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May 2012

Volume 2 Issue 4

Gateway PGA

17269 Wild Horse Creek Rd. Suite 110 Chesterfield, MO 63005 Phone: 636-532-3355 Alex Anderson Junior Golf Director

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Growing The Game— Junior Style!

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Fitness Tip by Barb Michaels

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Meet the interns

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Tournament Schedule

12-20 Results

Dear Junior and Parents, We could not have asked for a better Spring Season! At times the Spring provided a true test of one’s golfing ability. Regardless, if it was wind and rain at Wolf Hollow or heat and humidity at Belk Park. However, many of our Junior’s prevailed and posted some low and impressive pre-season scores. You can see several of the results and recaps in this newsletter. The Gateway Junior PGA is excited to have four new summer interns for the 2012 season! We have Alisha Matthews, who is a Gateway Junior PGA alumni and just wrapped up her college golf career at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Nathan Jacquin, is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management from Southeastern Missouri State University and is another junior program alumni. Katie Caufield finished up her junior year at University of Kansas and is also a native to the Gateway Junior PGA. Last but not least, we have Kasey McCammack, who is pursuing a degree from Lindenwood University in Sports Management and also played on the Lindenwood Golf Team. Be sure to read more about the interns in the “Meet the Interns” section of this newsletter. Golfzilla now has a Facebook page! Be sure to like “Gateway Golfzilla” on Facebook. You can stay posted on which events Golfzilla will be by reading the “Growing the Game - Junior Style!” section of the newsletter. Also, sign ups for the College Combine have begun. Be sure to sign up if you have not done so yet! I hope the end of the school year is going well for everyone. Study hard and finish the year strong! See you on the course. Sincerely, Alex Anderson Director of Junior Golf 1


YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE! The Gateway PGA’s First Ever Junior Play Golf America Day (held at Mid Rivers Golf Links on April 28) was a HUGE success! If you were not able to attend then… well, you missed out! Don’t worry, though. There’s always next year! Our Gateway PGA College Combine opened for Registration April 30th at 8:00 am. So far, 21 juniors have signed up. Registration is limited to 80 juniors, so make sure you don’t miss out. Juniors who participate will go through a morning of golf evaluations and assessments in the areas golf skill performance, fitness/human performance, club evaluations, mental game analysis (optional), and short game tests. In addition, they will receive a Gateway PGA approved Combine Results Book with ranking/comparisons to current college players playing in various divisions across the country, a Combine Shirt, and a Practice and Playing/Statistics log. The event will be held at WingHaven Country Club on Saturday, June 16th from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Cost is $50.00 per junior. Finally, as the Summer Series approaches with the promise of great golfing weather, I would like to take this opportunity to say how much I am looking forward to frequenting the links with you all while providing family fun golfing opportunities for everyone! It doesn’t matter how old you are or if you have any golf experience, Golfzilla is waiting for you! Happy Golfing! Ali Wells, PGA Director of Foundation Programs and Player Development

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Barb Michaels Optimal Lifestyles, Inc. barb@optimallifestylesinc.com

Golf: It’s A Skin Game At this time of year, golf is a skin game. Golfers face a difficult, if not impossible, task in avoiding the sun. As golfers, we should be aware of the potential risk and do everything we can to avoid future damage to our skin. Therefore, sun protection products are a critical line of defense. Skin cancer may not be everyone’s favorite topic, but pay attention to the statistics: half of all new cancers diagnosed each year in the United States are skin cancers, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, a good reminder for golfers to take the extra few minutes before each round to apply sunscreens, in order to prevent future skin problems that may keep them out of the game. Really, the solution is that simple: wear sunscreen, wear sunscreen, wear sunscreen. The good news is today’s products are non-greasy gels and sprays that won’t run, making them more golfer-friendly. The following specific “sun safety tips” from the American Academy of Dermatology will further help to prevent damage to your skin: - Avoid the sun between 10a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun’s rays are strongest - Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays, and has a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or greater, even on cloudy days. Apply sunscreen about 20 minutes before exposure to the sun. -Reapply sunscreen every two hours when outdoors, even on cloudy days. -Wear protective, tightly woven clothing. Dark colors give more protection. -Wear a wide broad-brimmed hat and sunglasses with UV protective lenses. -Stay in the shade whenever possible. -Avoid reflective surfaces, which can reflect up to 85 percent of the sun’s damaging rays. Since May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, you might consider taking prevention one step further: get a skin screening with a dermatologist. To locate a screening near you, contact the American Academy of Dermatology at 847-330-0230. In the meantime, get out, play golf and enjoy time in the sun – after you apply the sunscreen! Brought to You By Optimal Lifestyles, Inc.

wwwoptimallifestylesinc.com

314-494-9533

Optimal Lifestyles, Inc. provides personal training, golf fitness and yoga for golfers. The owner, Barb Michael is the fitness education sponsor for the Gateway PGA. The information provided by Optimal Lifestyles is for education purposes and should not replace care or advice from your physician. Please consult with your physician before beginning an exercise program or suspect you are ill.

