Junior golf tourney goes down to the wire

HOUGHTON – There were close finishes all over the course during a junior golf tournament July 13 at Portage Lake Golf Course.

In the boys’ 17-and-under division, Gunnar Stein shot 75 to edge Wyatt Liston by a shot. Kaaren Liston, the best female in the age group, shot an 87 and was third-best overall.

In boys’ 14-and-under, Wyatt Tuorinimi of Calumet was the winner by a wide margin with an 85. Trevor Tchida of Hancock was second. Kimberly Gronlund of Houghton was the best girl in the age group.

Jiseung Choi’s 52 over nine holes was two shots better than Kyle Maki of Hancock in the 12-U division.

In the seven-hole competition for 10-U golfers, Tyson Markham of Chassell (40) edged Cam Markham of Houghton by two shots.

Connor Kamm of Houghton shot 29 over five holes, one shot better than runner-up Mario Pisani of Houghton.