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Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour concludes at Pipestem

The 21st season of the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour finished at Pipestem Resort State Park on Tuesday afternoon. The 55 golfers fought through inclement weather on both days, but still managed to fit in 36 holes.

Trey Sparks of Tazewell, Virginia claimed the 16-18 Age Group with a total score of 152. Noah Moler finished second by just one stroke.

Riner, Virginia native, Jake Albert, triumphed in the 14-15 Age Group with a score of 149. Albert recorded four birdies on the day, cruising to a ten-stroke victory.

The 12-13 Age Group only played 27 holes over two days. Shady Spring’s Tanner Vest compiled a score of 116 to earn the victory. Grayden Laird finished in second with a score of 132.

Richlands’ Grant McCall shot one-under (71) in the 10-12 Age Group to grab another tour victory in 2019. The round was McCall’s first sup-bar round in BRJGT competition.

Hudson Hurt of Radford, Virginia completes the list of champions, shooting an 83 to win the 9 and Under Age Group.

While the tour’s regular season has ended, a handful of BRJGT competitors will represent the league in an exhibition match later this summer. Trey Sparks, Jason Hall, Bryce Sparks, Jack Davis, Graham Minarik and Jame Albert will represent the tour at “The 2 Tour Challenge” at Clear Creek Golf Club in Bristol, Virginia. The event will take place on Saturday, August 10.

Nick Dugan

Sports Director

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