Junior tournament includes makes, misses
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.’’
“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)
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.
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
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.
80—Karlee Mccue, 38-42
86—Taylor Utzig, 46-40
90—Ashley Hermanns, 44-46
97—Micayla Richards, 47-50
98—Taylor Wyss, 45-53
112—Mckena Myszewski, 56-56
153—Savanah Ryder, 76-77
At Blackhawk Golf Course
45—Henry Michael, Matt Zimmerman.
56—Parker Klementz, Justin Burke, Tucker Dunk, John Tibbets
69—Joe Hoeser, Scott Hartwig, Joey Nerad
70—Tyler Kulas, Anthony Cervantes
47—Jay Gorman, Owen Henry
60—Brody Dahlke, Ty Bienema