A Page -- July 18, 2011

Magnificat wins OGGF tourney for the fourth time; rising sophomore Ali Nageotte takes match medalist honors while incoming freshman Jillian Hollis finishes fourth; Strongsville’s Ali Jakubecz takes third, 'Stangs second  

By Norm Weber
Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

AVON – Magnificat won the team championship and Ali Nageotte from the Blue Streaks won medalist honors in the 17th Annual Ohio Girls Golf Foundation summer tournament this afternoon here in Avon Oaks Country Club.
Match Medalist Ali Nageotte who swung one stroke off the tourney record

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Nageotte shot a 71 and Poland Seminary’s Maria Mancini a 74, one stroke ahead of Strongsville’s Ali Jakubecz, who took third. Magnificat rising freshman Jillian Hollis finished fourth with a 77 Akron native Jennah Romansky, playing as a non-attached individual a 78.
Mags senior team leader Alley Vonderau

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Hollis is the cousin of Stephanie Hollis, a four-time big-school state qualifier in tennis and now a Student/Athlete at the Jesuit St. Louis University.
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Jillian Hollis, who is the daughter of former Bay High (early 1980s) and NC State 
 (85-86) golfer Sharon Minnich

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Mags was also led by Cara Kelley (85), and Alley Vonderau (81). The Blue Streaks’ four-womyn total was 314. It was the fourth time Mags has won this tourney.
Cara Kelley

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In the team race, Strongsville took second with a 333.
Strongsville’s Ali Jakubecz takes a cool swig of liquids before beginning a round.
Watch video and listen to audio of Ali Jakubecz of Strongsville, the third top invididual.
Jakubecz, third-place finisher

Maria Mancini, the second-place finisher

Watch video interview of runner-up medalist Maria Mancini

This is the 17th annual OGGF High School Open but the 10th steered by NuBried Communications and as such five different instructional stations had the girls receive tips from Parma High alumna and former tour pro Barb Mucha and pro Janice Moodie. 
Parma  High alumna Barb Mucha along with club pros and coaches gives golf girls professional intsruction before the tourney at Avon Oaks. Click Below for short video clips.


Local club pros and coaches also provided instruction that ranged from putting and chipping to fitness and form development through such routines that might also be found in tennis.
Janice Moodie in blue and white stripes

Pro Janice Moodie along with club pros and coaches gives golf girls professional intsruction before the tourney at Avon Oaks. Click Below for short video clips.

NuBried executives Patricia Nugent and Laura Briedis dubbed this tourney, Diamond in the Rough, and as such each girl was handed a gift after each station. Gifts included things like bracelets, hair clips, and golf balls.

Caroline “Baby” Bello (left) adds depth to Mags

Gilmour has several coaching openings

Gilmour Academy has the following coaching positions open: boys varsity lacrosse, girls varsity lacrosse and middle school coed soccer. 

Interested applicants should contact Athletic Director Tom Bryan atbryant@gilmour.org or 440-473-8074.

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Corryn Krieg from Avon Lake

Jillian Hollis from Mags

Taylor Browns is from Avon Lake but is wearing the colors of railroad tracks-rival Avon High. Here she tees up for the next round.

Strongsville’s Paige Ingram lost her ball by the edge of the lake but was informed by tournament staff member Mary Beth Wilson that no fishing is allowed in the tourney, so she promptly chipped it back into the lake after her round mates helped her retrieve it from a drowning experience and then she had a good laugh about it.

Michelle Witeleathere from Canfield (left) and Avon’s Amanda Emery (Right)