The Managed Solutions Jr. Classic had its ups and downs, just like the course itself, very hilly. Timberline's famous Demons Run made today tough for some DAJT participants, but many golfers persevered and ended with podium finishes.
In the boys 16-17 division Will Coohey takes the win home shooting a 79. Coohey’s putter guided him to victory on the back nine. “ I struggled big time on the front, but I knew if I wanted to give this tournament a run I’d have to start making some putts on the back nine.” Nate Obbink closely followed Coohey with an 80 and Noah Nabb shot an 89 to place third.
The girls 16-17 division had a small field today. Katelyn Vaassen takes first place with an 84 and Gabi Fagerlind shoots 96 to place second. Vaassen’s game was on in every aspect. “ My chipping was good today, my irons were good, my drives were good as usual, all round it was just a decent day.” Vaassen with a win this week and last week takes a strong lead in the overall point totals.
Jackson Webber takes the crown in the boys 14-15 division. Jackson shot a 76, Brock Wilison placed second with an 83 and Roan Martineau took third with an 86. Webber’s short game and go-to clubs helped him stay consistent for a good score. “ My driver wasn’t going well, so I went to my four iron and five wood off the tee and still hit good shots, and then knocked my second shots close and made a few birdies,” Webber said.
In the girls 14-15 division Ava Kalb shoots an 82 to win. Kalb was staying positive throughout her round to end solid. “The best thing about my round was getting to the green on my second shot, being able to putt and just hitting the ball straight.” Maylin Coates takes second place with an 87 and rounding out the podium with a 90 is Addison Jones.
The boys 12-13 division winner was Callan Martineau. Martineau shot a one over par to take the victory. “It makes me feel like if I play pretty consistent I can always put up a good score and keep it together and not blow up.” There was a three way tie for second place, all shooting a 44 and it was determined by a cardback playoff. Henry Gilbertson wins the cardback to place second overall and Ben Thill steals third place.
In the girls 12-13 division Amber Wilson takes first place shooting a 46. Wilson’s tee shots helped boost her confidence for the rest of the summer. “I am looking forward to getting first place more.” Wilson said with a laugh. Elin Mueller finishes second with a 52 and not far behind is Josie Bierman with a 54 to take third.
The boys 10-11 division had a tight race, but Reid Herrig’s 43 took the first place finish. Hole #6 for Herrig gave him an extra push to finish strong. “ I was about 100 yards out and I hit my pitching wedge to about 5 feet.” Ty Simmons shot a 47 for second place and Tysen Kronfeldt filled the last spot on the podium with a 48.
Addie Splinter shot a 47 to win the girls 10-11 division. Her game around the green helped her edge her opponents. “My drives were good, but my chipping was really on today.” Splinter said. “My best shot was on hole nine when I chipped it right next to the pin.” Rylie Stackis shot a 55 to finish second place and McKenna Ball shot a 60 to take third.
The mini tour also played today. In the girls division Estelle Ball won with an 44 and Audrey Wendler shot a 60 for second place. In the boys division Michael Hamilton won with a 35 and Beau Reed shot a 40 for second place.
The DAJT continues June 28th, 2021 for the Dyersville Classic at the Dyersville Golf and Country Club. Make sure you register for the event! Don’t forget to follow the DAJT Facebook page and look at our website for tee times and overall standings!