Aurora’s Max Devins highlights this week’s golf news and ratings

This is the week to watch junior golfers in action before the start of the high school golf season.

On Monday, the Ohio Girls Golf Foundation tees off at Avon Oaks Country Club in Avon with individuals and teams competing for top honors and scholarships.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Northern Ohio PGA hosts the Kenny Novak Tour Championship at Club Walden in Aurora.

Finally, on Thursday and Friday, the 15th Annual Matt Mishler Portage County Junior Amateur Tournament will feature local golfers playing at Windmill Lakes Golf Club in Ravenna and Sunny Hill Golf Club in Brimfield.

Juniors receive gift certificates for participating in the Mishler as well as prizes and certificates for the top three finishers in each age group.

The entry deadlines for OGGF and Kenny Novak have passed.

Mishler Junior Portage County Amateur registration is open through Monday. Call or text (330) 206-9083, email [email protected], or log on to for registration and payment information.

Max Devins wins the NOPGA Junior Tournament

Aurora’s Max Devins won the championship in the boys 16-19 division at the NOPGA Junior Tournament held at the Chippewa Golf Course in Doylestown.

Devins, a junior for the Greenmen this season, finished tied after posting 1 under on the front nine and 1 on the back nine.

Devins qualified for the OHSAA Division I tournament as a sophomore and finished 37th in the state.

Kenny Novak visit

After competing in NOPGA Junior Tournaments throughout the summer, the Kenny Novak Tour Championship invites qualified golfers to Club Walden in Aurora.

Devins, Parker Barrett and Chris Pollak (boys 16-19) and Gavin Owens (boys 11-13), all of Aurora, and Madolyn Kost (girls 16-19) and Mitchell Tyger (boys 16-19), both of Kent.

Portage County Amateur

The 92nd Annual Portage County Amateur Tournament is a two-day, 36-hole tournament for high school golfers and up.

The competition begins in Windmill Lakes on Saturday and ends in Raccoon Hill on July 31.

The deadline for registration is Wednesday. Registration is $100. Visit to register online or register in person at the host golf courses. Call (330) 206-9083 for more information.

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Record-Courier Portage County Amateurs

(Register at host courses, by mail or online at

Today: 8th PORTAGE COUNTY KIDS AMATEUR, Sunny Hill Golf Course, Brimfield. (Preschool-9th grade)

Thursday Friday: 15th AMATEUR JUNIOR MATT MISHLER PORTAGE COUNTY, Windmill Lakes, Ravenna and Sunny Hill Golf, Brimfield. (12 and under/$45, 13 to 19/$60)

July 29-31: 92nd PORTAGE COUNTY AMATEUR, Windmill, Ravenna and Raccoon Hill Lakes, Kent. (County, Open and Women’s Divisions – 18 holes, $100/person)

August 27-28: 52nd PORTAGE COUNTY SENIOR AMATEUR, Windmill, Ravenna and Raccoon Hill Lakes, Kent. (50 and over, four divisions, $85/person).

Information: Email [email protected], text 330-206-9083

Other events

July 31 : 4th Annual Adaptive Sports Ohio Golf Tournament, Olde Dutch Mill, Lake Milton.

August 7: Nancy Cannon Memorial Golf Scramble, Paradise Lake, Suffield. (Scrambling for four, $100 per golfer, registration-breakfast 7:30 a.m., shotgun tee-off 8 a.m. Info at [email protected], 330-671-0064.)

August 17: Kent State University Rango Golf, Windmill Lakes Golf Club, Ravenna. (Contact Jon Mills at 724-777-2383 or Ryan Yip at 330-990-7738.

August 19: 36th Hattie Larlham Golf Classic, Sugar Bush Golf Club, Garrettsville. (Four-person scramble, 18 holes. Morning/afternoon flights.)

Junior calendar

Monday: Ohio Girls Golf Foundation Showcase, Avon Oaks Country Club, Avon. ($60/18 holes. [email protected], 440-479-9579.

Tuesday Wednesday: NOPGA Junior Tour Championship, Club Walden, Aurora. (

August 8: NOPGA Collegiate Preview, Alliance Country Club, Alliance. (

USGA Local Qualifiers

Thursday: American Senior Amateur Qualifier, Sand Ridge Golf Club, Chardon. (Registration deadline expired)

August 11: US Mid Amateur Qualifiers, Avon Oaks Country Club, Avon. (Registration deadline expired)

August 25: United States Women’s Mid-Amateur Qualifiers, Portage Country Club, Akron. (Application deadline July 27.)