For the first time in the five-year history of the Jay Don Blake Border War between teams from the Southern Nevada Junior Golf Association and the Utah Junior Golf Association the team from Southern Nevada proved victorious, 207.5-170.5 in the Ryder Cup-style team event played at Highland Falls Golf Club in Las Vegas. It was also the first time the event was played in Las Vegas. Read on for the official video and scoring results.
The event is annually more about just golf on the course as the two teams plus teammates on each team form lifelong bonds and learn about how to play in team competitions, something not overly prevalent in junior golf.
Southern Nevada Team
Troy Mason, Ian Fritz, Avery Lazarski, Brett Sawaia, Ben Sawaia, Cole Thompson, Skyler Ngo, Colton Cherry, Yuki Moriyama, Bradley Bourn, Drake Harvey and Aidan Goldstein. Captain, Billy Harvey.
Quin Abbot, McKay Cook, Zach Feltz, Jalen Martinez, Ashton Davison, Boston Bracken, Carter Frisby, Sean Lam, Tanner Telford, Preston Cheney, Parker Bunn and Porter Brackett. Captain Nate Herzog.
Winning singles matches during the final round for Southern Nevada to clinch the victory were Ben and Brett Sawaia, Ian Fritz, Cole Thompson, Skyler Ngo, Bradley Bourn and Aidan Goldstein. The Southern Nevada team captain was SNJGA alum Billy Harvey.