Clanton golfer finishes third in tournamentBy Staff Reports Published 3:52pm Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Daphne was the destination for the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour’s sixth Major Championship of the season, held the weekend of Sept. 28. The tournament was hosted by the Timber Creek Golf Club and was ranked by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard. Winners in all four divisions received an invite to the HJGT’s 2013 Tour Championship. Top 20 finishers received considerably more points than a standard HJGT event that go towards all end of the year honors. Those include All-HJGT teams, state teams, and points for the Hurricane Cup. A $50 Kikkor gift card was also awarded to each winner. With this being a major championship, players in all divisions were allowed to use a caddie.
In the girls 15-18 division, Cynthia Navis’ great play on the back nine helped her claim the title. Navis, from Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., shot rounds of 76 and 72 for a final score of 148. Shooting even par on the final day to hold off her competitors, Navis had three birdies and 27 pars. She also had the best performance on par 4 holes with a 4.0 scoring average and par 5’s with a 5.2 scoring average. Kolby McWilliams finished in second with a final score of 162. McWilliams had 24 pars on the weekend and a field best performance on par 3 holes with a scoring average of 3.1.
Finishing two strokes behind McWilliams was Madison Sanders from Clanton, Alabama. With rounds of 78 and 86, Sanders had five birdies, which earned her the title of EFX Birdies Challenge winner.