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Good round vaults Flores

Grass Valley youth golfer Erik Flores tied for third place in the American Junior Golf Association’s Rolex Tournament of Champions, which concluded Friday in Sunriver, Ore.

Jamie Lovemark of Rancho Sante Fe fired a final-round, 3-under-par 69 to maintain his lead for the boys overall title.

Lovemark birdied three of his first four holes on the back nine to pull away – at one point leading by as many as seven strokes – for his first AJGA title. He finished with a 12-under-par 276 over the four-day tournament.



Jarred Texter of Millersville, Pa. finished six strokes back with a 282 for second place.

Flores’ final round 68 allowed him to finish tournament play with a 5-under-par 283, which tied him with David May of Auburn, N.Y. for third place.




Flores, a Nevada Union High School senior and Alta Sierra Country Club member, stood in ninth place after three rounds, but made a run at the leaders by collecting five birdies before the turn for a 4-under-par 32 on the front nine.

He also scored a birdie on the final hole of the tournament.


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