Local junior golfers fare well at Athens Junior Shootout

Jason Mendel of Norcross, Jacob Bayer of Lawrenceville and Harmanprit Kaur of Lawrenceville all won age group titles at last week's Athens Junior Shootout, a Hurricane Junior Golf Tour stop at The Georgia Club.

Mendel shot 73 and 68 to finish at 1 under par for a four-shot victory in the boys 15- to 18-year-old division. Duluth's Charles Huntzinger (71-75, tie for fourth) and Benjamin Shipp (72-76, tie for seventh) also had top-10 finishes in that age group.

Bayer, trailing by five shots after a first-round 76, rallied with a second-day 68 to win the boys 11-14 title by four shots. Buford's Sung Min Lee (74-73) tied for second and Dacula's Bennett McCarron (77-78) tied for seventh in that age group.

Kaur shot 68 and 70 to dominate the girls 11-14 division. Dacula's Annika Blanton (90-94) was fourth in that division.

In girls 15-18, Norcross' Diane Lim (80-73, third), Winder's Shelby Hanna (84-78, sixth), Norcross' Gracie Henderson (81-82, seventh) and Duluth's Sally Kim (85-79, tie for eighth) all had top finishes.