Golfers from around Missouri flocked to Osage National Sunday and Monday, July 23-24 for the Missouri Golf Association Junior Tour Championship. There were a total of eight age groups and six Rolla golfers participated in the event. Jonathan Jordan was the highlight of the event for Rolla, winning the 10-11 male age division.
Jonathan and Chayton Jordan both represented Rolla in the 10-11 age division. Chayton finished his rounds with 28-over-par 100. He improved by four strokes from day one to day two, shooting a 52 on day one and a 48 on day two. Jonathan, meanwhile, was lights out. He shot a one-under-par 35 on the first day to lead the pack by two strokes. Day two was a little tougher, but a +5 score of 41 was enough for him to claim the first place finish by two strokes over Jeff City's Archer Schnieders.
A third Jordan, Chancen, also represented Rolla in the younger age groups, shooting in the male 8-9 division. He shot a 46 in round one and a 52 in the second round to finish at +26 with a two day total of 98. That put Chancen in 11th place in the age division. Jeff City's Sam Closser and Grain Valley's Eli Herbery tied for first place in the division by shooting +8 scores of 80.
In the older age groups, Marliere Toothaker finished in fourth place in the female 14-15 division for the city of Rolla. After shooting a 108 on day one, she calmed down on Monday to shoot a 91 for an overall score of 199, which put her at 55-over-par. Kassidy Hull of Eldon won the division with a final score of 180, putting her 36 strokes over par.
Jeriah Jordan then represented Rolla in the male 14-15 division. After shooting an 83 on Sunday, Jordan shot the second best round of the day on Monday with a 76. That total score of 159 put him at +15 in a tie for seventh place. Columbia's Joseph Fallis and Alex Gentry from Jeff City finished in a tie for first place at +8.
The final Rolla golfer was Jeff Norman, golfing in the male 16-18 division. Norman had a stellar two days, shooting an 80 on Sunday and a 77 on Monday. The 16-18 field was highly competitive, however, and Norman finished the tournament in sixth place at +13. Jack Rundle from Jeff City won the division by shooting a five-over-par 149.