tomorrow at Pine Ridge.
North Coast Junior Tour – Signature of Solon
7/2/2018 – Signature of Solon
Par 72, 6566 Yards
Bentley Stover, Pepper Pike 38-31–69
Nathan Godic, Concord 40-36–76
Drew Schnee, Beachwood 38-38–76
Jack Rini, Chagrin Falls 41-37–78
Nolan Adams, Painesville 37-41–78
Jakob Flynn, Chardon 43-38–81
Ernest Manke, Chagrin Falls 44-38–82
Antonio Bodziony, Willoughby 40-42–82
Forrest Kuchling, Thompson 44-39–83
Nelson Pike, Willoughby 42-42–84
Ian Diffenbacher, Painesville 41-45–86
Sean Kukoleck, Chagrin Falls 46-40–86
Michael Fimiani, Willoughby 46-41–87
Ben Cowan, Orange Village 48-43–91
Ruslan Abakumov, Novelty 47-50–97
Connor Gdovin, Highland Hts 38-40–78
Jake Sylak, Mineral Ridge 43-35–78
Robert Kimmel, Shaker Heights 44-35–79
Samuel Marciano, Concord 41-39–80
Nicholas Longano, Concord 43-39–82
Dominik Cosic, Painesville 46-42–88
Christopher Bridge, Shaker Hts 44-45–89
Tyler Schwenk, Eastlake 45-44–89
Eli Rosner, Solon 51-41–92
Ethan Roberts, Shaker Heights 49-43–92
Cooper Bryan, Pepper Pike 49-43–92
Evan Lewis, Mentor 45-55–100
Connor Hedrick, Painesville 54-52–106
Ben Daher, Highland Hts. 66-58–124
Timmy Fitzpatrick, Shaker Heights 68-59–127
Alex Lavin, Chesterland 69-60–129
Travis Johnson, Chesterland 69-70–139
Laine Hursh, Chardon 38-40–78
Catherine Wang, Solon 45-36–81
Sophia Levinson, Shaker Heights 59-46–105
Grace Durdle, Moreland Hills 56-57–113
Madelyn Fitzpatrick, Shaker Heights 60-64–124