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JUNIOR TOURS NAME 2012 PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

August 28th, 2012

The Pepsi Indiana Junior Golf Program is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2012 Mountain Dew Junior Tour and Aquafina Prep Tour Player of the Year awards. Each year one boy and one girl from each tour are recognized for their outstanding play based on the Player of the Year points system for their respective tour. Additionally one boy and one girl will be named the overall Junior Program Players of the Year to be determined at the completion of the Oakley Hoosier Junior Championship on October 13-14. 

2012 Mountain Dew Junior Tour Boys Player of the Year
Nicolas Osterburg, Indianapolis

2012 saw Nicolas post three total victories, two runner-ups and three additional top four finishes. On the Mountain Dew Junior Tour, Nicolas’ biggest win was in a playoff at the season ending Tour Championship. He also has a win at Ulen CC along with runner-up finishes at Liberty CC and Bloomington CC. His performance in those events, let him to the Points Championship in the Boys 13-14 year old division. In Championship play, Nicolas fired a two day total of 75-76-151 to win the Boys 13 year old division at the Age Group Championship by an eight shot margin.

2012 Mountain Dew Junior Tour Girls Player of the Year
Kayla Adamson, Marion

Kayla’s 2012 Mountain Dew Tour season included four victories and no finishes outside the top three in her seven tour events. Kayla’s wins came at the Tour Championship, Etna Acres, Kokomo American Legion and Kokomo CC. Kayla was also the runner-up at Westwood and Bridgewater West and finished third at The Player’s Club. Her win at the Tour Championship also helped her claim the Girls 15-16 Points Championship. In Championship play, Kayla added another victory, this time in the Girls 16 division at the Age Group Championship where she fired 76-71-147 to post a five shot win.

2012 Aquafina Prep Tour Boys Player of the Year
Peyton Snoeberger, Williamsport

Peyton did not have a finish outside the top three at any of his seven Indiana Junior Golf Program events in 2012. His season included five Prep Tour victories, with wins at Forest Park, Cascades, AJ Thatcher, Tipton Municipal and Kokomo American Legion and his only non-win was a third place finish at Chippendale. Those finishes also led Peyton to the Points Championship in the Boys 10-11 division of the Prep Tour. In Championship play, Peyton shot a two-under par total of 71-71-142 and tied for second in the Boys 11 year old division at the Age Group Championship.

2012 Aquafina Prep Tour Girls Player of the Year
Kayla Benge, Plainfield

Kayla finished 2012 with a perfect Aquafina Prep Tour season, winning all six of the events she entered. Kayla’s wins came at Forest Park, Meadowbrook, Tipton Municipal, Kokomo American Legion and both Dye Course events. Those finishes led her to and easy win of the Girls 12 year old season Points Championship. In Championship play, Kayla finished T32 and qualified for the second flight at the Girls State Junior Championship, where she was the highest Prep Tour finisher. Kayla was also one of two Prep Tour players to make the cut at the Indiana Section Junior PGA Championship where she finished T23. Kayla also added a third place finish in the Girls 12 division at the Age Group Championship.