SWARTZ CREEK – The Jack Nicklaus 198-hole Group of the Flint Jr. Golf Association vied for the title yesterday at Swartz Creek Golf Course.
On Monday, the group held its tournament qualifying round and Flushing’s Joe Montpas led all participants with a 1-under par 71. Goodrich’s Sydni Harding led the girls with a 79.
Tuesday began match play to determine the flight winners and 24 players contended.
In the semis of the Championship Flight for boys, Montpas defeated Mitchell Hughes 4 & 2 and Noah Troyer beat Kyle VanBoemel by default. In the first flight, Dylan Mullaney beat Parker Mitchell 4 & 3 and Dylan Conte beat Dylan Stankewicz by default. In the second flight, Evan Finsterwald took out Trevor Sundrla by default and Cameron Beckwith beat John George 1 up in 22 holes.
In the girls’ Championship Flight Kamryn Johnston beat Harding 5 & 3 and Cammi Lucia beat Kerri Parks 1 up in 19 holes. In the first flight, Megan Reimel beat Aaron Monroe 4 & 2. In the second flight, Bailey Bryant beat Callie Kennedy 2 & 1 and Elizabeth Gibbs beat Kayla Gerhardt by default.
Yesterday as we were going to press the finals were taking place with play beginning at 7 a.m. See next week’s edition to see who claimed the titles. – L.P.