MOUNT VERNON — Area junior golfers had the perfect conditions for a tournament Wednesday. Nice weather, a gentle breeze and a golf course in good shape led to some low scores from the 26 golfers in the Hiawatha Junior Golf tournament at Hiawatha Golf Course.
Mount Vernon sophomore-to-be Robert Williams took advantage of those ripe conditions to blister Hiawatha for a 1-over-par 73 and win the 13-to-15-year age bracket in the tournament. He shot 37-36 and his score was also the best overall by a large margin.
Matt Simmons came in second in the 13-15 group with an 82 (43-39), followed closely behind by Brayden Baldridge, who fired an 83 (43-40). Luke Earnest was fourth in the group with an 85 (43-42).
The older youths, ages 16 to 18, was led by Philip Mann, who fired an 87 (42-45) for the 18-hole tournament. Jacob Bowers was second with a score of 90 (49-41), followed by Levi Haines at 95 (48-47) and Austin Boyd at 97 (47-50).
Brandon Main won the younger group (10-12) with a round of 95 (43-52). Connor Curry was second at an even 100 (50-50), followed by Damian Cook at 113 (54-59) and Chase Ferguson 116 (61-55).