CJT Rookie League holds fifth event

Woodridge hosts youngsters

Washington’s Kolson Camp watches his putt during Saturday’s Callaway Junior Tour Rookie League event at Woodridge Golf Club. Camp nipped Harrisville’s Bentley Myers by one stroke to win the six-hole A Division. (Photo by Jay W. Bennett)

MINERAL WELLS — The fifth Callaway Junior Tour Rookie League event of the summer took place under near perfect conditions Saturday afternoon at Woodridge Golf Club.

Washington’s Kolson Camp finished his six holes in the A Division at plus-7 to win the title, which was one stroke better than runner-up Bentley Myers of Harrisville.

Myers had a birdie on the second hole and was four shots better than third-place finisher Olivia Buttrey of Williamstown. Fairmont’s Eli Ranieri (+15) was fourth while Weston’s Mason Karp and Charleston’s Wes Keeney tied for fifth at plus-17.

In the AA Division, Marietta’s Anthony Discini made birdie at No. 3 and No. 5. His 1-over par round of 35 also featured a quartet of pars en route to his victory.

Mt. Zion’s Jude Walker made birdie at No. 3 and finished in second place four strokes off the pace with a 39. Glen Dale’s Drew Marling, who also carded a birdie at No. 3, came in third. Elizabeth’s Izac Dotson and Beverly’s Khoen Courson shot 43 and 44, respectively, to round out the top five.

Ravenswood’s Kelan Lucas pitches the ball during Saturday’s Callaway Junior Tour Rookie League event at Woodridge Golf Club. Lucas finished fifth in the AAA Division. (Photo by Jay W. Bennett)

It was all Ritchie County in the AAA Division as the top four finishers were all Rebels.

Senior Anthony Rader bested fellow classmate Dalton Edwards to win the title. Rader managed six pars during his round to go along with a birdie at No. 3 and a pair of bogeys at No. 1 and No. 4 for his 1-over 35. Edwards finished with a 38 to grab runner-up honors ahead of Rebel junior Logan Hilkey (40) and sophomore Andrew Freeland, who had a 42.

Kelan Lucas, who will be an eighth-grader at Ravenswood Middle School, finished with a 43.

“We’ve got a lot of great interest and a lot of things we can build open in future years,” said Brad Ullman, the executive director of the West Virginia Golf Association. “The whole point is to grow junior golf and build opportunities for kids to play golf.”

Contact Jay Bennett at jbennett@newsandsentinel.com


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