Congratulation to Paul Weyland Golf Junior Golf students for their fine play last weekend in the Rocky Mountain Junior Golf Tour’s Idaho OPEN at Redhawk Golf Course in Nampa, Idaho. In the boys 14 to 19 age division, Andrew Cortez from American Falls, Idaho played very consistent with rounds of 72 and 71 on the 6,900 yard course layout for total of 143 and a second place finish, two shots outside of first place. Andrew contributed his good play to managing his game and keeping patient. Well done Andrew!
In the boys 12-13 division Paul Weyland Golf Strive for Excellence student Connor Mahoney tied for first place after two days of great golf play. Connor fired rounds of 73 and 70 and tied for first place. Connor lost on the first playoff hole to a birdie with a nice putt holed by his opponent. Connor has worked very hard this year on controlling his emotions and having only either a neutral or a positive reaction to golf shots. He has also worked hard on his distance wedge game.
Paul Weyland Golf Rising Star student Zach Carter won his division (Boys U11). Zach shot a first round 83 to take the lead. His second round of 77 was able to keep him in the first place spot for his first win of the season. Zach had some nice words to say after the round, “Coach Paul Weyland works with me to give me the skills I need to improve. He helps me have confidence and believe in myself.” I was so proud of Zach for slowing down and not getting ahead of himself.
In the Girls under 14 division Paul Weyland Golf Rising Stars student Carly Carter shot rounds of 78 and 79 to win by six shots over Rising Star Academy student Christine Cho who fired rounds of 82 and 81. Just at the start of the summer, Carly was not breaking 90. These two rounds gave her a glimpse of the possibilities of how good she can be. Christine had a great year with several wins and was the leading points winner for Idaho on the RMJGT. These two girls are getting better every day!!!!