Rogers wins junior tournament

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 4, 2003

Chase Rogers took home the 2003 Brundidge Country Club Junior Golf Tournament Wednesday.

Rogers shot a low score of 73 to take a three-stroke victory over Gary Black, who shot a 76. Rogers also won the 13-and-14-year-old division by 16 strokes over Heath Shiver, who shot an 89.

"I didn't play that well on the front. I shot a 39," Rogers said. "Then on 10, I left my approach shot short and chipped in for birdie. I also birdied 13 and 14. That made the difference."

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Black held the lead after the front nine. He shot a 38 to hold a one-stroke advantage. Black won the 17-and-18-year-old group with his 76. He was the only one in that age group.

"I was a little nervous after the front, but once I hit those birdies, it was over," Rogers said.

Rogers declined to celebrate his victory with a wild party. Instead, he said he preferred some good old-fashioned rest.

"I'm ready for a lie-down," Rogers said.

Cole Claassen won the 11-and-12-year-old age group with a 91. Like Black, he was the only golfer in his age group.

Erik Hussey won the 10-and-under division with a score of 47. He defeated second-place finisher Taylor Tew by 10 strokes. Tew shot a 57. The 10-and-under division shot only nine holes in the tournament.