(Photo Credit: The Greatest Golfer)
Congratulations to senior Jake Sylak for finishing 2nd at this years Joe Dickey Greatest Golfer Championship at Avalon Squaw Creek in Warren. Jake, 2019 champion, played a great two days of golf against some the local area best golfers. Jake finished with a 77 on Friday at Squaw Creek and a 74 today at Avalon Lakes Golf Course. He finished one stroke behind Michael Porter of McDonald who shot a 77 at Squaw Creek and a 73 at Avalon Lakes.
The tournament came down to the final holes of the 36 hole tournament. After 15 holes, Porter led by one stroke. Sylak’s par on 16 and Porter’s boggy put the match at a tie. On hole 17, Sylak was able to save par with a clutch 20′ putt to keep the both players tied. On the 18th hole, Jake’s tee shot went left of center and was behind a tree line. While Porter’s drive was left-center of the fairway. Jake had to punch out to the fairway and chip onto the green to give himself a chance at par.
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Porter’s 30′ birdie putt came just short leaving Sylak a 20′ putt for par and a possible sudden death playoff. Jake’s putt fell just short and Porter’s tap in gave the win to Porter. Jake finished 2nd in the tournament in an exciting 36 hole match. Jake will be getting ready for this years season which will begin on August 5th at Salem Hills in the Mineral Ridge Moransky Invitational.