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Local golfers fare well at prestigious Hudson Junior Invitational

Local golfers fare well at prestigious Hudson Junior Invitational


By Susan Junior

Staff Writer



The Country Club of Hudson has hosted the Junior Invitational since 1978, welcoming an international field of talented junior golfers.

This season’s tournament concluded on Thursday with, again, a stellar field of junior golfers competing over 54 holes.

This summer, the boys field was led by a host of local golfers, with only a few exceptions.

Ben Fauver of Hudson won the tournament, scoring a combined four-round total of 9-under-par, saving his best round for the final day, a 67 on the par-72 fairways in Hudson.

Finishing in the top 10 were Chris Pollak of Aurora, a varsity golfer on the Archbishop Hoban golf team, carding a total 6-under-par, good for third place. Polak’s best was fired on day two of the tournament, a 66 (6-under).

Earning fourth place was Sam Fauver, Ben’s brother, who fired a solid 5-under-par for the tournament.

Taking his place in the top 10 was Liam Curtis of Kent. Curtis tied for 10th place with a tournament total of 1-over-par, firing rounds of 71-69-77.

Additional local golfers and their place included:


Max Devins of Aurora in 28th place at nine-over-par and James Morgan of North Benton in 87th place, firing rounds of 83-80-83.

For the girls, Gracie Larsen of Australia earned the championship, carding 1-over-par to earn the victory.

Gracyn Vidovic of Aurora took home third place, carding 6-over-par, firing outstanding rounds of 73-72-77.

Brooklyn Millard, also of Aurora, earned a top-10 finish, scoring 80-70-78, good for ninth place at 12-over-par.

Finally, Ashlyn Leavery of Kent took home 36th place at 19-over-par.

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