Lilja goes low at US Kids Savannah Local Tour event

By Special to the Prep Sports Report | May 14, 2024

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The US Kids Golf Savannah Tour continued its Spring 2024 season at The Club at Savannah Harbor on May 12.

The tournament was highlighted by Savannah's Maya Lilja winning the Girls 13-14 age group with a score of 1-under par 71. After an opening nine holes of 1-over par 37, Lilja carded four birdies during her final nine holes to finish under par for the round.

In the Boys 13-14 age group, Savannah's Kohki Maeda posted a 3-over par 75 for a comfortable win, and in Boys 11-12, Silas Kight from Dublin, Ga., also finished at 3-over par 75 to earn a victory.


Boys 6-Under: Cadon Rotureau (Savannah, Ga.) 60 +24

Boys 8: Lou Kivett (Richmond Hill, Ga.) 40 +4

Boys 9: Eli Kight (Dublin, Ga.) 46 +10

Boys 10: Daxton Sheffield (Blackshear, Ga.) 37 +1

Boys 11: Silas Kight (Dublin, Ga.) 75 +53

Boys 12: Brady Crawford (Guyton, Ga.) 100 +28

Boys 13-14: Kohki Maeda (Savannah, Ga.) 75 +3

Girls 11-12: Shayna Patel (Dublin, Ga.) 90 +18

Girls 13-14: Maya Lilja (Savannah, Ga.) 71 -1

Go to US Kids Golf Club at Savannah Harbor Leaderboard for full results and to learn more about the US Kids Golf Savannah Tour!

Remaining events for the Spring Season include May 19 at Crosswinds Golf Club, June 2 at Richmond Hill Golf Club and the Tour Championship on June 23 at Bacon Park Golf Course. Register at US Kids Golf Savannah Local Tour.

Prep Sports Report golf coverage is presented by Bacon Park Golf Course, Savannah's only true municipal golf course! Located in the Heart of Midtown and and designed by legendary golf architect Donald Ross in 1926, Bacon Park Golf Course is Savannah's favorite golf destination. It's always a beautiful day to play at Bacon Park!

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