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Sylvania Cycling Classic Held

Cyclists from near and far competed in the 2019 Sylvania Cycling Classic, a Criterium event held June 23 starting at Burnham Park.

Jackson Munson is congratulated by Gina and Finey Scalzo and Caiden Albright after finishing the kids race once around the course.

Chase Schroyer finishes the children’s race once around the route in fine style.

Joe Burkart, Montgomery, Ken Haas, Caitie Riker and Jennifer and Chris Wegman with Karrie Burkart and Andrew Nyitray are back on the comfy couch at the corner of Phillips and Maplewood to watch the cyclists.

Preliminary field announced for inaugural AJGA Dana Junior Open

The inaugural AJGA Dana Incorporated Junior Open is set for July 23-25 at Sylvania Country Club. The co-ed field currently consists of 52 boys and 33 girls coming from seven countries, 22 states, and Guam. The full field can be found at ajga.org/tournament/2019/ajga-danaincorporated-junior-open/2019-ajga-danaincorporated-junior-open-field. Eleven spots remain for the field of 96, and they will be filled by AJGA members through an 18-hole qualifier to be held July 21 at Sylvania Country Club. The 54-hole, stroke-play tournament caps off three straight weeks of championship golf in Greater Toledo, as it immediately follows the Marathon Classic presented by Dana and the U.S. Junior Amateur. “We are thrilled with the interest this firstyear event has received,” said Samantha Joe, AJGA tournament manager. “This exciting event will feature 96 of the top junior golfers from around the world, giving Toledo-area residents and college coaches an opportunity to see up-and-coming golf talent while also raising money for charity.” Famous AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel, Inbee Park, Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis, and Alison Lee. The 6,837-yard, par 72 Sylvania Country

Club is a historic course that has hosted numerous junior and amateur events, including the 1954 Ohio Amateur, where Jack Nicklaus encountered Arnold Palmer for the very first time. Besides Palmer, past champions crowned at SCC include Frank Stranahan, Byron Nelson, and Sylvania’s own Mel Woelfling. In addition to the tournament, a JuniorAm fundraising event, similar to a pro-am but with junior golfers instead of professionals, will be played July 22 following a practice round. The Junior-Am tournament is presented by Accenture and Hylant and raises money for First Tee Lake Erie and Special Olympics of Lucas County, as well as the AJGA ACE Grant program. In all, the tournament is expected to raise more than $50,000 for charity. Admission is free to both the tournament and Junior-Am event. Area residents interested in volunteering for the tournament are encouraged to visit dana.com/ajga19. The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. more information, visit: For ajga.org/tournament/2019/ajga-danaincorporated-junior-open.

Pickleball Kids Night Held

L-R: Max Weldele, Marlon DeBose, Sandy Tiell, Sylvania Pickleball Club member, and Sydney Walker attend the Sylvania Pickleball Club Kids Night held June 10.

Megan Gill, daughter of Leslie Gill, SPC member, enjoys the night that included kids ages 8 through 17.

Max Weldele and his grandmother, Sandi Konz, SPC member, enjoy the event held at Veteran’s Memorial Park. –by Mary Helen Darah

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