Junior Golf Tournament

Emily Young of Union watches her putt during a Franklin County Junior Golf Tournament at Franklin County Country Club.

Franklin County Country Club hosted the final Franklin County Junior Tournament of the season on Thursday, Aug. 1.

A total of 44 boys and girls ages 6-14 participated in the golf tournament, the largest turnout of the season.

The tournament was part of the Franklin County Junior golf program.

“It was great to see so many kids playing in our final tournament of the year,” said Mike Weirich, head professional at Wolf Hollow Golf Club. “We had a lot of new kids, not the exact same group of kids, for every tournament, which was nice to see. We’d like to see a few more girls involved with the program.”

Weirich said it was a successful season for the Franklin County Junior golf program.

Participating courses were Wolf Hollow, Franklin County Country Club, Meramec Lakes Golf Course and Sullivan Golf Club. Each course hosted a tournament this season.

“It was a good year. We’re happy with the way it’s going,” Weirich said. “We’re continuing to build the program and look forward to starting it up again next year.”

Boys 12-14

Tommy Alfermann and Cade Jones tied for top honors in the nine-hole boys 12-14 age division with scores of 41.

Austin Siedhoff finished in third place with 43.

Placing in a fourth-place tie with rounds of 45 were Zach Harms, John Meyer and Connor Kriete.

Ben Stowe carded a score of 47. Will Schroeder and Corey Staudinger both had rounds of 48.

Rounding out the boys 12-14 age division were Logan McPherson with 50, Ty Rinne with 52, Brad Davidson with 55, Ryan Glatz with 60, Matthew McGowan with 61, Cole Meyer with 62, Zachary Batson with 62, Jay Anding with 69 and Alex Nettell with 69.

There were a total of 18 golfers in that age group.

Boys 9-11

Zak Unnerstall won the boys 9-11 age division with a nine-hole score of 43.

Jay Eichelberger finished in second place with a round of 51. Clayton Swartz placed third with 52.

Jacob McNeil and Logan Lanfersieck tied for fourth-place honors with 54.

Mark Maguire and Taylor Eaker both shot scores of 55. Trent Strubberg finished with 56. Ethan Etter and Matthew Laune both carded scores of 58.

Rounding out the boys 9-11 age division were Ethan Kackley with 60, Brennan Strubberg with 63, Caiden Roellig with 63, Noah Little with 69, William Warden with 70 and Alec Bradshaw with 72.

Boys 6-8

Tanner McPherson claimed the top spot in the boys 6-8 age dividsion with a five-hole score of 28.

Dominic Woods finished in second place with a round of 36. Alex Fregalette was third with 37.

Rounding out the boys 6-8 age division were Jace Pipes with 43, Kyan Maciejewski with 45, Luke Staudinger with 46 and Lukas Etter with 48.

Girls 10-12

Emily Young won the girls 10-12 age division with a nine-hole round of 62.

Jordan Aholt finished in second place with 68. Jenna Anding was third with 80.