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Christine Terlesky Lake Club girls high school golf invitational

October 2, 2019
The Town Crier

The 4th annual Christine Terlesky Lake Club Girls High School Golf Invitational was held on Sept. 16 with 16 teams competing. There were seven schools in Division I: Austintown Fitch, Boardman, Canfield, GlenOak, Green, Howland, and Massillon Jackson. The team from GlenOak placed first scoring 320 team points and Green placed second with 339 points. Leading the way for GlenOak was Maddie Reemsnyder, shooting a two-over par score

of 72 and earning medalist honors in Division I. Massillon Jackson was third (349), Canfield fourth (361), Howland fifth(369), Fitch sixth (396), and the Spartans placed 7th shooting 422.

Boardman's individual scores were Maddie Moran (95), Noelle Hammar (98), Emily Choleva (111), and Zoey Fick-Mills (118). Maura Murphy, one of the top Spartan golfers became ill and had to leave the field.

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Terlesky Golf Tournament Director Denise Gorski asked Christine Terlesky’s daughter Emma to present her mom with the bag that all of the golfers received at the 4th Annual Terlesky Golf Invitational tournament. Every year they get a cinch bag and Christine gets to pick the color of the bag. This year she wanted blue, the color used for ALS.

Nine schools comprised the field for Division 2 including Beaver Local, Cardinal Mooney, Champion, Columbiana, Hubbard, Lakeview, Poland, Struthers, and Ursuline. The Cardinals from Mooney won the tournament with a team total of 346. Poland finished second (359), Champion third (363), Hubbard fourth (370), Columbiana fifth (414), Lakeview sixth (415), Ursuline seventh (425), Struthers eighth (426), and Beaver Local placed ninth shooting 457.

Leading the way for the Cardinals first place finish were Jayne Bernard (80), Alyssa Rapp (82), Alexandria Patrone (92), Grace Ogden (92) and Daniella Patrone (106). The medalist for Division 2 was Jackie Adler from Hubbard shooting 79.

The tournament is named in honor of Christine Terlesky, a former athlete, teacher, and coach at Boardman High School. In September of 2013, she was diagnosed with ALS and has been battling a tough fight for six years now. Denise and Dan Gorski partnered with Ed and Chris Muransky and The Lake Club to begin this tournament, thus the tournament name "Christine Terlesky Lake Club Invitational hosted by Boardman High School.

Stated Gorski, "The goal was to provide another girls high school golf invitational in the area, to have it at a first-class facility as the Lake Club certainly is, and to obtain sponsors and help the Terlesky family with the

continuing mounting medical expenses. I can't thank the Muransky's and the entire staff at The Lake Club enough for making this event one of the premier girls golf invitationals in the state. I have teams from out of the area asking how they can get into it. And most of the coaches told me this event is their team's favorite event of the season. And that's a tribute to the Muransky's and the wonderful staff who worked this event to make it such a first-class event at a truly first-class facility."

The tournament consisted of a practice round on Sunday at the Lake Club and pizza after their round compliments of Cocca's Pizza. On Monday, Chick-fil-A donated the lunches before the girls teed off at 1 p.m. After the tournament, a buffet dinner and awards ceremony was held upstairs in the banquet room. Christine Terlesky was able to come the first year of the tournament and gave an inspiring speech to the golfers. The past two years she was unable to attend, but this year Christine was in attendance for part of the dinner.

Gorski stated, "I can only imagine how hard this was for her to physically do. She has only been out three times in the past nine months. It was so good for everyone in that room to know who and what this tournament is about. It's about a very brave person who's in the battle of her life but still wants to reach out and touch other lives, especially the young adults. There weren't many dry eyes in the room as she touched every person there with her presence."



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