Buckeye Junior Golf Tour Goes Back to Cedarbrook
College Prep Series @ Cedarbrook (Gold)
Belle Vernon, PA – April 15th, 2019— Buckeye Junior Golf Tour headed back to Pittsburgh this weekend to play the Championship Gold Course at Cedarbrook Golf Club. Round 1 made for some great competition in all of our Divisions, while Round 2 was cancelled because of weather.
Round 1 – Saturday April 13th—Round 1 brought the second Saturday in a row of great weather. With temperatures reaching into the high 70’s with a small amount of wind, it was a drastic change from two weekends ago when we were in Pittsburgh for our first event at Cedarbrook. The Boys 15-19 Division found the tricky 11th hole to be playing the toughest on the day. This down sloping par-3 over a water hazard made for one of the most interesting holes in BJGT history. Jake Caldwell, a previous winner on tour, from Rostraver Township, Pennsylvania and Joseph Nypaver, a newcomer to BJGT, from Venetia, Pennsylvania were the only players to find this hole playing to its true par-3 form on the day. The Older Boys found the short 360-yard, par-4, 17th-Handicap, 17th Hole to be playing the easiest on the day. Over half the field was able to find Par on this hole. Colin McKinney from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania came in as our Round 1 Leader and eventual Tournament Champion. Colin shot an amazing 79 at a Championship level College Course. Colin entered the Winner’s Circle by having the most par’s or better and playing the par 4’s the best on the weekend. Colin’s consistent play has been a staple to Winner’s on tour this season and is something to admire. Congratulations Colin! Jake Caldwell and Tim Fitzgerald from Sewickley, Pennsylvania came in as Runner-Ups in the Division. Tim used a combination of accuracy and distance to play the Par-3’s and Par-5’s the best on the weekend and Jake utilized his local course knowledge to collect par’s on over half the holes. Great job Jake and Tim! Our Boys 10-14 Division found the most trouble on the long par-5, 12th hole. This 501-yard bear of a hole had just too much distance for the younger Boys. The Boys found the short 132-yard, par-3, 2nd-hole to be playing the easiest on the day with half the field getting pars on the hole. Patrick Bush from Rostraver Township, Pennsylvania had a dominate performance, winning the Division by 10 strokes. Patrick’s championship performance came from excellence on all parts of the course, having the most birdies and playing the par-3’s, par-4’s and par-5’s the best. Congratulations Patrick! Logan Voytish from Farmington, Pennsylvania and the youngest player in the tournament would come in as the Boys 10-14 Division Runner-Up. Logan Tied Patrick with the most pars in the Division to help secure his Runner-Up finish. Great job Logan! The Girls followed the younger Boys lead and found Hole-12 to play the hardest on the day. The Buckeye-White Tees played long on the weekend, making it difficult to post low scores but that didn’t stop out-of-stater Paige Zolciak from getting a couple strokes on the competition by getting the only par on the hole. The Girls found the easiest hole on the course, the 18th-handicap, par-4, 202-yard, 5th-hole to be playing the easiest on the day. This peninsula green rewards short game accuracy with Paige Zolciak and Maggie Frank from Irwin, Pennsylvania both getting pars on the hole. Paige Zolciak from Perrysburg, Ohio would come in as our Round 1 Leader and Champion. Paige’s victory was claimed by having the most birdies in the Division and playing the Par-4’s and Par-5’s the best. Paige is a Sophomore at St. Ursula Academy in Toledo, Ohio and now has now claimed Champion and Runner-Up in her 2 Buckeye Junior Golf Tour events this season. Congratulations Paige! Tara Loughran from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania would come in as our Division Runner-Up. Tara’s accuracy and consistency were keys to her Runner-Up finish. Tara played the Par-3’s the best and had the most Pars in the Division. Great Job Tara!
Buckeye Junior Golf Tour wants to thank all of our players, spectators and the wonderful staff at Cedarbrook Golf Club. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation both days but most importantly, with the weather in Round 2. We hope to see all of you out at more BJGT tournaments this season! Click on the links below to see our upcoming events in and near Pittsburgh!
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Player Of the Week
Paige Zolciak, 2020, Perrysburg, Ohio
This week’s player of the week is Paige Zolciak. Paige is a Junior at St. Ursula Academy in Toledo, Ohio. Paige finished the final 3 holes 1 over on Saturday. She was also the only player in the entire tournament to birdie the 17th hole. Congrats on your first tour win Paige!