Country club’s Junior Golf holds season-ending tourney
by Galen Shelton
Aug 06, 2014 | 1015 views | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With her competition and friend Julia Helm watching, not to mention a crowd of parents and onlookers, Olivia Heine attempts the short put in a ‘sudden death putt-off’ last  Wednesday.                                                     

— Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
With her competition and friend Julia Helm watching, not to mention a crowd of parents and onlookers, Olivia Heine attempts the short put in a ‘sudden death putt-off’ last Wednesday. — Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
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David Hearn was a last-minute “volunteer” to run the Metropolis Country Club (MCC) junior golf program this summer, and this past week wound down the Wednesday morning adventures with a season finale tournament.

The program saw upwards of 40 youngsters participate this year with 36 showing up for the last week.

The boys and girls were divided into four groups playing different totals of holes.

Junior high ages played nine holes, 10 years and up played six holes, 7 to 9 years played four holes and 6 years and under played two.

Due to the exuberance of the youngest girls, they routinely played three holes and the tournament was no different.

The oldest boys group was won by Micah Troutt with a nine-hole score of 48. Blake Goines took second with a 50. The next boys group was won by Hayden Summers with a six-hole score of 34. Andrew Maurer was second with a 37. The four-hole 9-year-old group was led by Luke Maurer with a 27 while Luther Hawes took second with a 28. In the four-hole 7 to 8 boys division, Preston Summers and Gabe Rottmann were first and second respectively with scores of 21 and 24. In the 6 and under group, Zach Maurer and Jack Stephenson shot two hole totals of 16 and 19 respectively to take the youngest age group honors.

On the girls’ side, the oldest group was led by Sadie Gray with a nine-hole score of 55. Madison Cunningham came in second at 67. The six-hole group was led by Baylee Kelly-Grace with a 32 and Izzy Hawes shot 41 to take second. The 7- to 9-year-old girls group produced some high drama as Katie Frazine shot a four-hole total of 23 to take first place.

Olivia Heine and Julia Helm shot identical 27s to tie for second, necessitating a putt-off. After three holes with identical results, boys’ coach “Bear” Adkins declared “sudden death”! The low total required to hole a putt from about 15 feet would decide the second place winner. Heine rolled her first putt to about 3 feet but misfired on the second putt for a three. Helm rolled her first put within 18 inches and sank the shortie for the win.

In the 6 and under group, Wilke Armstrong shot a three-hole total of 19 for the win with Jordan Forthman coming up just short with a 22.
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