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Alisha Matthews I recently graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation and Leisure Services Management. I played on the Saluki Women's Golf Team for all four years and helped them win 5 team titles along with an individual title at the SIUE Intercollegiate. At the 2012 Missouri Valley Conference Championship, I broke a Conference scoring record by shooting a 67 in the final round, helping my team to a 3rd place finish and earning a place on the MVC all Conference Team. If it was not for the Gateway Junior PGA I would not be the player I am today. I am excited to give back to a program

Nathan Jacquin I am currently a senior at Southeast Missouri State University finishing my B.S. in Sport Management. I have been playing golf since I was 7, and I have participated in the Gateway Junior PGA when I was in high school. I enjoy the outdoors especially hunting and fishing. I am really excited to be an intern with the Gateway PGA for the summer and I hope it leads to great things.

Kasey McCammack I am a former Lindenwood Lady Lion Golfer, where I was a captain my senior year. I had the opportunity to be a part of a team that won the Heart of America Athletic Conference in 2011 where I was on the all-conference team. During my two years, I was part of a team that had (6) 1st place finishes and (9) 2nd place finishes from Aug. 2010-May 2012. Currently I am pursuing a degree in Sport Management and have a year of experience in the golf industry from Persimmon Woods in St. Charles, MO. I am excited to work with the Juniors in the Gateway section!

Katie Caufield My name is Katie Caufield and I am a junior at University of Kansas. Currently I am pursuing a Masters of Architecture major. I have a love and passion for the game of golf and used to play in the Gateway Jr. PGA. I also have some experience working with juniors through the Paradise Valley Golf junior program. The Gateway PGA provided me so many opportunities and I am excited to give back to the program! I can’t wait to get the season started and meet all the members of our program!

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Tournament

Date

18 Hole Riverside #230 Riverside - Fenton, MO

Jun 5

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18 Hole Mid Rivers #231 Mid-Rivers - St. Peters, MO 18 Hole Spencer T. Olin #232 Spencer T. Olin - Alton, IL

Jun 15

Info

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Jun 20

Info

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18 Hole The Orchards #233 Orchards Golf Club, The - Belleville, IL

Jun 21

Info

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18 Hole Emerald Greens #234 Emerald Greens - St. Louis, MO

Jun 26

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18 Holes Lockhaven #247 Lockhaven - Alton, IL

Jun 27

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18 Hole Innsbrook #235 Innsbrook Resort GC - Innsbrook, MO 18 Hole Eagle Springs #226 Eagle Springs - St. Louis, MO 18 Hole Rolling Hills #237 Rolling Hills - Godfrey, IL

Jun 28

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Jun 29

Info

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Jul 2

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18 Hole The Falls GC #238 Falls Golf Club, The - O'Fallon, MO

Jul 3

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18 Hole Links at Dardenne #239 The Links at Dardenne - O'Fallon, MO

Jul 9

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18 Hole Tapawingo GC #240 Tapawingo GC - Sunset Hills, MO

Jul 10

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18 Hole Oakbrook #241 Oak Brook GC - North - Edwardsville, IL

Jul 13

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18 Hole The Landings #242 Landings at Spirit - ChesterďŹ eld, MO

Jul 18

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18 Hole Bear Creek #243 Bear Creek - Wentzville, MO

Jul 19

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18 Hole Belk Park #244 Belk Park GC - Wood River, IL

Jul 25

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18 Hole Wolf Hollow #245 Wolf Hollow GC - Labadie, MO

Jul 26

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Aug 6 - Aug 7

Info

Opens 07/01/2012

18 Hole Final Championship #835 Winghaven - O'Fallon, MO TBA -


Tournament

Date

Tour Riverside #333 Riverside - Fenton, MO

Jun 5

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Tour Mid Rivers GC #334 Mid-Rivers - St. Peters, MO

Jun 15

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Tour Spencer T. Olin #335 Spencer T. Olin - Alton, IL

Jun 20

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Tour Orchards GC #336 Orchards Golf Club, The - Belleville, IL

Jun 21

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Tour Emerald Greens #337 Emerald Greens - St. Louis, MO

Jun 26

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Tour Lockhaven #347 Lockhaven - Alton, IL

