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Junior Greatest Golfer tees off

SALEM — The 2022 “Joe” Dickey Electric Junior Greatest Golfer teed off Thursday at Salem Hills Golf Course, and veterans Samantha Calderone of Warren JFK and Chaz Ekoniak of Struthers led the way in U17s play — earning the first seats in the July championships.

Ekoniak shot a 77 to lead the U17 Boys Division. His finish was one shot ahead of McDonald’s Caleb Domitrovich’s 78. Right behind was Ursuline’s Nolan Froelich with an 80.

“My driving was good today, but I struggled with the putting; lots of lip-outs,” Ekoniak said.

Calderone carded an 84 to lead the U17 Girls Division play. She was followed by Matilyn Zines of United and Jocelyn Zhao of Canfield. They both shot 92.

In U14 play, 2021 champ Mick Ambrose won his division today, as did Chloe Leskovac in hers.

Ambrose shot 77 in the boys division. Leskovac shot a 95 in the girls division.

Greatest Golfer juniors tee off next on Wednesday at Squaw Creek. Signups are open through Monday at TheGreatestGolfer.com.

THURSDAY’S SCORES

U17 BOYS

Chaz Ekoniak (Struthers) – 77

Caleb Domitrovich (McDonald) – 78

Nolan Froelich (Ursuline) – 80

Michael Garwacki (South Range) – 81

Beau Velasquez (Columbiana) – 83

Anthony G Cesario (Brookfield) – 83

Rocco Crawford (Columbiana) – 85

Luke Leskovac (Canfield) – 86

Jake DeLisio (Canfield) – 87

Landon Wilson (West Branch) – 88

Bryce Daggett (Canfield) – 89

Jaxon Robb (West Branch) – 91

Anthony Hall (Columbiana) – 93

Ray McCune (Canfield) – 97

Carter Fick-Mills (Boardman) – 97

Kyle Miller (Austintown Fitch) – 100

Nicolas Folsom (Canfield) – 101

U17 GIRLS

Samantha Calderone (Warren JFK) – 84

Matilyn Zines (United Local) – 92

Jocelyn Zhao (Canfield) – 92

Shaylee Muckleroy (West Branch) – 93

Zoey Fick-Mills (Boardman) – 95

Sophia Rivera (Boardman) – 96

Ashlyn Elford (Canfield) – 105

Cadence Elford (Canfield) -109

Kate Pendleton (Boardman) – 116

U14 BOYS

Mick Ambrose (Canfield) – 77

Matthew Morrone (Poland) – 83

Jackson Ensley (Springfield) – 85

Braeden Sallee (Austintown Fitch) – 89

Trenton Hall (Columbiana) – 100

U14 GIRLS

Chloe Leskovac (Canfield) – 95

Lorin Sam (Canfield) – 97

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