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Drive, Chip and Putt local qualifier set for Thursday in Estero

By Greg Hardwig of the Naples Daily News

One of two Drive, Chip and Putt Championship local qualifiers will be Thursday at Stoneybrook Golf Club in Estero.

The top three boys and top three girls in the age divisions: 7-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15 move on to subregionals. The second area qualifier is July 16 at Vineyards Country Club in Naples.

Tee times

Girls 7-9 — 8 a.m., Sophia Coronel, Miami; Chloe Kozlowsky, Naples; 8:06 a.m. — Avery Deal, Naples; Sadie Johnson, Fort Myers; 8:12 a.m., Keira Faber, Port Charlotte; Vanessa Flores, Fort Myers; Nicelle Sofia, Fort Myers; 8:18 a.m., Eliza Balliet, Naples; Anna Kanacheril, Alva; Berklie Simmering, Fort Myers; 8:24 a.m., Ana Balliet, Naples; Gwen Carver, Cape Coral; Isabelle Ferraro, Fort Myers.

Boys 7-9 — 8:30 a.m., Hayden Hatlee, Fort Myers; Griffin Henry, Estero; Colin Sherrill, Estero; 8:36 a.m., Jayse Beste, Fort Myers; Jackson Mills, Cape Coral; Audrey Treholm, Canada; 8:42 a.m., Noah Harmon, Estero; Jack Henry, Estero; Andrew Zale, Naples; 8:48 a.m., Cameron Baez, Palmetto Bay; Cayden Byers, Lehigh Acres; Finn Foster, Placida.

Girls 10-11 — 8:54 a.m., Sara Davey, Fort Lauderdale; Caroline Kelly, Cape Coral; Addison Klonowski, Naples; 9 a.m., Payton Balliet, Naples; Yani Donell, Fort Myers; Jamie Lowry, Fort Myers; 9:06 a.m., Ava Eakins, Fort Myers; Maggie Paolino, Cape Coral; Elizabeth Wherry, Bradenton.

Boys 10-11 — 9:12 a.m., Nicklaus Ferraro, Fort Myers; Samuel McDonald, Fort Myers; Damen Rushing, Estero; 9:18 a.m., Kronos Esckilsen, Estero; Adin McMaster, Estero; 9:24 a.m., Carson Baez, Palmetto Bay; David Johnson, Cape Coral; Frank Lodico, Cape Coral; 9:30 a.m., Gavin Lind, Naples; Keegan McGinn, Bonita Springs; Liam Murphy, Estero; 9:36 a.m., Sam Benson, Naples; Sam Davey, Fort Lauderdale; Dominic Wirtz, Naples.

Girls 12-13 — 9:42 a.m., Grace Reese, Estero; Talia Rodino, Estero; Jasmine Simpson, Cape Coral; 9:48 a.m., Ayden Dwenger, Cape Coral; Eliza Kodak, Naples; Andriana Slisko, Fort Myers; 9:54 a.m., Megan Ariza, Naples; Gabriela Baldwin, Fort Myers; Emi Kellum, St. James City.

Boys 12-13 — 10 a.m., Austin Carver, Cape Coral; Tomas Stephens, Pembroke Pines; 10:06 a.m., Max Fonseca, Miami; Noah Kent, Estero; Dalton Payne, Estero; 10:12 a.m., Davis Dickinson, Wellington; Thomas Kodak, Naples; Jacob Whittington, North Fort Myers; 10:18 a.m., Joshua Cribbett, Fort Myers; Connor O’Connell, Fort Myers; Trace Spires, Port Charlotte; 10:24 a.m., Samuel Kodak, Naples; Ian Kozlowsky, Naples; Sean Richards, Parkland; 10:30 a.m., Zachary Ciofani, Fort Myers; Logan Eakins, Fort Myers; Kevin Kelly, Cape Coral.

Girls 14-15s — 10:36 a.m., Sarah Matkowski, Cape Coral; Claire Sattler, Bonita Springs; 10:42 a.m., Megan Brooks, Fort Myers; Caitlin Caulfield, Scotland; Mackenzie Paolino, Cape Coral.

Boys 14-15s — 10:48 a.m., Alan Gay, Naples; Jarred Jordan, Cape Coral; 10:54 a.m., Reece Kyle, Fort Myers; George Laios, Fort Myers; Gregory Moore, Cape Coral.

Bradley qualifies for U.S. Women’s Amateur: Naples’ Emma Bradley’s USGA calendar is filling up. After previously qualifying for the U.S. Girls Junior, Bradley added the U.S. Women’s Amateur on Tuesday, shooting a 74 at Port Huron Golf Club in Michigan.  Bradley tied for the third and final qualifying spot, then won a playoff over Sarah Thompson.

Bradley, a Seacrest student who has verbally committed to Ole Miss, also played in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship earlier this year. The Women’s Amateur is Aug. 1-7.

First Tee of Naples/Collier Junior Tour: at Esplanade (6-23): Boys Division I — 1. Mark Iwinski 72; 2. Christian Taylor 73; 3. James Tureskis 75; Boys Division II — 1. Gus Vickers 77; 2. Tyler Stamerro 79; 3. Kenan Walsh 87; Girls Division I — 1. Emily Black 74; 2. Makenzie Hotchkiss 83; Girls Division II — 1. Vivian Guite 78

AJGA Daniel Berger Championship: Naples’ Sydney Shrader tied for 12th at The Dye Preserve on June 23. Shrader shot 77-77-82.

Press Thornton Future Masters: Naples’ James Tureskis finished 25th in the 67th annual tournament in Dotha, Alabama. Tureskis shot 71-75-75/221 in the 13-14 Division.

Men’s Summer Interclub: At Vanderbilt (6-24) — 1. Jack Newby (Foxfire)-Ron Wickline (Wildcat Run)-Bob Ellefsen (Countryside)-Ralph Richardson (Olde Cypress); 2. Steve Kontra (Olde Cypress)-Dave Wilson (Royal Palm)-Ken Yacko (Cypress Woods)-Steve Barndt (Vasari); 3. Jack Malatesta (Panther Run)-Roger Parsons (Miromar Lakes)-Skip Blolunts (Glen Eagle)-Dick Gerrard (Naples Heritage)

Next event on Friday, July 1 at Bonita Bay-Naples.

Lockhart Golf at Raptor Bay Golf Club: This summer, Dan Lockhart, the Director of Instruction at Raptor Bay, is staying local and is available for lessons or coaching. Lockhart is a Certified Professional and expert with TrackMan, the world’s leading golf training and analysis device. Summer Special Rate for Local Residents: $100 per hour, $75 for Juniors.

Contact Lockhart to learn about the “TrackMan 20.” Call (239) 390-4608 or email

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About Greg Hardwig

Greg Hardwig has been at the Daily News since 1997 and the sports editor since 2004. He also cover golf in Southwest Florida.

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