POST FALLS – A handful of Sandpoint High School golfers competed in the Inland Empire PGA Pro-Junior on Monday at Prairie Falls Golf Club.
All seven participating Bulldogs placed and shot several personal bests.
Alexa Tuinstra carded a 96 and took first place among the girls under 15 and under gross. Audrey Sheffler, 97, came second and Demi Driggs, 108, came third.
Taylor Mire took second place in girls 15 and under net. Tuinstra, Driggs and Mire will all be newcomers to SHS this fall.
Joey Aexel came second in boys 16 and older. Jacob Gove finished third among boys 16 and older gross with a 90, and Jake Samuels took fourth place among boys 15-13 gross with 83.
Tuinstra and Driggs were matched with Timothy Morton, the chief golf pro at Highlands Golf Course. They finished second in the three-way battle, one stroke behind the first-placed.
Jacob Gove played with his father and former PGA Tour member Jeff Gove and Samuels when he represented the Idaho Club. The trio finished fifth as a team.
Sandpoint chief golf trainers Mike Deprez, Sheffler and Mire finished 13th when they represented the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course.
The Aexel team also came in a draw in 13th place. He was paired with David Currie of The Idaho Club and Brodyn Compton of Post Falls.
The Bulldogs are on the pitch all summer as they prepare to defend two regional titles and their first state title on the girls’ side next spring.
Inland Empire PGA Pro-Junior
T2, Prairie Falls Golf Club (Timothy Morton, Demi Driggs, Alexa Tuinstra), 122 (-16). 5, The Idaho Club (Jeff Gove, Jacob Gove, Jake Samuels), 124 (-14). T13, The Idaho Club, The Highlands (David Currie, Joey Aexel, Brodyn Compton), 133 (-5). T13, Coeur d’Alene Resort (Mike Deprez, Audrey Sheffler, Taylor More), 133 (-5).