Murphy, Domitrovich lead way at Salem Hills

Greatest GolferIt was day of smashing debuts in ‘Joe’ Dickey Electric Greatest Golfer Thursday at Salem Hills Golf and Country Club as four players in four divisions played in their first event and earned spots in the July championship.

Caleb Domitrovich shot 78 in a stacked Boys u17 field of 20 that featured several top Valley high schoolers, including previous Greatest qualifier Chaz Ekoniak of Struthers, who lead the field with a 75. Domitrovich of McDonald benefitted from Ekoniak already qualifying.

Finishing just behind in the Joseph Nohra Insurance division were Struthers’ Chance Laczko and Canfield’s Nolan Williard — both with 79s. It was Willard’s best round of the season.

Canfield’s Madison Murphy made her first Greatest appearance of the season and scored 90 to lead the Girls u17 Magnolias on the Green division.

“I had a good stretch of holes, and my putts were dropping,” said Murphy. She said her summer of golf around Ohio has been strong.

On her heels were JFK’s Samantha Calderone, with a 93, and Jocelyn Zhao , with a 95.

In the Boys u14 Kreps Drywall division, Ray McCune of Canfield played his first Greatest event ever, and scored 85 to earn a finals bid.

“Around the greens, I was really good today. From 150 yards in, I was strong,” said McCune. He was also string off the tee box. On No. 1 today, his booming drive landed about 30 yards short of the green.

He was followed by Matthew Morrone of Poland with a 90, and Braeden Sallee of Austintown with a 91.

In Ambrose Family Eye Care Girls u14, Alyssa Zhang of ShadySide shot 91 to finish ahead of Canfield’s Kendall Johnson, who shot 118.

2021 Greatest Golf Junior Series
Salem Hills Golf Course
, Salem, OH
Thursday, June 17, 2021

1 Chaz Ekoniak 75 F
2 Caleb Domitrovich 78 F
T3 Chance Laczko 79 F
T3 Nolan Williard 79 F
T5 Ryan Sam 80 F
T5 Nathan Kelly 80 F
T5 Connor Daggett 80 F
8 Luke Ryan 83 F
T9 Niccolas Sabella 84 F
T9 Landon Wilson 84 F
T11 Landen Cameron 85 F
T11 Zac Saluga 85 F
13 Ryder Kreps 86 F
T14 Luke Rupeka 89 F
T14 Drew Marzich 89 F
T14 Anthony Hall 89 F
17 Ian Less 90 F
18 Luke Leskovac 92 F
19 Nick Vassis 104 F
20 Jake DeLisio 113 F
21 Nicolas Folsom 124 F

1 Madison Murphy 90 F
2 Samantha Calderone 93 F
3 Jocelyn Zhao 95 F
T4 Ava Liburdi 100 F
T4 Shaylee Muckleroy 100 F
6 Matilyn Zines 103 F
7 Olivia See 105 F
8 Madalyn Rauzan 108 F
9 Serena Grenga 115 F

1 Mick Ambrose 83 F
2 Ray McCune 85 F
3 Matthew Morrone 90 F
4 Braeden Sallee 91 F
5 Trenton Hall 103 F
6 CJ Brew 104 F
7 Eliot Davis 113 F

1 Alyssa Zhang 91 F
2 Kendall Johnson 118 F