Archer wins Pigeon Dove title
by Johnathan Bentley
Jun 03, 2014 | 1420 views | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Logan Archer of Trussville watches his drive on the 17th hole during the final round of the Pigeon Dove Junior Championship at the Musgrove Country club golf course on Tuesday. Archer finished two strokes ahead of second place Lance Moore. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
Logan Archer of Trussville watches his drive on the 17th hole during the final round of the Pigeon Dove Junior Championship at the Musgrove Country club golf course on Tuesday. Archer finished two strokes ahead of second place Lance Moore. Photo by Johnathan Bentley
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Logan Archer birdied two of his last four holes to hold off Lance Moore and win the 43rd annual Pigeon Dove Junior Championship at the Musgrove Country Club on Tuesday.

Archer, from Trussville, finished with a one-over 72 in the second round, giving him a two-day total of 140. Hamilton’s Moore opened the day five strokes back of Archer, and finished with a 142 after a second-round 69.

Following back-to-back bogeys by Archer, Moore drew even with the leader going into the 14th hole. Moore bogeyed the 14th hole and Archer birdied the 15th hole to push his lead back to two strokes.

Archer used Musgrove’s four par 5 holes to his advantage, shooting five-under par over the eight holes in the two-day tournament. Moore was nearly as effective, shooting four-under on the par 5s.

Archer and Moore were the only two players in the tournament to finish at even par or better.

Trey Hanvey placed third with a 146 total (71-75) while Jasper’s Chase Williams took fourth at 149 (74-75). Guin’s Cody Maddox and Birmingham’s John Gross IV tied for fifth at 151. Hartselle’s Jordan Hartsell (152) was seventh followed by Birmingham’s Matthew Parker (153), Anniston’s Dustin Travis (154), Trussville’s Parker Jones (155) and Parrish’s Matthew Burnett (156).

Scores increased across the board on Tuesday with only two of the top nine golfers bettering their first-round totals.

Luverne’s Gauge Cornelius won the boys 14-15 division by a stroke over Decatur’s Eli Denson.

Both golfers opened the day tied after opening-round scores of 73. Cornelius followed that up with a 79 on Tuesday for a 152 total. Denson shot an 80 and finished at 153. Birmingham’s Tanner Tabor took third with a 157 total. Florence’s Bay Simpson was fourth at 161 while Anniston’s Jacob LeCroy was fifth at 163.

Sheffield’s Allen Michael Burnett made up a four-stroke deficit to win the boys 13-and-under division. Burnett, who shot an opening round 73, shot a 74 on Tuesday for a 147 total. First-round leader Hunter Battles followed his opening round 69 with an 80 to finish two strokes back at 149. Birmingham’s Evans Gross and Mountain Brook’s Ben Belden tied for fourth at 150.

In the girls 15-19 division, Guin’s Jordan Clark won the tournament with a two-day total of 156. Winfield’s Molly Norris was second at 159 followed by Muscle Shoals’ Brittany Collins (160) and Trussville’s Hannah McCracken (163). Jasper’s Annalee Stephens and Florence’s Rachel May tied for fifth at 176.

Sheffield’s Alyssa Burnett won the girls 14-and-under division with a 167 total while Elle Patterson of Fort Payne placed second (172) and Kayle Huckeba of Oxford (183) placed third.