Bailey finishes 4th at Age Group Championship
Bailey, Thomas both win Junior Tour events in Monticello
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
Rochester resident Olivia Bailey finished fourth out of 20 golfers in the girls 15-year-old division at the Age Group Championship at The Golf Club at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth on June 21-22.
Bailey shot rounds of 75-76 for a 151 total for the 36-hole event.
Fort Wayne’s Taylor Larkins won with a 142.
Other Rochester resident competing at Swan Lake included Ava Thomas, who finished 11th out of 16 golfers in the girls 16-year-old age group. She shot an 87-83 for a 170 total.
New Market’s Addison Meadows won by 11 strokes with a 146.
In the boys 17-year-old age group, Rochester’s Noah Riffle shot rounds of 84-79 for a 163 total and finished in a tie for 17th place out of a field of 24.
Urbana’s Tyson Baer shot consecutive 73s for a 146 total and won by one stroke.
Riffle will be a senior at Rochester in 2023-24, Thomas will be a junior, and Bailey will be a sophomore.
Bailey and Thomas were among those RTC area golfers who won their age group in a Junior Tour event at Tippecanoe Country Club in Monticello on June 6.
Bailey shot a 76 to win the girls 13-15-year-old age group. She shot a 76 in the 18-hole event.
Molly Moore shot a 102 and finished seventh out of eight.
As for Thomas, she shot an 89 to win the girls 16-19-year-old age group by one stroke. She bested a field of 17.
In the boys 16-19-year-old division, Kewanna’s A.J. Dague shot a 90 and finished sixth in a field of 11.
Dague is a 2023 Caston grad.
Moore will be an eighth-grader at Rochester Middle School in 2023-24.