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Joe Haase Cup – Team Qualifiers

On Sunday, May 8th (a Mother’s Day tradition), the North Coast Junior Tour will compete in the annual Joe Haase Cup at Firestone Country Club against 3 other junior tours from Ohio.  This tour challenge competition started in 2000 and NCJT leads the way with 5 cup titles since its inception.

This year will have an outstanding list of qualifiers and we hope to capture the cup once again.

Here is the list of the qualifiers for the 2016 NCJT team:

(official invites will be coming in the mail soon)


Boys 16-18

1 Nicholas Scharf
Nolan Jurcago
3 Ben Foltz
Zachary Morris
Kyle Horvath
Nolan Laughlin
6 Dean Naime
Brandon Bodis
Tommy Lauer
Reese Thaler
Brian Irish


Boys 14-15

1 Arya Achar
2 Jay Magyari
Richard Jacobs
Nolan Adams
5 Colton Levey
Dylan Fitchet
Jonathan Gole
Thomas Coyne
Michael Olson
Danny Milo


Boys 13 & Under

1 Nicholas Longano
2 Aditya Achar
A1 Samuel Marciano
A2 Thomas Wong


Girls 16-18

1 Kaylee Neumeister
Reva Morris
3 Toni Stranman
4 Jessica Hahn
A1 Kelsey Walton
A2 Karly Morell


Girls 15 & Under

1 Avery Ovens
2 Nora Nelson
A1 Grace Gao


The list shows the qualifying positions, however once the final team is formed playing positions will be set based on scoring averages from 2015.  A1 denotes Alternate #1 and A2 is Alternate #2.

Best of luck to this year’s team.

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Happy New Year! It’s our 25th Anniversary!

We have a short New Year’s video for you.  Click play above!

2016 is here and
it’s officially the start of our 

25th Anniversary Season!

We are planning to add a few exciting little touches to this year of celebration!

So stay tuned for more details! 

Joe Haase Cup

The Joe Haase Cup invitations will be coming out in Mid-January.  The official team qualifiers will be posted soon as well.

Day of Service in Memory of Mr. Brown

This spring we are planning a Classic Auto – North Coast Junior Tour — Day of Service in memory of Mr. Jim Brown, our legendary sponsor for more than two decades and the founder of the Classic Auto Group.  This very special day will have junior tour members and their families lending a helping hand to local charities that were cherished by Mr. Brown and who do amazing things to better our communities.  And it will all be done in memory of Jim Brown.

To support this mission, please email Mr. Milam at to be added to the list of volunteers.  If the date, to be set, doesn’t fit your schedule or you live to far from one of our scheduled locations, we encourage you to setup your own volunteer day with a local charity of your choosing.  This opportunity is available for current or former members and anyone that would like to help.  Please spread the word and make sure to signup early. The date for scheduled locations will probably be in March.

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Morell and Nicholson win Four-Ball Qualifier!

Halley Morell and Danielle Nicholson, two former NCJT stars, teamed up at the USGA Four-Ball qualifier today at Brown’s Run CC near Dayton and won the event by 5 strokes over the field.  Their scorecard below shows the winning score.  They qualified for the 2016 USGA Women’s Four-Ball National Championship at Streamsong Resort in Florida next May.  Congrats to our former players!

Halley was the 2013 NCJT Tour Championship winner and Player of the Year, and Danielle claimed the same honors in 2011.  Halley will be playing her senior season at Penn State and Danielle will be starting her freshman season at University of Akron.

USGA Four-Ball Q

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PGA Championship Fantasy Pool – picks due today!


Get your picks in today for NCJT’s free PGA Championship Pool.  Prizes for the winners!

Sign-Up Info: Pool ID – 40318      Password – ncjt18

(NCJT Members Only)


  1. You can enter using the same login as other NCJT contests
  2. If new, Join Here and create a New username and password
  3. Select a Team Name and Join Pool
  4. Make your picks

Once tournament begins watch the Leaderboard & enjoy!


The Open Championship Winners:

1st – Albert Maruna (-49) – $60

2nd – Nathan Wazinski (-30) – $30

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Jim Brown made a mark on junior golf!

