SEBRING — The two-day Sertoma Junior Golf Tour event at Sebring Golf Club attracted a stellar field of 55 youngsters, ages 5-18, on Thursday and Friday.
Despite the high heat and humidity, there were some outstanding scores on the well-conditioned Sebring Golf Club course.
Rhett Pooley won the boys 17-18 division, which played 18 holes each day, with scores of 75-76 for a two-day total of 151.
Jeremy Camino placed second with a 154, Kade Damboise claimed third place with a 159, Ben Tubbs shot a 162, Sam Rogers had a 172, Alan Akouka was at 173, Cory Franks had a 174 and Jake Pendergrass came in with a 180.
In the boys 14-15 age group, Matthew Arnan finished first after defeating Jay Allen Mack in a playoff after both players came in at 169.
Coleman Nelson came in third place with a two-day total of 176, Sam Weber Callahan shot a 179, Scott Hamilton had a 186, brother Seth Hamilton carded a 189, Jhett See finished at 189, Perry Taylor shot a 190 and Zackary Deuberry came in with a 223.
Beckham Donovan came out on top in the very competitive boys 11-13 age group, which played nine holes each day, with a score of 93.
Billy Carol placed second with a 98, Will Redding had a 100, Zach Doorlag finished with a 109, Clayton Osha had a 121, Avery Hurst totaled 126, Seth McKelvey had a 127, Josh Bible came in with a 131, Jon David Spiegel had a 152 and Chance Larsen came in at 155.
Sebring High standout golfer Megan Crews finished in first place in the girls 14-18 age group, which played 18 holes on Friday, but only 16 in Thursday’s first round because of rain with a score of 160.
Chloe Nelson placed second with a score of 162, Blue Streak Meghan Griffin shot a 169, Avie Clark had a 198, Hannah Revell shot a 212, Danielle Roque came in with a 238 and Alex Hornick shot a 250.
In the girls 11-13 division, which played nine holes, Ashley Engle cruised to first place with a total of 88, Alyssa Jordan placed second with a 93, Lily Daum had a 138 and Samantha Payne came in with a total of 147.
Jack DuPriest won the boys 9-10 age group, which played nine holes, with a score of 99, Nolan Rasnake came in second place with a score of 102, Ethan Armentrout was third at 111, Lane Revell came in fourth with a 113, Ian Frasier had a 115, Griffin Hall and Parker Griffin tied at 117, Jackson Barben had a 126 and Jarrett Hornick came in with a 158.
In the boys/girls 6-8 age group, which played six holes from 150 yards out, Brody Hall continued his strong play with a first place finish with a score of 72, Devin Wortinger carded a 78, JR Redding claimed third place with an 84, Nevaeh Bonecutter was fourth at 91, Matthew Suarez was at 96, Melanie Suarez shot a 97, Rebecca Kesling totaled 110 and Liam McCann came in with a 121.
The next stop on the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour is Thursday at Golf Hammock Country Club.
There is still time to get your child signed up for the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour since the season runs until Aug. 16 with the Tour Championship at Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club being the final event.
For more information on the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour, contact Sun ‘n Lake professional Andy Kesling at 863-835-2436, or the Sun ‘n Lake pro shop at 863-385-4830, ext. 1.