Over the years, Kent Roosevelt’s Richard Pfeiffer Memorial Tournament — a two-day, 36-hole tournament — has brought together teams from as far as New York to the local links.
According to coach Joe Vojtko, this was the first year Stow-Munroe Falls was invited to the Pfeiffer. To say the Bulldogs enjoyed the weekend was an understatement.
Stow won Pfieffer with a two-day score of 619, distancing themselves from runner-up Erie (Pa.) Catherdal Prep and third-place Roosevelt (657). Stow shot a round of 306 Sept. 13 at Windmill Lakes In Ravenna and a 314 at The Fairways of Twin Lakes Sept. 14 to win the title.
"We ended up having the second, third and fourth place finishers," Vojtko said. "We had five out of the top 10 finishers in the tournament. That was pretty cool.
"Twin Lakes was playing very tough on Saturday, but our guys handled it well," he added.
Hudson’s Coop Pamer earned medalist honors with a score of 151, but Stow sophomore Dylan Dunn was right behind, taking runner-up honors with a score of 154.
"He definitely earned his hardware," Dunne said.
Senior Aaron Kim finished third for the Bulldogs, shooting a score of 155 (78-77), while junior Max Crookston was fourth with a score of 156 (74-82),
Junior Brandon Beck rounded out the scores for Stow with a 159 (77-82), while senior Scott Kline shot a 161 (75-85) and freshman Ben Skripec shot a 170 (81-89) at the Pfieffer.
Vojtko said the two-day format of the tournament was not problem for his team.
"Right now, we have a whole team playing against each other, so they love the competition," Vojtko said. "It’s a hard-working team. They’re out practicing before school, hitting the driving range. They’re all close to each other."
Vojtko also noted Stow was victorious in am "impromptu" Monday at the Shaker Heights Country Club. Stow shot an 18-hole round of 313 to beat Shaker Heights and Lakewood St. Edwards.
Dunn took home medalist honors with a round of 74. Vojtko noted junior Page had one of his better rounds of the season with a round of 79.
Vojtko said his team is right where he wants it to be heading into the home stretch of the season.
"We have eight or nine guys who can break 80 on any given day," Vojtko said. "It’s a tough problem to have, trying to fit all the kids into the lineup. We’re just trying to find our top lineup. We just have to focus on sectionals now."
Vojtko said his team was excited to play the third Suburban League Tournament, scheduled for Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Windmill Lakes.
The Bulldogs will also play the Nolan Belden Invitational Monday at 12:30 p.m. at Brookside Golf Course in Barberton.
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