FLINT – Brisk and windy conditions greeted the junior golfers taking part in the annual Flint Jr. Golf Association summer league that opened on Monday at the Flint Golf Club.
The league is divided into 5-hole, 9-hole and 18-hole divisions with the high school-aged golfers playing in the Jack Nicklaus division.
Several medals were handed out in the Jack Nicklaus Group after Monday’s opening rounds with Flushing’s Kayla Gerhardt firing an 84 and Brandon’s Skyler Kochan, Lapeer’s Madelyn Taormina and Flint Powers’ Madison Zloto carded matching 94s.
One shot back was Grace Hoffman with a 95, Goodrich’s Jolie Brochu fired 96, Goodrich’s Morgan Swett 99 and Stephanie Gilles and Gabi Perez shot 100. Evan VandePutte (Davison) carded 101, Skyler Henry (Swartz Creek) and Goodrich’s Halle Moore had matching rounds of 103. Emily Brecht (Lapeer) fired a 111, Lily Horning and Callie Kennedy (Lapeer) carded 116s.
In the boys’ competition, six medals were handed out with Grand Blanc’s Trevor Bailey firing a 77, Goodrich’s Trent Barth 79, Nick Brown 77, Dylan Conte 78, Dylan Mullaney (Lapeer) 79 and Grand Blanc’s Jake Waun 79.
Other scores included: Mason Cooper (Lapeer) 80, Andrew Nestor 81, Evan Carrol 81, Nick Bruett (Grand Blanc) 83, Swartz Creek’s Parker Mitchell 83, Fenton’s Tait Shaltz 83 and Brett Hobson and John George 84s. Walker Drury (Swartz Creek) and Cameron Beckwith 85, Logan Cooper (Lapeer) 87, Kearsley’s Jack Vollmar 87, Luke Harrington shot 88 and Trevor Coppler (Davison), Evan Finsterwald (Grand Blanc) and Dylan Stankewicz 89. Jack Reece Miller and Grant Foren fired 90s, Grand Blanc’s Owen Walker 91, Travis Gist 91, Edward Farrell 92, Noah Reeser 92, Brendon Spiloch 94 and Carman-Ainsworth’s John Karbowski 95. Jackson Foguth and Jackson Bitterman ended up with 96s, Austin Kibby 97 and Bryan Fischer 100. Jason Allmen carded 106, Mitchell Carlson 109 and Peyton Craft 119.
On Monday, July 3 the Nicklaus Group vies for the coveted Henrickson award at Atlas Valley. Other groups will play at Swartz Creek, Copper Ridge and Kearsley courses.