First Round of ZDGA Jr. Amateur Underway

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Young golfers around our area are competing in a two-day tournament for a chance to win college scholarships.

The first round of the Zanesville Golf District Associations Junior Amateur got underway at Vista Golf Course on Tuesday.

In the junior boys division 17-year-old Jaret Talbot leads the way shooting a 73 for the first round. He was followed by 16-year-old Jack Porter with a 74 and 12-year-old Gavin Gress with a 75. Gress was last week’s 11-12 age group winner in the ZDGA 14 and under tournament. They tee off Wednesday at Eaglesticks just after 10:30am.

In the girls division 17-year-old Gracie Milam leads the pack with a 75. 16-year-old Riley McKenzie is in second place shooting a 79 and 17-year-old Meg Saffell holds 3rd place with an 80. They begin their second round just before 11:30am on Wednesday.

Finally in the men’s collegiate division 18-year-old Braden Smith and Riley Norris both shot an 83 and 20-year-old Clay Davis shot an 84. They’ll begin their second round at 10:06am.

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Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.