The KC Junior Match Play, sponsored by Granite Garage Floors Kansas City, took place this week at Heritage Park Golf Course. The tournament began Monday morning with an 18-hole stroke-play qualifying round. 

In the Girls Division, Jenny Sun fired a 76 (+5) on Monday’s qualifying round, earning her the number two seed going into match play. She defeated Addie McKenna 2 up in the round of 16. In Tuesday’s Quarterfinal match, Sun overcame Naomi Koontz 3&2, and in the Semifinal match, she defeated Claire Sullivan after 19 holes. Sun faced Hadley Neese in the Final match, winning 6&5. “The match that got me here was the Semifinal match,” Sun said after claiming her trophy. “Claire and I would go back and forth; it was a challenging match.” In her final match, Sun birdied three out of the four par 3s she played. 

In the Boys Division, Myles Tarvin was crowned Champion on Wednesday afternoon. Tarvin shot 72 (+1) in his qualifying round, earning him the eleventh seed going into the round of 16 matches. He overcame a tough match against Parker Boggins, winning 2&1. In the Quarterfinal match, Tarvin had to dig deep to defeat Connor McGee 2 up. In the Semifinal match, he was pushed to his limits by Luke Springer, winning by a narrow margin of 1 up. In the Final match, Tarvin’s resilience paid off, winning 1 up over Parker Bennett on 18. “McGee was my hardest match,” Tarvin said, “he birdied 16, the hardest hole on the course, to tie it up, in my Quarterfinal match. That match came down to the 18th hole.” The Match Play field was filled with many competitive golfers this week. 

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