Contributed photo 2003 British Open Champion Ben Curtis, left, presented East Knox junior Drew Salyers with his award Thursday after the final round of the Hudson Junior Invitational.

Contributed photo

2003 British Open Champion Ben Curtis, left, presented East Knox junior Drew Salyers with his award Thursday after the final round of the Hudson Junior Invitational.

HUDSON – East Knox junior Drew Salyers carded a three-day score of 214 (2-under) to snag second at the Hudson Junior Invitational last week.

“I thought I played a pretty solid 2-of-3 days,” Salyers said. “I really drove the ball very well and for the most part kept my ball below the hole, which is important on those greens.”

In the first round on June 26, Salyers started with five pars, before suffering a bogey on six. He rebounded to birdie hole 9 to finish the front-nine even. Starting the back-nine the same way he finished the front, Salyers birdied No. 10 to get to one-under. Another birdie on the final hole put him at two-under on the day.

Salyers struggled to get his game going in the second round with a bogey out of the gates, but he birdied three holes later to get back to even for the round. Similar to the first round, Salyers birdied to open the back nine to drop to one-under, but a treacherous 15-17 proved to be a big setback. He suffered three-straight bogies and finished at three-over.

 

Erick Starkey: 740-397-5333 or erick@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @MVNStarkey

 

 

 

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