Junior’s compete in a number of events throughout the season to accumulate points to determine the Player of the Year.
Austin will be a senior at St. Francis Borgia High School in Washington, MO. He is a member on their Men’s Golf team. Austin started playing in MGA events last year and his first event was the 2015 Junior Amateur Championship. He came back this summer more ready than ever to play in a variety of events. This year he competed in 5 Hieronymus Events where he finished 1st in Oak Hills and Ken Lanning, 2nd in Sedalia and Hail Ridge, and 3rd in the Championship at AL Gustin. At the Junior Match Play at Mules National GC in Warrensburg, he made it to the Round of 16. Later this season, Austin had an impressive round at the Junior Amateur Championship at Paradise Pointe GC in Smithville with a 1 over par (73) that tied him for 5th. Austin also qualified and was invited to play in the 5th annual Southern States Junior Cup Matches. The matches are played at the end of each season against the best junior players in Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama.
Austin’s season wasn’t over yet when he qualified for the 109th annual MGA Missouri Amateur Championship at Jefferson City Country Club in Jefferson City, MO. He played in the qualifier at The Falls GC in O’Fallon, MO and made the cut carding a 74. However, he did not make the Match Play Round of the Amateur but shot 78, 83 in the Stroke Play Round of the tournament. He then played in the Stroke Play Championship at Dalhousie GC in Cape Girardeau and made the cut for the low 50 and ties with a 156 (77,79) total. He finished the tournament with a 327 total. Austin has also participated in two MSHAA High School State tournaments.