Leaders take aim at girls titles

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Sarah Bunn, in Ages 15-18; Lanie Jinks, in 13-14; and Bree Council, in 11-12; all hope to elevate the level of their play in Wednesday’s final round of the 40th Larry Pittman Memorial/Wilson County Junior Golf Championship at Willow Springs Country Club.

Yet, each member of the trio continued her girls division championship march in Tuesday’s second round over an extremely wet Wedgewood Public Golf Course following heavy rain late Monday afternoon and evening.

Bunn, a rising senior at Hunt High, is poised to win her second straight medalist distinction after Tuesday’s round of 85. At 95-85—180, Bunn finds herself in big-time command against Connor Worley (226) and Gracie Taylor (244).

“I was more comfortable here,” Bunn, the 2017 3-A Big East Conference individual runner-up, said of improving her score 10 shots over Monday’s round at Wilson Country Club. “I thought it was a little bit of it today. I hope to shoot 70-something (Wednesday).”

With rounds of 54-58—112, Jinks, a four-time age-group winner, leads Allison Boykin by nine shots going into the final nine 13-14 holes. Boykin posted rounds of 64-57—121, followed by Morgan Harold at 65-59—124.

“I don’t think I played to my best ability,” Jinks reviewed. “But I will go out there tomorrow, try my hardest and, maybe, I will play better. My putting and chipping got me today. I feel like I should be shooting in the 40s. It was really wet out there.”

Jinks’ fortunes deteriorated after parring the first hole.

Council, at 52-48—100, is unopposed in 11-12. However, she fired a 36 in Eastern North Carolina Junior Golf League competition at Zebulon Country Club last week.

“Different tees,” she explained, noting the yardage from tee to green was considerably shorter in Zebulon. “This is a good experience.”

With a five-hole round of 31, Brooklyn Scott extended her 9-10 top spot to 13 shots against Katherine Joyner (36-38—74). Scott has rounds of 30-31—61.

Sweet-swinging Camiryn Jackson is running away in 8-Under. With a pair of 24s and a 48 total for 10 holes, she has outdistanced Kensley Hill (75) and Loulie Harrison (76).