Zimmerman captures junior city golf title

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Gazette staff
Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Steady golf led Matt Zimmerman to a city junior golf championship Monday and Tuesday.

Zimmerman, who is entering his senior year at Janesville Parker, followed up a 1-under-par round of 71 at Riverside Golf Course on Monday with a 72 on Tuesday to win the boys title in the Janesville Optimist Club Junior City Championship.

Daniel Thomson shot 151 to win the boys 15-16 age division and finished second among all boys. Grady Skoglund shot 189 to win the 13-14 boys age group.

Zimmerman posted 26 pars out of 36 holes and had only one double-bogey in the tournament. Further showing his consistency, he shot even-par 36 on three of his four nine-hole stretches.

At Blackhawk, Caleb Kern had a bit of a birdie bonanza to win the boys competition between competitors ages 9-12. Kern birdied Nos. 4-6 to shoot 2-over 35 on Tuesday and finished at 4-over 70 over the two days, winning the 9-10 boys division.

Deegan Riley won the 11-12 boys division, shooting a two-day total of 86.

Hannah Dunk captured the girls title, shooting 93 over two days.

Janesville Optimist Club Junior City Championship


At Riverside (72)

17-18 BOYS

Matt Zimmerman 71-72—143, Tucker Dunk 79-75—154, Jacob Schoeder 86-85—171, Jonathan Grorud 91-91—182

15-16 BOYS

Daniel Thomson 77-74—151, A.J. Gray 78-75—153, Kadin Kleman 80-77—157, Zack Milner 93-111—204

13-14 BOYS

Grady Skoglund 94-95—189, Clayton Churchill 113-112—225, Jacob Naber 120-106—226, Gabriel Mannion 139-131—270, Tyler Preiss 146-130—276

At Blackhawk (33)

11-12 GIRLS

Hannah Dunk 50-43—93, Sarah Zimmerman 61-60—121, Emma Udelhofen 62-69—131, Maysa Johns 77-71—148

11-12 BOYS

Deegan Riley 45-41—86, Dylan Snyder 41-46—87, Kole Johnson 48-49—97, Griffin Mackey 54-47—101, Landon Bailey 54-58—112, Ben Janke 62-52—114

9-10 GIRLS

McKenna Haenel 63-53—116

9-10 BOYS

Caleb Kern 35-35—70, Klyne Johnson 44-36—80, Eli Smith 66-55—121, Jeron Thorson 65-59—124

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