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June 12, 2013

Hinton’s George did not win, but she exited Westwood with the best story to tell

NORMAN — There is the South Central PGA Junior Tour and, this year, there is the South Central PGA Players Tour.

The Players Tour demands better play and will actually chase players off who prove too uncompetitive. The Junior Tour still take all comers, competitive players capable of going low, as well as youngsters newer in the game looking to compete.

On either tour, though, it’s a pretty good bet nobody had a better day than Montana George.

Playing in the 15-18 girls division, George did not win. She shot 82, six strokes back of winner Ashley Moore, who topped Samantha Denison in a one-hole playoff after both fired a 6-over par 76 at the Westwood Junior on Tuesday at Westwood Park, a South Central PGA Junior Tour event.

In fact, of the 16 girls competing in the division, George was seventh. A strong field, there were five rounds in the 70s.

But none of them, nor any of 80 other juniors at Westwood Tuesday, did what George did, pulling a wedge on the short par 3 second hole and knocking it in the cup.

“I felt awesome, I was in shock, I just couldn’t believe it,” George said. “I said to my mom, ‘My life is complete now, I’ve had a hole in one,’ because I’ve been golfing my whole life.”

She is 16 years old, will be a junior at Hinton High School when the fall rolls around, and she can play. 

The No. 3 player on her golf team this past spring, Hinton has won the last two Class 2A girls state golf tournaments at Trosper Park. In the coming school year, George will likely play No. 1. And she’ll have at least one hole in one in her back pocket.

The hole was playing 103 yards and the pin was well left, visible to the left of the bunker that guards the left-center section of the green.

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