On Saturday August 5th, the Northern Ohio Golf Association conducted the first round of the inaugural Ohio Adaptive Open at Seneca Golf Course. 23 golfers from across the world ventured to Broadview Heights to participate. The highly anticipated event had plenty of excitement throughout the first round. As the scores came in, a handful of players separated themselves from the pack. The Turn was well represented in the field with Sean Collins competing in the Seated Players category and Tom Rechin in the Neurological Impairment category. Past Turn Player of the Year and Assistant Programming Coordinator Jennifer Wesolowski competed for the women in the Neurological Impairment Category.
U.S. Adaptive Open Champion, Ryanne Jackson, stayed the course after her dominant first round. In the second round, Ryanne got off to a rocky start on her front nine, turning in 6-over par. But Jackson didn’t let this discourage her, and she went onto the back side and put up her best tournament nine-hole score of her career, shooting 1-under par 35) on the back. She birdied the 10th and 12th, but gave back those birdies with bogeys at 13 and 17. Then on the par-4 18th, Jackson was able to cap off her historic victory with a birdie in front of the assembled crowed cheering her on.
Jarrett Fultz carried over his play from round one and won in dominant fashion. After recording a 2-over par 74 on Saturday, Fultz wasted no time making his first birdie of the day on the par-4 2nd. Bogeys at 2 and 3 changed the momentum, but a birdie at the ninth made for an even par turn. On the back side, Fultz recorded two additional birdies on holes 11 and 15 while tallying four bogies to finish at 2-over par on the day, and +4 for the tournament.