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O’Toole wins junior tourney

An incorrect scorecard then a par on the 55th hole Wednesday earned 16-year-old John Michael O’Toole of Pinson the winner’s trophy in the 48th annual Bud Burns Dixie Junior Invitational at Selma Country Club.

O’Toole and Troy Cook battled to 217 scores after 54 holes and had to play off for the overall title. O’Toole hit the green in two shots and two-putted for the par. Cook chipped onto the green on his third shot and also two-putted, but for bogey.

“There wasn’t anything special I did to win,” said O’Toole, who said he “didn’t play good last year.”

“My putting was pretty consistent, though,” he said. “I was making most of my putts within 10 feet. And if you miss a lot of those putts, you can get yourself in trouble.”

Michael Johnson of Birmingham had signed a 74 on his card after making a 3-putt bogey on the par-4 No. 18. However, his card should have showed a 75, so he was disqualified.

With the correct 75 on his card, he would have finished with a 212 for a five-shot victory.

“He three-putted the last hole and he just wasn’t paying attention when he signed his card,” Selma Country Club golf pro Tommy Burns said. “The difference is if you sign your card for a lower score, you’re disqualified. If you sign your card with a higher score, you just take the score.”

O’Toole won the 15- to 16-year-old A Division, while Cook captured the 17- to 18-year-old A Division. Those were the only groups to play 54 holes — 36 holes on Wednesday.

Another award winner was Jessica Stewart, a 17-year-old Morgan Academy student. She became the first girl in tournament history to receive the Paul Grist Trophy. It is presented to the Selma golfer who exemplifies the highest standards of sportsmanship, stewardship and love for the game.

The list of results includes:

48th annual Bud Burns

Dixie Junior Invitational

At Selma Country Club; par 71

Overall Champion — John Michael Thompson, won first hole of playoff. He received Otey Crisman Trophy.

Outstanding Selma Player — Jessica Stewart, received the Bud Grist Trophy.

BOYS

10-and under A Division (18 holes) — 1, Micah Saunders 91; 2, Gauge Cornelius 91; 3, Trey Philpott 100; 4, William Hooper 112.

11-12 A Division (36 holes) — 1, Jake DeZoort 84-76—160; 2, Jesse Jernigan 82-80—162; 3, William Walker III 88-83—171; 4, Robert Sorrell 90-84—174.

11-12 B Division (36 holes) — 1, Michael Woods 101-95—196; T2, James Harris 105-95—200, Price McGiffert 102-98—200.

13-14 A Division (36 holes) — 1, Alex Brownell 74-78—152; 2, Forrest Knight 76-77—153; 3, Jackson Shaddix 73-84—157; 4, Cody O’Toole 79-83—162; 5, Chapman Barranco 81-86—167; 6, Dalton Lee 83-90—173.

13-14 B Division (36 holes) — 1, Ford Manderson 86-86—172; 2, Clayte Hubbard 87-88—175; T3 Wells Hooper 93-87—180, Will Datuin 88-92—180; 5, Jack Starr 92-97—189; 6, Connor Henderson 102-94—196; 7, Harrison Watters 108-122—230.

15-16 A Division (54 holes) — 1, Michael Johnson 68-69-74—211 (DQ); 2, John Michael O’Toole 71-74-72—217; 3, Josh Atkinson 73-76-74—223; 4, Joe Stepnes 74-78-73—225; Chance Young 75-75-76—226; T6, Colin Anderson 75-72-80—227; Jeff Barranco 70-75-82—227; T8 Jake Garfinkle 75-80-73—228, Max Coulls 72-78-78—228; 10, Riley Smith 76-77-76—229; 11, James Henson 76-77-79—232; 12, Witt McLeod 74-76-85—238; 13, Joe Limbaugh 72-83-84—239.

15-16 B Division (36 holes) — 1, Tyler Benton 83-71—154; T2 Audie Stell 81-77—158, Spencer Olson 81-77—158, Will Clowdus 82-76—158; 5, Luckie Kaufman 82-77—159; 6, Adam Strachan 78-82—160; T7 Chris Atchley 79-82—161, Zach Gentry 787-83—161; 9, Connor Howard 82-80—162; T10 Grayson Gantt 85-89—174, Will Sanford 87-87—174; 12, Andrew Persinger 94-94—188; 13, Matthews Watson 97-96—193; T14 Ben Clark 97-107—204, Marcus Stephens 101-103—204.

17-18 A Division (54 holes) — 1, Troy Cook 73-69-75—217; 2, Will Garner 71-74-75—220; 3, Casey O’Toole 73-74-75—220. 4, Jamey Lester 72-75-76—223; 5, Grant Gilbert 74-73=77—224. 6, Will Kelly 75-78-74—227. 7, Caleb Lovelady 74-79-75—228; 8, Jackson Byars 74-78-77—229; 9, Alex Short 75-78-79—232; 10, Nate Henderson 75-75-83—233; 11. Matt Perry 76-78-90—244.

17-18 B Division (36 holes) — Blake Olson 77-71—148; 2, Ben McKeller 77-72—149; T3 Kyle Thommesen 77-73—150, Patrick Taylor 79-71—150; T5 Braxton Rainey 78-75—153, Coal Brown 153; 7, Frazier Hall 77-79—156; Adam Rosenthal 83-76—159; 9, Jay Humphries 79-81—160; 10, Alston Poellinitz 82-80—162; 11, Beckham Palmer 84-79—163; 12, Jake McClendon 85-79—164; 13. Ruston Smith 83-87—170. 14, Tyler Clements 98-92—190.