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Somers fourth in Junior PGA event here

Published: Monday, July 22, 2013 10:10 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 6:54 a.m. CDT

Kainen Somers, 2013 Creston High School graduate who plans to golf at Simpson College, tied for fourth in the boys 16-18 age division at the PGA Iowa Eagle Junior Tournament held Friday at Crestmoor Golf Club.

Somers shot an 8-over par 80 to tie Chris Shroyer of Guthrie Center for fourth in the division. The winner was Jordan Eng of Panora with an even-par 72. Runner-up with a 76 was Rob Clifton of Winterset.

Placing eighth in the same division was Maxx Walters of Creston with a 15-over par 87.

Ashton Carter of Creston shot a nine-hole score of 51 for third place in the girls 13 and under division.

A competitor of the Panthers during the high school spring season, Jake Olsen of Atlantic, tied for third in the boys 14-15 division with an 85.

Jennifer Gursoy, junior golf manager for Iowa PGA Section, said a total of 60 junior players participated in Friday’s event in Creston.

Top finishers in each division:

Eagle Junior Tournament

July 19 at Crestmoor

Par — 72

Boys 16-18 — 1. Jordan Eng, Panora, 72; 2. Rob Clifton, Winterset, 76; 3. Corey Elliott, Pella, 77; 4. (tie) Kainen Somers, Creston, and Chris Shroyer, Guthrie Center, 80; 8. Maxx Walters, Creston, 87.

Boys 14-15 — 1. Hank Weresh, Clive, 78; 2. Steven Martin, Shenandoah, 83; 3. (tie) Jack Parker, West Des Moines, and Jake Olsen, Atlantic, 85.

Boys 12-13 — 1. Nick Pittman, Urbandale, 85; 2. Carson Caylor, Urbandale, 86; 3. Ty Whyle, Adel, 87.

Boys 11 & under (9 holes) — 1. Kolby Shackelford, Panora, 39; 2. (tie) Tommy Weissenburger, Clive, and Nathan Petrak, Johnston, 40.

Girls 16-18 — 1. Lexi Owen, Adel, 99.

Girls 13 & under (9 holes) — 1. Brooke Boardman, Waukee, 40; 2. Sarah Nacos, Washington, 45; 3. Ashton Carter, Creston, 51.

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