Ryen Stevens of Chatham is getting ready for his freshman season at Loyola University New Orleans after his second straight runner-up finish on the Jamieson Junior Golf Tour.
Stevens set for freshman season
Ryen Stevens of Chatham is the runner-up for the second straight year in the junior boys’ division on the Jamieson Junior Golf Tour.
The Maple City Country Club player missed the tour finale Wednesday in Kingsville because he was in Louisiana preparing for his freshman season at Loyola University New Orleans.
Stevens had two runner-up finishes on this year’s tour. He was fifth or tied for fifth at three more events and finished with seven top-10 results.
Tyler Hurtubise of Sutton Creek won the title with 463 points, based on his top six results, and Stevens had 459 points.
“The Jamieson Junior Tour is a great organization with great competition,” Stevens wrote to the Daily News. “I’m honoured to have had the pleasure to play on such a distinguished junior tour. I had a strong season of consistent play and I’m really looking forward to my next step with Loyola University here in New Orleans.
“Congratulations to Tyler on his title win.”
Blenheim’s Aidan Webster of Willow Ridge placed fifth.
DiCarlo golfs for Wayne State
Ex-Chatham Maroons forward Josh DiCarlo of Amherstburg will trade his hockey sticks for golf clubs when he goes away to school.
The five-foot-seven, 140-pound DiCarlo is part of the Wayne State University golf team’s six-man recruiting class that also includes Chatham’s Garret Day.
“He will get bigger and stronger with our program,” Wayne State head coach Mike Horn said in a statement. “When he does, the sky is the limit. Josh has a great short game and that will serve him well for sure. I expect Josh to be a huge part of our team for his entire career. …
“Josh knows how to score and can go low as well. He will do that for us on a regular basis.”
DiCarlo split last season between the Maroons and the junior ‘C’ Amherstburg Admirals. He was third in the Jamieson golf tour’s junior division this summer.
The Wayne State golf roster also includes Carson McKinlay of Ridgetown and Ursuline graduate Brendan Seys of Port Lambton.
Senior tennis teams win gold
Two Chatham-Kent teams won gold medals at the Southwest Regional 55+ Senior Summer Games on Wednesday in Hanover.
Tim Baker and Martin Emrich won 55+ men’s doubles.
Tom Brunt and Aldo Gonzalez won 75+ men’s doubles.
Mary Ellen Herder and Rob Herder were fourth in 55+ mixed doubles.
Shaw on winning streak
The green flag falls at 7 p.m. Saturday at Southern Ontario Motor Speedway.
All five classes were in action last weekend.
Brad Bloomfield of Ruthven won the Late Models’ feature, Mike Lewis of Wallaceburg was second and Jim Dale Jr. of Shrewsbury was third.
Mario Toniolo of Woodslee won the Modifieds’ feature, Justin Mills of Wheatley was second and Drew Smith was third.
Steve Shaw kept his winning streak intact in the Thunderstocks’ feature, Cody Vandewynckel was second and Steven Shaw Jr. was third.
Marshall Hereygers of Dresden took the checkered flag in the Mini Mods’ feature, Andrew Pfahler of Merlin was second and Jaydee Hack was third.
Brent Walker won the Mini Stocks’ feature.