2016 National Championship Recap
The 2016 AAU Golf National Championship was an event to remember. The host facility was The Reunion Golf Resort in Kissimmee, FL which is just miles away from Walt Disney World. The event started off with a Putting Challenge and reception at Reunion on Sunday, June 12th.
Between the first and second rounds of the Stroke play competition, the players and their families had a party at Splitsville in Disney Springs. This Player’s Party was sponsored by Compliance Solutions, food and bowling for everyone.
After two rounds of stroke play, trophies were awarded to age division champions,
Girls 9U - Bella Dovhey Oviedo, FL
Girls 11U - Kailey Kleinatland, Lutz, FL
Girls 14U - Gabriela Shortridge, Orlando, FL
Girls 18U - Manon Donche-Gay, Runinion, FL
Boys 7U - Eric Landauer, Orlando FL
Boys 9U - Shawn Coultoff, Winter Garden, FL
Boys 11U - Jeffrey Serrano, Port St. Lucie, FL
Boys 14U - Gregory Solhaug, Bradenton FL
Boys 18U - Chase Nowicki, Windemere, FL
Chase Nowicki’s score of seven under par set the scoring record for boys for the AAU Golf National Championship.
Then the fun began with Match Play and the Boys and Girls played for the Yost Cup. They all started on Wednesday morning, June 15th, with the winners playing again in the afternoon, and the finals on Thursday morning.
The Yost Cup finalists for the girls were Manon Donch-Gay and Viola Greenwood, with Viola Greewood, of Cookeville TN winning 3 and 2. Viola defended her Yost Cup title from 2015.
The Boys Yost Cup finalists were Chase Nowicki, who had to go to four extra holes in the semis, and Zachary Bariso. The match went all 18 holes with Zachary Bariso of Boca Raton, FL winning 1 up.