Junior Golf Scoreboard Showcases Young Talent
By Danielle Baiunco // August 6, 2012
Held At Cocoa Beach
BREVARD COUNTY – July marked the first Junior Golf Scoreboard event held by the Space Coast Junior Golf Tour.
Held at Cocoa Beach Country Club, the field was filled with the Space Coast’s top upcoming young golfers.
Junior Golf Scoreboard is an important tool for young golfers trying to make it to the next level, it ranks golfers all over the United States and from there becomes a useful tool for college recruitment.
However, it is very rare to see these scoreboard events in Brevard County.
Space Coast Junior Golf Tour and the upcoming crowd of young golfers in Brevard County made that possible and for Alex Blue and Allison Kope, this opportunity arrived at the perfect time.
Blue of Cocoa Beach won the boys 16 to 18 age group with an exceptional 71 on the first day and 76 on the second day.
Alec Norris shot 78 the first day, came back strong on the second with a nice 72, he trailed the lead closely, but ended up taking home second place.
In the boys 13 to 15 division, the champion was Colby Nickell of Melbourne with an impressive 81 the first day and 82 the second day.
Just one stroke behind him was Blake Gladin from Cocoa with an 84 the first day and an 80 the second.
Allison Kope from Cocoa Beach felt comfortable enough on her home course to win the girls 16 to 18 age group.
She shot an 86 the first day and came back the second with the huge improvement of a 78.
In the girls 13 to 15 age group, Marisa Boccabella of Palm Bay won with an 82 the first day and an awesome 75 the second day.
Gracie Dunn from Melbourne took second place with an 81 the first day and a 79 the second day.
The competition was close in every age group and that is a great thing to see. Each year the talent is getting better and better.
All of these young women and men are on the right track if they want to play golf at the next level and we should anticipate nothing but success from them in the near future.
More to come about the Space Coast Junior Golf Tour season in the next edition of Space Coast Golf Magazine.