Limburg, Passmore capture Jr. Tour wins
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Jul 17, 2013 | 339 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
NIOTA — The Tennessee Golf Association/Toyota Junior Tour stop at Springbrook Golf and Country Club Tuesday produced a pair of winners and five second place finishes for local linksters.

Walker Valley’s Kyle Limburg and Lauren Passmore of Polk County captured top honors in their divisions, while Mustang teammate Dylan Lillard, Bradley Central’s Chase Montgomery, Cleveland High’s Heidi Barringer, plus former Ocoee Middle teammates Parker Gray and Nickolas McCracken each posted runner-up finishes on the McMinn County course.

Limburg carded matching 41s for a 10-over 82 to edge Chattanooga’s Ian White by a single stroke to capture the Boys 16-18 Tour division crown, Passmore claimed a five-stroke victory over Haley Johnson of Riceville in the Girls 12-18 Tour classification.

Shooting a 38-40, Lillard fired the second lowest 18-hole total of the entire field with a 6-over 78, but unfortunately for him the day’s low medalist, Benjamin Rebne of Ringgold, Ga., was also in the Boys 13-15 Masters bracket, posting a 3-over 75. Cleveland High’s Tucker Jones finished tied for fourth in the same age division.

Montgomery carded an 86 to claim the second slot in the Boys 16-18 Masters while Manchester’s Kyle Johnson broke 80 to win the division.

Unable to match the hot hand of Knoxville’s Mackenzie Hodge, who shot a 7-over 79, Barringer was able to take runner-up honors in the Girls 16-18 Masters.

Gray and McCracken were part of a five-way tie for second place in the Boys 13-under Masters, shooting a 4-over 40 on nine holes to put them just two strokes back of Chattanooga’s Sam Marshall. In the same age group, Drew Linkous (41) and Gage Brakebill (46), both of Cleveland, finished tied for seventh and 11th respectively.

Benton’s Danielle Bates claimed a fourth place finish in the Girls 15-under Masters with an 86, while Rheagan Hall of Charleston tied for fifth place and Cleveland’s Kelsey Cassada finished seventh in the same bracket.

Locals Torr Coulthard and Jake Durgin had a fourth place (Boys 10-13 Tour) and eighth place (Boys 13-15 Tour) finish.