Cornelius & Preus win weather-shortened Rock Creek event
Sporadic heavy downpours, amongst steady light rain, forced the Rock Creek Junior Classic to be shortened to just 18 holes. Having taken in a good amount of rain overnight, the course held up well early on and was playable for the first 2-3 hours. However, heavy rain came in and saturated greens, fairways and tees to the point of an unplayable course. The results from round one stand as the final results.
The female 12-14 division was won by Brooke Gober, after her round of 79 yesterday. Gober has now won both the SJGT events in the 2018 season and has firmly cemented her place in the Tournament of Champions and atop the Female 12-14 points list. Coming in second place, having also taken second place at Sea Island, was Liza Lapeyre. The New Orleans, LA native shot 82 yesterday and now holds an impressive point tally early in the season. Rounding out the female 12-14 division awards was Taylor Reeves, after her 85 yesterday.
Taking the overall female championship and the female 15-19 division was Elisabeth Preus. With a solid 76 yesterday, Preus has also booked her place at Willow Point for the Tournament of Champions. Finishing second in the division was Erika Allen. Having made the trip from Berry, AL, Allen can be proud of a solid weekend’s work at Rock Creek. Completing the division awards was Lauren Gilchrist of Spanish Fort, AL. Gilchrist carded an 82 yesterday and will pick up valuable SJGT points.
Seth Rogers won the male 12-13 division, with his first round of 76. Rogers can now look forward to playing the Tournament of Champions in December. Finishing second in the division was Justin Burroughs. From nearby Cantonment, FL, Burroughs shot 77 yesterday to take the runner-up trophy and points on a back-nine scorecard playoff. Thomas Fischer finished third in the division, thanks to his strong 77 yesterday.
Holding the lead yesterday, and therefore taking the male 14-15 division was Will Feagin. His strong start of 74 was enough to give him the division title. Finishing second behind Feagin was Blake Rigdon of Destin, FL. Rigdon shot 77 yesterday and finished one stroke ahead of three players tied for third. Winning the scorecard playoff, and taking the third-place trophy, was Owen Hayden. His back-nine score of 36 was enough to give the edge over tied competitors Wells Williams and Ryan Dupuy.
Kyle Cornelius won the male 16-19 and overall male championships, after his opening round of 70. Cornelius posted the only under-par round of the tournament and finished three strokes clear at the top. Finishing in second in the division was Will Patrick. The Oneonta, AL native shot 73 yesterday and finished one shot ahead of third place. Rounding out the division awards was Phil Jones, after his opening round 74.
Although we are unable to control the weather, we do apologize for the inconvenience caused by this weather-shortened event. We would like to thank all players, parents and Rock Creek staff for their patience and efforts this weekend. Please check out our Facebook and BlueGolf pages for tournament photos.