Eagle highlights Owings’ final round at GJAC

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SHERIDAN — Victoria Owings stayed consistent in her final round of the Girls Junior America’s Cup Thursday in Las Vegas. Owings shot a 6-over 78 to close the three-day tournament.

After an opening round 86, Owings, a Sheridan High School golfer, bounced back with a 76 and 78 to round out the week. She finished with a 24-over 240, tied for 53rd in the field of 68 and the best score for team Wyoming.

Owings’ final round included five bogeys and one triple-bogey, but she was able to keep her score below 80 thanks to two birdies and an eagle on the 324-yard par 4 14th hole.

Her Wyoming teammates struggled a bit Thursday, and the team was never able to climb out of the early hole it created on a rough first day of the tournament. It finished with a 749 (+101), placing it last in the event.

Southern California cruised to the team title thanks to a perfect week from leader Rose Zhang. Zhang went bogey free in all three rounds to finish with an impressive 21-under 195 to win the tournament.

Southern California, the reigning GJAC champion, finished 35-under par, 28 strokes better than second-place Northern California (-7). Mexico was third at even par.

The 2017 golf season begins Monday. The first tournament of the season is Aug. 10 in Powell.

By |August 4th, 2017|

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