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Janesvile boys champion hits greens, putts well

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JOHN N. BARRY
July 27, 2011
— Ryne Clatworthy was a model of consistency in Tuesday’s final round of the Janesville Optimist Junior Tournament at Riverside Golf Course.

The Janesville Craig senior-to-be hit 15 greens in regulation and putted with pinpoint precision.


Clatworthy’s 50-foot lag putt on the final hole of the tournament allowed him to tap in for par and claim a one-shot victory over Peyton Graham in the boys 17-18 year-old division. Clatworthy shot a second-round 74 and won the overall title with a 36-hole total of 149.


Jordan Gagg cruised to the title in the boys 15-16 bracket, while Zach Morris won the boys 13-14 division thanks to a second-round 77.


Karlee McCue won the girls 17-18 division and the overall title with a 167 total, with Taylor Utzig second at 174. Ashley Hermanns (178) won the girls 15-16 division, and Savanah Ryder the 13-14 division.


In the two-day, 18-hole tournament at Blackhawk Golf Course, Nate Farrell won a three-hole playoff over Matt Zimmerman to win the 11-12 boys division. Austin Gray won the boys 9-10 division.


Jacqueline Polglaze won the girls 11-12 bracket, and Sophia Dooman the girls 9-10 division.


Clatworthy and the Janesville Parker senior-to-be Graham were tied after shooting 2-over 38s on the front nine Tuesday, which started on hole 10. Graham double bogeyed the par 4, second hole to fall two shots back but pulled within one thanks to a chip-in birdie at the par 5, fourth. Clatworthy regained a two-shot lead when Graham bogeyed the fifth, but an errant tee shot at the par 3, eighth resulted in a bogey for Clatworthy and reduced his lead to one going into the final hole.


Graham and Clatworthy both reached the par 4, ninth in two, but Graham had a 15-foot for birdie while Clatworthy’s 50-foot birdie putt was all downhill. Clatworthy deftly left his lag putt within a foot and tapped in for par. Graham’s birdie putt rimmed out, leaving Clatworthy the winner.


“I just tried to play it safe on the last hole and keep it straight,” Clatworthy said. “I was a little mad after I dumped that shot on eight, but I was able to recover on nine.


“I’ve played pretty well this summer, and the last two days here, I shot just about what my handicap is.”


Clatworthy birdied two of his first four holes Tuesday, but double bogeyed the difficult par 4, 16th. He had nine pars and a bogey in his back-nine 37.


Junior City Optimist Tournament

At Riverside (36-36—72)


BOYS


(Final results)


17-18 year-olds


149—Ryne Clatworthy, 74-75.


150—Peyton Graham, 75-75.


160—Dustin Richards, 78-82.


186—Andrew Schoeder, 90-96.


207—Ryan Myers, 110-97.


209—Nathan Krueger, 107, 102.


15-16 year-olds


155—Jordan Gagg, 75-80.


166—Nolan Moran, 83-83.


184—Nick Kyle, 96-88—184.


186—Everet Schmoldt, 93-93.


190—Ben Groomwald, 95-95.


191—Adam Bladorn, 98-93.


194—Jordan Manthey, 91-103.


196—Christian Dare, 96-100.


202—Brian Gerber, 103-99.


226—Peter Ziegler, 107-119.


13-14 year-olds


161—Zachary Morris, 84-77.


173—Johnathan Milner, 86-87.


214—Nolan Masterson, 110-104.


216—Brady Moldenhaner, 111-105.


265—Nicholas Mauritz, 135-130.


328—Gabe Waller, 165-163.


GIRLS


17-18 year-olds


167—Karlee McCue, 80-87.


174—Taylor Utzig, 86-88.


15-16 year-olds


178—Ashley Hermanns, 90-88.


185—Micayla Richards, 97-88.


201—Taylor Wyss, 98-103.


13-14 year-olds


276—Savanah Ryder, 153, 123.


At Blackhawk (Par 34)


BOYS


(Nine holes)


11-12 year-olds


Round 1 Round 2 Total


89—Nate Farrell, 40-49; Matt Zimmerman, 45-44.


92—Michael Henry, 45-47; Nick Richards, 46-46.


94—Anthony Schrader, 47-47.


103—Michael Koppa, 55-48.


109—Brady Christianson, 52-57; Spencer Orley, 58-51.


110—Nick Strunz, 52-58; Parker Klementz, 56-54.


111—Justin Burke, 56-55.


112—Bailey Olin, 60-52.


113—Tucker Dunk, 56-57.


117—John Tibbetts, 56-61.


122—Nikolas Sitter, 67-55.


124—Chris Ardrey, 63-61.


128—Thomas Kulinski, 61-67.


130—Tyson Delacy, 68-62; Tyler Kulas, 70-60.


131—Michael Feirn, 71-60.


133—Matt Brunhoefer, 66-67.


136—Jacob Hayes, 64-72; Anthony Cervantes, 70-66.


137—Lucas Standish, 75-62.


138—Joe Hoeser, 69-69.


143—Scott Hartwig, 69-74.


146—Adam Huber, 76-70.


151—Cory Jordan, 81-70.


9-10 year-old


(Par 28)


70—Austin Gray, 37-33.


83—Dan Thomsen, 41-42.


92—Casey Vanderlinden, 51-41.


95—Jay Gorman, 47-48.


98—Ethan Learned, 50-48.


100—David Lux, 46-54; Owen Henry, 47-53.


109—Brody Dahlke, 60-49.


114—Ty Bienema, 60-54.


140—Tanner Long, 71-69.


156—Justice Spenske, 81-75.


GIRLS


11-12 year-olds


143—Jacqueline Polglaze, 68-75.


9-10 year-olds


105—Sophia Dooman, 52-53.


123—Emily Wright, 64-59; Grace Schmaling, 65-58.


124—Sara Nerad, 56-68.



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