Twin Lakes' Ahn second in golf tourney


Sports editor

Twin Lakes golfer Soo Kyo Ahn, who also goes by the name Eric, finished tied for second place at the inaugural American Junior Golf Association Spokane Junior Classic this week at the Meadow Wood Golf Course.

Ahn, who lives in Northeast Tacoma, was one of three golfers who were tied for the lead after the third and final round Thursday.

The sudden-death playoff included Ahn, Chad Wilcox of Peoria, Ariz., and Dustin Frontis of Yakima, who all finished regulation at 11-under-par 205. Wilcox and Ahn made par on the first playoff hole, No. 18, and moved on to the second playoff hole, No. 10. Wilcox hit the green in two and sank a 25-foot putt for birdie to claim his first AJGA title.

Ahn and Frontis finished tied for second.

Ahn shot a 69 on Thursday for three day total of 205. Ahn was tied for second place after shooting a 67 during Tuesday’s opening round. He was tied for first place after Wednesday’s second round, when he shot a 69.

Ahn competed in the boys division of the tournament that included 99 boys and girls 13-18 representing 11 states and Canadian the 54-hole stroke play competition. Thirty-two Washington natives appeared in the event.

Prior to his strong performance this week, Ahn, who attends Bellarmine Prep, was in third place in the Washington Junior Golf Association season points standings. He had 152.5 points, which are acquired by placing at various tournaments. First place Craig Leslie has 227.5 points and second-place Alex Prugh has 210 points.

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