59 juniors were up for the challenge to battle it out at Troy Country Club for the Troy Jr Open title. 

In our first group of the day, in the Boys 16-19 division, Grant Tabar came out of the gates on fire shooting an opening nine one-under-par 33. Tabar finished his round at three-over-par for a final score 73, taking home the gold medal in his first appearance on the SOPGA Jr Tour this season. He set the pace for a great day of golf. Staying in that same division, two birdies on the back nine propelled Kyle Brueckman into second place with a final score of six-over-par 76. Eli Voisard was able to fire off an eight-over-par 78, taking the bronze medal and edging out Braylen Haney by one stroke. 

In the Girls 16-19 division, an opening nine four-over-par 38 that included 2 birdies and a closing nine 44 for a total of 82 allowed Abby Haywood to capture the gold medal by four strokes in her first event of the year. Alana Miller was just behind her shooting a twelve-over-par round of 86 to take home the silver medal. Emily Pettigrew placed on the podium for the first time this year shooting a nineteen-over-par 89 for the bronze medal edging out Shelby Drinnon by one stroke. 

Mitchell Sargent, in the Boys 13-15 division, continues his dominance by winning his third consecutive tournament start with a score of nine-over-par 79. He started the day six-over-par thru two holes and went on to bounce back and play his next sixteen holes in three-over-par to keep his win streak alive. Matthew Kreusch fired a four-over-par 38 on the opening nine and a seven-over-par closing nine, 43, for a total of 81 and a place on the podium for the first time this year winning the silver medal. Our third-place medalist, Timothy Jacobs, ended his round in electric fashion. Jacobs holed out on hole 18 for birdie from 125 yards to secure his spot on the podium by two strokes finishing at sixteen-over-par 86. 

Consistency was key for the Girls in the 13-15 division. Aubrey Arnold started strong with a nine-over-par front nine score of 43 and finished steady with a ten-over-par score of 46 on the back nine. Arnold finished the day at a nineteen-over-par for a final score of 89, winning by eight strokes. Arnold takes home her third gold medal of the season. Megan Fosburg captures her third second-place finish of the season with a 48-49 totaling a twenty-seven-over par 97. Our last spot on the podium was decided by a scorecard playoff. Ultimately it was Bekah Hartley who broke into the podium for the first time this year winning the playoff by one stroke and taking home the bronze medal. 

Six boys in the 9-12 (9-holes) division teed it up in hopes of capturing the Troy Jr. Open title. Micah Ferguson ended up on top of the podium shooting an impressive and steady three-over-par 37. A birdie on hole 5 caused Bear Kussman to finish in second place and three strokes back of Ferguson. Third place was decided by one stroke and Tommy Priefer edged out Otto Schinaman for the last spot on the podium. 

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Thank you to Troy Country Club and Travis Mumma, PGA for hosting the SOPGA Jr. Tour and congratulations to all of our competitors on a great day of golf!