ark-la-tex tour

Jett Surratt, 12, of Carthage tees off on hole 17 during the Ark-La-Tex Golf Tour, on Monday July 8, 2019, at Alpine Golf Course. Surratt shot a 74 for the best round of the day.

LONGVIEW — Carthage’s Jett Surratt’s round on the Ark-La-Tex Junior Golf Tour Monday was not only good enough to win his age group, it was the best round of the day,

Surratt fired a 74 at the Alpine Golf Club to win the Boys 12-13 age group by a stroke over Ben Williams of Hallsville and four shots better than Nathan Williams of Hallsville.

This was the first win this season by Surratt, the son of head football coach and athletic director Scott Surratt. He won the Boys 10-11 age group last season.

Other winners Monday were: Gladewater’s Stephen Harris (boys 10-11), Longview’s Nicholas Smith (boys 14-15), Gilmer’s Saige Hendrix (boys 16-18), Longview’s Parker Hatfield (coed 7-9), Longview’s Lauren Fisher (girls 12-13), Texarkana’s Angie Parrott (girls 14-15) and Texarkana’s Autumn Parrott (girls 16-18).

Harris had a 44 over nine holes to win his division. Smith a 75 (18), Hendrix a 75 (18), Hatfield a 46 (9), Fisher an 84 (18), Angie Parrott a 103 (18) and Autumn Parrott an 85 (18).

Earning runner-up finishes on Monday were Carson Coward of Longview (60, boys 10-11), Longview’s Anthony Holyfield (89, boys 14-15), Marshall’s Colby Chamber (75, boys 16-18), Longview’s Tucker Garwood (47, coed 7-9) and Texarkana’s Kenzie Parker (90, girls 16-18).

Longview’s Brody Slaten (90, boys 14-15), Marshall’s Cole Carlile (80, boys 16-18), Longview’s Ronan McAteer (49, coed 7-9) and Longview’s Laney Gruppi (99, girls 16-18) earned third-place finishes.

The tour’s next stop is Monday at Oak Grove in New Boston. Other events are set for Wood Hollow in Longview on July 22 (adult/youth) and Pinecrest Country Club in Longview on July 29 (Tournament of Champions).

The tour is open to boys and girls. The pre-tour (9 holes) will feature coed 7-9 and boys and girls 10-11. The regular tour (18 holes) will feature 12-13 boys and girls, 14-15 boys and girls and 15-16 boys and girls.

Membership fee is $35, and tournament entry fee is $30.

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