Many of the girls and boys that played in the St. Louis Junior Invitational at Norwood Hills Country Club
on June 13 - 14 also play in the AGT.
We thought you might like to check how they played. The links to the results are located at the bottom of the page.
Drew Nienhaus was more than happy to add to her wardrobe collection Friday. The St. Joseph’s Academy junior-to-be carded a nine-over-par 78 to finish with a two-day total of 155 to win the girls division of the inaugural St. Louis Junior Invitational golf tournament at Norwood Hills Country Club. With her win came a plaque and a new black blazer. “We had to struggle with the length of the arms for me, but now I have a good size, so it’s good,” the St. Albans resident said. “I knew there was a jacket involved, but I didn’t know I’d be getting it today. I was so excited.”

Nienhaus came into the day trailing by two strokes after a 77 on Day 1, but was able to come away with a one-stroke victory. “I knew going into the second day that I could definitely win this,” she said. “The last couple holes, I just had to bear down. Thankfully, I won. It’s such a great feeling.” Nienhaus’ teammate at St. Joe’s, fellow junior-to-be Nicole Rallo, was the one who held the lead coming in to Friday after an opening round 75. A tough start to Round 2 had Rallo scrambling to stay afloat, but she rebounded to card an 81 to finish just one stroke back of Nienhaus. “I wasn’t expecting anything or saying it was in the bag. I was gonna do what I could with whatever the course gives me,” said Rallo, a Josephville resident. “Unfortunately, today I was in a lot of unfortunate places. But, I grinded it out and turned my game around on my back nine and it ended up way better for me.”

The duo was happy to see St. Joe’s golfers go 1-2, another feather in the cap of the three-time defending Class 2 champion Angels. “I love watching her,” Rallo said. “Today, she played unbelievable and I’m happy for her.” Nienhaus added, “I hadn’t played with Nicole in a while and it was just so much fun. She’s my best friend and she’s such a good player.”

“I thought this tournament was run so well,” Nienhaus said. “There was tons of talent in this tournament. It was so much fun.” Rallo added, “This is an awesome tournament. This is so cool. The whole jacket thing and there were just really good players in it.”
(Exerpted from the St. Louis Post Dispatch Sports page)
Results from the Girls Competition
Results from the Boys Competition
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