Great Oaks Country Club in Floyd hosted the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour on Monday in the 25th season of the popular junior tour. Under beautiful sunny skies and perfect course conditions, 68 young players tested their skills on the challenging course.
Here is a recap of the results:
17-18 Age Group Par 72 6437 Yards
Local Floyd County High School product McKenzie Weddle won in a play-off over Walker Gillespie of Pearisburg. The Radford University signee made six birdies enroute to her score of one over par 73. She made par on the first playoff hole to capture the victory. Gillespie’s scorecard showed four birdies including three on par 5s. Blake Hogan of Forest finished third with a score of 75 followed by Ryne Bond of Floyd at 77.
15-16 Age Group Par 72 6173 Yards
Peyton Mason of Willis shot 73 and won the age group. Mason made 13 pars along with two birdies to post the score of one over par. Rocky Frye of Bramwell, WV shot 75 and finished second. Isaiah Cantrell also of Floyd shot 76 and finished third.
13-14 Age Group Par 72 4998 Yards
Only two strokes separated the top four players in the age group as Mike Bateman of Salem shot 80 and took home the winning prize. Bateman made two birdies allowing him to edge Mikey Gonzalez of Radford and Evan Singleton of Pulaski by a single shot. Tyler Stover of Beckley, WV finished fourth with a score of 82.
10-12 Age Group Par 36 2326 Yards
Only 2 four strokes separated the top five players in the age group. Marco Beato of Blacksburg made a birdie on the par 3 eighth hole to gain a one shot victory over Gavn Horn, also of Blacksburg. JJ Robertson of Blacksburg and Liam Smith of Elliston tied for third with scores of 41. Adrian Wallace of Floyd was fifth with a score of 43.
9 and Under Age Group Par 36 1752 Yards
Coulton Caudill of Wytheville shot 43 to win the age group. Michael Brown of Blacksburg and Silas Edmonds of Wytheville shared the second place spot with scores of 47. Tillman Evans of Radford posted a score of 49 and finished fourth.
The Tour wraps up next week with the two-day Tour Championship at Pipestem Resort State Park on Tuesday-Wednesday July 18-19.
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