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White rebounds for second place at Ga. Juniors

By Doug Gorman

dgorman@news-daily.com

Locust Grove's Davin White came up just short Thursday in the final round of Georgia Junior Championship and settled for second place in the golf tournament held in Columbus.

He finished the three-day event one shot behind Scott Wolfes who won the event for the second year in a row.

White, who started the day in fifth place, turned in a 68 and for a short time shared the lead with Wolfes, who started one group behind White.

Wolfes clinched the tournament title with a biridie on the 18th hole to claim the championship.

White had three birdies on the front nine, and added one on the par-5 No. 14 to help his stellar round.

The Locust Grove teenager started the round with a bogey on the first hole, a par-4, 390 yard hole but that was the only time he was over par for the entire round.

With his second-place finish, White has now qualified to play in the Georgia-South Carolina Junior Challenge Match July 16-17 at the Atlanta County Club in Marietta.

McDonough's Cory Griffin finished the day tied with four other golfers for 40th place at 11-over par.

Griffin turned in two solid rounds over the first two days, finishing the first day at even par. The Ola High student was just one over heading into Wednesday's final round.

After turning in five birdies over the first 36 holes, he had just one birdie in the final round. It came on the par-3 11th hole.

In girls action, Ola high school student, Haley Austin finished 18th at the Georgia Girls Championship.

Austin ended the three- day tournament with her best round of the event, finishing 6-over-par for the day.

Austin finished the back nine at the Capital City Club shooting par on every hole.