Portage County golf news and memos for July 31st

Bud Radis of Aurora is the 2021 Portage County Amateur County Division Champion.

When the 91st Portage County Amateur came to an end on Sunday, a household name was at the top of the rankings.

Bud Radis has been a constant in the ranks of amateurs, winning the junior amateur and the amateur for the past 10 years and most recently in 2018 before this year’s championship.

Radis, an eminent golfer from the Aurora Greenmen and Miami University RedHawks, held Ben Lansinger of Mogadore, former Portage Trail Conference Player of the Year and now at Malone University, and Jarrod Page, former Kent State University Golfer, and Evan Ferrara of Kent, defending champion of the amateur.

The final five golfers were within five strokes of each other and included two under-par rounds.

Millard victorious at OGGF

Brooklyn Millard from Aurora

The Ohio Girls Golf Foundation hosted the organization’s annual showcase and scholarship awards at the Avon Oaks Country Club with a familiar face at the top of the leaderboard when the competition was closed.

Brooklyn Millard of Aurora fought for victory in one fell swoop, firing an outstanding 69.3 under par on the narrow fairways of Avon Oaks.

Millard, the record-breaking Courier Best of Preps Player of the Year and Portage County Junior Amateur Champion, defeated Helena’s Sydney Leyerle in one fell swoop to claim victory.

The top 20 local golfers included Sherry Du from Hudson (75), Emily Burling from Hudson (80), Madolyn Kost from Kent (80), Sydney Leavery from Kent (80) and Maren Seaholts from Kent (83).

The event combines the results of girls from high school teams in Northeast Ohio to preview the upcoming season.

The girls from Kent Roosevelt finished fourth overall out of 15 teams and achieved a total of 358 points thanks to Maren Seaholts, Sydnie Leavery, Morgan Bauza, Ashlyn Leavery and Emma Picicco.

The team champion after combining the results was Magnificat High School, followed by Hudson.

Senior Portage County Amateur

Entry forms for the 51st Senior Portage County Amateur, presented by Windmill Lakes, are available from the host’s seats, by email upon request to golffam2@gmail.com or by SMS 330-206-9083. Register by credit card at Windmill Lakes 330-297-0440. The tournament will take place August 28-29 at Windmill Lakes on day one and Sugar Bush Golf Course in Garrettsville on day two.

The early registration deadline for the Senior Amateur ($ 85) is August 15th.


Please send an SMS to 330-206-9083 or an email to golffam2@gmail.com to be added to the golf calendar this season.

Friday: Big Brothers and Sisters, Sugar Bush Golf Club, Garrettsville.

8th August: Nancy Cannon Memorial Golf Scramble, Paradise Lake, Suffield. (Registration 330-671-0064 or email nancycannonmemorial@gmail.com.)

August 14: Rootstown Sports Booster, Sunny Hill Golf Course, Brimfield.

August 19th: Aurora Chamber of Commerce Golf Excursion, Tanglewood Golf Club, Chagrin Falls. (Register at allaboutaurora.com.)

20th of August: 35. Sugarbush Golf Classic benefiting Hattie Larlham, Sugarbush Golf Course, Garrettsville. 7:45 am start with the shotgun in the morning; 1.30 p.m. Starting signal for the afternoon flight. (Info: Audrey.Arend@hattielarlham.org).

September 11: Randolph Firefighters Golf Excursion, Paradise Lake, Suffield

USGA EVENTS (Sign up @ usga.org)

12. August: US Mid-Amateur Qualifier, Avon Oaks Country Club, Avon. (Registration by August 4th)

August 19th: US Women’s Mid-Amateur Qualifier, Portage Country Club, Akron. (Registration by August 4th)

Oct. 4, 4: US Amateur Four-Ball Qualifier, Sand Ridge Golf Club, Chardon. (Registration by August 11th)


23-29 August: National Children’s Hospital Championship, Ohio State University Golf Club, Columbus. (Korn Ferry Tour)

4th-6th September: Women’s Solheim Cup, Inverness Club, Toledo.


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