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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 7, 2012) – The USA Beach Junior Tour traveled to Dallas, Texas, on June 3 for the Mid-South Open.
The event marked the fifth stop of the tour and boasted the highest participation in a Beach Junior Tour event this season. Despite the 90-degree weather, 104 teams showed up to compete.
The tournament was broken down into four age divisions: Girls’ 18 and under (18U), Girls’ 16U, Girls’ 14U and Girls 12U. The 16U and 14U age divisions were the largest, drawing the maximum number of teams allowed to participate.
The Girls’ 18U age division was won by Kylie Gobler and Kimmy Gardiner. They defeated Sophie Asprey and Mackenzie Moore in the finals. Third place went to Mikayla Bass and Erica Bohannon.
Christina McAfee and Jourdan Durante claimed third place in the Girls’ 16U age division. Second-place honors went to Emily Harris and McKenzie Shea, who fell to Alexis Martinez and Jamie Stivers in the finals.
In the Girls’ 14U age division, Victoria Druney and Amy Leonards tallied a second-place finish, losing to Bass and Goncalves in the championship match. Third place went to Sydney Rowan and Eliza Gallagher.
In the youngest age division of the tournament, the Girls’ 12U team of Isabel Gonzalez and Miles Baker were crowned champions. Second-place bragging rights went to Audrey May and Sasha Jimenez. Third place was awarded to Kelly Dorn and Sadie McCarter.