Lee siblings place high at nationals
Nine-year-old Louie Lee placed third in the boys division, and his 12-year-old sister, Anna Lee, placed fourth in the girls division Thursday at the National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, N.J.
Joining them in the semifinal rounds Thursday was their 14-year-old brother, Sam Lee, who placed seventh in the boys division.
Louie was competing at nationals for the first time, and he also was selected for the sportsmanship award for the boys. Anna and Sam are veterans of the national tournament, and Anna was in first place after each of the first three days of the national tournament.
Leah Lee, coach and mom of the Lee siblings, said Anna missed reaching Thursday’s final by one game.
Also competing at nationals from Grand Junction were 14-year-old Riley Dark, who placed 12th in the boys tourney, and 12-year-old Chloe Schrader, who placed 23rd in the girls tourney.
Grand Valley golfers Trevor Olkowski, Troy Dangler and Donny Kinnaman made the cut down to 44 golfers Thursday at the Colorado Golf Association Junior Stroke Play Championship.
Olkowski, representing Bookcliff Country Club, shot a 2-over par 72 for the second straight round at Indian Tree Golf Course in Arvada and is in a three-way tie for 11th place at 144 strokes.
Dangler, representing Tiara Rado Golf Course, is one stroke behind Olkowski and tied for 14th after shooting a 73 on Thursday.
Kinnaman, representing Lincoln Park Golf Course, shot a 79 on Thursday and is tied for 27th at 149.
Isaac Petersilie of Colorado Springs Country Club leads the tournament with 137 strokes.