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GOLF ROUNDUP | 62: Spurlock just misses course record

Maumelle’s Ryan Spurlock continued his stellar play on the golf course last week as he shot his lowest round ever, 10-under-par 62, at a high school invitational at Red Apple Inn at Heber Springs.

The Hornets won the team competition by 37 strokes. Other Maumelle scores were Caleb Kubacak, 71; Hunter Matthews, 79; and Austin Freeman, 88.

Spurlock, the Arkansas State Golf Association’s Junior Boys Player of the Year for 2014, had fired a previous low round of 64.

“I was playing well on the front and shot (three-under) 33, then I turned the corner into the back nine and birdied the next six holes,” Spurlock said. “The course record is 61, so I was shooting for that.”

Another number also caught is attention.

“The thought of the magical number 59 got in my head, and I parred the last three holes to shoot 62,” he said.

Local golfers do well at ASGA Match Play

Beau Glover of North Little Rock finished runner-up in the Arkansas State Golf Association Match Play Championship, falling to Drew Greenwood of Hot Springs in 19 holes at The Greens at North Hills in Sherwood.

The tournament was scheduled to finish Sunday, but the championship match was suspended twice because of weather and finally called for the night after 10 holes.

Glover is a former ASGA junior champion.

Four golfers with local ties reached the round of 16, including Kevin Walker of Sherwood, who fell to Glover in the semifinals, 3 and 2; Nick Zimmerman of North Little Rock, who lost to Walker in the quarterfinals in 21 holes; and Chris Jenkins, who plays out of The Country Club of Arkansas, who fell to Glover in the quarterfinals in 20 holes.

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