Golf: Youth players crowned at Fairways Junior Championships

Megan Thiravong, Mark Larson and Coe Walberg (left to right) show off their awards after the 3rd Annual Fairways Junior Championships on Saturday. (Photo by Russell Hodges)

Rochelle course hosts third annual event

ROCHELLE — Fairways Golf Course hosted the 3rd Annual Junior Championships on Saturday, with several players taking home top-3 awards and prizes during the event. Mark Larson took first in the 13-15 Boys Division with 79 over 18 holes, and Megan Thiravong won the 16-18 Girls Division with 77 while Coe Walberg placed second with 89.

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Silas Alsop took first place in the 4-6 Boys Division with 15 through three holes, while Caleb Johnson placed second with 16. Axel Alsop and Aiden Lopez each finished with 42 over nine holes in the 7-9 Boys Division, with Alsop winning a playoff to take first while Lopez placed second. Tyler Johnson finished third with 49.

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Ella Pierson scored 48 through nine holes to take first in the 7-9 Girls Division while Rory Sweet placed second with 54. Kaden Brown took first in the 10-12 Boys Division with 38 while Andrew Gibbs placed second with 44 and Owen Carmichael finished third with 53.

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Emma Pierson took first in the 10-12 Girls Division with 33 while Ailani Thiravong placed second with 35 and Megan Larson finished third with 43. Noah Carmichael was given the inaugural Caddie of the Year Award.

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