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Junior tournament includes makes, misses

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KENNETH M. VELOSKEY
July 26, 2011
— Payton Graham was down in the doinks Monday after the first round of the 36-hole Janesville Optimist Junior Tournament at Riverside Golf Course.

The 36-hole juniors final is today at Riverside, while the two-round, 9-hole tourney for 12-and-younger boys and girls concludes today at Blackhawk Golf Course.


Graham, Ryne Clatworthy and Jordan Gagg each shot 3-over-par 75 for the day’s low round at Riverside. Graham, a senior at Parker High School, and Clatworthy, a senior at Craig High, share the 17-18 year-old lead. Dustin Richards, a Parker senior, carded a 78 and is three strokes behind Graham and Clatworthy.


Gagg leads the 15-16 age group.


Jared Masterson carded an 81 and is six strokes behind Gagg.


Karlee Mccue fired an 80 (38-42) for the 17-18 girls lead, and Ashley Hermanns carded a 90 to lead the 15-16 girls age group. Savanah Ryder, the only player in the 13-14 girls group, carded a 153.


Meanwhile, at Blackhawk Golf Course, Nate Farrell fired a 40 to lead the 11-12 boys age group. Henry Michael and Matt Zimmerman each are five shots back at 45.


Austin Grey fired the day’s low round of 37 and leads the 9-10 boys.


Jacqueline Polglaze carded a 68 and is the only entrant in the 11-12 girls. Sophia Dooman carded 52 to lead the 9-10. Sara Nerad trails by four shots with a 56.


As Graham, Clatworthy and Richards poured over their scorecards, lamenting mistakes and smiling at triumphs, Graham made a particular assessment of his putting at No. 3.


“I almost made my sand shot, and I had a two-foot putt for birdie,” Graham said. “I doinked it.’’


Doink?


“It’s a short putt,” Graham said. “I missed a short putt.’’


Graham smoothed over his doink with birdies at Nos. 1, 10 and 17. Graham posted a 2-over 38 on the front and 1-over 37 coming home.


Clatworthy opened with a double bogey at No. 1 but settled down to post three straight pars and an eagle at the par-5 sixth hole. He followed with a pair of bogeys and closed the front going birdie, birdie for a 1-over 37. Clatworthy mixed four birdies with a pair of double bogeys and bogey on the back nine for a 2-over 38.


Gagg birdied 7, 9 and 10.


“I had a few putting issues coming in at the end,” Gagg said. “I three-putted 12 and 13 for bogeys with makeable birdie putts and I two-putted 14 for bogey, so I had three straight bogeys.’’


All doinks aside, the young players maintain a good attitude about their game.


“It’s a friendly, a bragging rights kind of thing,’’ said Clatworthy of the tournament.


JUNIOR OPTIMIST TOURNAMENT

At Riverside Golf Club (Par 72)


BOYS


17-18 year-olds


75—Ryne Clatworthy, 37-38; Peyton Graham, 38-37.


78—Dustin Richards, 39-39.


90—Andrew Schroeder, 47-43.


107—Nathan Krueger, 55-52


110—Ryan Myers, 58-52.


15-16


75—Jordan Gagg, 36-39.


81—Jared Masterson, 40-41.


83—Nolan Moran, 43-40.


91—Jordan Manthey, 45-46


93—Everett Schmoldt, 48-45


95—Ben Groonwald, 48-47


96—Christian Dare, 48-48; Nick Kyle, 47-49.


98—Adam Bladorn, 48-50.


103—Brian Gerber, 49-54.


107—Peter Ziegler, 52-55


13-14


84—Zachary Morris, 43-41


86—Johnathan Milner, 40-46


110—Nolan Masterson, 57-53


111—Brady Moldenhaner, 55-56


135—Nicholas Mauritz, 70-65


165—Gabe Waller, 86-79


DNF—Michael Barry, Chase Glissendorf.


GIRLS


17-18


80—Karlee Mccue, 38-42


86—Taylor Utzig, 46-40


15-16


90—Ashley Hermanns, 44-46


97—Micayla Richards, 47-50


98—Taylor Wyss, 45-53


112—Mckena Myszewski, 56-56


13-14


153—Savanah Ryder, 76-77


At Blackhawk Golf Course


BOYS


(Nine holes)


11-12


40—Nate Farrell.


45—Henry Michael, Matt Zimmerman.


46—Nick Richards.


47—Anthony Schrader


52—Nick Strunz


55—Michael Koppa


56—Parker Klementz, Justin Burke, Tucker Dunk, John Tibbets


58—Spencer Orley


60—Olin Bailey


61—Thomas Kulinski


63—Chris Ardrey


64—Jacob Hayes


66—Matt Brunhoefer


67—Nikolas Sitter


68—Tyson Delacy


69—Joe Hoeser, Scott Hartwig, Joey Nerad


70—Tyler Kulas, Anthony Cervantes


71—Michael Feirn


75—Lucas Standish


76—Adam Huber


81—Cory Jordan


9-10


37—Austin Gray


41—Dan Thomsen


46—David Lux


47—Jay Gorman, Owen Henry


50—Ethan Learned


51—Casey Vanderlinden


60—Brody Dahlke, Ty Bienema


71—Tanner Long


81—Justice Spenske


GIRLS


(Nine holes)


11-12


68—Jacqueline Polglaze


9-10


52—Sophia Dooman


56—Sara Nerad


64—Emily Wright


65—Grace Schmaling



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