The rain was forecasted primarily for the afternoon, but Mother Nature had other ideas.
What started out as a cool, overcast day turned into a downpour on Wednesday morning at Morris Williams Golf Course, forcing the Felix George Junior tournament to be shortened to only nine holes. Golfers who had already made the turn were summoned quickly back to the clubhouse as the rain continued to beat down. Those who still had to complete their front nines did so.
Just before 10 a.m., less than three hours after the tournament at “Mo Willy” began, it was already over.
Back at the clubhouse, the juniors appeared content to be out of the rain, but some would’ve been just fine with completing the 18-hole round.
“I didn’t mind it,” said Christian Eidenschink, a 17-year-old from McNeil High School.
His fellow McNeil teammate, Landry Caver, didn’t seem to mind the rain either. Caver played alongside Eidenschink and Westlake High School’s Jack Evans.
“I’m actually kind of used to playing in the rain, so it wasn’t really all that hard for me,” Caver said. “But had we still been out there, it (the club) probably would’ve slipped out of my hands.”
Caver turned in a solid nine-hole total of 4-over 40 to lead the boys’ 16-18 division in the tournament. Caver said this came after playing one of his worst rounds ever on Monday.
Perhaps the most impressive story of the morning was 10-year-old Megan Schultz from Austin Country Club. Schultz carded a blistering 4-under 32 to run away with first place in the girls’ 9-10 division.
All four boys who competed in the 9-10 division posted impressive scores as well. Carson Tan, Benjamin Cates and Kaden Frierson fired even-par 36s, and William Mangione posted a 1-over 37.
In the boys’ 11-12 division, Trent Mierl was the only one to break 40, carding a 3-over 39. His brother, Trevor, also shot a 39 and was the only one in the boys’ 13-15 division to break 40.
For the full results from Wednesday’s Felix George Junior at Morris Williams, click here: leaderboard.htm
The next Austin junior tournament is the Joe Balander Junior, which will take place Wednesday, June 27, at Jimmy Clay Golf Course.