Avon wins Ohio Girls Golf Foundation Showcase

Competing in a field of nearly 100 girls at Avon Oaks Country Club on July 27, Avon High School took top honors at the Ohio Girls Golf Foundation (OGGF) Showcase event, led by medalist Anna Schatschneider, who shot a career low 4-under 68.

Medalist Anna Schatschneider Winning team from Avon High School

Top individual honors went to:

  1. 1-Anna Schatschneider (68) - Avon team
  2. 2- Erin Vlacovsky – (73) Canton individual
  3. T3 - Gillian Cerimele (78) - Canfield
  4. T3 - Alyssa Drehs (78) - Medina team
  5. T5 - Katie McCarthy (79) - Hathaway Brown
  6. T5 - Morgan Stubbendieck - Archbishop Hoban
  7. 7 - Sarah Warnkin (80) - Avon team
  8. 8 - Megan Pollock (81) - Medina team
  9. T9 - Annika Neumann (82)- Avon team
  10. T9 - Alexa Tringhese (82) - Columbiana individual
  11. T9 - Lauren Winterhalter (82) - Magnificat

Fourteen teams competed this year from across the state. The top five teams were Avon (317), Canfield (347), Magnificat (349), Medina (355) and Hathaway Brown (358). Others teams playing: Archbishop Hoban, Avon Lake, Bay, Brecksville-Broadview Heights, Brunswick, Copley, Lakeview, Rocky River, Warren JFK.

Dennis Walters

Before the tournament, the golfers were treated to the Dennis Walters Golf Show, as well as a flight scope demonstration by LPGA Tour Professionals Barb Mucha and Janice Moodie. The pros shared some tips with the high schoolers that they garnered from their days on the tour.

"Golf is so much more than just a game," said Mucha, a five-time winner on the LPGA Tour who has been headlining the local event for the past 20 years. "It teaches you life lessons and you form lifelong friendships."

Scholarship Winners

Also at the event, six girls were presented college scholarships: Devon Atchison of Watkins Memorial HS, Sydney Bower of Wadsworth HS, Katie Hall of Warren JFK, Karlyn Morell of Brecksville-Broadview Heights HS, Stacie Shalenberger of Glen Oaks HS and Erin Vlacovsky of Central Catholic HS. Over the years, the Foundation has awarded $100,000 to more than 100 girls.

"I encourage girls of every ability to take part in all that we offer—from this annual Showcase event, to instructional clinics, college scholarships and financial aid," says OGGF President Teen Burke.

The OGGF’s mission is to encourage, sponsor and support the game of golf for girls by providing college scholarships, golf training programs, and financial assistance to attend designated golf tournaments. Since the Foundation was established in 1994, the number of girl’s high school golf teams in Northeast Ohio has grown from none to more than 250. If you’d like to find out more about the foundation, please visit www.oggf.org.