Locals Lee, Bayer win at Chateau Elan golf tourney

S.M. Lee of Buford and Jake Bayer of Lawrenceville won age group titles last weekend at the Chateau Elan Junior Shootout, a Hurricane Junior Golf Tour stop at the Braselton course.

Lee won the boys 15- to 18-year-old division with rounds of 76 and 71. Bayer was first in the boys 11-14 division after shooting 74 and 77.

Other top local boys finishers included Dacula's Mitch Darley (tie for eighth, 15-18, 78-76), Hoschton's Phillip Beard (10th, 15-18, 75-80), Dacula's Alex Markham (eighth, 11-14, 81-82) and Buford's Jordan Rodriguez (ninth, 11-14, 85-82).

In the girls tourney, Norcross' Diane Lim was third in 15-18 play with rounds of 82 and 72, followed by Lawrenceville's Harmanprit Kaur (81-77) and Suwanee's Jenny Li (77-81), who tied for fifth. Dulth's Leila Niwano (86-82) was 10th in that age group.

Buford's Skylar Thompson (87-86) was the top local finisher in 11-14 girls with a third-place showing. Dacula's Annika Blanton (95-88) was fifth in that age group and Duluth's Lolli Yu (116-105) was seventh.