Three local high school golfers are making their mark early in this year’s Callaway Junior Tour.
Jacob Workman, a Chapmanville High School junior, along with Logan High School seniors J.C. Motes and Samuel Corns have each put up some strong numbers in the first five tournaments they’ve played.
This season’s Callaway Tour debuted at The Greenbrier’s Meadows Course, where Corns posted a 75 to take the number two spot behind future Coastal Carolina University golfer Chris Williams.
Then just three tournaments later, Corns won the Glade Springs event on the Cobb Course in a two-hole, sudden death playoff against Spencer High School standout Alston Spears.
The following day at Twin Falls, teammate Motes and good friend Workman from Chapmanville came to the front with impressive performances of their own.
Motes won the event outright in the 17-18 year old division, posting a 3-over par 74. Smaller in stature than many of his competitors, Motes played the course with precision and patience. Workman finished tied for first in the 15-16 year old division with a score of 77, but lost in the second hole of sudden death to Spencer High School’s Cole Moore.
The Callaway Jr. Golf Tour boasts participation of nearly 200 boys and girls ranging in ages 10-18 from West Virginia and adjoining states and conducts 21 competitive golf events.
The season finale is the Player of the Year Tournament featuring the top 24 players from each age division.
Currently, Workman, Motes and Corns are each firmly situated to make a run at the championship in their respective divisions.