Thursday, May 3, 2012
Pritchett wins big-time tourney
With a strong field of 72 selected junior golfers from all over the world, Zack Pritchett recently won the first American Junior Golf Association Tournament he has competed in.
This was a big win for the junior at Marshall Academy. Playing against an international field and being the only Mississippian in the field, he put his home state on top.
The tournament was held at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Fla., and playing on the courses there is totally different – tighter fairways, more water and sand.
Pritchett shot a 73 the first day on a par 70 course, putting him four strokes behind the leader. On the second day, with gusty winds and a one-hour rain delay, Pritchett played hard and stayed focused on the task ahead. He felt like shooting a par round in those conditions would put him close at the end. When it was over, that’s exactly what he shot and posted his round of 70. With two groups left to post scores, Pritchett was one stroke down to a young golfer from Taiwan, but on the last hole he bogeyed.
Pritchett beat out boys from Taiwan and North Korea and a group of boys from all over the United States. He shot a 3 over total in two days to finish first in the prestigious tournament.
Pritchett played in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools North Half Championship Monday of this week in Grenada. He is the defending champion, having won it in both 2010 and 2011.
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