Four Ozark High School golfers won the top division of the Betty & Bobby Allison’s Junior Pro-Am on Friday, edging Tank Components Industries on a scorecard tiebreaker.
The event featured 20 teams and was a fundraiser for the PGA Korn Ferry Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship, whose pros play July 25-28 at Highland Springs Country Club.
Friday’s event, held at Rivercut Golf Course, saw the Ozark Bank team of Ozark students Kelby Day, Payeton Blake, Maddie Greenlee and Maddie Jenkins – along with pro Brandon Cauldwell – card a 125.
It was the first time that the Ozark players had competed together.
“It was an all-around good day. Nothing spectacular,” Blake said. “We just made a lot of birdies and par 5s. We made some pretty clutch putts.”
The Ozark team’s par on No. 3 proved to be the difference against a group consisting of pro Kevin Kring, Adam Floyd, Brayden Emmert, Carter Chronister and Christian Cooper. Floyd sank a 40-yard chip on the par 4 No. 4.
“We played pretty well. Our putting was pretty good,” Floyd said. “(Kring) was fun. If your shot was used, he gave us a poker card. And if you had the best hand at the end, you got a prize.”
In Division II, a team of Steve Jurgensen, Drew Tackett, Jake Sage, Oliver Feldman and Bennie Roche fired a 142 to win. Sage sank an eagle on No. 16, thanks in part to Jurgensen’s nearly long drive.
It edged out a Central Bank of the Ozarks-sponsored team of pro Ken Evans, Peyton Burbridge, Hunter Foster, Brady Owen and Matthew Baumgardner.
Jurgensen provided a lot of tips. Feldman made two birdie putts.
“I couldn’t do it without my teammates’ help,” Feldman said. “And our pro was really interactive.”
“He was real nice. He told us what putts to use,” Tackett said.