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Olney's Thompson Takes West Texas Junior Title!

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Olney's Tanner Thompson shot a 6-over 77 Wednesday to claim the title at the West Texas Junior Open at the Diamondback Golf Course in Abilene.

Thompson finished the 3-round tournament at 9-over 222, holding off Eastland's Kinley Lee by one stroke.

Thompson shot the second-best round of the tournament Monday, with a 5-under 66 that put him in second place after the first day. He followed that up with a 79 Tuesday that gave him a 3-shot lead going into Wednesday's final round.

Thompson and Lee were the only two golfers to break 80 in the windy conditions of the final round, and although Lee shot an even-par 71, Thompson's lead was enough to secure the win.

Now Thompson, the 2014 UIL 1A Boys Champion, will turn his attention to the Texas-Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament, where he will tee off Monday at the Wichita Falls Country Club!