The next stop on our amazing summer schedule was Anthem Country Club on June 26-27, 2018. Anthem lived up to its reputation as one of the more difficult courses in the valley as the junior golfers struggled in every age division. Golfers battled the tough course conditions and also scorching hot temps – the high was 110 degrees!
Jackson Parrish, Boys 15-18 and current points leader had a home course advantage, however, the flat stick just wasn’t working this tournament. Jackson scored an 80 on day one and found himself three shots behind JJ Kulesza, who posted the days best round with a 77. JJ knew the ins and outs of Anthem, too, as this is also his home course. It was a wide-open contest after day one’s round with seven players within five shots of the lead. As we have seen all year, no lead is safe on the RLJGT. Playing one of his most consistent rounds all year, Jackson ran away from the jammed leaderboard with an amazing 17 par and one birdie, one under par 71 to finish at 151. Five shots back was CJ Martin with his second, 2nd place finish on the year, with rounds of 80-76/156. With his runner up finish, CJ has moved to fourth place in the Player of the Year race with 506 points. Jackson leads with 900 points.
Andrew Hawk, Boys 13-14, picked up his second win on the year with rounds of 82-76/158 to finish five ahead of Diachi Molde, 80-83/163. These boys are also 1-2 on the points leaderboard, 1100 points for Andrew to 950 for Diachi. It’s going to be a race to the finish in this wide-open age group for Player of the Year.
Bradley Bourn, boys 11-12, is playing some of his best golf this year. Bourn is a candidate for most improved player on the tour after struggling a little bit last year. However, this year, Bourn is firing on all cylinders as he captured his third victory on the year. Like all the other players, Bourn had difficulty on day one, but came through like a champ on day two. Bourn shot 85-78/163 to finish ten ahead of his good buddy, Kyle Guloy at 173.
In the boys 9-10 division, Eli Marshall continued his dominance — winning his fourth in a row with a solid round of 80, finishing six ahead of Lee Howland (86). Lee continues to improve with every event he plays with us. Marshall and Howland sit 1-2 in the Player of the Year race.
Newcome to our tour, Gracie Olkowski, Girls 15-18, moved here from Grand Junction, CO, and she said she loves the heat. Never having played Anthem CC before, Gracie had a rough front nine on day one with a score of 42. She poured it on over the last 27 holes shooting only one over par, to finish with rounds of 78-73-151. Natalie Cheong, finished second with rounds of 80-84/164 – a good bounce back for her after an 8th place finish at our previous event. Carolyn Lemon shot 87-78/166 to finish third.
Congrats to Cienna Cabrera, Girls 11-12, on winning her first career RecruitLook Junior Golf Tournament with a score of 92-95/187. We expect to see Cienna back on the winner’s circle soon!
Rivers Common, girls 9-10 division, scores a huge Eagle on the 17th hole to help her fight off Samantha Harris. Common wins with an 89 and Harris takes second with a 93.
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Our next event is scheduled for July 24-25 at Royal Links Golf Club. A true links style golf course, this facility has taken the best 18 holes from all the British Open courses and duplicated them at Royal Links. This course will prove very challenging for all age groups. GET REGISTERED TODAY!