By Ron Rop
Local Sports Journal

Mona Shores’ Reed Hrynewich is tied for the lead after the first day of the Coca-Cola Junior Classic Championship at Boyne Highlands.

Reed Hrynewich

Hrynewich shot an opening-round 70, but said some lipped out putts cost him a chance at a lower score.

Hrynewich is tied with Ramsey Touchberry of Bradenton, Fla., and Kyle Gaines of Oxford. The senior-to-be at Mona Shores had six birdies, two bogeys and one double bogey in his opening round.

Andrew VanAelst, another Shores golfer, opened with a 72 and is tied for sixth.

The boys division includes 108 golfers.

Other scores for area players included an 81 for Hailey Hrynewich, 85 for Aya Johnson, Morgan Smith with an 89 and Kelsey McKinley at 95.

Hrynewich is tied for 14th, Johnson is tied for 23rd, Smith is tied for 28th and McKinley is 33rd. There are 36 golfers in the girls division.

Play continues through Thursday.