TERRE HAUTE —
Megan Ramer and Colton Kuppler were two winners in the junior city golf tournament concluded Thursday in sunny, warm conditions at Rea Park.
Both golfers claimed titles in the 15-17 age division for the first time while Ramer and Andrew Granda were two of the winners in the 2013 tournament.
Ramer and Kuppler each were honored as recipients of the Travis J. Smith Outstanding Junior Golfer awards presented by Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos and Newlin,
Tami and Jim Smith and Tony Tanoos were on hand for the presentation of the award.
Other 2014 junior city champions are Nikki Bonilla, Ryan Liebermann, Caleb Maris, and Olivia Plant.
Two flight winners were Nathan Higbie and Taylor Baugh.
Kuppler will be a junior at Sullivan High School. He plays basketball for the Golden Arrows and was the No. 2 player on the golf team that played in the state finals.
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He finished with a 222 score and had three birdies in shooting 76 in the final round after shooting 73 at Hulman Links with one birdie. His best 18-hole score in a match has been 67.
He will compete in an AGGA qualifier later in the month in Kentucky.
Ramer will be a sophomore at Terre Haute North and competed in the 15-17 division for the first time after winning 13-14 honors last year. She has taken home four first-place trophies from the tournament.
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She was the No. 1 player on the North team as a freshman and will play in the women’s city tournament with qualifying slated for Saturday at Rea Park.
Granda won the 13-14 boys title and previously had taken 11-12 honors two years in a row. He has been competing on the Indiana Golf Association junior tour and has two events left this summer.
He has finished first, second, fourth and fifth in those events. He says he started playing golf at the age of 5.
Plant took the 13-14 girls title without any opposition.
Maris was a first-time winner in the boys 11-12 division, edging Justin Hopkins by one shot for first place.
Nikki Bonilla edged Gabby Bonilla by four shots for first place in the girls 11-12 division.
Liebermann played with older boys in winning the 10-under title and shot 50 from the red tees. He says he usually plays at the Country Club of Terre Haute and his best nine-hole score has been 40.