Event Location:
Sunset Hills CC

Event Date:
June 7-8, 2016

This year’s Hardin Championship was held at Sunset Hills Country Club, in Edwardsville, IL.  55 players teed it up for two great days of weather conditions, vastly different from the intense heat at Persimmon Woods Golf Club last year.

The 2016 Hardin Junior Champion is Luke Babington from host club Sunset Hills CC, who shot a great 73/76-149 to take honors. Runner Up was Kevin Wahle from Old Hickory GC, who shot 75/76-151. Third place went to Jack Wachter, from Forest Hills CC, who shot 77/77-154.

In the 11 & Under Division, local native Joseph Hyten (Sunset Hills CC) shot a sizzling 39-44=83 for the two day total (9 holes each day in this group).  Luke McLaughlin, Algonquin GC, finished second with a two day total of 90.  Max Bruening, St. Clair Country Club, was third with a two day total of 93.

In the 12-13 Yr Old Division, Hunter Niles (Old Hickory GC) edged out Alexander Zhang (Norwood Hills), with a solid two day total of 161, to Zhang’s 162. Tyler Linenbroker (Forest Hills CC) was third, at 163 for the two days.

In the 14-15 Yr Old Division, Peter Weaver (Bellerive CC) shot a blistering 72 on Day 2, to go with the Day One 74, to blow away the field with a two day total of 146. Tied for second was Max Kreikemeier (Forest Hills CC) and Jack Cronin (Persimmon Woods GC), with a two day total of 153.

Many thanks to Head Professional Jon DePriest, as well as the Grounds crew who prepared an excellent venue for this event.

The Hardin Junior Championship Trophy

The Hardin Junior Championship Trophy

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