The West Texas Junior Champions Tour made its annual stop at the Brownwood Country Club Monday, and plenty of local youth golf talent filled the leaderboard.
Highlighting the performances was Jake Angerstein of Early, who fired a 4-over-par round of 76 to capture first place in the boys 12-13 age division. Angerstein was two shots clear of the nearest competitor, Kasey Middleton of Comanche (78), followed by Chase Carrillo of Stephenville and Drew Hermesmeyer of Goldthwaite (85s), Tucker Williamson of Tuscola (87) and Bryce Hermesmeyer of Comanche (95).
Blanket’s Marki Kinkade fired a 92 in the girls 12-14 division Monday, earning a 10-stroke victory over runner-up Elise Baker of San Angelo (102).
In the coed 8-9 division, which plays only nine holes, Sidney’s Grant Drummond carded a 41 to take home the top prize. Drummond is the son of Howard Payne Yellow Jackets basketball head coach Troy Drummond.
The coed 10-11 division, which also plays just nine holes, featured Goldthwaite’s Patrick Johnson in first place with a 54, followed by Goldthwaite’s Cole Hermesmeyer as the runner-up with a 56.
Coming in third in the coed 6-7 division with a score of 52 was Karli Kinkade of Blanket, as she trailed only Cody Means of Blackwell (37) and Dylan Ford of Sonora (47).
Finishing in a tie for third place in the boys 14-15 division was Luke Kinkade of Blanket, as he posted an 82 along with Caleb Ledezma of Brady. Canyon Carothers of Gatesville (75) won the division, while Bronte Hermesmeyer of Comanche (81) was the runner-up. Toby Florence of Blanket placed seventh with a 101, while Coleman’s Seth Watson finished in a tie for eighth place with a 102.
Placing in a three-way tie for fourth in the boys 16-18 division were Brownwood’s Michael Hemm and Early’s Kwinton Reno, who both carded rounds of 2-over-par 74, along with Jeffery Maciejewski of San Angelo. First place in the division went to Brandon Robertson of Stamford with the low-round of the tournament — a 2-under-par 70 — trailed by Chance Craig of Llano (71) and Tyler McDonough of Horseshoe Bay (73).
Sidney’s Garrett Drummond came in 14th with a round of 86.
No locals competed in the girls 15-18 division, but winner Chelsy Tobin of Gatesville also broke par with a 1-under round of 71.