Meramec Lakes Golf Course in St. Clair was the site Wednesday for a Franklin County Junior Golf Tournament.
A total of 36 golfers participated in the nine-hole event.
“It was a great day. Everything went well,” said Wolf Hollow Golf Club General Manager Doug Warden. “We had a lot of new kids, which was great to see. There were kids at Meramec Lakes who weren’t at our tournament at Wolf Hollow. We’re really starting to reach kids throughout Franklin County, not just Washington.”
Representatives from Meramec Lakes, Wolf Hollow Golf Club, Franklin County Country Club and Sullivan Golf Club are involved in the program.
The program is open to boys and girls ages 6-14.
“It’s exciting to see more and more girls coming out to play,” Warden said. “We have more girls involved in the program this year than ever before.”
The overall participation has been solid.
“We had around 75 kids at each of our two clinics earlier in the year at Wolf Hollow and Meramec Lakes,” Warden said. “There were a lot of different kids at each event. Last year, there were a lot of the same kids at both clinics. It was cool to see so many new kids.”
The two remaining tournaments are scheduled for Thursday, July 19, at Sullivan Golf Club and Thursday, July 26, at Franklin County Country Club.
Golfers still can register at www.fcjuniorgolf.org or by calling one of the participating golf courses.
The low round of the event was posted by Matthew Hoemann, who carded a nine-hole score of 41 in the boys 12-14 division.
Zachary Hams placed second in the division with 44. Austin Siedhoff was third with 45.
Rounding out the boys 12-14 group were Corey Staudinger with 46, Jeffrey Phillips with 47, Oscar Buesking with 49, Will Schroeder with 56, Ben Stowe with 56, Brady Hindersmann with 69 and Jonathan Amlong with 74.
Posting the second-best score was Mindy Heinrich, who registered a round of 42 in the girls 11-14 division.
Allie Dannegger was second in the division with 49 followed by Holly Swartz with 53, Sarah Hoemann with 64, Mycala Kapustka with 71, Emma Priar-Shaw with 74 and Jordan Aholt with 75.
Zach Unnerstall claimed the boys 10-11 group with a round of 45.
Trevor Kelly finished second with 47 followed by Mark Maguire with 53, Alex Nettell with 64, Adam Bell with 68, Gus Burrow with 75, Zachary Batson with 78 and Evan Kapustka with 80.
Logan Lanfersieck took the boys 8-9 group with a score of 55.
William Warden placed second with 56 followed by Clayton Swartz with 57, Jacob McNeil with 65, Aidan Priar-Shaw with 71, Ethan Etter with 72, Alec Bradshaw with 74 and Justin Baumrok with 79.
Adrianna Trentholm and Emily Young tied for first place in the girls 6-10 division with scores of 71. Lauren Nieder had 81.