State tourney run ends for local players

Published 8:05 pm Thursday, June 23, 2011

Suffolk’s John David Sanderson and Chesapeake’s Ashton Newsom fell in the round of 16 matches during day three of the Virginia State Golf Association Junior Match Play Championship at The Piedmont Club in Haymarket on Thursday morning.

Sanderson, a student at Summit Christian in Newport News and a member at Cedar Point Country Club, lost to No. 1-seed Adam Ball 7-and-5.

Ball won medalist honors, for the third straight year in this event, in the two-day stroke play portion of the tournament, shooting back-to-back 70s for a 4-under par total. Ball, 17, is from Richmond and attends St. Christopher’s.

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Sanderson shot rounds of 72 and 76 on Tuesday and Wednesday. He won a tiebreaking playoff, playing against Maclain Huge for the 16th and last qualifying spot.

Forest’s Zachary Bauchou defeated Newsom 5-and-4. Newsom goes to Greenbrier Christian and is the son of Tim Newsom, the golf professional and director of operations at Riverfront Golf Club.

Newsom opened the tournament by shooting 65 and 76. Newsom recorded nine birdies and was one shot off the club’s competitive course record in the 7-under par 65.