First round of Big ‘I’ in the books

BRIDGEPORT, Ohio – A rough stretch over her final three holes left Harrisville golfer Sydney Snodgrass sitting in a tie for 31st place following the following Tuesday’s first round of the Trusted Choice Big “I” National Championship at Pete Dye Golf Club.

Snodgrass was seeking to climb into the top 10 after she played the first six holes of her last nine holes at even par. But she played the final three holes at 4-over par and closed with a 7-over par 79.

Another local golfer competing at the tournament was Parkersburg High School senior Lauryn Davidson. The 17-year-old golfer opened her round with three consecutive pars before scuffling to a 9-over 81, which put her in a tie for 47th place.

Holding down the overall lead in the girls division with three rounds remaining is Alice Chen from Princeton, N.J., after turning in a 2-under 70. Siranon Shoomee of Sanford, N.C., sits alone in second place at 1-under 71, while Sarah Childers (Jonesboro, Ark.) and Kate Kim (Riverwoods, Ill.) are tied for tied at even par 72.

On the boys side, Keenan Huskey (Greenville, S.C.) birdied four of his first five holes and carded a 7-under 65 to take a four-stroke lead entering today’s second round. Also finishing in red numbers were Joshua Gliege (Eagle, Idaho) at 3-under 69 and Nicholas Cummings (Weston, Mass.) at 1-under 71.

Callaway High School Series

LEWISBURG – A mere three strokes separated first and second place at the Callaway Junior Tour High School Series as Roane County finished runner-up to Greenbrier East on Tuesday.

Greenbrier East finished with a team score of 225 compared to 228 for Roane County, which won a scorecard playoff with George Washington.

Cole Moore led the Raiders with a 72, while Cam Moore followed with a 77. The rest of the Roane County lineup included Caleb Moore (79) and Hunter Thompson (83).