Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 12, 2013

Blue Ridge Junior Tour opens season

PETERSTOWN — The Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour began a new season on Tuesday at Fountain Springs Golf Course.

Sixty-five players took part in the event, with Jared Porter of Princeton capturing top honors in the 16-to-18 age group.

“The Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour is fortunate to have Fountain Springs as a regular stop on the tournament season,” wrote BRJGT director Dewayne Belcher, in a press release.

The BRJGT will return to action next Tuesday at Pulaski Country Club in Pulaski, Va.

Ages 16-18, 6,396 yards, Par 71

Princeton resident Jared Porter recorded five birdies to finish with a 1-over par 72, finishing one shot ahead of Lindside’s Ike Judy. Blake Hash of Tazewell was third with a 68, followed by a 79 from Graham Dillon of Wytheville.

Ages 14-15, 5,964 yards, Par 71

Sarah Cole, also of Princeton, captured the 14-to-15 age group with an 81 in her first appearance on the BRJGT. Bluefield’s Joel Carlos was second with an 82, followed by Walker Helms of Radford with an 84.

Ages 12-13, 5,328 yards, Par 71

Christopher Zhang of Blacksburg defeated Radford’s B.Davis in a playoff after the duo tied with an 81 through 18 holes. Ben Carroll of Blacksburg was third with an 82, followed by Jenny Simonsen of Johnson City, Tenn., who had an 84.

Ages 10-13, 2,159 yards, Par 35

Blacksburg’s Avery Alexander won the nine-hole competition with a 3. He was followed by Dublin’s Jason Hall with a 44, followed by Channing Blevins of Wytheville with a 45.

Avery Alexander of Blacksburg, VA won the 9 hole competition with a score of 39.  Jason Hall of Dublin, VA was 2nd at 44 followed by Channing Blevins of Wytheville, VA who shot 45.

Ages 9-and-under

Benson Blevins of Wytheville took the youngest age group with a nine-hole score of 51. Up next was Aident Alexander of Blacksburg with a 56, followed by a 57 from Braden Watkins of Bluefield, Va.

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