By Gene Phelps/NEMS Daily Journal
Tupelo High golfer Noah West won the United States Junior Amateur Championship qualifying tournament Monday at the Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis.
West fired the only subpar round of the day with a 1-under 70 in the morning session. He followed that up with a 77 in the afternoon session to claim medalist honors with a 5-over-par 147.
West, who will be a senior this year at THS, won Class 6A medalist honors last month in leading the Golden Wave to a fourth consecutive state championship.
The U.S. Junior Amateur Championships are scheduled for July 18-23 at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.