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JGAC Season Starting to Heat Up! Mulligan, Lehigh Prevail after Marathon Playoffs for First June 8, 2017 It was a perfect day for golf at Overland Park near downtown Denver today. In the Girls Division, Katelyn Lehigh and Taylor Tucker battled through a five hole playoff for honors. Both shooting 79 for the day, Lehigh prevailed with blisters on her feet after the 23 hole marathon. Tucker finished in second and Eva Pett took third after a scorecard playoff between four players at a +8 (80). For the Boys 14-15 division, Will Chadwick took first place with a three-over-par score of 75. Eli Marquez took second place, with a 76 and Cole Reister shot a 77, earning third place. In the competitive Boys 16-18 division, two Chaparral High School teammates competed in a 3-hole playoff after a tie with 18-hole scores of 73. Tyler Mulligan took first place, putting his team mate, Jonas Graham, at second place. Henry Howser rounded out our top three with a 74. Many players were able to capitalize on the opportunities available on this Denver gem. The links style course with its tough pin placements, tree lined fairways and thick rough proved to be a great venue for our JGAC players to shine!
In the girl’s division, Kaylee Chen, from Highlands Ranch walked away with medalist honors after firing a very solid +5, 69. Kaylee made 3 birdies on the back nine to finish the back nine at one under par. Just one stroke behind Kaylee was Sophia Choi of Littleton. Rounding out our top 3 was Hadley Ashton from Erie, shooting a +9, 73. For complete Girls Division results, click HERE. In our boy’s division, Traejan Andrews, from Windsor, finished in first place with a fantastic finish of +1, 65. He made 2 birdies today, offset by just three bogeys. Coming in second place, and just two strokes behind Traejan was Gage Messingham of Arvada. We had a three way tie for 3rd place between Kenny VanWormer, Will Rinehart, and Maxwell Lange. In breaking that tie for our 3rd place medal, winning the scorecard playoff, was Will Rinehart, shooting 36-33- 69. For complete Boys Division results, click HERE. The next JGAC 11-13 Series Event will be contested at Southridge Golf Course on June 15th.
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11-13 Series Event At Springhill 7-10 IMG Academy Junior Golf Course World Qualifier June 8, 2017
June 7, 2017
The Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado continued its busy start to the summer season today, heading to Springhill Golf Course, for an 11-13 Series Event.
For the first time, the JGAC conducted IMG Academy Junior World qualifiers for the 7-8 and 9-10 divisions. South Suburban Family Sports GC hosted thirty-seven juniors as they vied for five qualifying spots.
It was a beautiful day for golf as 68 players took the course. The leaderboard was bunched at the top in both the boy’s and girl’s divisions. We saw some fantastic play!
In the Boys 7-8 division, Ashton Edwards of Boulder, CO earned the qualifying spot with a 9-hole score of 41. He beat 1st alternate Jude Gasser of Denver, CO by