Boys and girls, ages 7-18, from Metro Atlanta and North Georgia participated in three Atlanta Junior Golf events during the past two weeks. On July 9, players competed at Reunion Golf Club in Hoschton and on July 14 at the Chattahoochee Country Club in Gainesville. On July 16, players traveled to Commerce to compete at the Double Oaks Golf Course. Winners were crowned in various age and skill divisions.
In the boys 12 and under division, Bailey Ulp of Suwanee took first place with a score of 36. K.J. Smith of Sandy Springs placed second and Harrison Brown finished third.
Andy Bracewell of Gainesville finished first in the boys 13-14 year old division with his score of 39. Jackson Berry, also of Gainesville, shot a 40 to finish second. Braselton’s Taylor Martin finished third with a 41.
In the 15-18 year old division, Ross Jenkins of Bonaire took first with a score of 84. Benjamin Braza and Charlie Matthews, both of Gainesville, tied for second with an 85.
Kaylee Random of Alpharetta won the girls 7-18 year old division with her score of 42. Hannah Earle of Cumming finished two strokes back with a 44. Ellyn Kievet of Suwanee took third with a final score of 47.
In the 18-hole open girls’ 7-18 division, Michaela Owen of Alpharetta shot a 69 to win the tournament. Mill Creek High School’s Ashley Frier came in second with her score of 83. Jackie Trujillo of Atlanta placed third with a score of 86.
Michaela Booker of Dahlonega won the boys 13-14 year old 18-hole open with a score of 78. Andrew Stolerena of Lilburn finished two strokes back to take second and Ryan Elmore of Dunwoody placed third with a score of 81.
In the boys’ 15-18 year old open, Will Barr of Watkinsville led all scorers with a 75. Alex Elmore of Dunwoody finished one stroke back to take second. Alpharetta’s John Russo took third with a score of 78.
Gainesville resident Grant Lasseter won the 18-hole boys’ 12 and under division with a score of 81. James Scott of Sandy Springs carded an 84 to take second and John Gabianelli of Atlanta finished third with a 91.
In the 13-14 year old age group, Pep Brown of Gainesville took the title with a 76. Taylor Martin of Braselton and Madison Turner of Canton tied for second with a 78 each.
Ross Ward of Gainesville shot a 73 to win the 15-18 year old division. Buck Patton of Macon followed with a 74 and Alex Rohrer of Alpharetta placed third with a 78.
In the 18 hole open boys 13-14 year old group, another Gainesville player, Carson Brown, took first with an 81. Matt Lattanzi of Rome and Brandon Lee of Alpharetta tied for second with an 83.
In the boys’ 15-18 open division, John Wytanis of Suwanee shot a 77 to win his age group.
John Licata of Alpharetta and Mitchel Konkle of Dacula tied for second with a 78 each.
DOUBLE OAKS RESULTS
Andrew Barrett of Ball Ground won the nine-hole boys’ 12 and under division Wednesday with a score of 45. Drew Lasseter and Noah Evans of Gainesville tied for second with a 46.
In the 13 and over division, Jack Banda of Grayson led all scorers with a 40. Daniel Goeckel of Duluth placed second with a 43 and Gray Roberts of Atlanta rounded out the top three with a 44.
In the boys’ 18-hole 12 and under division, Grant Lasseter of Gainesville shot an 86 to take first. Will Duma of Atlanta finished one stroke back with an 87. Suwanee’s Steven Payne placed third with a 101.
Braselton’s Taylor Martin finished first in the 13-14 year old division with a score of 73. Michael Webb of Alpharetta placed second with a 76. Tyler Caldwell of Milton and Patrick Hilton of Lawrenceville tied for third with a score of 80 each.
C.J. Evans of Gainesville led the 15-18 year old division as he carded a 75 for the day. Alex Rohrer of Alpharetta finished three strokes back with a 78. Wesley Hansard of Cumming was third with an 83.
In the open division, Harrison Elliot of Conyers led the 13-14 year old age group with a 77. Michael Thompson of Toccoa shot an 81 to secure a second place finish. Jake Brown of Hiram and Drew Wagner of Atlanta tied for third with an 84.
Rob Gulley of Duluth and Kameron Givens of Smyrna tied for first in the 15-18 year old bracket with scores of 75. Travis McAllister of Monroe finished one stroke back with a 76.
This summer, the Atlanta Junior Golf Association will provide 90 events and more than 8,000 rounds of golf in 29 Georgia counties for youth interested in participating in tournament golf, including beginner, nine-hole and 18-hole events. Boys and girls, registered as members, are eligible to participate in tournaments throughout the year as a fall season also exists for players to work on their games nine months of the year.
The Atlanta Junior Golf Association is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and gains its funding through memberships, sponsorships and contributions. Contributions to the association are thus tax deductible by individuals and corporations alike. The Atlanta Junior Golf Association is governed by a Board of Directors who are leading area business people, golf enthusiasts and golf professionals. Members of the Board serve as volunteers and help guide the activities of the organization.
For more information, log onto www.atlantajuniorgolf.org.