EL DORADO HILLS — Oak Ridge High’s Austin Long is a qualifier to this week’s American Junior Golf Association tournament at Serrano Country Club in El Dorado Hills.
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Monday’s AJGA qualifier, an 18-hole stroke play event, was for the AJGA Junior Tournament which got underway yesterday with the opening round and ends Thursday.
Monday, Long carded a 71 to tie for fourth. He shot a boy’s field-best 33 on the front nine. The boy’s division played the par-72 course at 6,896 yards, 777 more yards than the girl’s course. Long is one of just eight boys, nine overall, to advance.
Three other El Dorado Hills golfers competed Monday. Dylan VanderVeer tied for 18th place with a score of 75. VanderVeer rallied on the back nine after a 39 for the first nine holes.
Connor Gaymon turned in a 76 that tied him for 25th. His 35 halfway through the course had the Trojan at the top of the leader board.
Tied for 46th was Adam Agustin who scored a 78, broken down as 38-40.
Monday’s field featured 79 boys and 16 girls. Several local junior golfers slated to play did not show up in Monday’s results listed on the AJGA Website.