Ekoniak, Liburdi, Ambrose get Dickey Electric juniors wins

The 2021 “Joe” Dickey Electric Greatest Golfer Juniors season opened hot Saturday with two players and five teams going in red numbers at Reserve Run Golf Course. Veteran U17 player Luke Eyster of The Lake Club had to go to a scorecard playoff with Parto’s Driving Range newcomer Chaz Ekoniak. Both shot 1-under 70s. Ekoniak bested Eyster for the win and a seat in the championships July 23-24 at Avalon Lakes. In u17 Girls, Ava Liburdi of Tam O’Shanter shot an 89 to outlast Matilyn Zines of Links at Firestone for the finals bid. In u14 Boys, Mick Ambrose of Avalon at Buhl carded a 79 to lead the way. The event also featured 2-player competition with juniors paired in adult-junior combos. That event, too, went to a playoff with Beaver Local teammates squaring off. Luke Eyster and his dad, Chuck, matched 66s with Sky Pappas and his dad, Jay. The Pappas duo was one shot better on the back 9 to take top prize. Mick and Mike Ambrose took third place with a 67. The next Greatest juniors event is June 8 at Pine Lakes Golf Course.
Here are Saturday’s full scores: U17 Boys 70*      Chaz Ekoniak   Knoll Run Golf Course 70        Luke Eyster     The Lake Club 77        Luke  Ryan       Mill Creek Golf Course 81        Nolan Williard The Lake Club 81        sky pappas      Turkana Golf Course 81        Bryce Van Horn           Trumbull Country Club 82        Nathan Kelly   East Liverpool Country Club 87        Landen Cameron        Beaver Creek Meadows 87        Chance Laczko Knoll Run Golf Course 87        Ryder Kreps    Mill Creek Golf Course 105      Ian Donnelly    Tam O’Shanter Golf Course U17 Girls  89        Ava Liburdi      Tam O’Shanter Golf Course 92        Matilyn Zines  Links at Firestone Farms 106      Sophia Covelli Tam O’Shanter Golf Course 112      Joselyn Bishara           Tippecanoe Country Club U14 Boys 79        Mick Ambrose Avalon at Buhl Park 96        CJ Brew           Tam O’Shanter Golf Course 102      Trenton Hall    Mill Creek Golf Course 2-PLAYER   66        Luke Eyster     Chuck Eyster 66*      Sky Pappas      Jay Pappas 67*      Mick Ambrose Mike Ambrose 67        Chance Laczko Chaz Ekoniak 69        Nathan Kelly   Rob Kelley 71        Sophia Covelli Jeff Covelli 71        Matilyn Zines  David Dees 71        CJ Brew           Tim Hopkinson 73        Ava Liburdi      Matt Liburdi 73        Trenton Hall    Bob Hall 74        Landen Cameron        Carl Cameron 74        Ryder Kreps    Cade Kreps 78        Joselyn Bishara           Charles Bishara 81        Bryce Van Horn           Allen Braden 2021 “Joe” Dickey Juniors schedule: • Tuesday, June 8, 10:30 a.m., Pine Lakes 18 holes, u17 first off, then u14 • Tuesday, June 15, 10:30 a.m., Bedford Trails 18 holes, u17 first off, then u14 • Thursday, June 17, 8 a.m., Salem Hills 18 holes, u17 first off, then u14 • Tuesday, June 22, 9 a.m., Castle Hills 18 holes, u17 first off, then u14 • Tuesday, June 29, 8 a.m., Mill Creek 18 holes, u17 first off, then u14 • Thursday, July 8, 8 a.m., Tam O’Shanter 18 holes, u17 first off, then u14 • Tuesday, July 13, 8 a.m., Tamer Win 18 holes, u17 first off, then u14 • Friday, July 16, 8 a.m., Olde Dutch 18 holes, u17 first off, then u14 • Tuesday, July 20, Noon, Avalon Lakes 18 holes, u17 first off, then u14 2021 ‘Joe’ Dickey Electric Junior Championships • Friday, July 23, 11:30 a.m., Squaw Creek u17 division, first 18 holes • Saturday, July 24, 11:30 a.m., Avalon Lakes u17 division, 2nd 18 holes) and u14, 18 holes Introducing in 2021: The Sav A Lot Greatest Juniors Long Drive and Par 3 shootout Trumbull Country Club July 22, 2021 6 p.m. Divisions: U17 Girls and Boys Qualifying will take place during Greatest junior events. Field size approx 7 players in each event, each gender.