Several St. Louis area junior golfers took part in the annual Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The tournament brought together some of the world’s most talented junior golfers, ranging in age from 10 to 18.
Local boys competing were:
• James Siegfried, of Town & Country, who graduated last spring from De Smet Jesuit and is playing golf this year as a freshman at Missouri.
• Jack Klingel, of Ellisville, a junior this year at De Smet Jesuit.
• Daniel Trost, of St. Charles, a senior this year at De Smet Jesuit.
Siegfried and Trost each shot 16-over in three rounds to miss the cut in the 16-18 division. Klingel also missed the cut, shooting 21 over.
Local girls competing were:
• Grace Aromando, of Lake St. Louis, who finished 18th in the tournament with a three-round score of 35 over 251 in the 10-12 division.
• Shannon Gould, of O’Fallon, who finished 23rd with a three-round total of 36-over 252 in the 13-14 division.
• Emily Goldenstein, of Chesterfield, who graduated last spring from Parkway West and is playing golf this year as a freshman at Memphis.
She finished in a tie for 19th. Her five-round total was 312, 24-over for the tournament.
Abby Schroeder, of Wildwood, missed the cut. Schroeder, who is a junior this year at MICDS, was 22 over in three rounds of play. Jordan Wolf, of St. Charles, who graduated last spring from Westminster Christian Academy and is playing golf this year as a freshman at South Florida, also missed the cut, finishing 33 over in three rounds of play.