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Gwinnett products place on Hurricane Junior Golf Tour

Dacula residents Dylan Pence and Alex Markham each won age group titles in recent Hurricane Junior Golf Tour events.

Pence won the boys 15- to 18-year-old division at the Nike Cup Series Event No. 4, held at Heron Bay Golf and Country Club. He shot 73 and 73 to tie for first, then won a two-hole playoff for the championship.

Fellow Dacula resident Chandler Avery tied for third in that division with rounds of 73 and 74, while Dacula's Trey Pearson tied for ninth (75-75). In boys 11-14, Markham was sixth (75-73), Buford's Jordan Rodriguez was ninth (78-73) and Buford's Seth McAfee was 10th (80-74).

In girls play, Lawrenceville's Jenny Bae (76-80) was third in the 11-14 division and Buford's Grace Choi (87-87) was fifth. Dacula's Kiersten Nowell (79-82) was third in 15-18 play and Winder's Savannah Rainbolt (92-85) was sixth.

Markham also won the HJGT's recent Greenwood (S.C.) Junior Challenge with rounds of 79 and 73 in the boys 11-14 division. In that tourney, Dacula's Annika Blanton (77-89) was fourth in girls 11-14 competition.