The DAJT participants got a lot of steps in at the Eagle Ridge North Course, but the challenges of the course made the event that much more fun. Many perservered through the narrow fairways and trees to finish with good scores.
In the boys 16-17 Nate Obbink came out on top with an 81. “ Today was one of those days when you just want to finish and try to keep it positive throughout the entire round. I was confident on the front nine, but left a few out there on the back.” Closely behind was Nick Splinter who finished second with an 82 and Wil Sigwarth shot an 83 for third.
In the girls 16-17 Katelyn Vaassen shot an 81 for first place. “ I played out here earlier in the year and didn’t play my best, so I was just trying to improve my score from there and my iron shots helped me do that.” Ayden Wells shot a 108 for second and Madeline Ries shot a 114 to finish third.
Jackson Webber won the boys 14-15 division with a 79. “ My driving was the best part of my game. I was putting myself in good positions in these tight fairways, so I had some good looks at the green for pars and birdies.” Charlie Becker and Thomas Hereau both shot 80, but Becker won the card back for second.
In the girls 14-15 Ava Kalb shot an 85 to finish in first place. “ I had a few rough holes throughout my round, but I was just staying positive mentally and telling myself to keep going.” Brianna Kirsch took second with an 86 and Cece Ball rounded out the podium with a 91.
In the boys 12-13 Cal Martineau shot a 35, one under par, for first place. “ I felt really comfortable with the greens from like fifteen feet. I felt like I could go right at it and I would either make it or leave myself a tap in.” Barrett Reed shot a 43 to finish second and Brooks Reed took third with a 46.
Natalie Fangmann got her first win of the season in the girls 12-13 division, she shot a 51. “ It feels really good to win, I had a few rough holes, but my putting really saved me.” Elin Mueller shot a 55 for second and Amber Wilson shot a 60 to finish third.
In the boys 10-11 division Cooper Smith won with a 42. “ My main thoughts were to stay focused, keep relaxed, and remember that it’s just like practicing with your friends.” Reid Herrig took second place with a 45 and Tyson Kronfeldt finished third with a 49.
In the girls 10-11 Addie Splinter took first place with a 43. “ The best part of my day was when I put it to about an inch with my fifty-six wedge on hole number seven.” Landry Rauen shot a 54 to finish second and Rylie Stackis finished third with a 57.
The DAJT continues for it’s last event at the Meadows for the Premier Bank Jr. on July 29, 2021, don’t forget to sign up! Also, remember to check out the DAJT on facebook for pictures and updates and check the website for tee times and overall standings!