Talented group of junior golfers qualifies for Georgia Junior Amateur at Savannah Golf Club

By Special to the Prep Sports Report | June 1, 2023

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Savannah's Jack Weeks carded a 1-over par 72 at the Savannah Golf Club to claim low medalist honors on June 1 at a qualfier for the Georgia Junior Amateur Championship.

Weeks, a 14-year-old who will be a freshman at Benedictine Military School next year, led a field of eight qualifiers from the Savannah area for the Georgia Junior Am, which will be played June 19-21 at Green Island  Country Club in Columbus, Ga. Other qualifiers included Calvary Day School's Braylon Royal (73), Savannah Country Day's William Whitfield (76), BC's Hamp Threlkeld (76), Veritas Academy's Braden Schnaible (76), Savannah Christian Preparatory School's Charlie Miller (77), Savannah Christian's Elliott Oliver (80) and BC's Nic Scarano (80).

Qualifiers for the Georgia Junior Amateur Savannah Golf Club on June 1

1          Jack Weeks (Savannah)            72 (+1)

2          Braylon Royal (Pooler)              73 (+2)

T3        Trace Carter (Blackshear)         74 (+3)

T3        Luke Godwin (Columbus)          74 (+3)

5          Walker Gantt (Evans)                75 (+4)

T6        William Whitfield (Savannah)    76 (+5)

T6        Hamp Threlkeld (Savannah)     76 (+5)

T6        Braden Schnaible (Savannah)  76 (+5)

T6        Jackson Cavanaugh (Newnan) 76 (+5)

T10      Barrett Loftis (Augusta)             77 (+5)

T10      Charlie Miller (Savannah)         77 (+5)

12        Mason Tucker (Kingsland)        79 (+8)

T13      Jimmy Cohen (Valdosta)           80 (+9)

T13      Elliott Oliver (Pooler)                 80 (+9)

T13      Reed Krosse (Kingsland)           80 (+9)

T13      John Taylor (Augusta)                 80 (+9)

T13      Nicholas Scarano Savannah       80 (+9)

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