CORINTH • Tupelo junior Jake Brown grabbed his second win of the Coca-Cola Junior Golf Tour with an impressive outing on Monday.
Brown shot a 4-over 76 to grab a win in the Boys 14-15 division at the Shiloh Ridge Athletic Club. He beat Vic Scoville by one stroke to grab the victory.
It was his first time playing a tournament at the course, but he took advantage of a practice round on Sunday to learn the greens and speeds of the course.
“I pretty much just stayed focused the whole time I was out there,” Brown said. “That practice round helped me out a lot. I knew where to lay up and where to not hit drives on some tee shots.”
Brown, who led the division in total score coming into the day, extended his lead over the other golfers. He has won two of the last four tournaments, and has steadily improved after he shot a 91 at Starkville in the opening tournament of the summer.
His 76 on Monday was his second best score of the summer.
“I’m just working hard and playing pretty much everyday,” Brown said. “I was really mad about that score the first week and had to come back from it and shoot better.”
In the Boys 16-18 Division, TCPS’s Jackson Mills grabbed his second consecutive win. He had the best score of the day with a 72.
After his win last week where he shot 3-under, he entered this week with some confidence, which helped him secure another win. He said he never seemed to miss the green and stayed in play on all of his hits.
“It’s all about confidence,” Mills said. “Confidence is key and that win from last week took my confidence to the next level. Hopefully I can make it three in a row.”
In the Girls 13-18 Division, Heritage Academy’s Kate McElhinney won with a 10-over 82. She won the tie-breaker over Nettleton’s Sarah Raper (82), who had won the previous four tournaments.
Kolton Owen won the Powerade division with a 47, while John Avery Storey won the boys 10-11 with a 45. In the Boys 12-13, Bryce Cooper won his second event this summer with a 79, beating out last week’s winner Jack Morris.