Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Quail Hollow (Devlin)
Ryan Chips (Painesville) had a career day, with a first round score of 38-30–68 (-3). Ryan made one birdie on the front nine, then made the turn and lit up the back nine with five birdies for a 30 (-5). He made three in a row on holes 15,16, and17 where he made a long putts from off the green. Ryan missed a short range birdie putt on hole 14 that would have resulted in 5 straight birdies and a 29, but a 30 is still a career low for Ryan. Matt Blumenthal (Beachwood) is in 2nd place after shooting a 39-36–75 (+4). Matt made three birdies on his round and sits seven shots back of the lead. James O’Neil (Beachwood) is in 3rd place after a first round score of 38-38–76 (+5).
Boys 15 & Under
Jackson Pinney (Hunting Valley) had a career day as well, shooting 35-34–69 (-2). This was Jackson’s first time career round in the 60s. And it’s pretty special to shoot a career low at Tour championship. Jackson had two birdies and one bogey on the front nine, and two birdies and one bogey on the back nine. He holds a nineteen shot lead over Lincoln Miller (Concord) 44-44–88 (+17).
Girls 19 & Under
Kate Petersen (Chardon) had a solid round of 42-39–81 (+10). Kate made a few more mistakes than usual and didn’t make a birdie to help with recovery. She hit a lot of irons shots within birdie range, but was unable to sink any. Kate leads Elena Varga (Hudson) by 16 strokes. Elena shot a first round score of 50-47–97 (+26).