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Locals win on Hurricane Junior Golf Tour

Duluth’s Benjamin Shipp and Duluth’s Leiko Niwano won age-group titles at the Athens Junior Shootout, a Hurricane Junior Golf Tour stop at the Georgia Club.

Shipp shot 68 and 70 to win the boys 15- to 18-year-old division, while Niwano was first in girls 11-14 with rounds of 72 and 78.

Other local top-10 finishers in the tourney were Buford’s Jordan Rodriguez in boys 11-14 (second, 76-73), Buford’s Seth McAfee in boys 11-14 (tie for fifth, 78-82), Hoschton’s Phillip Beard in boys 15-18 (tie for 10th, 76-73), Norcross’ Gracie Henderson in girls 15-18 (second, 75-76), Lawrenceville’s Harmanprit Kaur in girls 15-18 (third, 76-78), Norcross’ Alissa Yang in girls 15-18 (fifth, 80-77), Buford’s Skylar Thompson in girls 11-14 (tie for second, 81-76) and Suwanee’s Kate Owens in girls 11-14 (91-85).