Mason, Towery win Piedmont titles

Published 11:03 am Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Placing in the boys 14- and 15-year-old division were, from left, Jackson Moseley (first), Cole Williams (second), Larkin Jackson (third), Brenden Francisco (fourth) and Robert Raymond (fifth)

Lindsey Towery, left, won the girls 11- to 13-year-old division of the Piedmont Junior Championship golf tournament on Thursday. Kelsey Carter, center, placed second, and Olivia Lynch placed third.

Standout golfers from Randolph-Henry High School and Central Middle School (CMS) won their divisions at the Piedmont Junior Championship golf tournament Thursday at Amelia Golf and Country Club.

Evan Mason, a rising senior at Randolph-Henry, won the boys 16- and 17-year-old division with a two-over-par 74, while 12-year-old Lindsey Towery, of CMS, won the girls 11- to 13-year-old division with a nine-hole score of 51.

Mason said he felt good for the most part about his performance.

“Driver was off the tee box, so I couldn’t really get off the tee box too well, but (my) short game was really good,” he said. “I got up and down six straight holes on the back nine for par. Chipping and putting was (good). I couldn’t ask for any more from that.”

He said he logged two wins in Piedmont Junior golf tournament earlier this summer, including one in South Hill.

Mason has played golf since he was 6 years old when he father got him into it, and he has played competitively since he was 9.

Next, he returns to Randolph-Henry for his senior season with high hopes.

“I hope to win state as a team, most definitely,” he said.

Towery was a winner of four Piedmont tournaments earlier this summer.

As for her win Thursday, she said, “I tried to play smart. I was able to drive and putt the ball pretty good.”

Her father helped get her into golf, which she started when she was 8. She began together with Mary Katelyn Hite, who won the girls 7- to 10-year-old division Thursday.

Towery is preparing now for the fall season at CMS.