Colorado Juniors Shine

Colorado Juniors Shine

Posted on August 05, 2016

Two Colorado junior golfers posted top-five performances in prestigious international/national tournaments this week.

Mary Weinstein of Highlands Ranch capped off the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships with another top-10 showing by a Coloradan in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

And Davis Bryant (pictured) of Aurora, a U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier in 2015, finished second Thursday in the AJGA Bass Pro Shops/Payne Stewart Junior Championship in Hollister, Mo. Bryant went 68-70-73 for a 2-under-par 211 total, which left him two strokes behind champion Cullan Brown of Eddyville, Ky.

Weinstein, winner of two Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado majors and the 5A state high school title this year, placed fifth on Thursday in the girls 15-18 division of the highly-regarded Optimist tournament.

Weinstein shot rounds of 77-72-75-69 for a 5-over-par 293 total. The Regis University-bound golfer finished four strokes behind winner Amy Matsuoka of Newport Beach, Calif.

Other Coloradans who posted top-10 showings at the Optimist International over the last couple of weeks were Dillon Stewart of Fort Collins (eighth in boys 14-15 division) and Jordan Jennings of Montrose (third in boys 12-13 division).

Here are the scores of Coloradans this week at the Optimist International Junior and the Big I National Championship:

Optimist International Junior Championships in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Girls 15-18

5. Mary Weinstein of Highlands Ranch 77-72-75-69--293
24. Jaclyn Murray of Grand Junction 76-76-77-74--303
MC. Julia Baroth of Denver 82-74-80-MC
MC. Alexis Chan of Highlands Ranch 80-82-84-MC
MC. Tabitha Diehl of Highlands Ranch 84-81-84-MC
MC. Carly Gallant of Louisville 90-79-86-MC

Boys 16-18
27. Timothy Amundson of Littleton 74-84-73-73--304
MC. Coby Welch of Highlands Ranch 78-79-76-MC
MC. Marcus Tait of Littleton 81-85-79-MC
MC. Cameron Nagel of Fort Collins 97-87-88-MC
MC. Daniel Pearson of Longmont 78-79-MC

Big I National Championship in Sacramento, Calif.


16. Erin Sargent of Longmont 72-75-75-76--298
MC. Jennifer Hankins of Thornton 80-75-MC

31. Jackson Solem of Longmont 74-73-73-70--290
MC. Kyle Pearson of Highlands Ranch 74-78-MC