LOVELAND, OH (July 26, 2022) – Timmy Hollenbeck and Maddi Shoults finish the 2022 Southern Ohio PGA Junior Tour season as Player’s Tour Champions.
Four months and 14 events later, the SOPGA Jr. Golf Player’s Tour has officially come to an end at Oasis Golf Club in Loveland, Ohio with the Player’s Tour Championship. Player’s Tour members earned points throughout the season for playing in events and finishing at the top of the leaderboard. The top-24 boys and top-10 girls from the Player of the Year Points List earned the opportunity to compete in the Championship event.
Timmy Hollenbeck of Mason, Ohio began the competition with a steady even-par before firing four birdies on his second nine holes. Carding a score of three-under-par, 69 earned Hollenbeck a two-stroke lead after the first round. If Hollenbeck was nervous beginning the final round, he certainly didn’t show it. An opening bogey on Oasis Golf Club’s tenth hole was quickly answered with two birdies on the eleventh and twelfth. Hollenbeck’s momentum continued throughout the final holes and he earned the Championship title with two strokes over the field.
“Grind. It was a really big grind today,” noted Hollenbeck when asked what one word he would use to describe the final round. “I shot two-under on the first nine and thought if I shoot even-par on the next nine I’ll have a really good shot at [the win]. I ended up making a couple bogeys down the stretch so I really had to grind it out at the end to take the win.”
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Maddi Shoults of Circleville, Ohio opened the competition with a rocky start of three-over-par, her highest nine-hole score of the tournament. She battled back to finish the first round at two-over-par, 74. Sitting tied in third place, Shoults got off to a hot start to the final round firing a birdie on her first hole, the tenth at Oasis Golf Club. Four more birdies throughout the day helped launch her up the leaderboard to capture the Championship title for the third consecutive year and with her lowest total score by eight strokes.
“Shot placement. Making sure I had good angles into the green and keeping the ball out of the water were the keys to my game this week,” noted Shoults about her rounds. “Shot placement on the green is pretty important too, there were a lot of trickier pins today.”
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Thank you to Brandon Sullivan, PGA General Manager, Chris Harris, PGA Head Professional and their team at Oasis Golf Club for hosting the 2022 SOPGA Player’s Tour Championship!