Chaminade junior Jack Guyot competed in the Gateway PGA Junior Tour Championship at WingHaven Country Club and finished with an even 144 on rounds of 66 and 78 to claim boys’ Tour Division and overall titles.
It was the summer season-ending tournament for local junior golfers.
“It was a good confidence booster, and a good reminder that even if I have a bad start I can always comeback,” Guyot said.
His first round saw Guyot on fire. He opened with a 6-under par 66.
“The day started off really slow, I was plus-2 after four holes,” Guyot said. “Then I holed a bunker shot for eagle at 5. That really got me going. I had a wedge in at both 7 and 9, and managed to put both of them to within a foot. So I went from plus-2 to shooting 2-under on the front. That was a huge confidence builder making the turn.
“On the back, I continued throwing darts with my short irons, and started seeing the lines of my putts really well. I birdied 11, 12 and 13. I rolled in a 10-footer to save par on 16, then hit it close again on 17 and made another birdie. I parred 18 to shoot 66. It felt great to go that deep in competition.”
Guyot shot a 78 in the second round.
This was a big victory for Guyot.
“I was really happy for the win. It felt great to get such a big win for the final tournament on the summer,” Guyot said. “The trophy is so cool, and I’m proud my name will be on it forever – right next to the great Colin Stolze.”
Stolze, a Chaminade graduate, will be a sophomore at Missouri S&T, where he plays collegiate golf.
High school soccer
Marquette soccer coach Chris Kenny will be honored this fall by the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame. He has been named the winner of the Jimmy Dunn High School Coach of the Year award.
The induction ceremony will be held Oct. 11 at the grand ballroom at Union Station. The doors will open at 4:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $60 with tables of 10 available. For more information, contact Larry Donovan at (314) 606-8850.
Kenny started his coaching career when he became the boys soccer coach at Lafayette in 1991.
He has been at Marquette since the high school opened in 1993 and has spent 26 years coaching girls soccer. He also has spent the last 12 years coaching the Marquette boys.
The Mustangs boys team went 20-4 last fall. Marquette lost 1-0 on penalty kicks to De Smet in the Class 4 quarterfinals.
Kenny graduated from McCluer High. Then, attended Florissant Valley Community College where he was a 1981 junior college soccer All American. He transferred to Saint Louis University where he was a 1983 second team All American soccer player. He was inducted into the Billikens Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995.
High school wrestling
CBC’s Joshua Saunders showed on the national stage why he’s considered among the best young wrestlers in the country.
Saunders recently won his second championship in the USA Wrestling Junior Freestyle National Championships and earned all-American honors.
Saunders finished first at 138 pounds in the junior division freestyle and fourth in Greco-Roman in the 2019 Cadet and Junior United States Marine Corps National Championships held in Fargo, North Dakota.
In the freestyle championship match, he scored a 5-3 win over Ridge Lovett, of Post Falls, Idaho. Lovett has committed to attending Nebraska to wrestle in college.
“I think it’s pretty cool,” Saunders said. “I mean I wasn’t trying to put pressure on myself like I had to win it. I used it as a practice tournament and to work on things because I’m trying to get better.”
CBC coach Cornell Robinson said the tournament showed how talented Saunders is. “He’s on his game. He’s working hard,” Robinson said. “He wants to try to qualify for the Olympic Trials next year. That’s his big goal.”
Robinson said not to count Saunders out. “There’s no age limit on winning,” Robinson said.
Saunders is 110-10 with three Missouri state titles in his high school career at CBC. He capped his junior season [40-2] with his third consecutive state title, winning by 10-3 in the Class 4 title match at 152 pounds.
High school coaches
It’s a new school year and that means new coaches for some sports and new athletic directors.
Here’s who is taking over in various sports at local schools.
Volleyball: Alex Erbs
Cross country: Will Armon
Water polo: To be named
Boys soccer: Mike Hanna
Girls swimming: Nate Korteum
Incarnate Word Academy
Volleyball: Shane Weber
Boys soccer: Ryan Butchart
Girls soccer: Melissa Schroeder
Girls tennis: Emily Pestka
All three of the new coaches are Lafayette graduates.
Football: Michael Stewart
Girls golf: Kyle Devine
Softball: Adam Starling
Girls tennis: Josh Hyde
Boys volleyball: To be determined
Girls lacrosse: Renee Abrolat
Girls volleyball: Kara Ikemeier
Softball: Janie Sumner
Field hockey: Kurt Lehmann
Boys swimming: Andrew Schonhoff
Athletic director: Corey Johnson
Football: Karl Oldenwald
Boys swimming: Bart Prosser
Boys soccer: Tom Herpel
Baseball: To be determined
Westminster Christian Academy
Girls basketball: Kat Martin
Women’s amateur golf
Wildwood’s Kathy Glennon, 53, has qualified to compete in the 58th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur.
The championship will be held at Cedar Rapids Country Club, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She reached the tournament once before in the 2016.
Glennon shot an impressive 74 at Aberdeen Golf Club in the qualifier to secure her spot in this championship.
She is no stranger to national United States Golf Association championships. Glennon has played in four U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur championships [2004, 2005, 2010 and 2017]. In addition to playing in the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur, she also has played on two USGA state teams [2005 and 2009].
Glennon began her golf career at age 29. She won the Missouri Mid Am championship in 2017. In 2016, she was named the Missouri Golf Association Senior Player of the Year. In 2017, she was named the Metropolitan Golf Association Player of the Year.