A dozen national champions were crowned last weekend at the 2019 U.S. Junior Disc Golf Championships in Cambridge.
The event, with national championships in 12 boys and girls divisions ranging in age from U-18 down to U-6, was held at the Smugglers’ Notch Resort world-renowned courses.
• Under-6: Katherine Nunn-Gage of Corpus Christi, Texas, won the girls division with a score of 309; Rivers Reese of White Salmon, Wash., won the U-6 boys division with a 185, which is par on the challenging courses.
• Under-8: Cascade Reif Matoney of Amherst, Mass., is the girls champ and Kaiden Bell of Grand Rapids, Mich., is the boys champ, Matoney shot 315, Bell shot 186.
• Under-10: Wyatt Mahoney of Glastonbury, Conn., outlasted Uriyah Kelley of Rochester, N.H., to win the boys national title. Mahoney, now a four-time national champ, shot a 159, with a birdie the final hole to beat Kelley by a single stroke. Aubrey Violet of North Attleboro, Mass., shot a 256 to win the girls title by three strokes.
• Under-12: Skylar Poquette of St. Albans shot a 271 to win the girls title. Pete Kozlowski of Aberdeen, Md., shot a 198, one stroke better than Griffin Swinburne of Scarborough, Maine, for the boys title.
• Under-15: Miky Barringer of Everett, Wash., had a 189, one stroke better than Cole Redalen of Hillsboro, Ore., for the boys title. Lilly Ruthen of Cincinnati won the girls title with a 196, eight strokes ahead of Emma Partee of Kalamazoo, Mich.
• Under-19: Lily Marr of Frederick, Md., who won the girls U-15 title last year, won the girls U-18 title by shooting a 210. Elijah Bickel of Peru, Ind., won the boys title with a 182, six strokes ahead of Timothy Lutz of Abingdon, Va. Montpelier resident Tom Shanley was contending for the lead on the final day, but ran into some trouble on the front nine and ended up fourth with a 198.
For full results in each division: pdga.com/tour/event/38756.