Players Fight High Winds During Competition at Desert Hills Golf Course
Conducted by the Junior Golf Association of Arizona, the Yuma City Junior Championship teed off at Desert Hills Golf Course May 26-27 featuring 60 junior golfers. Tucson’s Jonathan Walters edged out Chandler’s Zach Burkholder by two strokes to win the Boys Championship Division with a six-over-par 150 (76-74) final score. In the Girls Championship Division, Anne Transier posted a 10-over-par 154 (73-81) to win by five strokes over Alexis Linam of Sun City.
The event is played annually at Yuma’s Desert Hills Golf Course. After the passing of the long-time general manager, Bruce Brown, his wife Laura Brown and the JGAA established the Bruce Brown Memorial Scholarship in his name to award significant scholarship funds toward JGAA entry fees to deserving JGAA players. This year’s recipients are Hanna Browder of Blythe, Madeline Adam of Chandler, John-Henry Rudd of Peoria and Mason Morris of Yuma.
Ben Lorenz of Peoria placed first in the Boys 15-18 Division; Ethan Adam of Chandler won the Boys 13-14 Division; Devon Sanders of Buckeye won the Boys 11-12 Division; and Vincent Cervantes of Chandler won in the Boys 10-and-Under Division.
Hanna Browder of Blyth won in the Girls 15-18 Division; Katie Stinchcomb of Cave Creek won in the Girls 13-14 Division; Isabelle Junio of Goodyear won in the Girls 11-12 Division; and Brooke McGlasson of Peoria won in the Girls 10-and-Under Division.
“Although the wind was blowing extremely hard, the players fought through it to post some very respectable scores given the conditions,” said Scott McNevin, Executive Director of the JGAA. “We truly appreciate the support from the Yuma community and congratulations to the junior who earned the Bruce Brown Memorial Scholarship.”