RESULTS: 2023 First Tee Akron Spring Tournament

First Tee – Greater Akron hosted its First Annual Spring Golf Tournament this past Sunday, May 28, 2023 at Mud Run Golf Course & Driving Range. It was a beautiful day for golf with forty-four participants showing up to demonstrate their skills.

There were four age-based boys and girls divisions that competed throughout the day.

The tournament was open to current 2023 First Tee – Greater Akron participants. The event was hosted as a way to provide participants an additional playing opportunity outside of regular First Tee programming.

“We are so proud of all of our participants who took time out of their holiday weekend to participate in our tournament,” First Tee – Greater Akron Program Director Michael Clark said. “We get to see these participants on a weekly basis learn golf fundamentals and our key commitments but seeing them put their skills on display in actual tournament play was a delight. We hope this is the first of many playing opportunities to help them learn and grow on-and-off of the golf course.”

First Tee Akron 2023 Spring Tournament

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2023 First Tee Akron Spring Golf Tournament

Mud Run Golf Course, Akron, Ohio
Sunday, May 28, 2023

Boys 14+ Division
1st – Miles Sheppard (44)
2nd – Kyle Elsass
3rd – Luigi Costanzo

Girls 14+ Division
1st – Caitrin Coyle (46)
2nd – Madelyn Addessi
3rd – Hannah Houston

Boys 12-13 Division
1st – Braden Gunter (38)
2nd – Troy Dittrich
3rd – Sam Wicks

Girls 12-13 Division
1st – Gracelyn Berkowitz (51)
2nd – Brooklyn Berkowitz
3rd – Addyson Moore

Boys 10-11 Division
1st – Aaron Davis (41)
2nd – Nick Hewit
3rd – Remington Smith

Girls 10-11 Division
1st – Ayreana Rippey (52)
2nd – Emma Kesler
3rd – Madeline Gierke

Boys 7-9 Division
1st – Michael Morris (45)
2nd – Nate Hewit
3rd – John Mack

Girls 7-9 Division
1st – Lennox Coble
2nd – Taylor Turner
3rd – Rylee Smith

About First Tee — Greater Akron

First Tee — Greater Akron is one of approximately 145 First Tee chapters across the U.S. and select international locations. First Tee is a youth development organization that enables kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By seamlessly integrating the game of golf with a life skills curriculum, we create active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence and resilience that kids can carry to everything they do. First Tee — Greater Akron reaches kids and teens through programs delivered at 6 program locations, 60 schools and community partnerships. In 2022, First Tee – Greater Akron directly impacted 11,290 kids and teens in the community. Learn more at

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Jeff O'Brien

Jeff O'Brien is the Executive Director of First Tee - Greater Akron.

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