Tracy wins Arrowhead Junior at The Bluffs, Wang crowned champion of Girls Division with 6-under-par 66.
POSTED: Friday, July 4, 2014 - 10:20am
UPDATED: Friday, July 4, 2014 - 10:25am
St. Francisville, La — Zach Tracy of Houston, carded a final-round low of 4-under-par 68 to win the Boys Division at The Bluffs Golf Resort. Amber Wang of Sugar Land, Texas, claimed the Girls Division by nine strokes.
Tracy carded consecutive nines of 2-under-par 34 to take the lead in the Boys Division. The rising senior marked 10 pars and four birdies during the last round.
“I played my game, I didn’t get down on myself. I had to keep going and keep pushing,” Tracy said.
The University of Houston commit played the final round with confidence in his swing and made few mistakes while on the course.
“I was steady throughout the day,” Tracy said. “My wedges were really on this week, so it was good to have that to fall back on.”
In second place, Jake Carter of Aiken, South Carolina, shot a tournament total of 1-under-par 215. Price Butcher, of New Orleans, finished third with a tournament total of 2-over-par 218. Drew Gonzales of Lafayette, Louisiana, took home fourth with a tournament total of 3-over-par 219. William Buhl of Fairhope, Alabama finishes fifth with a tournament total of 4-over-par 220.
Wang shot her personal best of 6-under-par 66 to lead the Girls Division by nine strokes. After an eagle on No. 2, Wang carded three birdies on the front nine to maintain her command of the Girls Division.
“My eagle on No. 2 kicked off the rest of my round, I felt really,” Wang said.
The 2015 high school graduate made three more birdies on the back to shoot 1-under-par 35 on the back nine at The Bluffs.
“Over the past few days I’ve been struggling to make longer putts, but today it just came naturally,” Wang said. “It feels good to be in the lead and stay in the lead after the second day, with golf you never know what could happen.”
Finishing tied for second, Emma Ballard of Kingwood, Texas, and Hailee Cooper of Montgomery, Alabama, shot a tournament total of 5-over-par 221.