Several area junior golfers took a step Monday night toward competing at the prestigious Highland Springs Country Club, as they advanced in the fourth annual Ozarks Junior Pitch, Chip & Putt Championship presented by the Missouri Golf Association.
Held at the Betty Allison Family Golf Center on the Oscar Blom Course in Springfield, the event was a fundraiser for the PGA Korn Ferry Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper.
Forty youths took part in the competition, which featured scoring in each category. The top three in each division then advanced to the finals, set for 6 p.m. on Monday, July 18 at Highland Springs Country Club.
“This was another success,” said Taylor Frederich, Director of Operations for the PCCC. “We’re competing against a lot of activities, but we saw tonight that the future of the game looks promising. We had kids from golf backgrounds and others who are just curious about the sport, and that’s a win. We just want to show them what fun the game can be.”
Results are below:
Girls 6-8: Parkinson Harper (32), Wilmott Sydnee (28)
Boys 6-8: Solomon Fronce (48), Cam Martin (44), Breck Herion (40)
Girls 9-11: Riley Bennett (42), Keighan Mann (38), Taylor Mann (18)
Boys 9-11: Max Albers (58), Connor Bailey (54), Will Hatcher (54)
Girls 12-14: Lin Phoebe (60), Delaney Daniels (58), Allison Keller (56)
Boys 12-14: Tyler Davis (70), Wyatt Retasket (52), Chase Simons (44)