Mill Creek PGA Professionals Team Up with High School Players from Mahoning Valley

Mill Creek MetroParks PGA Staff PGA Professionals will be teaming up with local high school players on Sunday, July 2 to represent the Mahoning Valley at the Northern Ohio PGA Sections Pro-3 Junior Tournament. The tournament will take place on the West Course at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. The event will be sponsored by Ping and will follow a 2 Best Ball of 4 format.

Three teams will be representing the Mill Creek MetroParks and the Mahoning Valley comprising of PGA Director of Golf, Brian Tolnar will be playing with Bobby Jonda (Boardman), Kyle Koziel (Poland) & Bryan Kordupel (Boardman). Head Professional, Andy Santor will be teamed up with Nick Braydich (Cardinal Mooney), Jared Wilson (Columbiana) & Rebel Strollo (Cardinal Mooney). Head Professional, Stacie Butler will be playing with Keegan Butler (Cardinal Mooney), Zach Jacobson (Poland) & Dean Austolash (Campbell Memorial). “The Mill Creek PGA Staff and I are proud to be able bring junior golfers from the Mahoning Valley to compete at one of the world’s greatest venues – Firestone Country Club. Junior golf is extremely important to us at Mill Creek and this is our way to give back to them for their outstanding support,” says Brian Tolnar, Mill Creek MetroParks PGA Director of Golf.

Family-oriented overnight camping event at Mill Creek MetroParks provides many activities

Two years ago, Lia Sebaugh and her father, Joe, spent a few days and nights camping at Pymatuning State Park, so you could probably say that experience has primed Lia for another day and night of fun.

“Tonight I get to sleep in a tent and have a fire,” the 7-year-old said Saturday afternoon, referring to some of what she looked forward to during Mill Creek MetroParks’ annual Family Camp in the Park, which began Saturday morning and continues until 1 p.m. today near the Judge Morley Performing Arts Pavilion in the James L. Wick Recreation Area.

The family-oriented overnight camping event provided a slew of activities such as nature programs, hikes, crafts, a scavenger hunt, structured games, storytelling and a trolley ride in and around the Bears Den area. The overall idea was to bring a greater number of people to the park while showcasing its offerings, noted Cara Hahn, the MetroParks’ programs and event coordinator.

“It’s good for people who have never camped; it’s also good for people who love to camp,” said Hahn, whose 2-year-old son, Justin, also took part in the festivities.

Suffice it to say Lia wasted no time engaging in fun activities. She enjoyed making a bug jar, a glow-in-the-dark item and a picture frame, said Lia, who listed as her favorite activities being with friends and family as well as watching movies.

“We love Mill Creek Park, and all the staff are always nice and polite,” Lia’s father added.

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Locals golfers take part in round two of AJGA event at Mill Creek

Mill Creek’s south course proved to be a worthy adversary for many of the competitors during second-round play at the American Junior Golf Association’s Mill Creek Foundation Junior All-Star.

After an opening round of 79 on Monday, Brookfield’s Conner Stevens shot an 82 on day two, dropping to 21 over for the tournament and falling from tied for 56th to now a tie for 63rd place.

Youngstown’s Jayne Bernard remains in 23rd place. She improved upon her opening round of 101 with a round of 98 on Tuesday.

Maxwell Moldovan of Uniontown, Ohio took the lead after two rounds, sitting five-under for the tournament, leading Matthew Yamin of New York by two strokes.

On the girl’s side, Taylor Kehoe of Strathroy, Ontario maintained her first-round lead as is two-under for the tournament, leading Sophie Zhang-Murphy of Beijing, China by three strokes.

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AJGA Awards Ceremony to be Moved Up Due to Impending Weather

Due to the impending weather forecast for today, June 22 the AJGA (American Junior Golf Association) has moved up the tee times for today to ensure the event finishes before 2:00 pm. The awards presentation and event wrap-up is anticipated to be completed by 1:30 pm. 

WHAT:              AJGA Awards Ceremony 

WHEN:             Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:           Mill Creek Golf Course 

MetroParks PGA Golf Director will present information about this event and recognize sponsors. AJGA officials will present awards to junior golfers. MetroParks staff, AJGA staff and junior golfers will be available for interviews and photographs.