HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ark — Incoming freshman Palmer McSpadden won the 2020 Arkansas Junior Amateur Championships on Tuesday at the DeSoto Golf Course. For the second consecutive year an incoming student-athlete has won the Junior Amateur Championship.
McSpadden opened the tournament with a 70 (-2) and was in second place, just one shot off of the lead. He finished day one with five birdies. On the second day, he posted a score of 69 (-3) with two eagles and two birdies. Over the two days he collected seven birdies and two eagles. He won the tournament with a combined score of 139 (-5) and finished three shots ahead of second place.
McSpadden joins current UCA golfers Trey DePriest and Blaine Calhoon as Arkansas Junior Amateur Champions.
The DeSoto Golf Course is a par 72, 7,115-yard course.
From the Coach – Head Coach Steve Runge
“I’m very happy for Palmer. I’m looking forward to adding him to the team this coming season. Palmer joins current players Blaine Calhoon and Trey DePriest who also won this prestigious tournament. It’s great to see Bears winning tournaments!”
From the Athletes – Incoming Freshman Palmer McSpadden
“I didn’t hit it as well as I wanted, but I was able to maneuver the course and close out well on both days.”