Lewis and Schmunk Post Wins at the Thompson Invitational at Oro Valley Country Club
Trevor Lewis, 15, of Prescott, outlasted older brother, Riley, 17, to take first place in the Boy Championship division at the Thompson Invitational contested at Oro Valley Country Club September 22-23. Trevor followed a first-round 72 with a final-round 71, the lowest round of the tournament on the boy’s side, to finish at 1-under-par 143 for the championship. This marks Trevor’s first win in nine events entered this season. Riley shot 1-over-par 73-72—145 for the tournament, one stroke clear of third-place finisher, Charles Van Slyck, 16, of Scottsdale (72-74—146).
In the Girls Championship division, Trevor Lewis, 15, of Prescott, outlasted older brother, Riley, 17, to take first place in the Boy Championship division at 2-over-par 146 with round-one leader, Ashley Menne (72-74), 16, of Surprise. To force the playoff, Schmunk posted the low round of the tournament, 2-under par with four birdies and an eagle, before making one last birdie on the first extra hole to earn the championship. Madeleine Laux, 16, of Goodyear came in third place at 3-over-par 147 (76-71), one stroke off the pace.
“Congratulations to Trevor and Alexandria. They both broke through to the winner’s circle against strong players,” said Scott McNevin, Executive Director of the JGAA. “Riley has been finishing ahead of Trevor all year, and Ashley has put together an unprecedented string of wins this season. They have to feel really good about coming out on top. Finally, we would like to thank Michael Thompson, Tucson native, for sponsoring the event. I’d also like to congratulate Michael for finishing in the top 25 of the Web.com Playoffs to retain his PGA Tour card for the 2018-2019 season.”
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Images courtesy of JGAA:
Madeleine Laux, Ashley Menne and Alexandria Schmunk
Riley Lewis, Trevor Lewis and Charles Van Slyck
About Michael Thompson
Michael Thompson, a Tucson native, grew up playing in the Ricki Rarick Junior Golf program, Southwest Section PGA events and JGAA tournaments from 2000-2003. He was a member of the 2001 Eddie Hogan Cup team representing Arizona, where he finished third individually. Thompson played collegiate golf at the University of Tulane before transferring to the University of Alabama. In 2008, Thompson was named the SEC Player of the Year and shortly after turned professional. In 2013, he won his first PGA TOUR event at the Honda Classic and finished 39th overall in the FedExCup standings that year. In 2017, Thompson finished in the top 10 once, top-25 six times and made 9 of 21 cuts on tour.
About the JGAA
The Junior Golf Association of Arizona is a 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to educate, motivate and inspire Arizona’s youth through golf and all of the valuable lessons and life skills inherent to the game. In addition to hosting competitive events, the JGAA develops programs for local schools, assists golf courses with their junior programs, conducts college prep seminars and etiquette clinics. The Junior Ambassador and Guest Speaker Programs give JGAA students the opportunity to learn, develop and adopt successful habits and practices – both on and off the golf course – from a collection of prominent, civic-minded community and business leaders. The JGAA also awards two scholarship funds annually to high school senior members of the JGAA for their college education – the Tres Arnold and the John Wolfinger Memorial College Scholarships. The JGAA’s strong belief in teamwork and cooperation has guided the organization for more than 30 years and is instilled in all of its members. For more information JGAA, visit www.jgaa.org or call 602-944-6168.