Author: Jesse Dodson
Zach Jones continued his Utah PGA Junior Series Major dominance yesterday with a (-9) 63 at the Glenmoor PGA Junior Major, the last Major Qualifier before the Hidden Valley final.
With 9 birdies, an eagle and a double bogey, Jones claimed his third Major in a row and tied the Glenmoor Golf Course scoring record. With only the Hidden Valley Major Championship remaining, Jones finds himself sitting comfortably in the top spot of the Boys Majors Points race with a 95-point lead over Cameron Tucker.
Jones has gone 14-under par in the first four Majors of the season, which includes shooting even-par at the Jeremy Ranch Showdown Classic, the first Major of the year. If he doesn’t win the Hidden Valley PGA Junior Major outright, it’s safe to say he’s well on his way to claiming exemption into the 2017 Utah Open with his total points.
Cassie Campos, a Utah PGA Junior Series regular, won her first Major of the season at Glenmoor in the Girls 17-18 Division. Before going home a Major champion, Campos had to play the par 4 10th hole one more time in a playoff against McKaizlee Cowan. Yesterday’s win places her in the top 5 in the Girls Majors Points race while Lexi Hamel sits in first.
Jones didn’t claim the only round in the 60s yesterday. Brendan Thomas, Boys 17-18, carded a (-3) 69 in his first-ever Major to take the trophy home. His five birdies would help him secure the win over Hayden Banz and qualify for Hidden Valley.
Libby Ward found her second Major victory yesterday in the Girls 15-16 Division with an 82. Ward’s first Major came at the Wasatch PGA Junior Major, winning in a playoff. No extra holes were necessary this time with a three-shot victory over Alexis Wilson.
Millie Terrion, playing in her first Junior Series Major took the Girls 13-14 top spot with a 79 and a ticket to Hidden Valley. And last, but not least, Jordan Bingham drained a 20-foot birdie on the first playoff hole to come out on top of the Boys 13-14 Division. Bingham and Sean Lam both shot 72, even-par, to play their way into the playoff.
The Glenmoor PGA Junior Major was the third event Glenmoor GC has played host for the Utah PGA Junior Series this year. We owe a huge thank you to their willingness and readiness to help grow the game of golf in Utah.