The Gwinnett-based Middle School Golf League recently completed its fall season.
Loganville Middle won the league title with a four-week combined score of 23 under par. Members of the winning team were Colton Christensen, Carson Gilreath, Peyton Hogan, Gavin Moncrief, Sam Scolamiero and Cooper Smith.
In the 9-hole, individual stroke play tournament, Couch Middle’s Paige Greco won the girls Red Tee Flight with a score of 49 and Five Forks Middle’s McKinlee Proctor (46) won the Junior Tee Flight. Joshua Parker (37) of Trickum Middle won the boys Red Tee Flight and Loganville’s Jackson McAleer (38) won the boys Junior Tee Flight.
McConnell Middle’s Corynn Rodney won the girls Drive, Chip and Putt competition, as did Dacula’s Isaiah Gee in the boys division.
“We had a great fall season with 82 players representing teams from Bay Creek, Couch, Crews, Dacula, Five Forks, Loganville, McConnell and Trickum Middle Schools” said the Middle School Golf League’s director Les Witmer. “And again, this fall we played at six different golf courses including Bear Creek Golf Courses in Monroe, Summit Chase Country Club and Country Club of Gwinnett in Snellville, Cedar Lake Golf Course in Loganville and Collins Hill Golf Course in Lawrenceville and Trophy Club of Apalachee in Dacula.”
the Most Improved Golfer Awards for the fall season were given to Carter Dillard for Bay Creek; Jackson Babcock, Lena Tata and George May for Couch; Asa Grandy for Crews; Cole Belbey for Dacula; Eric Ervin and Noah Dixon for Five Forks; Graham Dawkins and Cooper Smith for Loganville; Philip Robinson and Sawyer Bronkema for McConnell; and Aiden Feeley and Beckett Lynch for Trickum.
The Middle School Golf League is organized through the South Gwinnett Athletic Association and plays mainly on Sunday afternoons during both fall and spring seasons.
“We began our season again with a clinic for all, an extra clinic for new players to golf or the league in preparation for their team best ball play and a practice round to get everyone organized,” said Witmer. “Then four weeks of team best ball play and then we introduced them to stroke play where everyone got to play their own ball for an individual score, then the more experienced juniors participated in a 9-hole tournament. Our season culminated with a Drive, Chip and Putt competition, and pizza party and awards presentation.”
The 2020 spring season for the Middle School Golf League will begin in March with play through the end of the school year in May.