94 players took to Reid Park for the Springfield Jr. Open on the SOPGA Jr. Tour! Players got their first taste of the summer heat as they battled the challenges of Reid Park’s difficult North Course.
The boys 16-19 division saw plenty of great scores yesterday. Leading the way was Braden Powers. An eagle on the par-five third propelled Powers to a front nine score of one-under-par 35. Staying steady on the day, Powers finished the event with a gold medal and a score of one-over-par 73. Closely behind Powers was Owen Lutz. Lutz made 14 pars en route to a two-over-par 74. In third place for the event was Colten Montgomery. Battling an injured shoulder, Montgomery bounced back on his final nine holes with an even-par-36, securing him a third place finish.
Olivia Aronhalt continued her strong start to the season, claiming her second consecutive win on the SOPGA Jr. Tour thanks to a five-over-par 77. In her first start of the season, Alayna Meyer came out of the gates strong. Meyer finished the day with a seven-over-par 79, good for a second place finish. Three players finished the event in a tie for third place. Hope Manning, Addy Burris, and Paige Weiss finished the event at nine-over-par 81.
Scores were low in the boys 13-15 division on Wednesday. Mitchell Sargent led the way in the division after a stellar score of two-over-par 74. Sargent came out of the gates hot with three birdies on his opening nine. Rohan Reddy fought until the very end, closing out his round with three consecutive pars. Anderson Resier continued his strong play this season. Reiser opened his round with a birdie on his way to an eight-over-par score of 80 and a bronze medal.
In the girls 13-15 division, Cadence Monroe-McCoy improved on her season best score! Thanks to a birdie on her tenth hole, Monroe-McCoy finished the round at thirteen-over-par 85. Finishing in second place for the division was Megan Fosburg. Fosburg has played solid golf all season long up to this point, with her fourth consecutive top-5 finisher on the year. Rounding out the top three for the tournament was Ava Snow. Snow has played great golf all season wrong, this tournament marks her third top-3 finish in as many events.
The boys 9-12 year old division had four players competing, one for 18 holes and three for nine holes. Declan Hardy posted a score of sixteen-over-par 88, good for a gold medal. The three players who competed over nine holes for the event saw some great play. Jenner Gambil led the way, finishing the event at six-over-par 42. Behind Gambil was Alex Ahier thanks to an 18-over-par 54. One stroke behind Ahier was Zachary Li, who finished the tournament in third place.
The girls 9-12 saw three players competing over 18 holes for the top spot. An extremely close race ultimately ended with Savanna Blackmore coming out on top. Blackmore would birdie two of her final four holes on her way to a score of 18-over-par 90. In yet another close duel, Madeline Donovan finished just one stroke behind Blackmore. Donovan bounced back nicely on her back nine to finish with a score of 19-over-par 91. Right in the mix of it was Jo Nicol. Coming off a win at the Groveport Jr. Open, Nicol posted a score of 24-over-par 96 to claim the bronze medal.
Thank you to Reid Memorial Park Golf Course and all of our players for competing at the Springfield Jr. Open!
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