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September 14, 2021

Komyati, Health, Fleming Win Southeastern Junior Tour Event at Magnolia Grove

By Gregg Dewalt
Southeastern Junior Golf Tour leaderboard

Next Southeastern Junior Golf Tour event is at Montgomery CC

Jinger Heath of Decatur, Buddy Fleming of Mobile and Cole Komyati were division winners at the recent Southeastern Junior Golf Tour event held at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Magnolia Grove facility.

Heath won the girls 12-19 division, while Fleming won the boys 12-13 group.

Komyati won the boys 14-19 division.

All three players scored relatively easy wins.

Heath shot rounds of 72-72 to finish at even-par 144 on the Crossings course and win by nine shots. Spanish Fort’s Ashlynd Madden (75-78)  was second at 153 and Bonifay, Florida resident Savannah Goodman (77-78) finished third at 155.

Rounding out the top five players were Katelyn Foster of Mobile (78-78), who shot 156 over 36 holes. Kate Cost of Crane Hill was fifth at 158 with rounds of 80-78.

In the 14-19 division, Spanish Fort’s Komyati took control in the first round with a 7-under 65. He entered the second round with a five-shot lead and finished off the win with a 71. His two-round total was 6-under-par 136.

Fairhope’s Trip Duke opened with a 70 and shot even-par 72 in the closing round to finish second at 2-under 142. Jon Ed Steed of Enterprise finished tied for third with rounds of 75-71, while Cumming, Georgia’s Ryan Porterfield shot 71-75.

There was a three-way tie for fifth place. Mobile’s Michael Crocker, Meridian, Mississippi’s Brady Lagendyk and Enterprise’s Gibson Charlton each finished at 147.

In the 12-13 boys age group, Mobile’s Fleming coasted to a 15-shot victory. Fleming opened with a 5-under 67 and then shot even par in the final round to finish at 5-under-par 139. Mobile’s Parker Crabtree finished second with rounds of 78-76 for a 154 total. Cannon Callaway of Hattiesburg, Mississippi shot 79-82 to finish third at 161.

Loxley’s Murray Waller was fourth at 169 and Fairhope’s Waylon White was fifth at 176.

The next SJGT tournament in Alabama is the SJGT Cup event at Montgomery Country Club Oct. 23-24.

For all SJGT results, got to

Gregg Dewalt is the editor of Alabama Golf News.

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