By Gary Baines – 08/02/2019
Next stop, golf-wise: Oklahoma State University.
Dillon Stewart of Fort Collins concluded his decorated junior golf career on Friday by finishing 68th in the national Boys Junior PGA Championship in Hartford, Conn.
Stewart (pictured) closed with a 3-over-par 73, giving him a 6-over 286 total. The future OSU Cowboy started the day double bogey-bogey, then made one birdie and one bogey the rest of the way.
Jack Heath of Charlotte, N.C., claimed the title, using a final-round 62 to finish at 21-under-par 259.
Stewart’s junior golf resume was an impressive one. He won the individual title at the 2018 boys Junior America’s Cup and led Colorado to its first team championship ever in the event. In 2018 he was also named the boys Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado Player of the Year after a season in which he became the first boy to win the AJGA Hale Irwin Colorado Junior and also earned another AJGA title; claimed the 5A state high school individual champiionship and helped Fossil Ridge to its first team crown in boys golf; and shared medalist honors in qualifying for the U.S. Junior Amateur.
This year, he won the first two majors of the JGAC season — the Colorado Junior PGA (by eight strokes) and the Colorado Junior Amateur (by four); again tied for medalist honors at the U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier; and represented Colorado for the third time in the Junior America’s Cup.
Here are the round-by-round scores for both of the Coloradans in the national Boys Junior PGA Championship:
Boys Junior PGA Championship
At Par-70 Keney Park GC in Hartford, Conn.
68. Dillon Stewart, Fort Collins 69-72-72-73–286
Missed 36-Hole Cut
TJ Shehee, Mead 71-72–143
For all the scores from the national Boys Junior PGA Championship, CLICK HERE.