Jim Brown with Tony Milam at NCJT's Trophy Pick-up event at Classic BMW on October 25, 2014.

Jim Brown with Tony Milam at NCJT’s Trophy Pick-up event at Classic BMW on October 25, 2014.

Jim Brown, NCJT’s long-time sponsor and legendary businessman in Greater Cleveland, was called to the first tee time in heaven on July 29, 2015.  Mr. Brown had a passion for life and shared it by making a positive impact on so many lives.  He was born in Canton, Ohio and graduated from North Canton’s Hoover High School, before attending Kent State where he earned a business degree.  In 1979, he opened Classic Chevrolet in Mentor, Ohio.  Since then, the Classic Auto Group has grown into a mega-dealership with 15 stores and more than 1,000 employees.  His success with Classic has helped Mr. Brown become a monarch in the business community and a supporter of numerous groups and organizations throughout the region.

Jim Brown - Colllage Final

His love for golf and the passion he shared for young golfers lead him to support the North Coast Junior Golf Tour since its inception in 1992.  Since then, his sponsorship has helped NCJT serve over 4,000 junior golfers in their quest to improve not only their golf game but, through the spirit of the game, also their take on life as they grow into adults.  A large percentage of NCJT players have moved on to play college golf and dozens into the golf profession.  Former players, Jason Dufner and Jason Kokrak have developed their games all the way from the North Coast Junior Tour to the highest level of golf on the PGA Tour.

“The entire NCJT community is deeply saddened by the loss of Mr. Brown.” said Tony Milam, Tour Director and Chairman of NCJT.  “They don’t make guys like Mr. Brown anymore, he was the best of the best in every way.  Our high level of success and influence could not have been achieved without Mr. Brown’s support.  Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones.”

The tour players signed a special tribute card for Mr. Brown at the July 27 & 28 Tour Championship which has been delivered spiritually along with his official scorecard on the first tee in heaven.

Jim Brown - TC2 Keepsakel 2015

A private memorial service and burial was held for Brown on Aug. 3.  A public celebration of Mr. Brown’s life will be held on a date to be announced.  Brown’s family requests that contributions in his honor be made to the Lake Humane Society.

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Hot Play and Hot Weather at The Tour Championship!

The Tour Championship took place this week at Quail Hollow Country Club with a heavy dose of heat and humidity.  This two day tournament was the final event of the year and many fond farewells went out to some of our finest graduates.

Sloe TC Holding Finish

Christopher Sloe was just two shots off the lead going into the final day where he shot an even par 71 to win the Boys 16-19 division by 3 strokes with a 148 total.  Andrew Britton was only one back after 14 holes on the final day, but lost 2 more strokes to Sloe over the final 4 holes to finish 2nd at 151.  Sloe and Britton will be team mates this fall at John Carroll University.

Naime TC69

In the Boys 14-15 Division, Dean Naime struggled on the first day shooting an 11 over par 82, but came back the next day with a 2 under par 69 to win by two shots.  Naime shot a 4 under par 31 on his opening nine that led him to his victory.  Naime from Cario, Egypt was able to overtake the solid play of Jules Blakely who had 77-76–153 and finish 2nd in the championship.

Colton TC final day

Colton Levey came out the first day firing on all cylinders to shoot a first round 69.  The next day he continued his good play to shoot a two day score of 146 and win the Boys 13 & Under Division by 3 shots.  Levey had to hold off a major charge by Danny Milo, who shot a one under par 70 on the final round.  Levey took advantage of the par fives, playing them at two under par for the tournament.

Newman TC final day

Haley Newman was in control of her game this week especially off the tee where she hit 18 of the 26 fairways.  She shot two consecutive 81’s to win the Girls 19 & Under Division by nine shots.

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Sloe & Neumeister Win the KikiLake event!

This weeks OJS event (KikiLake) ended at Legend Lake GC in Chardon, Ohio.  Chris Sloe entered the final round with a 7 shot lead and held on to win by 3 shots over Nicholas Scharf.  Sloe shot a final round 6 over par 78 to collect his victory.  Kaylee Neumeister’s good play continued into the final round at Legend Lake GC.  Her eagle on the par 5 fifth hole led her to a 5 over par 77.

