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10 HS Golfers We Might Be Watching on the PGA Tour Someday (Guys Edition)

Continuing our weekly series crowning the top high school athletes in Cleveland this fall (15 Top Football Stars; 10 Fastest Guy XC Runners; 10 Fastest Girl XC Runners), today we are covering the toughest sport of 'em all. Yep, the one where players, unfortunately, have to leave that boring biology class a couple hours early to go hang out at Northeast Ohio's finest country clubs (without paying green fees). Rough! Despite the harsh deal, Cleveland's high school golfers are incredibly talented this year and several are poised to make a run at the state title. Here are the 10 Cleveland-area golfers you need to follow as the state tournament in Columbus (October 23-24) nears.


Note: Check back later this week for the girls rankings.

1. Solomon Petrie

-Team: Archbishop Hoban

-Class: Junior

-Why He's No. 1: Placed 4th overall at the D1 state tournament in 2019, shooting +5. Won the Archbishop Hoban Invitational at Portage Country Club on September 8 with a score of 62. Tied to win the University School Invitational at Windmill Lakes on August 22 with a score of 69. Tied for 2nd at the Reece Alexander Invitational at Fowler's Mill on August 23 with a score of 71.


2. Nolan Haynes

-Team: Archbishop Hoban

-Class: Sophomore

-Why He's No. 2: Placed 22nd overall at the D1 state tournament in 2019, shooting +14. Won the Brunswick Tee-Off Classic at Pine Hills on August 11 with a score of 69. Took runner-up at the Archbishop Hoban Invitational at Portage Country Club on September 8 with a score of 64. Tied for 4th at the Reece Alexander Invitational at Fowler's Mill on August 23 with a score of 72.


3. Ben Cors

-Team: Walsh Jesuit

-Class: Senior

-Why He's No. 3: Placed 7th overall at the D1 state tournament in 2019, shooting +7. Won the Reece Alexander Invitational at Fowler's Mill on August 23 with a score of 70. Tied for 3rd at the University School Invitational at Windmill Lakes on August 22 with a score of 70. Tied for 4th at the Brunswick Tee-Off Classic at Pine Hills on August 11 with a score of 71. Tied for 7th at the Archbishop Hoban Invitational at Portage Country Club on September 8 with a score of 71.


4. Zander Gibson

-Team: Notre Dame Cathedral Latin

-Class: Senior

-Why He's No. 4: Placed 18th overall at the D2 state tournament in 2019, shooting +18. Tied for 2nd at the Reece Alexander Invitational at Fowler's Mill on August 23 with a score of 71. Tied for 3rd at the Archbishop Hoban Invitational at Portage Country Club on September 8 with a score of 68.


5. Chris Bridge

-Team: University School

-Class: Junior

-Why He's No. 5: Tied for 2nd at the Brunswick Tee-Off Classic at Pine Hills on August 11 with a score of 70. Tied for 3rd at the Archbishop Hoban Invitational at Portage Country Club on September 8 with a score of 68.


6. Topher Reed

-Team: St. Ignatius

-Class: Junior

-Why He's No. 6: Placed 17th overall at the D1 state tournament in 2019, shooting +12. Tied to win the Bishop Alter Invitational at Miami Valley Golf Club yesterday (9/14) with a score of 71. Tied for 4th at the Reece Alexander Invitational at Fowler's Mill on August 23 with a score of 72. Tied for 6th at the University School Invitational at Windmill Lakes on August 22 with a score of 71.


7. Nick Piesen

-Team: St. Ignatius

-Class: Sophomore

-Why He's No. 7: Placed 19th overall at the D1 state tournament in 2019, shooting +13. Won the Saint John's Jesuit Titan Invitational on August 18 with a score of 68. Tied for 7th at the Archbishop Hoban Invitational at Portage Country Club on September 8 with a score of 71.


8. Liam Ottaway

-Team: Gilmour Academy

-Class: Senior

-Why He's No. 8: Placed 17th overall at the D3 state tournament in 2019, shooting +18. Won the CVCA Invitational at Glenmoor on August 10 with a score of 71. Tied for 11th at the Reece Alexander Invitational at Fowler's Mill on August 23 with a score of 76.


9. Connor Malicki

-Team: St. Ignatius

-Class: Sophomore

-Why He's No. 9: Won the NDCL Lion Classic on August 30 with a score of 68. Placed 5th at the Reece Alexander Invitational at Fowler's Mill on August 23 with a score of 73. Tied for 5th at the Hudson Explorer Invitational on August 17 with a score of 72.


10. Jake Ryan

-Team: Archbishop Hoban

-Class: Sophomore

-Why He's No. 10: Placed 25th overall at the D1 state tournament in 2019, shooting +15. Tied for 6th at the Brunswick Tee-Off Classic at Pine Hills on August 11 with a score of 72.



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