Jun 27

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Tour Innsbrook GC #338 Innsbrook Resort GC - Innsbrook, MO

Jun 28

Info

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Tour Eagle Springs #339 Eagle Springs - St. Louis, MO

Jun 29

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Tour Rolling Hills #340 Rolling Hills - Godfrey, IL

Jul 2

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Tour The Falls GC #341 Falls Golf Club, The - O'Fallon, MO

Jul 3

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Tour Oakbrook GC #342 Oak Brook GC - North - Edwardsville, IL

Jul 13

Info

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Tour The Landings #343 Landings at Spirit - ChesterďŹ eld, MO

Jul 18

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Tour Bear Creek #344 Bear Creek - Wentzville, MO

Jul 19

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Tour Belk Park #345 Belk Park GC - Wood River, IL

Jul 25

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Tour Wolf Hollow #346 Wolf Hollow GC - Labadie, MO

Jul 26

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Tour Final Championship #836 Winghaven - O'Fallon, MO

Aug 6 - Aug 7

Info

Opens 07/01/2012


Tournament

Date

9 Hole Four Seasons #256 Four Seasons - Chesterfield, MO

Jun 4

Info Register

9 Hole Riverside #268 Riverside - Fenton, MO

Jun 5

Info Register

9 Hole Tower Tee #269 Tower Tee GC - St. Louis, MO

Jun 6

Info Register

9 Hole Pheasant Run GC #270 Pheasant Run Executive - O'Fallon, MO

Jun 8

Info Register

9 Hole Forest Hills CC #271 Forest Hills - Chesterfield, MO

Jun 12

Info Register

9 Hole Mid Rivers #372 Mid-Rivers - St. Peters, MO

Jun 15

Info Register

9 Hole Spencer T. Olin #273 Spencer Olin Learning Ctr - Alton, IL

Jun 20

Info Register

9 Hole Ruth Park GC #274 Ruth Park GC - University City, MO

Jun 22

Info Register

9 Hole Berry Hill #275 Berry Hill - Bridgeton, MO

Jun 25

Info Register

9 Hole Emerald Greens #276 Emerald Greens - St. Louis, MO

Jun 26

Info Register

9 Hole Lockhaven #287 Lockhaven - Alton, IL

Jun 27

Info Register

9 Hole Eagle Springs GC #277 Eagle Springs - St. Louis, MO

Jun 29

Info Register

9 Hole Rolling Hills #278 Rolling Hills - Godfrey, IL

Jul 2

Info Register

9 Hole Tower Tee #279 Tower Tee GC - St. Louis, MO

Jul 5

Info Register

9 Hole Ruth Park GC #280 Ruth Park GC - University City, MO

Jul 6

Info Register

9 Hole Paradise Valley GC #281 Paradise Valley - St. Louis, MO

Jul 9

Info Register

9 Hole Pheasant Run GC #282 Pheasant Run Executive - O'Fallon, MO

Jul 11

Info Register

9 Hole Oakbrook GC #283 Oak Brook GC - East - Edwardsville, IL

Jul 13

Info Register

9 Hole Four Seasons #284 Four Seasons - Chesterfield, MO

Jul 20

Info Register

9 Hole Championship #812 Ballwin - Ballwin, MO

Jul 23 - Jul 24

Info Opens 07/01/2012

9 Hole Wolf Hollow #285 Wolf Hollow GC - Labadie, MO

Jul 26

Info Register

9 Hole St. Ann #286 St. Ann Municipal - St. Ann, MO

Jul 27

Info Register


Tournament

Date

Mini 9 Riverside #305: Riverside GC- Exec. - Fenton, MO

Jun 5

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Mini 9 Tower Tee #306: Tower Tee GC - St. Louis, MO

Jun 6

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Mini 9 Pheasant Run GC #307: Pheasant Run Executive - O'Fallon, MO

Jun 8

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Mini 9 Mid Rivers #308: Mid-Rivers - St. Peters, MO

Jun 15

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Mini 9 Spencer T. Olin #309: Spencer Olin Learning Ctr - Alton, IL

Jun 20 Info

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Mini 9 Ruth Park GC #310: Ruth Park GC - University City, MO

Jun 22

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Mini 9 Eagle Springs GC Exec #311: Eagle Springs GC- Exec. - St. Louise, MO Jun 29

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Mini 9 Rolling Hills #312: Rolling Hills GC- Exec. - Godfrey, IL

Jul 2

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Mini 9 Tower Tee #313: Tower Tee GC - St. Louis, MO

Jul 5

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Mini 9 Ruth Park GC #314: Ruth Park GC - University City, MO

