Hinkle's 35 leads LJGA repeat victors

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Chester tournament

By The Staff

Brady Hinkle led a group of six repeat winners at the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association second tournament at the Chester Golf Club on Monday.

Hinkle, for the second straight week, shot a one-under 35 to post the boys 10-12 division win.

Michael Williams followed with a 42 over nine holes from the red tees and Joshua Hinson had a 44 for third.

Hinkle leads the division with 50 points after two tournaments. Williams follows with 40 points and Anthony “T” Sutton is third with 29.

In the boys-girls 6-7 age division, division leader David Oliver won again, shooting a 24 over five holes. Braden Small and Ryan Michels each posted a 26 to finish second. Parker Deese had a 28 for third.

Oliver has 50 points with two wins. Michels is second with 36 and Small is third with 30.

Caleb Hinson captured his second straight win in the boys 8-9 age division with a 22 over five holes. Trey Crenshaw followed with a 26 and Seth Crenshaw carded a 28.

Hinson has 50 points to pace the division, with Trey Crenshaw second with 36 points and Josiah Hinson third with 33 points in two tourneys.

A trio of players posted a 79 to share top honors in the boys 13-14 age group. Division leader Matthew Terry, Garrett Crenshaw and Logan Sowell each had a 79 after 18 holes from the white tees.

Logan Warren followed with a 93 and John Ware notched a 99.

Terry, a repeat winner after prevailing in the first week at Lancaster, has 50 points.

Sowell has 45 and Crenshaw is third overall with 41 points.

Jeremy Etters, in the boys 15-18 age division, notched his first win this season with a 76 over 18 holes from the blue tees. Dalton Bradley, the opening week victor, shot a 79 to finish second and Griggs Griffin had an 84 for third place.

Bradley leads the division with 45 points. Etters is second in the overall division points with 41. Griffin is third with 21.

In LJGA girls play, Ashley Miller and Hannah Boone each shot a 36 to share top honors in the girls 8-10 age division. Boone, the winner in the first week, tops the field with 50 points and Miller is second overall with 45 points. Haley Thurmond, who placed second at Chester with a 42 over five holes, is third overall with 40 points.

Baylee Evans continued her solid play in the girls 11-13 age division with a second straight first-place finisher. Evans had a 47 over nine holes. Emily Cox shot a 63 for a second, and Kylie Rogers-Carpenter finished with a 71.

Evans, with two wins, leads the division with 50 points, followed by Cox’s 40 points and Rogers-Carpenter with 32.

Rachel Hovis, in the girls 14-18 age group, was the winner with a 51 and Carley Snyder had a 53 over nine holes from the red tees.

Hovis heads the division overall points with 45 points, with Snyder second with 36 and Samantha Melton, the first-week victor, is third with 25 points.

LJGA chapter director Raymon Chisom said he was appreciative of the Chester Golf Club.

“Keith McGee and Dean Paulos do an outstanding job with their course and we appreciate the support they give our junior program,” Chisom said. “We just can’t say enough about the opportunity they give us to play.”

 The juniors will return to play Monday to play White Plains Golf Club in Pageland. Call Chisom at the Crow’s Nest, (803) 283-4653 for tee times.