Austin Giroux Wins Jr. Tour Stroke Play Tourney

Austin Giroux won the Vermont Junior Stroke Play Championship at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course. (Photo courtesy of the Vermont Golf Association).

MIDDLEBURY — Austin Giroux of Newport Country Club won the Vermont Junior Tour Stroke Play Championship on Friday with a two-day total of 146.

With four age divisions competing, Giroux, a senior-to-be this fall at North Country Union High School, outscored 20 other players in winning the 15-18 division. His total left him four strokes over par on the par-71 Ralph Myhre Golf Course. He shot a 72 in Thursday’s first day of competition, followed by Friday’s 74.

Jackson King, a Lake Region Union grad and Barton Golf Club member, finished third, taking four strokes off his Thursday total of 79 for a two-day total of 154. Alex Leonard of the Williston Golf Club was runner up at 152 strokes.

There were four divisions, boys and girls 10-14 years old, and 15-18 years old.

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