Jul 6

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Mini 9 Pheasant Run GC #315: Pheasant Run Executive - O'Fallon, MO

Jul 11

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Mini 9 Oakbrook GC #316: Oak Brook - West - Edwardsville, IL

Jul 13

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Mini 9 St. Ann #317: St. Ann Municipal - St. Ann, MO

Jul 27

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Tournament

Date

Novice 9 Riverside #319: Riverside GC- Exec. - Fenton, MO

Jun 5

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Novice 9 Tower Tee #320: Tower Tee GC - St. Louis, MO

Jun 6

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Novice 9 Pheasant Run #321: Pheasant Run Executive - O'Fallon, MO

Jun 8

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Novice 9 Mid Rivers #322: Mid-Rivers - St. Peters, MO

Jun 15

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Novice 9 Spencer T. Olin #323: Spencer Olin Learning Ctr - Alton, IL

Jun 20

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Novice 9 Ruth Park #324: Ruth Park GC - University City, MO

Jun 22

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Novice 9 Eagle Spring Exec #325: Eagle Springs GC- Exec. - St. Louise, MO

Jun 29

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Novice 9 Rolling Hills #326: Rolling Hills GC- Exec. - Godfrey, IL

Jul 2

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Novice 9 Tower Tee #327: Tower Tee GC - St. Louis, MO

Jul 5

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Novice 9 Ruth Park #328: Ruth Park GC - University City, MO

Jul 6

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Novice 9 Pheasant Run GC #329: Pheasant Run Executive - O'Fallon, MO

Jul 11

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Novice 9 Oakbrook GC #330: Oak Brook - West - Edwardsville, IL

Jul 13

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Novice 9 St. Ann #331: St. Ann Municipal - St. Ann, MO

Jul 27

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Tournament

Date

Classics Normandie #301 Normandie - St. Louis, MO

Jun 18 - Jun 19

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Classics Dardenne/Tapawingo The Links at Dardenne - O'Fallon, MO Tapawingo GC - Sunset Hills, MO

Jul 9 - Jul 10

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Classics Persimmon Wood #302 Persimmon Woods - Weldon Spring, MO

Jul 16 - Jul 17

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Classics Winghaven #303 Winghaven - O'Fallon, MO

Jul 23 - Jul 24

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Classics Annbriar GC #304 Annbriar GC - Waterloo, IL

Jul 30 - Jul 31

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Tournament

Date

Callaway Jr World QualiďŹ er #665 Innsbrook Resort GC - Innsbrook, MO

Jun 7

Info

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Jun 11 - Jun 12

Info

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Jr PGA 2 Day QualiďŹ er #666 Sunset Hills - Edwardsville, IL

Golf courses across the country are offering discounted green fees to qualified juniors. To qualify, simply complete this Course Access Pass tutorial on safety, golf terminology, etiquette and the USGA Rules of Golf. There is also an online golf skills self-assessment to help verify your ability to play nine holes, plus recommend distances to tee off from. (This should take about 60 minutes.) Upon successful completion, you can print your personalized Course Access Pass and contact any of the participating courses to play! 9


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March 25, 2012

Despite soggy conditions, these juniors prevailed at the ďŹ rst event of the year! 9 Hole Boys 12 & Under

18 Hole Boys 15 & Under

1st Jack Cronin (44) 2nd Steven Wendling (52) 3rd Sam Bricker (53)

1st Davis Soderberg (71)* 2nd Ryan Martin (74) 3rd Jackson Wendling (77)

9 Hole Boys 13 & Up

18 Hole Boys 16 & Up

1st Kyle Boggs (49) 2nd Nathan Dallas (51) 3rd Fletcher Dietrich (54)

1st Christopher Ferris (78) 2nd Rickey Barrett (81) 3rd Cameron Hicks (85)

*Davis Soderberg shot the low for the overall event; 71, one under par. Way to Go!

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Wentzville, MO

(Continued)

9 Hole Girls 12 & Under 18 Hole Girls 15 & Under

1st Kylah Gore (59)

9 Hole Girls 13 & Up

1st Reagan Snavely (90) 2nd Leigha Kelly (100) 3rd Grace Aromando (109)

18 Hole Girls 16 & Up

1st Stephanie Johnson (61) 2nd Madison Grisham (62) 3rd Abigail Beckerdite (63) 1st Amanda Kim (79) 2nd Alexa Boatman (93) 3rd Megan Biscan (102)

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GATEWAY JUNIOR SPRING EVENT AT SPENCER T. OLIN Alton, IL April 1, 2012

