Four locals play in
Ohio Senior Open
Aurora pro Gary Trivisonno finished in a tie for sixth place in the regular division (50 and older) with scores of 76-67-143 in the 32nd annual Michelob Ohio Senior Open at Firestone Country Club's West Course in Akron.
Club Walden pro Mitch Camp shot 69-76-145 to finish in a tie for 11th. Trivisonno and Camp are former Ohio Senior Open champions.
Trivisonno moved up the leaderboard on the second day, and his 67 was the lowest score of the tourney in the regular division. His round included six birdies and a back nine of 7 pars and 2 birdies.
Camp had been in a tie for first place after the first day with Gary Robison of Canton, but fell out of contention with an early double-bogey.
Aurora amateur Tom Laubacher tied for 23rd place with a 150 (tied for eighth among amateurs). Tim Conley of Canton won the regular division with a 2-under-par 138.
In the super seniors division for ages 60 and older, Aurora amateur Larry Lahnan finished in a tie for sixth place at 11-over-par 151 (tied for fourth among amateurs). Jim Logue of Canton won the division with a 6-over-par 146.
In other recent Northern Ohio PGA action, Camp took first place in the seniors division of the Stroke Play Series 2 tournament at Canterbury Golf Club with a 1-over-par 73, and was runnerup in the regular division. He won $900 and $850, respectively, for his effort. Barrington pro Mark Sierak tied for 17th place with a 6-over-par 78 and pocketed $172.
Junior golf action
under way in 2017
Two Aurora boys competed in the recent Junior PGA sectional qualifer at the Country Club of Hudson. Michael Avalon shot 16-over-par 88 in the boys 16-19 division and Luke Radis shot 18-over-par 90 in boys 13-15.
Meanwhile, several qualifiers are coming up in the region leading up to the Kenny Novak Tour Championship on July 26-27 at Club Walden. Among some close ones to Aurora are June 14 at Windmill Lakes in Ravenna, June 22 at Punderson, June 26 at Manakiki in Willoughby and July 14 at Fox Den in Stow. Details are available under "junior golf" at www.thenorthernohiopga.com
Several locals play
in NOGA tourneys
The Northern Ohio Golf Association's 2017 season is under way, and several golfers from Aurora and Aurora's golf courses have played in tournaments in May.
In the AA flight of the Four-Ball Championship at Sandy Hollow and Lakewood Country Club, Rick Areddy of Barrington and Richard Areddy of Silver Lake CC placed 13th at 2-over-par 145.
Other Four-Ball results from Sandy Ridge and Avon Oaks golf clubs were: senior flight -- Rick Areddy of Barrington and Bryan Warnica of Oberlin, first at 4-under-par 68; Larry Lahnan and Fred Miller of Club Walden, fifth at even-par 72; and Tom Laubacher of Aurora and Brian McNicholas of Silver Lake, 17th at 6-over-par 78.
B flight -- Dana Maselli of Barrington and Ted Malley of Lake Forest, fifth at 6-over-pa 78; Dave Pavlick and Bill Boyd of Club Walden, 16th at 12-over-par 84; and Jeffrey Moore of Barrington and Joseph Vocaire of Sharon, 18th at 14-over-par 86.
C flight -- Steve Mowry and Rich Intorcio of Barrington, ninth at 5-over-par 77; and Paul McGhee of Club Walden and Darrell McNair of Barrington, 14th at 9-over-par 81; D flight -- Frank Miotke and Tony Nero of Club Walden, third at 6-over-par 78; E flight -- Pat DiCesare of Club Walden and Stephen Shane of Medina, 14th at 18-over-par 90.
Meanwhile, Rick Areddy topped the senior A flight in the Founders Cup at Shaker Heights Country Club with a 4-over-par 75. Laubacher was third at 6-over-part 77 and Lahnan was seventh at 8-over-par 79.
In AA flight, Kevin Burns of Barrington was 23rd at 15-over-par 86. In B flight, Mowry was eighth at 12-over-par 83 and McGhee was 12th at 17-over-par 88. In C flight, Mike Biel of Club Walden was third at 16-over-par 87.
Distance runs set
as summer nears
More distance runs are coming up this weekend in the region, starting with the evening MACREC 5K on June 9 at Longwood Park and the Macedonia Recreation Center.
On June 10 are the Neighborhood Run at Lakewood Park, while on June 11 are the Palumbo Pump & Run at Planet Fitness in Willowick and the MetroHealth Resiliency Run at the hospital in Cleveland. For details, visit www.hermescleveland.com.
Here's city's latest
After last week's games, standings in the Aurora Parks and Rec adult coed softball league are:
NPK / Dream Killers and Holy Crap 12-0; Lakeside Terrace / Camelot Village 11-3; Indians 7-3;, Sneeky Pete 8-4; El Camino 6-6; Papous Tap & Grill / Blade 2 Blade 7-7; T Jay's 5-7; Misfits 4-6; General Title Insurance 3-9; Church in Aurora 3-11; and Kimberly Hruby 0-22.
Since the Kimberly Hruby team has withdrawn from play, its remaining games are forfeited and figured into its record and the records of its past and future opponents.
Standings in the Friday men's league are: Rush Hour 7-1; Junkyard Dogs 6-2; Mantua Corners Bar & Grill 4-2; Trimmin Lawns 5-3; Landmark Property 3-3; Dixon Estates 3-5; Bad News Bears 24; BTFD Fire Department 2-6; and reLink Medical 0-6.
honors at Ohio St.
Ohio State University had a league high and program record 220 student-athletes placed on the Academic All-Big Ten team for spring and at-large sports, the Big Ten Conference announced last week, and Aurora High graduate and baseball player Matt Carpenter was one of them.
For the year, Ohio State had a conference record 392 honorees (79 fall, 93 winter, 220 spring/at-large), surpassing the 350 set by the Buckeyes just a season ago. This is the first time Ohio State has had more than 200 for spring/at-large sports; the old high was 195 recorded in 2011.
To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letter winners who are in at least their second academic year and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.