By Nick Beversdorf
This past Friday young golfers from around central Wisconsin came to the Merrill Golf Course to participate in the WVGA Junior Tournament of Champions. Children and teens up to 17 years old participated in either nine- or 18-hole games.
For the 12-year-old and under nine-hole division, everyone played a tight game, only a stroke away from the next person. Tyler Skogstad placed first with 44, Matthew Haggart placed second with 45 and Jack Weisenberger placed third with 46.
For the 14-year-old and under 18-hole division, Russ Dettmering placed first with 72. Christian Johnson came in second with 94 and Elijah Bartel rounded out third place with 105. In the girls 15- to 17-year-old 18-hole division, Madison Bushman placed first with 97.
In the boys 15- to 17-year-old 18-hole division, Robert Johannes placed first with 83, Hunter Wallace placed second with 84 and Brady Koehler placed third with 88.
The Wisconsin Valley Golf Association (WVGA) is a group of golfers in central Wisconsin that play several competitive tournaments throughout the golf season on courses located in the Wisconsin river valley.