COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 28, 2012) —The 2012 USA Beach Junior Tour stopped in Kansas City, Kan. for the Heart of America Open on June 23.
The tournament hosted four age divisions: Girls’ 18 and under (18U), Girls’ 16U, Girls’ 14U and Girls’ 12U.
The top three finishers in each age division earned bids to the 2012 USA Beach Junior Tour National Championship in Milwaukee, Wis., on July 28-29.
In the Girls’ 18U age division, Alexa Ethridge and Kourtney Thompson took first place. They defeated Annie Reilly and Paige Brown in the finals. Third place went to Mattie Ferris and Megan Hook. They shared the honor with Anna Burton and Taylor Cross.
The Girls’ 16U age division was won by Anna Kropf and Anisa Moore. Second place went to Brittany Thomas and Maddie Palmer. Third place was a tie between Liz Conrad and Jenna Bodenhausen and Brooke Renshaw and McKenzie Roberts.
Kylie Farris and Taylor Nill took third place in the Girls 14U age division, sharing the title with Emily Engelken and Lola Hitchcock. Tess Reid and Madison Lilley were crowned champions after defeating Jessica Richards and Kelsey Mulligan in the finals.
In the youngest age division hosted at the tournament, Alexa Rosetta and Megan Neill took first place. Second place went to Madison Michaelis and Kayla Huffman. Emily Colin and Hadley Harper tied for third place with Rebecca Davis and Evie Fling.