Dixon chips his way to victory

By Kyle Alford/NEMS Daily Journal

SALTILLO – The Coca-Cola Junior Golf Tour completed its third week on Monday at the Big Oaks Golf Course.
Jacob Dixon finished the day on top of the 16-18 year olds leaderboard with a score of 78.
“My chip shots were great today. My drivers and irons were off. I hit a bunch of my second shots long and a bunch of them short, but my chipping made up for it,” said Dixon.
The wet course made it hard on the Tour players throughout the day.
Cason Collins, who won the first two Tour events, was one off the pace at 79.
“The course definitely was wet, which made it a little more difficult to play on. I had problems with my chipping, and when it is wet it makes chipping even harder. It’s more difficult to decelerate and get behind the ball,” he said.
‘Really good day’
Alyssa Trulove won the girls division with a score of 90.
“I thought it was a really good day. There were a lot of girls here and I had a lot of competition. The course was a little wet, but it was still really nice. I had a lot of fun and just can’t wait to compete next week!” said Trulove.
Trulove’s second shots were what kept her in good position. “My chipping was alright today, but I relied mostly on my irons to get me pretty close to the greens.”
Trulove’s win at Big Oaks is her second win on the tour, her first being at Natchez Trace the first week.
The Coca-Cola Junior Golf Tour will continue into its fourth week next Monday at Elm Lake Golf Club in Columbus. The Tour Championship will take place at the Starkville Country Club July 30-31 and will include the top 8 players in each division in the Tour point standings.

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