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July 1, 2021

Foster, Poppell Win SJGT Event at Wynlakes

SJGT Overall winner Katlyn Foster

Tallahassee Sophomore Takes Overall SJGT Female Title

Mobile’s Katlyn Foster and Tallahassee, Florida’s Lee Poppell were won overall Male and Female Division championships at the recent SJGT Wynlakes Junior Classic in Montgomery.

The tournament was part of the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour, which conducts junior tournament across the region.

Foster finished the two-day event with at 7-over-par 151 to take the 15-19 division and the overall female championship. Foster, a rising sophomore, shot 77-74 to win by three shots over Evelyn Tankersley of Montgomery, who was 10-over in the 36-hole tournament and won the 12-14 female division. Hoover’s Reagan Waggoner was second in the 15-19 division, shooting 157. Montgomery’s Virginia Anne Holmes was third in 15-19 division at 161.

Poppell shot 70 in the final round and finished at 2-under 142 to win both the overall male and 16-19 male divisions by four shots over Andrew Korytoski of Cataula, Georgia and Elad Sebbag of Birmingham, both of whom finished at 2-over 146. Korytoski earned a second-place finish in a scorecard playoff in the 16-19 division.

Lawson Andress of Macon, Georgia also shot 146 to win the Male 14-15 Division. Pierce Becker of Birmingham was second at 151. Tuscaloosa’s Caleb Terrell, Quitman, Georgia’s Pate Langsdale, Griffin Garvin of Statesboro, Georgia, and Spanish Fort’s Miles Jackson each shot 154, with Terrell winning third place in a scorecard playoff.

Birmingham’s Ryan Pugh beat Fairhope’s Michael Heaton on the first playoff hole to win the 12-13 Male division. Both players finished the tournament tied at 152. Ves Butler of Athens, Georgia was third at 153.

Tankersley finished at 154 to win the Female 12-14 division. Lauryn Olivia Leonard of Pike Road was a distant second at 43-over.

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Bracknell wins U.S. Junior Am qualifier

Trace Bracknell

Trace Bracknell of Tuscaloosa was medalist at the U.S. Junior Amateur qualifying tournament played at Country Club of Birmingham’s West Course.

Bracknell shot 2-under-par 69 to edge Rome Georgia’s Hogan Ingram by one shot. Hoover’s Hayden Carner shot 73 to take the final qualifying berth.

The U.S. Junior Amateur will be played at the Country Club of North Carolina in the Village of Pinehurst July 19-24.

Gregg Dewalt is the editor of Alabama Golf News.

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