For the second year in a row, Destin’s Madison Tenore, 16, took first place in the First Tee of Northwest Florida's 61st annual Divot Derby in Pensacola this week.
“It feels great to know I can come back and be a back-to-back champion,” Tenore said.
Play began Monday and wrapped up on Wednesday with golfers playing on three courses.
Out a field of 10 females participating in the 16-18-year-old division and 18 total in the Ladies Open, Tenore rose to the top with a total of 210. Second overall was Sarah Edwards with a final of 221.
On Monday, they played the Stonebrook Course in Pace where she shot a 69.
Tuesday, the girls traveled over to Perdido Bay Course in Pensacola where she shot an even par of 72.
On the Wednesday, the girls wrapped up at the Tiger Point Course where Tenore shot a three under par for a score of 69.
“My putting was really good,” Tenore said of her play throughout the tournament.
However, she said she had a little trouble off the tee.
Nevertheless, Tenore said, “My second shots and putting was right on.”
She did especially well at the Stonebrook Course.
“It was a good and challenging course and the greens were running good,” she said, noting she made seven birdies.
Up next for Tenore is a Ryder Cup two-day tournament this weekend at Bay Point on Panama City Beach.