Local Player tops the leaderboard at 
Ohio Girls Golf Foundation Showcase

Paighton Masterson from Avon Lake reprised her role at the top of the leaderboard on July 17, taking top honors at the Ohio Girls Golf Foundation (OGGF) Showcase at Avon Oaks Country Club with a 75. She won this event in 2016 with a career low round of 70.

Headlined by LPGA professional Barb Mucha, the annual event was the largest in its history, hosting a field of more than 100 players from all over the state.

“Whether you go on to play in college, or professionally, or even just as a social outlet that will be part of your career going forward—golf is an amazing sport, and you’ll never regret putting the time into your game,” says Mucha, a five-time winner on the LPGA Tour who was just coming off a 9th place finish in the LPGA Senior Championship the previous week.

Before the tournament, the golfers were treated to a golf clinic by Mucha and other local PGA professionals.

Fourteen teams competed this year from across the state. The top teams were Walsh Jesuit (356), which won in a tiebreaker with Magnificat I (356), Canfield (358), Avon Lake (371), North Royalton (372) and Medina (372). Other teams included Perry, Rocky River, Warren JFK, Poland Seminary, Brecksville-Broadview, Olmsted Falls and Copley.

Also at the event, six girls were presented college scholarships: Amanda Baker of Brooklyn High School (attending Cleveland State University), Bailey Hager of Delaware Hayes High School (attending The Ohio State University), Alexis Julien of North Baltimore (attending Heidelberg University), Annika Neumann of Avon High School (attending Saginaw Valley State University) who was awarded the Maureen T. O’Brien Memorial, Nicolette Eddy of Warren JFK High School (attending Mercyhurst University) was awarded the Patty Wood Memorial Scholarship, and Madison Gardner of Magnificat (attending Gannon University) was awarded the Teen Burke Scholarship. Over the years, the Foundation has awarded over $100,000 to more than 100 girls.