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July 19, 2013

Blue Ridge tour hits The Greenbrier

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Eighty-six junior golfers participated in the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour on Thursday at The Greenbrier Resort.

The tournament was sponsored by the Orthopaedic Center of the Virginias.

“It is special for the kids to have a chance to play at a venue that hosted their role models just a couple of weeks ago,” BRJGT tour director Dewayne Belcher said.“Many of these young players attended the PGA event and seem to relish the opportunity to walk where their heroes have walked.”  

The players felt much the same.

“This place is awesome,” said Max Meadows product Sam VanDyne, who participates in the BRJGT.

Below are the results for Thursday’s event.

The BRJGT returns to action on Tuesday at Glenrochie Country Club in Abingdon, Va.

*****

Age 16-18, Par 70, 6,660 yards

Ben Ramsey of Bluefield, a rising senior at Graham, won his second straight tourney by firing a -1 under par 69. He had four birdies on the day and credited ball position for his success.

“I kept the ball in play and in the right spots” said Ramsey, in a press release.

Walker Dent of Lewisburg finished second with a 73, followed by Lindside’s   Ike Judy and Tazewell product Blake Hash and Colin Hancock, all of whom finished with 76.

Age 14-15. Par 70, 6,269 yards

Jake Kennedy, a product of Henry, Ill,, won his age group with a +2 over 72. He was followed by Dylan Wooten (73) of Sparta, N.C., and Alex Conner of Copper Hill, Va., and Joseph Clark of Pearisburg, both of whom had 74.

Age 12-13. Par 70, 5,709 yards

Ben Carroll defeated fellow Blacksburg resident Christopher Zhang on the first playoff hole to win his age group. Both finished with 78s. Camp Creek’s Carson Proffitt was third with an 82.

Age 10-12. Par 35, 2,385 yards

Beckley’s Patrick Smith recorded a 38 to defeat Newport’s Noah Moler (39) by one stroke. Wytheville’s Peyton Coe and Channing Blevins tied for third with a 40.

Age 9-under. Par 35. 1,985 yards

Benson Blevins of Wytheville won his age group with a score of 49. Christiansburg’s Aiden Alexander was second with a 61.

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