’20-footer? Give it to me.’ Morelli cards Greatest’s best of summer

Matthew Morelli earned a spot Monday in the ‘Joe’ Dickey Electric junior championships of Greatest Golfer.

And he could not contain his joy talking about his best-ever-round of 73.

“(My game) was unbelievable today. I played really, really … really, really good,” he said. “Putting was strongest part of my game. I made everything. Twenty-footer? Just give it to me.”

Right behind Morelli was Clevelander Mark Sowers with a 76. He tied Struthers’ Chaz Ekoniak, who already has a seat in the finals.

In Girls u17 Magnolias on the Green play, Hickory’s Luciana Masters picked up her Greatest season where her state championship season left off — shooting 75 to win in her first event of season. She’s made Greatest finals the last 3 summers.

Kaitlyn Hoover shot an 80 and Ava Liburdi shot an 84.

Here are all the scores from Monday at Trumbull Country Club.

There are 2 qualifiers left — Friday at Olde Dutch and Tuesday, July 19 at Avalon Lakes. The Greatest juniors format features 8 qualifier events with players winning bids or earning points for a spot in the Kreps Drywall u17 and Dr. Flauto u14 championships July 22 and 23 at Avalon Lakes.


            BOYS u17 Coaches Burger Bar

73        Q-Matthew Morelli

76        Chaz Ekoniak

76        Mark Sowers

77        Bryce Van Horn

79        Zack Ross

79        Nolan Froelich

81        Tony Russo

83        Nathan Kelly

85        Austin Mariani

86        Thomas Pesa

86        Timmy Domer

87        Luke Leskovac

90        Caleb Domitrovich

92        Ray McCune

92        Chase Forsyth

95        Kyle Miller

95        Carson Arfaras

97        Anthony G Cesario

106      CJ Brew


            GIRLS u17 Magnolias on the Green

75        Q-Luciana Masters

80        Kaitlyn Hoover

84        Ava Liburdi

85        Jocelyn Zhao

86        Sophia Covelli

90        Matilyn Zines

95        Miya Cohol

98        Taylor Morrone

98        Gracie Westover

106      Joselyn Bishara

108      Addison Williams

109      Daniella Patrone

115      Kendall Johnson


            BOYS u14 Avalon Downtown Pizza

77        Jackson Ensley

80        Andrew LaPolla

86        Q-Matthew Morrone

87        Santino Toscano

91        Braeden Sallee

91        Andrew Fredenburg

97        Anthony “AJ” Battaglia

103      Christopher Sammartino



            GIRLS u14 Ambrose Family Eye Care

74        Q-Kate Sowers

89        Chloe Leskovac

90        Aubree Philibin

92        Lorin Sam

96        Lindsey Hoover

101      Alex Conley

108      Gianna Ross

116      Grace Carrier

119      Natalie Sawicki