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Mill Creek Golf Tournament Brings $355K to Area

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The 2017 Mill Creek Foundation AJCA Junior All-Star Tournament had an economic impact of more the $355,000, reports Brian Tolnar, the course’s PGA director of golf.

Visitors to the area spent $145,513, according to a report prepared by Mill Creek Metroparks. Administrative costs totaled $4,369. Combined with a regional multiplier of 2.37, the report says, the total impact of the tournament was $355,219. The 2016 tournament, Tolnar added, brought $358,078 to the area.

“We’re excited to be a part of a national tournament that does so much for our local economy financially,” Tolnar said in a release. “This year’s numbers were higher than expected. Our goal is to be the leader for golf in the Mahoning Valley and events like this are a huge positive for growing the game of golf in Ohio.”

The American Junior Golf Association tournament, held June 19 through 22, attracted 96 players – 72 boys and 24 girls – from 24 states and six countries. Taylor Kehoe of Strathroy, Ontario, won the girls’ tournament with a three-day score of 205, while Uniontown, Ohio’s Maxwell Maldovan won with a score of 203.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.