Beaumont ShowcaseWednesday, November 10, 5:30-7:45pm

Golf

Beaumont’s golf program, developed under beloved Beaumont Athletic Hall of Fame coach Mr. Gary Bill, held its inaugural season in 1997 with 12 members.

Over the years, the program continued to grow and find success on the course. In 2013, the team consisting of Elizabeth Corrado ’16, Jennifer Corrado ’14, Katherine Corrado ’14, Cassandra Heathcote ’14 and Elizabeth Mosier ’14 was the first in school history to qualify for the state tournament in the sport. The quintet ended the tournament with an eighth place finish.

Three Beaumont golfers have reached the state tournament as individuals: Lesley Monachino Bertin ’02 in 2001 (sixth place), Erin Adams ’17 in 2016 (11th place), and Lauren Bangasser ’22 in 2020 (13th place).

Awards & Recognition

  • 2013 Team State Qualifier, District Runner-Up
  • 3 Individual State Finalists
  • 1 Conference Runner-Up
  • Lauren Bangasser ’22 was named 2018 North Coast League Player of the Year and qualified individually for the district tournament during the 2019 season. Bangasser won the sectional tournament during the 2020 season (team finished fifth), and placed third at the district tournament before competing at the OHSAA Division II State Tournament.

Notable Alumna

Lesley Monachino Bertin ’02 was the first Beaumont golfer to qualify for the state tournament and medal in 10 of 12 tournaments Beaumont played in during the fall of 2001. Her accomplishments included 2001 Plain Dealer Girls Golf Player of the Year and Plain Dealer North Coast Junior Tour Player of the Year, three-time Player of the Week (1999, 2000, 2001), Most Outstanding Freshman, Golf 1998, Beaumont Golf MVP three years (1999, 2000, 2001) and team captain in 2000 and 2001. Lesley was first team All-Ohio, placed fifth overall at the state tournament, and second overall at the sectional tournament. She went on to play Division I golf at the University of Richmond. Monachino Bertin was inducted into the Beaumont Athletic Hall of Fame in 2019.

Denise Bangasser, Head Coach

Denise Bangasser was named head coach prior to the 2020 season. She played competitive junior golf at the local and state levels and even made an appearance at the Optimist Junior World Golf Championship in La Jolla, California. Bangasser went on to attend Gilmour Academy and played on the boys golf team during the regular season while competing as an individual during the girls postseason tournament. Three straight years, Gilmour’s Valedictorian from the Class of 1990 cracked-the top seven at the girls state tournament. She earned a fifth place finish as a sophomore, placed third as a junior and concluded her career with a seventh place finish in Columbus. After her high school days were over, Bangasser attended the University of Notre Dame and played all four years for the Fighting Irish. She lettered as a sophomore before missing half of her junior season due to an injury. Bangasser returned to letter her senior year while also graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in accountancy. She was named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-Scholar Team as a senior at Notre Dame and has since won club championships at two local clubs while continuing to play competitively on a local women’s team.