For the single day tournament at Legend Lake, Nicholas Scharf, Tommy Lauer, and Andrew Britton all tied in the Boys 16-19 Division with a two over par 74.  Dean Naime fired a four over 76 to win the Boys 14-15 Division by four shots.  Naime hit 11 greens and made three birdies on the round.  Jay Magyari edged out Danny Milo by one shot with his five over 77 in the Boys 13 & Under Division.  Jay shot one under par on the front side that included 3 birdies.  Kaylee Neumeister won the Girls 16-19 Division with her 77.  In the Girls 15 & Under Division, Aaryanna Morris won with an 86.  Her round was highlighted by a hole out birdie from 65 yards on her final hole to edge out a two stroke victory.

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Jurcago & Newman Take OJS #8 LilBrook

The final round of the Osborne Junior Series took place Thursday, July 16 at Black Brook Golf Course in Mentor, Ohio.  Nolan Jurcago rallied for a final round even par 71.  He played holes 13-16 at 3 under par to help secure his victory in the boys division.  Haley Newman shot a second round 84 to go along with her opening round 84, to win the OJS by 6 shots.  Newman had a stretch of 9 holes that she played at even par on Thursday.

In the single day competition at Black Brook, Nolan Jurcago shot an even par 71 to win by 4 shots in the Boys 16-19 Division.  There was a two person tie in the Boys 14-15 Division between Arya Achar and Richard Jacobs at 77.  They only made one birdie between the two of them but they made few mistakes and made solid pars.  Colton Levey beat the large field in the Boys 13 & Under Division by 6 shots.  Levey shot a 3 over 74 that included 12 pars.  Caroline Hamilton grinded out a 1 shot victory in the Girls 16-19 Division.  She made nothing over bogey in her 9 over 80.  Nora Nelson won in the Girls 15 & Under Division with 91.

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Sloe Goes Low

The first round of this weeks OJS took place at Manakiki in Willoughby, Ohio.  Chris Sloe came out firing with a opening round 6 under 66.  He hit 16 of 18 greens which helped lead him to a bogey free round.  He will have a 7 shot lead going into the final round at Legend Lake Thursday.  Kaylee Neumeister is leading the girls division after her round of even par 72.  Neumeister’s ball striking was in top form as she hit 15 greens in regulation.

For the single day event, Chris Sloe won the Boys 16-19 Divsion with his 66.  His 66 is the low round of the season and only 2 away from the tour record of 64 (Nick Palladino at Legend Lake).  For the Boys 14-15 Division, there was a tie at the top with Michael Petrus fired a 78 to win by one over Nolan Adams and Roni Shin who tied with 7 over par 79. Roni Shin got hot on the back nine when he went birdie, eagle on holes 12 & 13.  There was a tie in the Boys 13 & Under Division with Aditya Achar and Jay Magyari at 1 over par 73.  They found a way to make pars even though they only hit 3 fairways between the two.  Kaylee Neumeister won the Girls 16-19 Division by 4 with her even par 72.  Grace Gao collected another win today with her 3 over 75 that included 5 birdies.

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Laughlin, Bodis, Longano, and Morris Win Jim Dawson Match Play

The Jim Dawson Match Play Championship at Punderson saw the tour’s only rain delay of the season.  Play was suspended for 1.5 hours by a passing storm on day one.  Day two was a picture perfect day!

Nolan Laughlin needed 19 holes to beat Michael Milam in his first round match, but after that he coasted to the finals to face Brett Dubin.  Laughlin got an early lead and never looked back winning 3 & 2.  Nolan played under par to win the championship match.

Brandon Bodis overcame a late to the tee penalty to win his first round match with some stellar play.  He eventually advance to the finals against Dean Naime.  Bodis stayed in control of the match and was able to win 4 & 3.

Nicholas Longano squeezed through his first round with a 2 & 1 win over Bryce Shahan.  He then advanced to the finals where he faced defending champ Colton Levey.  Longano was able to play well and beat Levey 2up.

Reva and Karly Awards

Reva Morris steamrolled her way through the first two rounds to face Karly Morrell for the championship.  Morris executed her game plan perfectly and defended her match play title with an 8 & 6 victory.

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