Cool temperature can’t keep junior golfers from course


Lillian Peck (age 9) swings toward the ball at Blues Creek Golf Course on Thursday. Peck plays in the Premier Division of the Union County Jr. Golf Academy-Tour.

(Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)


The weather was much cooler, but the precipitation stayed away.

The Union County Jr., Golf Academy-Tour program reached the midway point of its four-tournament season with competition held at Blues Creek Golf Course on Thursday.

Youth golfers in the Premier-Academy-Tour divisions teed off at 10 a.m. with temperatures in the below-normal 60s.

“At least it’s not raining,” said program co-director Eli Morris. “I was worried about today’s weather.

“I can’t remember us never being able to get a tournament in because of weather,” he said. “However, this was the coldest event we have ever worked.”

Thursday’s results were as follows:

Tour boys-18 holes

Travis Brake-74, Alex Crowe-86, Myles Young-93, Andrew Crowe-95, Noah Rausch-106, Madden Ungerger-107, Ryan Beckhoff-120, Jaycer Blevins-146, Zack Koenig-155.

Tour girls-nine holes

Emily Williams-53, Veronique Grand-59, Mallory Seman-63, Caitlin Johnson-64.

Academy-nine holes

Berkely Behrens-49, Mason Rausch-50, Finn Edie-51, Jackson Burns-60, Nate Russell-62, Kaleb Cox-63, Jorja Ary-63, Brady Adams-70, Kadyn Crosthwaite-70, Sarah Beckhoff-70.

Premier (no scores kept-nine holes)

Caroline Cox, Noah Burns, Lillian Peck, Adelyn Wisecup

The program’s next tournament will be Tuesday (10 a.m.) at Darby Creek.

The final tournament will be held Thursday (June 20 at the Ridge Golf Course.


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