Youth golf: SouthtownStar Challenge entry deadline Tuesday
June 1, 2012 10:06PM
Bryant Bolden (center), of Mokena, became the first player in SouthtownStar Challenge Junior Golf Championship history to win the same age group three years in a row when he captured the Boys 13 to 15 Division in 2011. | File photo
Updated: July 6, 2012 11:08AM
At this writing, space was still available in the SouthtownStar Challenge Junior Golf Championship, but the deadline looms at 5 p.m. Tuesday for the 24th edition of the event.
Little is guaranteed in the world of golf — especially on a testing track such as Glenwoodie Golf Course, the home for this year’s June 19 event as it has been for every Challenge dating to the 1989 inaugural. But, one thing is certain about this year’s Challenge:
There will be a new champion in the Boys 13 to 15 Division.
In 2011, Mokena’s Bryant Bolden won that division for the third straight year, becoming the first player in Challenge history to win three years in a row in the same age group.
Bolden’s 75 gave him a two-shot win over his Lincoln-Way Central teammate, Tony Kestel. That score would have been enough to finish second in the Boys 16 to 18 Division, as well.
Among the older crowd, Lincoln-Way East graduate Bryan Contey fired a one-over 73 to win by five shots.
On the girls side, Homewood-Flossmoor’s Sarah Armstrong dominated the 13 to 15 division with her 79. In the 16 to 18s, Marian Catholic’s Samantha Barlage won with an 86.
Entry forms for this year’s Challenge are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the SouthtownStar office, 18312 S. West Creek Drive, Tinley Park. Players must be between the ages of 13 and 18 on June 19. Fee is $30, check or money order payable to the SouthtownStar.