A pair of standout golfing siblings at Izard County High School, Rachel and Preston Harmon, recently completed play in the Junior Northcentral PGA Regionals, and both advanced to the State PGA Tournament that was played at Cypress Creek Golf Course at Greystone in Cabot on July 17.
Rachel fired a round of 87 and finished fourth in the girls' division. Shirley's Katie Webb won the girls' competition.
Preston shot a round of 83 and finished in 12th position.
The winning score in the boys division was a 76 and there were 14 golfers that shot between 76 and 84 in the field of 20 golfers.
The Harmons then went to Harrison and played in the Tom Milliken Junior Golf Tournament July 19-20, which is sponsored by the Milliken family and the Arkansas State Junior Golf Association.
After shooting an 87 the first day and sitting in second place after round one behind Summer Roachell of Conway who shot a 77, Rachel shot an 83 on day two, but finished in third place as Roachell shot a 75 on the second day to win the tournament.
Rachel was overtaken by Libby Croom of Russellville who shot an 88 on day one and a 77 on day two. Roachell had a two-day total of 152, followed by Croom with a 165, and Rachel with a two-day total of 170.
On the boys' side. Preston shot an 80 during round one and followed that up with a round of 79 on day two, to finish with a two-day total of 159, good for sixth position.
Preston's playing partners on day two both placed in the tournament, with Dylan Lovell of Harrison, after finishing round one with a total of 75, shooting a blistering 3-under par 67 to come from behind and overtake round one leader Drew Comer of Fort Smith (2nd place).
Lovell finished the two-day tournament with a total of 142. Comer, who shot a 1-over 71 on day one, shot a 78 on day two to fall in a three-way tie with Chase Wakefield from Shiloh Christian (79/70) and Kindall Martin (73/76) of Harrison.
Comer finished second as he birdied the first playoff hole while Wakefield and Martin went three holes before Wakefield prevailed. Comer, Wakefield and Martin had two-day totals of 149.