It was no contest this past Tuesday.
Jake Watt clearly played the best golf in the entire field to repeat as Junior Club champion at St. Marys Golf and Country Club.
Watt, who turns 16 in September, fired a four-over-par 76 to easily win the 2014 Junior Club title. The young lefthander shot a two-under 35 on the front nine, and a 41 on the back nine.
Watt said a key to his round was three birdies over a string of four holes on the front nine.
“The stretch from No. 6 to No. 9, I was three-under on those four holes,” he told the Journal Argus. “I birdied three of the holes, and I lipped out for birdie on No. 8.”
He said his tee shot on the par 3 No. 7 hole almost went in for an ace.
Watt said his tee-shots and putting were other strong parts of his game last Tuesday.
“I only hit about three bad drives all day, and I made a lot of putts. I didn’t miss a lot of shots on the front nine.”
Jarrett wins girls title
Jordan Jarrett was overall girls champ with a 48 on the front nine. Robyn Lewis was second.
In the girls 10-and-under division, Alex Humphrys was the winner with a 60. Ally Muir was second with a 61.
Other age division champs were as follows.
Nathan Reay was the winner in the boys 10-and-under division with a 43.
Sam Watt won the boys 11-and-12 division with an 88.
Mitch Watt claimed the boys 13-and-14 division with an 83. Ian Bolton was second with a 90.
Jake Watt was the boys 15-and-16 winner.
Frasier Lewis and Brady St. Louis had the two best scores in the 17-and-18 division. Both shot 90, with Lewis getting the nod for first place due to retrogression.
--A total of 33 golfers competed in this year’s Junior Club tournament.