Weekly Feature



2011-07-06 / Sports

Blackwell defeated in match play opener

International Junior Masters


Recent Kenmore East graduate Pierce Terrance winds up to take a practice swing while preparing for his initial tee shot during last Tuesday’s opening round of the 59th East Aurora International Junior Masters golf championship, held at East Aurora Country Club. Terrance fired a 78 on Tuesday and an 87 on Wednesday to finish the medal-round portion of the tournament with a 32-hole total of 165. Photo by Jennifer Jakubowski Recent Kenmore East graduate Pierce Terrance winds up to take a practice swing while preparing for his initial tee shot during last Tuesday’s opening round of the 59th East Aurora International Junior Masters golf championship, held at East Aurora Country Club. Terrance fired a 78 on Tuesday and an 87 on Wednesday to finish the medal-round portion of the tournament with a 32-hole total of 165. Photo by Jennifer Jakubowski James Blackwell and Pierce Terrance both showed their stuff on the course at East Aurora Country Club last week against some of the best junior golf players in the world during the International Junior Masters.

Neither golfer advanced to the final round of 16 in the Championship Flight Bracket on Friday, but both showed well.

James Blackwell, a North Tonawanda resident and a St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute student, placed 31st overall in medal play with rounds of 78 and 80 for a 158 total. A total of 82 golfers competed in the medal round.

Blackwell then faced third-seeded Rhyne McLeod Jones of Blowing Rock, NC. in the opening round of match play in the Championship Flight. Blackwell stayed right with him and the match came down to an extra hole to decide who advanced. Jones parred, while Blackwell missed his par to put an end to his championship run. Jones would go on to win the championship title on Friday.

Blackwell went to the Consolation Flight on Thursday and lost in the first round to Rick Voyvodic of LaSalle, Ontario. Voyvodic was eventually defeated by eventual Consolation champion Jeff Baldetti of Skaneaateles.

Kenmore East student Pierce Terrance finished 64th overall with a total of 165 in the medal round. Terrance started out well with a 78 on Tuesday, but shot an 87 on Wednesday to finish out of the Championship Flight.

Jones defeated Rochester’s Trevor Sluman in a playoff on Friday to win the championship match.

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