Isaac Hayes of Hurricane and Audrey Kerr of Bridgeport take top honors
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Callaway Junior Tour, sponsored by Tri-State Roofing and Sheet Metal and hosted by the West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA), finished the 2023 season Monday at Parkersburg Country Club with a total field of 92 golfers aged 10 to 18.
Isaac Hayes of Hurricane, playing in the boys 13-14 division, won the Tri-State Roofing and Sheet Metal Round of the Day for boys, helped by scoring six birdies. Audrey Kerr of Bridgeport, playing in the girls 10-14 division, won the Tri-State Roofing and Sheet Metal Round of the Day for girls, aided by two birdies.
Other highlights of the day include five birdies each for Jude Walker of Mount Zion, Solas Chhin-Kreiner of Morgantown and Will Gruse of Charleston.
“We really enjoy hosting the Callaway Junior Tour, with it being founded by our longtime Head Pro Larry Martin. It was also fitting to hand out the Larry Martin Sportsman of the Year to one of our members and employees, Anna Earl.” Parkersburg’s Head PGA Professional Adam Chesnut.
“The regular season of my second year with the Tour ended today with perfect weather and scoring conditions,” said WVGA Tournament Manager – Youth Golf Lucas Ware. “Parkersburg Country Club is such a fitting venue to end the season.”
Division winners were:
- Boys 12 & under: Jude Walker of Mount Zion;
- Boys 13-14: Isaac Hayes of Hurricane;
- Boys 15-16: Will Gruse of Charleston;
- Boys 17-18: Caleb Young of Fairmont;
- Girls 10-14: Audrey Kerr of Bridgeport; and
- Girls 15-18: Savannah Hawkins of Hurrican.
The Callaway Junior Tour Championship will take place Thursday, August 10, at The Greenbrier. For more information, please visit wvga.org.
About the West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA): Founded in 1913, the West Virginia Golf Association is dedicated to promoting and preserving the game of golf in West Virginia. We introduce elementary school children to golf and safety, core values and healthy habits through the First Tee of West Virginia. We also focus on teaching fundamentals and developing young players through our Callaway Junior Rookie League and Callaway Junior Tour events for boys and girls under 18. We host one-day events and tournaments throughout the season for men, women, juniors and seniors. Our membership consists of 85 Member Clubs and over 11,000 individual golfers throughout the state of West Virginia. In addition, we serve as a central source of information for our Member Clubs and generally represent the United States Golf Association (USGA) through administering the USGA Handicap System and Course/Slope Rating System, conducting qualifying rounds and overseeing amateur status matters. It is also our privilege to protect and share the rich history of golf in West Virginia through the West Virginia Golf Hall of Fame.