W. DUNCAN MACMILLAN CLASSIC AT RUSH CREEK
Rush Creek Golf Club
Maple Grove, Minn. •
June 28 - July 1
MAPLE GROVE, Minn. --
results from the W. Duncan MacMillan Classic at Rush Creek conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Rush Creek Golf Club.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 7108. Rating: 74.6. Slope: 147 Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6185. Rating: 76.3. Slope: 139
Niebrugge Extends Lead on Final Day to Win W. Duncan MacMillan Classic at Rush Creek Keel takes back the lead on her way to winning at Rush Creek Golf Club.
MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — Jordan Niebrugge of Mequon, Wis., posted a final-round score of 1-under-par 71 Thursday, winning the W. Duncan MacMillan Classic with a tournament total of 1-over-par 217. Jisoo Keel of Coquitlam, British Columbia emerged victorious in the Girls Division, winning by three strokes, carding a score 6-over-par 222.
The W. Duncan MacMillan Classic at Rush Creek was a 54-hole stroke play tournament conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove, Minn. The tournament field consisted of 99 girls and boys ages 12-18 from 19 states, China and Canada. The Boys Division played the par-72 course at 7,108 yards while the Girls Division played at 6,185 yards.
Niebrugge went 2-under-par on the front nine with birdies on Nos. 3 and 7. From there he carried his strong round to the clubhouse, eventually winning by nine strokes. Niebrugge said the seventh hole played a big part in his final round.
“I doubled it yesterday but I almost made [my first shot] today,” Niebrugge said. “I had a ten-footer and made the putt, so that birdie really jump-started my round into the back nine.”
Patrick Grahek of Alpharetta, Ga., finished second at 226 while Miles Knutsen of Orono, Minn., Patrick Johnston of Independence, Minn., and Jordan Wetsch of St. Charles, Ill., finished in a three-way tie for third at 227.
In the Girls Division, Keel had the momentum going early by making an eagle on the par-5 second hole. Keel said she knew she would have to take chances if she wanted to finish atop the leaderboard.
“My round was pretty consistent,” Keel said. “I made a couple mistakes but I came back on a couple of holes. I went for it today because I knew that the other girls would play well too. I had to go for every shot, I had to make every putt, so I just concentrated on every stroke.”
Casey Danielson of Osceola, Wis., finished second with a three-round score of 9-over-par 225 while Sara Detlefsen of Eagan, Minn., finished took third at 11-over-par 227.
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development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.