“It was an exciting day at Spencer T!” 9 Hole Boys—12 & Under 1st Clark Warren (41) 2nd Brennan Dolnick (42) 3rd Johnathan Turner (42)

9 Hole Boys—13 & Up 1st Kevin Westermann (47) 2nd Nicholas Messinger (50) 3rd Adam Robbins (51)

18 Hole Boys—15 & Under 1st Daniel Venker (75) 2nd Michael Pfitzner (76) 3rd Zachary Cliatt (77)

18 Hole Boys—16 & Up 1st John Schmidtke (74) * 2nd Charles Hawn (79) 3rd Connor Bradley (79) *Overall low for the day.

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GATEWAY JUNIOR SPRING EVENT AT SPENCER T. OLIN (Continued) 9 Hole Girls—12 & Under 1st Lauren Hawley (53) 2nd London Picker (65) 3rd Claire Solovic (71)

9 Hole Girls—13 & Up 1st Allison Rieske (52) 2nd Abbey Burns (59)

18 Hole Girls—15 & Under 1st Victoria Hays (79) 2nd Reagan Snavely (86) 3rd Taylor Hayes (88)

18 Hole Girls—16 & Up 1st Lindsey Eisenreich (75) 2nd Morgan Maberry (80) 3rd Miranda Lidisky (83)

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SPENCER T. OLIN MINI AND NOVICE DIVISIONS Mini 9 Girls

1st Catherine Cronin (62) 2nd Elise Paul (82)

Girls 9 e Novic

1st Sofia Gamayo (45) 2nd Brooke Wriggles (58)

Novice

9 Boy s

1st Lucas Verdun (43) 2nd Avery Irwin (45) 3rd Matthew Solovic (47)

Mini 9 Boys

irst f e h t ed k r a m 9 y Sunda and Novice Mini rnament Tou n! o s a e s o f th e 1st Kal Kolar (31)* 2nd Joshua Hunt (47) 3rd Darren Teh (51) *Overall low for the day. 15


Spring Event #6

Arlington

May 6, 2012

Granite City, IL

18 Hole Boys 16 & Up 1st- Crimson Callahan- 70* 2nd- Colin Wilson-72 3rd- Clint Cress-72 18 Hole Boys 15 & Under 1st-Logan Harris--77 2nd- Cale Ambuehl-79 3rd- Connor Eghigian-81 9 Hole Boys 13 & Up 1st- Nick Messinger- 39 2nd- Brady Marrow- 42 3rd- Mayur Khanna- 43 9 Hole Boys 12 & Under 1st- Zachary Trimpe- 42 2nd- Colin Stolze- 44

*Crimson Callahan shot the low for the overall tournament at two under par. Way to Go!

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Spring Event #6

Arlington

May 6, 2012

18 Hole Girls 16 & Up 1st- Emilee Flaugher- 74 2nd- Vitoria Hays- 76 3rd- RaeChelle Leiken-77 18 Hole Girls 15 & Under 1st- Reagan Snavely- 78 2nd Abby Schroeder- 92 3rd- Claire Shadowens-99 9 Hole Girls 13 & Up 1st- Abigail Beckerdite- 49 2nd- Cheyanne Haskins- 74 9 Hole Girls 12 & Under 1st- Allision Bray-48 2nd- Sophia Graack- 60 3rd- Emily Marrs- 67

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May 13, 2012

18 Hole Girls—16 & Up 1st Place- Nikka Bazzetta- 77 2nd Place- Pavin Jackson- 82

9 Hole Girls—13 & Up 1st Place- Mikala Jungmeyer- 56 2nd Place- Stephanie Johnson- 60 18

9 Hole Girls—12 & Under 1st Place- Sarah Lewis- 71 2nd Place- London Picker- 83

18 Hole Girls—15 & Under 1st Place- Taylor Hayes- 86 2nd Place- Abigail Irwin- 89 3rd Place- Allison Bray- 96


Innsbrook, MO

18 HOLE BOYS 16 AND UP 1st Place- Crimson Callahan- 82 2nd Place- Trey Tussey-86 3rd Place- Sam Range-93

18 HOLE BOYS 15 AND UNDER 1st Place- Davis Soderberg-73 2nd Place- Frankie Thomas-75 3rd Place- Austen Schettler-77

9 HOLE BOYS 13 AND UP 1st Place- Marc Scheipeter-45 2nd Place-Josh Estrel- 47 3rd Place- Kevin Westerman- 49

9 HOLE BOYS 12 AND UNDER 1st Place- Jack Cronin-44 2nd Place- Colin Stolze- 45 3rd Place- Kurt Matheney- 46

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