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June 3, 2021

Southeastern Junior Golf Tour: Davidson, Watts, Bruce Win at Canebrake

Davidson wins Southeastern Junior Golf Tour event

Also: Montgomery CC, UGA Golf Course SJGT Results

Molly Davidson, Tyler Watts and John Bruce were division winners at the Lee Hodges Classic stop of the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour.

Davidson, who will be a freshman and lives in Birmingham, ran away with the girls division to win by eight shots.  Davidson was the only player to break 70 in the tournament, firing rounds of 64-67 at the par 72 Canebrake Club in Athens, Alabama.

She beat rising senior Taylor Trible, also of Birmingham, by eight shots. Trible shot 71-72. Huntsville’s Gabriella Nicastro (70-77) finished third.

In the boys 12-13 age division, Watts, of Huntsville, coasted to a six-shot victory on the strength of rounds of 69-67. The rising eighth grader’s 136 total bested Cullman’s John Lunsford, who shot 73-69. Atlanta’s Gavin Rivas finished third at 151.

In the 14-19 boys age group, Bruce, a senior from Guntersville, shot 67-71 to finish one shot ahead of Athens’ Jackson Mitchell, a junior, who shot 69-70. Birmingham’s Tom Fischer and Graham Hodges tied for third, two shots behind.

More Southeastern Junior Golf Tour Results

Montgomery Country Club Junior Classic

Mountain Brook’s Coe Murdock won the overall boys championship at the Montgomery Country Club Junior Classic in a playoff with Christopher Yeilding of Birmingham.

Murdock, playing in the 16-19 age group, beat Yeilding, who won the 14-15 division, on the second playoff hole.

Murdock shot 69-69 to finish 2-under-par on the par-70 MCC layout. Yeilding shot 64-74.

Three players tied for second place in the 16-19 division. Birmingham’s Graham Hodges and Peyton Purvis of Paducah, Kentucky finished at even=par 140.

Patmon Malcom of Alpahretta, Georgia, won the 12-13 division with rounds of 70-69. He won by a shot over Mason Howell of Tallahassee, Florida. Birmingham’s Lawton Emblom was third, two shots back.

Daphne’s Blake Cornell finished second behind Yeilding in the 14-15 division, shooting even-par 140.

In the girls 15-19 division, Grace Sinclair of Brandon, Mississippi, and Morgan Ellison of Peachtree City, Georgia, tied for the championship at 146. Sinclair prevailed on the second playoff hole to claim the title. Morgan Jones of Auburn finished third at 148

In the 12-14 girls division, Harper Ann Hinckley of McComb, Mississippi, shot 69-76 to win by one shot over Camryn Coffield of Hamilton, Georgia. Montgomery’s Evelyn Tankersly was a distant third at 159.

Full Montgomery Country Club Classic Results

Full Lee Hodges Classic Results

Full UGA Golf Course Junior Classic Results

Gregg Dewalt is the editor of Alabama Golf News.

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