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Young EDH golfer wins golf shootout

LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. — Cooper Hunt of El Dorado Hills put together birdies in bunches to claim the Boys 11 division at the U.S. Kids Golf Desert Shootout. He finished at a two-day total of 4-over-par 148 to finish seven strokes clear of the competition.

The Desert Shootout is one of seven Regional Championships on the 2012 U.S. Kids Golf calendar. The tournament was held Feb. 18 & 19 at Wigwam Resort & Spa in Litchfield Park, Ariz., and featured 267 players from 35 states and seven countries. The Boys 11 age group played two 18-hole rounds on the Patriot Course from 5,417 yards.

After Saturday’s first round, Hunt found himself at the top of a logjam. Ten players were within three shots of co-leaders Hunt and Davis Evans of Phoenix, who each carded a first-round 76.

Hunt wasted no time on Sunday, recording a birdie on No. 1 and opening a two-stroke lead through nine holes. He made sure that no one would catch him on the back nine, as he birdied Nos. 10-12 to break away from the pack.

“I enjoyed meeting and playing golf with kids from all over the country and the world,” Hunt said. “But the most memorable part of this experience was being able to play in front of my grandparents.”

The logjam behind Hunt piled up at 11-over-par 155, seven strokes out of the lead. Evans, Michael Sanders of Davidson, N.C., Ryggs Johnston of Libby, Mont., and Jenson Rogenes of Frisco, Texas, all tied for second place.

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