The much-delayed start to the JGAC season -- due to weather issues earlier in the spring -- led to a Junior Tour tournament at Todd Creek Golf Club in Thornton being the first tournament for the new JGAC, which was founded by the CGA and the Colorado PGA.
Barela posted rounds of 70-73 Saturday and Sunday for a 1-under-par 143 total to win the boys event by three strokes over Dillon Stewart of Fort Collins (73-73, +2). Canon Olkowski of Grand Junction (75-73, +4) took third. For complete boys results, CLICK HERE.
In the Girls Tour Division, Haliey Schalk of Erie shot a two-day total of 152 (78-74, +8) to win the event by four strokes. Caroline Jordaan of Cherry Hills Village carded a 12-over-par 156 (77-79) for runner-up honors. Charlotte Hillary, also of Cherry Hills Village, carded a two-day total of 161 (81-80, +17). CLICK HERE for full results.
Schalk, Jordaan, Barela and Stewart earned exemptions into the 2016 AJGA Hale Irwin Colorado Junior co-hosted by the Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado. The event will be held at Highland Ranch Golf Club, June 6-9.