Local Members Dominate at Glen Arven
"Local knowledge must be real based on the two winners of the 2018 Piney Woods Junior at Glen Arven Country Club. Katherine Cook and Sam Barrett are both from Thomasville, Georgia and members of Glen Arven. Cook had the first round lead after she shot an opening 74 and she followed that up with a round two even par score of 72. During the second round Cook had a total of 3 birdies and 3 bogies to place her in first place by a total of eleven shots. Barrett had a different route to the top during round two. Barrett began the day six shots back but after he had an opening 74. Barrett caught fire and made 6 birdies and just 1 bogey in round two for a final round score of 67. Barrett had a bogey on his second hole, made birdie on number seven and after he made the turn he was able to birdie number 12 and then he strung together 4 straight to close out his round.
In the Female Division second place was secured by Payton Pacheco who shot rounds of 79-78 and third place was won by Morgan Jones who shot 82-77. Sam Barrett not only won the overall title but he also secured the 16-19 Division by 2 shots over Liam Shinn. Shinn who is from Norcross shot rounds of 71-72. Third place was won by Zayne Hildebrand who shot 71-73. In the 14-15 Division the overall first round leader Parker Bell took the top honors in this division after he shot 68-74. Second place was taken by Jack Boltja after a scorecard playoff and third place was secured by Jake Springer as a result of the same scorecard playoff. The other two players that were tied and finished at 145 were Justin Burroughs and Patrick McCann.
Mason Crowder had a fabulous round two after he shot a two under par 70 to go with his first round 73 to win the Boy’s 12-13 by 3 shots over first round leader Brock Blais. Third place in the same Division was awarded to Tristin Wisener after he won a scorecard playoff over John Daniel Culbreth. The tournament was played at Glen Arven Country Club in Thomasville, Georgia and the weather was sunny and hot with a high temperature of 92 degrees."