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Sutton leads strong junior showing in Pee Wee tourney

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Area Golf Roundup

By The Staff

Lancaster junior golfers had a strong showing at the recent Pee Wee Championships in Greenwood.

Emily Cox, Baylee Evans, Brady Hinkle and Anthony “T” Sutton competed with golfers from around the state in a SCJGA Premiere weekend event.

Cox and Evans, who competed in the girls 10-12 age group, posted impressive showings.

Cox opened play Saturday with a 48 and after posting a 51 Sunday, she finished eighth with a 99. Evans started the tournament with a 48 and improved to a 44 on Sunday for a total of 92, which put her in sixth place.

“These young ladies represented Lancaster with poise and class as several people commented on their mature behavior on the course,” noted Tony Sutton, a junior golf parent.

Brady Hinkle competed in a strong boys 10-12 age group against some highly-regarded competition. Hinkle opened with a 37 the first day and after posting another 37 on Sunday, he finished tied for fourth out of 25 golfers with a total of 74.

“T” Sutton, playing in the boys 8-9 age group, outlasted Dillon Hite of Lexington in a playoff Sunday. Sutton birdied the second playoff hole to bring home the championship trophy.

Sutton dropped a 36 the first day and was tied with Hite after the first round. Sunday was just as competitive and entertaining as Sutton and Hite traded the lead throughout the round and they each finished with a 37 for a total of 73 to set the stage for Sutton’s win.

The four juniors golfers said they would like to thank all parties involved with their development and the area courses for being junior friendly and Mr. Raymon Chisom for his continued support in their golf careers.

Hough posts ace

Lancaster golfer Phillip Hough recently notched his second career hole-in-one with an ace on No. 7 at the Lancaster Golf Club.

Hough, who used a nine iron on the 137-yard shot, was playing with Eric Hilliard.

 Hough, a Lancaster native, played college golf at The Citadel.