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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), saw a field of 65 young golfers for its last regular season event Friday at Mingo Bottom Golf Club in Elizabeth.
For the tenth time this season, the Tri-State Roofing and Sheet Metal Low Round of the Day for girls went to Kerri-Anne Cook of Oceana with an even par 72. There was a playoff in the girls’ 10-14 division that saw McKenzie Armstrong of Belmont take top honors over Madeline Potts of Wheeling by one stroke. Of today’s win, Cook said, “It’s so fun to play here, and I played well, too.”
McCartney Hinkle of Bluefield, Va. took the Tri-State Roofing and Sheet Metal Low Round of the Day for boys, also with an even par 72. He said,” I didn’t finish the round how I wanted to, but it was a good day overall.” There was a playoff in the boys’ 15-16 division that saw Andrew Johnson of Frazier’s Bottom take top honors over Jackson Woodburn of Scott Depot by one stroke.
“It’s an honor to host this event, and we have a good relationship with the WVGA staff,” Mingo Bottom’s Golf Professional Billy Dotson said. “Our owners are very supportive of youth golf and the great group of kids who play here.”
“Mingo Bottom was a great final stop of the 39th Callaway Junior Tour regular season,” said WVGA Tournament Manager – Youth Operations Lucas Ware. “I’ll miss seeing a lot of these players until next year.”
Division winners were:
- Boys 12 & under: Jude Walker of Mount Zion;
- Boys 13-14: McCartney Hinkle of Bluefield, Va.;
- Boys 15-16: Andrew Johnson of Frazier’s Bottom;
- Boys 17-18: Hayden Leavitt of Parkersburg;
- Girls 10-14: McKenzie Armstrong of Belmont; and
- Girls 15-18: Kerri-Anne Cook of Oceana.
For more information, please visit wvga.org. -30- 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.