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Local trio posts victories

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Obviously, Nathan Kerns, Andy Holtzapfel, and Brent Morgan must like being in first place.

The local trio not only held first onto their first-place positions in the Tri-State Junior Golf Circuit standings, but they posted impressive wins Friday at Guyan Country Club to extend their leads.

Kerns shot an impressive round of 68 to win by seven strokes in the 16-18 age division.

Holtzapfel shot a 78 and won the 13-15 age group by eight strokes.

Morgan carded a 41 to earn a five-stroke win over nine holes in the 10-12 age division.

The TSJGC will conclude its tour on Monday at the Portsmouth Elks Country Club. An awards banquet will follow tournament play with the Player of the Year awards presented in each age division.

Kerns and Morgan are the defending champions in their age groups.

Tri-State Junior Golf Circuit

Guyan Country Club

Friday’s Results

10-12 Age Division

Brent Morgan 41,

Chris Heiner 46, Mitchell McFarland 49, Bobby Welch 51, Nichole Carper 57

13-15 Age Division

First Flight

Andy Holtzapfel 78, Nick Saunders 86, Kent Shepard 91, Jack Burden 96, Kyle Grass 97, Josh Zornes 97

Second Flight

Billy Sager 82, Zachary Gresham 85, Adam Pollitt 89, Jaren Jefferson 92, Trevor High 92, Kelli Garrett 93, Jordan Reese 95

Third Flight

Kelly Porter 86, Blake Hettlinger 96, Seth Waggoner 99, Jonathon Lester 99, Jake Law 100, Nick Duffield 100, Nick Blankenship 100, Zack Adams 113, Jake Compton 123

Fourth Flight

Callie Taylor 103, Jacob Barr 105, Joseph Dempsey 120, Chuck Heiner 126, Donovan Steele 126

16-18 Age Division

First Flight

Nathan Kerns 68, Josh Holmes 75, Brian Corder 78, Korey Goad 81, Charles Floyd 83, Justin Dials 90

Second Flight

David Sager 81, Sam Worthy 81, Evan Madden 82, Corey Lawhun 83, Jesse Wolowinski 86, Andrew Pelfrey 94, Taylor Fry 97

Third Flight

Zac Taylor 99, Joe Freeman 101, Todd Simms 102

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

16-18 Age Division

PlayerPoints

Nathan Kerns92.6

Justin Dials 57.5

Corey Lawhun 52.5

Brian Corder 50

Josh Holmes 50

David Sager III 47.5

Tyler Blankenship 32.5

Taylor Fry 27.5

Andy Barrett 22.5

Ryan Hines 20

Craig Jagers 15

Brett Buskey 15

Cody Walker 10

Mason Weisgarber 7.5

13-15 Age Division

Andy Holtzapfel140

Nick Saunders 65

Josh Zornes 55

Brooke Bellomy 50

Kent Shepard 35

Chase Wheeler 27.5

Kelli Garrett 22.5

Drew Rothenstein 22.5

Eli Carr 20

Billy Sager 20

Adam Pollitt 5

10-12 Age Division

Brent Morgan140

Bobby Welch 97.5

Chris Heiner 77.5

Mitchell McFarland 65

Dares Hamid 62.5 .

Colten Brumfield 30

Trey Gustin 25

Nichole Carper 10

Taae Hamid 7.5