Resorters Golf Tournament: Junior 13-15, Friday
Here's an update of the Junior 13-15 Division Championship in the Resorters Golf Tournament being played at the Alexandria Golf Course after play concluded Friday.
Andrew Lindberg is the top seed in the Junior 13-15 Division, but he needed a come-from-behind victory Friday to put himself in the championship match against Ryan Swedberg of Monterey, California.
Swedberg's day was a little more relaxing. His scheduled opponent, Brett Buckingham, withdrew from the match due to a scheduling conflict. Instead, Swedberg spent the day with a practice round against Buckingham's brother.
The championship match of the Junior 13-15 Division will tee off at noon Saturday on the first hole.
Heading onto the tee box at No. 12, Lindberg was trailing by three holes to Samuel Franklin from Maple Grove.
But Lindberg, the son of the former Men's Division Champion Mark Lindberg, was able to win four consecutive holes to build a lead and ride that to a semifinal win.
Franklin jumped in front 3-up thanks to pars at Nos. 2 and 3 and a birdie at No. 4. His lead was cut to 1-up after Lindberg shot a par and a birdie on Nos. 7 and 8, but pars at Nos. 9 and 11 gave him another 3-up ad-vantage.
But Lindberg turned the entire match around starting at No. 12. He took his first lead of the day thanks to birdies at Nos. 12 and 14, and pars at Nos. 13 and 15.
After both players tied on No. 16, a par on 17 sealed the match.
JUNIOR 13-15 DIVISION RESULTS
Andrew Lindberg def. Samuel Franklin, 2-1
JUNIOR 13-15 PAIRINGS
Andrew Lindberg vs. Ryan Swedberg