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Red Tail Golf Club
Avon, Ohio • May 5 - 7

Ohio natives shine in home state

AVON, Ohio — Drew Davidson of Canton, Ohio, and Kent Monas of Perry, Ohio, both turned in tournament totals of 149 to share medalist honors at the Medicus Preseason Junior at Red Tail.

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Medicus Preseason Junior at Red Tail was held at Red Tail Golf Club in Avon, Ohio. Part of the Medicus Preseason/Postseason Junior Series, the Medicus Preseason Junior at Red Tail was a 36-hole stroke play event and consisted of 84 boys, ages 12-18. The players hailed from 12 states and Canada. The par-72 golf course played to 6,513 yards.

Davidson made six birdies Sunday to roar back from a three-stroke deficit. He made four birdies on the front to finish it at even-par for the side. His back-nine consisted of two birdies, which helped him to share top honors.

“I felt good all day,” said co-medalist Davidson. “I felt less pressure being in the second-to-last group.”

Monas hit 11 fairways and 12 greens in regulation on his way to a final-round 75. Monas made two birdies on the front-nine and one on the back-nine.

“To tell you the truth I'm a little disappointed,” said co-medalist Monas. “It does start my summer on a good foot however, and I'm looking forward to playing more often.”

Payne Gniewek of Trenton, Mich., finished in third with a tournament total of 150. Brendan Barrack of Toronto, Ontario, finished in fourth at 151. Josh Bamberger of Waterloo, Ontario, and Michael Sudzina of Greenwood, Ind., tied for fifth with matching 152s. Michael Drobnick of Hilliard, Ohio, Ryan Davis of Salem, Va., and Luke Sherrod of Knoxville, Tenn., all tied for seventh at 153. Zachary Glassman of Highland Heights, Ohio, finished alone in tenth at 154.

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA, the largest Association of its kind, has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and 30 foreign countries.

The Medicus Preseason/Postseason Series is designed for new AJGA members or members who have yet to play in an AJGA event. The series provides an opportunity for members to gain status in Performance Based Entry, which in turn will increase their ability to play in future AJGA events.

Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, which is in its third decade of support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. More than 160 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiles more than 300 wins. AJGA alumni include Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Mike Weir, Charles Howell III, Jim Furyk, Grace Park, Cristie Kerr, Candie Kung and Paula Creamer.

For more information on the Medicus Preseason Junior at Red Tail, please contact the AJGA National Headquarters at (770) 868-4200.