Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 17, 2014

Blue Ridge Tour makes stop at Fincastle

BLUEFIELD, Va. — James Monroe golfer Ike Judy claimed the top honors in the highest age group during the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour’s second tournament of the summer on Tuesday at Fincastle on the Mountain.

Seventy-two players took part in the event, with the Dick Wilson-designed course continuing its tradition of hosting a tournament for all 16 years of the BRJGT.

Judy captured the 16-to-18 age group with a 79. Princeton’s Jared Porter was second with an 80. Alex Conner of Copper Hill, Va., and Peyton Garrett of Damascus, Va., were tied for third with 82.

Pearisburg’s Joseph Clark claimed the 14-15 age group with an 80. Dylan Wooten of Sparta, N.C. was second with an 82, while Wytheville’s Alex Arnold followed with an 85.

Noah Clark kept it in the family in the 12-13 age group, firing a 77 to take top honors. Blacksburg’s Ben Carroll was second with a 79, followed by Brett Pennington of Troutville, Va., who fired an 85.

The two younger age groups played nine holes, with Noah Moler and Walker Gillespie finishing on top.

Moler, from New Castle, Va., won the 10-12 age group with a 40. He was followed by Wytheville’s Daniel Goode and Jason Hall of Dublin, Va., both of whom finished with 47.

Gillespie, another product of Pearisburg, shot a 49 to win the 9-under age group. Wytheville’s Benson Blevins was second with a 51, while Braden Watkins of Bluefield, Va., had a 59.

 The Tour’s third tournament of the season will be on Monday at the Tazewell County Country Club beginning at 8 a.m.

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