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Key places second in junior golf tourney

By By Marty Stamper/The Meridian Star
July 9, 2001
Easton Key of Meridian shot a 44 to take second place in the Mississippi Junior Golf Association's 11-under division at Bay Pointe at Brandon last week.
Making the finish even better is the fact that Key is only nine years old.
Dearman-Hollingsworth win at QCC: Jason Dearman and Cindy Hollingsworth teamed to take first place in the recent mixed scramble at Quitman Country Club.
Hodges leads in MGA Player of the Year standings: Michael Hodges of Tupelo has a 100 point lead over Rett Crowder of Jackson in the Mississippi Golf Association Player of the Year standings through July 3.
Hodges had 532.5 points to Crowder's 432.5.
The top local golfer is Judge Little of Meridian whose 102.5 points is good for 11th place.
Dan Angero of Meridian is in 19th place, while Doyle Bryan was No. 20.
Farm Bureau Invitational set for Beau Pre': Beau Pre' Country Club in Natchez will be the site of the Farm Bureau Invitational Golf Tournament July 20-22.
Only two years old, Beau Pre' will showcase the state's top professional and top amateur golfers.
The total purse for professional and amateur golfers is $30,000.
Robert Autry is the defending champion with Rett Crowder having won in 1999.
Boys' Junior State Am at MSU: The 2001 Mississippi Golf Association Boys' State Junior Amateur is slated for July 31-Aug. 2 at the Mississippi State University Golf Course at Starkville.
All contestants are required to walk.
Ages 14-15 and 16-17 will play three 18-hole rounds. Entry fee for both groups is $35.
Ages 12-13 will play two 18-hole rounds. Entry fee is $35.
Ages 11-under will play two nine-hole rounds. Entry fee is $25.
Contestants may play up one age group if they so desire.
For more information, call Mississippi Golf Association at 601-939-1131.
Just around the corner: Briarwood Country Club will host its annual Ladies Invitational Scramble Wednesday-Thursday. For more information, contact Briarwood pro Rob McGraw at 601-681-6185.
The annual Jimmy Sandusky Two-Person Scramble is slated for July 21-22 at Lakeview Golf Course. Entry fee is $50 per person with Barnhills serving food on the 21st. For more information, call Lakeview Golf Course at 601-693-3301.
Also on July 21-22, Decatur Country Club will host a Three-Person Four-Ball. Entry fee is $90 per team. For more information, call Jay Bowen at 601-635-2111 ext. 243 or 635-5186, Denver Brackeen at 601-774-9771, Chris Clark at 601-635-4621 or 683-3354, Kenny Clarke at 601-774-9444, Randy McElhenny at 601-635-5440, Dan Luke at 601-635-2018, or Sherry Lohrer at 601-635-3403.
Those who would like to have their tournaments, holes-in-one, club champions, or other golf information listed in this space should fax that info to 601-485-1275, attention Marty Stamper.
Marty Stamper is a sports writer for The Meridian Star. E-mail him at mstamper@themeridianstar.com.