The Blue Ridge Youth Golf Tour took to the Greenbriar (West Virginia) course this past week, and Radford golfer Hudson Hurt won the 10-12 age group competition with a 9-hole score of 43.
In other results:
17-18 Age Group (competition in this age group was over 10 holes) Par 40:
Dalton Minnick of Abingdon prevailed in a three-way playoff by making a par on the third hole. Minnick posted a score of 47 over the 10-hole course and was tied with Tanner Walls of Mathena, WestVa., and Logan Douthat of Pearisburg.
Douthat was first to be eliminated when he made a bogey on the first playoff hole allowing Minnick and Walls to continue as they made pars. The pair made pars again on the second hole, but it was Minnick who triumphed on the par-5 third hole. Strategically placing his drive in the fairway, Minnick hit his second shot to within 60 yards of the hole. A short wedge put his ball on the green where he putted twice for his par to win the age group.
15-16 Age Group (competition in this age group was over 10 holes) Par 40:
Connor Catterson of Blacksburg made it to a one-hole playoff but lost to Walker Gillespie of Pearisburg. They each shot a 46 on the 10-hole course. Gillespie showed power off the tee ripping a drive 280 yards, allowing him to position the short wedge shot close to the hole. After Catterson narrowly missed his 25-foot birdie putt, Gillespie calmly sank his from inside 10 feet. Hunter Howard of Shawsville, was a stroke back at 47 to capture third. Trey Tomlinson of Wytheville was fourth with a score of 48.
13-14 Age Group (competition in this age group was over 10 holes) Par 40:
Harris Camp of Roanoke posted a score of 45 and won the age group by two strokes. James Gayle of Bristol finished second at 47. Grayden Laird of Galax and McCartney Hinkle of Bluefield tied for third with scores of 48.
10-12 Age Group Par 35:
Hudson Hurt of Radford posted a 9-hole score of 43 to win the age group. Campbell Sayers of Marion played alongside Hurt and finished second with a score of 46. Liam Smith of Elliston finished third with a score of 47.
9 and Under Age Group Par 35:
In the youngest age group, Blacksburg’s Daniel DeJesus shot a 66 to finish second to Tazewell’s Connor Kitts, who shot a 63. Christopher Rizo of Tazewell was third at 67 followed by John Cline of Raven with a score of 68.