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Sheedy wins IJGT event in Arizona

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Pitches and Putts,Sports,Kevin Dunleavy

Will Sheedy of the District shot 80-76 – 156 on Friday and Saturday to win the 14-and-under division of an International Junior Golf Tour event at Wigwam Golf Resort in Litchfield Park, Ariz. Sheedy came from four strokes back in the final round to edge Remington Hirano of Honolulu by one stroke.

“I was a little nervous trailing the leader,” Sheedy told the IJGT. “I was confident that if I just played my own game I would have a shot at the title … I worked on my short game. It really helped. I had a lot of up-and-down par saves.”

Earlier last month, Nathan Tenpas of Chevy Chase won an IJGT event at Westfields Golf Club in Clifton, shooting a 77-73 – 150 to win the boys 15-19 division by one stroke over 13-year-old Sam Jung (73-78 – 151) of Chantilly, who was playing up an age group in his first IJGT event. Tenpas is a junior at B-CC and a member at Bethesda Country Club.

In the same event, Gavin Rickert of Ijamsville shot 78-81 – 159 and emerged in a playoff against Evan Katz of Washington, D.C. to capture the 14-and-under division. It was the second IJGT victory for Rickert in seven months. The Holly Hills Country Club member also won the Labor Day Classic at Hershey (Pa.) Country Club.

Kdunleavy@washingtonexaminer.com

 

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