FLINT – The Flint Junior Golf Association’s (FJGA) first competition of the year kicked off last Monday, June 24, across all eight of its groups at various golf courses throughout Genesee County. Area high schoolers competing in the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus group began their season at Flint Golf Club, with both Elizabeth Gibbs of Goodrich and Grace Hoffman of Kearsley taking home top honors on the girls’ side with rounds of 84, while Grand Blanc’s Ashton Gaulin won on the boys’ side with a 79.
Other scores from the girls’ side included a 92 from Grand Blanc’s Madison Brigance, a 97 from Flint Powers Catholic’s Olivia Canaday and a 100 from Powers’ Kelsey Malone. Chloe Evoy of Davison finished with a 102, Madeline Swett of Goodrich finished with a 104, Ashley Madill of Goodrich carded a 106 and Emily Madill finished with a 110.
On the boys’ side, Grand Blanc’s Ranveer Ajimal tied with Flushing’s Andrew Nestor for second with a pair of 81s. Cameron Beckwith of Swartz Creek finished with an 82, both Grant Foren of Grand Blanc and Travis Gist of Davison carded 84s and Grand Blanc’s Brendan Silpoch finished with an 86. Jack Banes of Davison finished with an 88, Lapeer’s Jake McGeary carded an 89 and Davison’s Craig Banes had a 91. Connor Jewell of Swartz Creek carded a 93 and Sean Nolan of Lapeer finished with a 94.
The Jack Nicklaus group traveled to Clio to compete for the Henrickson Award, the first major award of the FJGA season, on Monday after we went to press. For full results, visit www.fjga.org and click on the “results” tab.