Sams, Patrick capture junior golf tournament titles

Chase Pasternak tees off on the 11th hole during the second round of the Tyler Rose Championship at Eagle's Bluff Country Club in Bullard. (Jake A. Waddingham)

BULLARD — For the second straight day John Sams turned in the top score in the Boys 15-18 divisoin to win the Tyler Rose Championship on Sunday at Eagle’s Bluff Country Club.

Sams, from Coushatta, La., followed Saturday’s 72 with a 70 on Sunday to finish at even par for the tournament, four strokes ahead of his nearest competitor.

Katharine Patrick, of Houston, carded a two-day 153 to claim first in the Girls 15-18 division, two strokes ahead of Crockett’s Ann Holcomb (83-72—155). Cheleen Cousins of Plano won the Girls 12-14 division with a 162.

Sean Wilcox of Frisco fired a day-best 68 to take first in the Boys 12-14 division. He shot 8 over for the tournament.

Longview’s Devin Jackson (74-73—147) finished fourth at 5-over, one stroke behind Jose Narro and Diego Trevino who tied for second. Whitehouse’s Cody Gilbert (79-76—155) and Longview’s Bryce Alley (76-79—155) tied for sixth along with Carlos Trevino.

Other East Texans in the Boys 15-18 field included Tyler Dunbar of Lufkin (T-16th, 158), Hagan Wood of Longview (T-23rd, 84-77—161), Collin Thompson of Longview (T-27, 84-79—163), Whitehouse’s Michael Watson (36th, 92-79—171), Ryan Springfield of Henderson (38th, 87-87—174) and Longview’s Parker Fiscus (T-39th, 92-84—176),

Tyler’s Jackson Smith took fifth in Boys 12-14 after firing an 88-87—175.

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