Junior tournament includes makes, misses

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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.’’


“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.


At Riverside Golf Club (Par 72)


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.


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


(Nine holes)


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


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


(Nine holes)


68—Jacqueline Polglaze


52—Sophia Dooman

56—Sara Nerad

64—Emily Wright

65—Grace Schmaling

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