The American Junior Golf Association hosted the Medicus Preseason Junior Series at Chateau Elan this past weekend.
Lucas Armstrong of Church Hill, TN and Miller Capps of Seneca, SC were co-medalists in the boys’ division.
Armstrong shot a three-over-par 74 in the first round of the tournament on Sunday and then followed with a three-under-par 68 Monday.
Capps shot a one-over-par 72 on Sunday and a 1-under-par 70 in the final round.
Three players finished one stroke behind the leaders. Patrick Sawrey of Smithfield, NC; Matthew Cahill of Boca Raton, FL; and Jimmy Lloyd III of Clermont, GA, tied for third with 36-hole totals of 143.
Local golfer Jack Walsh of Lawrenceville finished four strokes off the lead to place seventh in the tournament.
Another local golfer, Kendall Wright of Suwanee, GA, won medalist honors in the girls’ division. Wright shot a four-under-par 67 in the first round and a final-round even-par 71 for a 36-hole total of 138. Wright won a commanding victory, finishing ten strokes ahead of her nearest competitor, Bonnie Hu of Fremont, CA.
Katie Kirk of Davidson, NC, finished third with a 10-over-par 152.
The tournament field included 96 players from 14 states, including 33 from Georgia.
Mill Creek’s Shawn Yim was among the local talent competing in the boys’ tournament.
Yim finished the tournament with a total score of 156, 14 strokes off the lead.
The Medicus tournament is the first of several Yim plans to participate in over the summer. Yim will play in the Ringgold qualifier in June followed by the U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier. Next week, Yim will play in the southeast tournament at Orchard Hills in Newnan, Georgia.
Other area golfers included: Anders Albertson, Woodstock; Barrett Binion, Norcross; Mookie DeMoss, Duluth; Will England, Gainesville; Benjamin Lee, Duluth; and Ted Moon, Lilburn.
The Medicus Preseason Junior at Chateau Elan is one of 81 national junior golf tournaments being held by the AJGA in 2008.
Medicus Golf enters its third year of sponsorship of the AJGA by supporting the Medicus Preseason Series. The Medicus Learning System, a comprehensive series of golf training aides, is dedicated to assisting golfers of all ages.
The American Junior Golf Association is the largest Association of its kind with an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and 30 foreign countries.