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August 1, 2013

Smelser wins NTPGA Jr. Tour stop

Troup linkster finishes 16 strokes in front

BULLARD — BULLARD — Jake Smelser of Troup shot a two-round total of 157 (76-81) to claim first place in the boys 11-12--year-old division of the NTPGA Junior Golf Willow Brook/Oak Hurst tour stop earlier this week.

Smelser, age 12,finished 16 strokes in front of the runner up, Austin Mitchell, who is from Ben Wheeler, Texas.

The triumph was Smelser’s fourth on the summer tour.

His first win came on June 27 at his home course (Hilltop Country Club, Troup).

He went on to post wins at the Van Zandt Country Club and at a tour stop at Hideaway Lake during the month of July.

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