Jordan Piety needed picking up.
So he returned to a place where he knew that could happen.
And indeed it did Wednesday as the Cleburne High golfer shot a 1-over-par 73 at Hidden Oaks Golf Course to win the third Hood County News Junior Golf Tournament of the summer.
It came on the heels of Piety winning the second tournament on July 10.
“It feels good to come here. This is a course I really like and am comfortable on,” said Piety.
Piety was coming off competing in the Fort Worth Junior Boys Championship the previous week. While he started strong in that tournament, shooting 77 on the Rockwood course, he followed with 86 at Ridglea and 84 at Shady Oaks to miss the cut for the final day.
Piety won by six shots over Granbury High junior Zach Wall and Cornerstone’s Garrett Parrish, who each shot 79. Parrish took second place in a scorecard playoff.
The win also moved Piety to the top of the points standings for the match-play tournament Aug. 14-15 at Hidden Oaks. Players who finish in the top eight in the Boys 15-18 division at each tournament accumulate points, with the top eight after three tournaments returning to determine the overall Hood County Junior champion.
Points are awarded based on eight for a first-place finish, seven for second, all the way to one for eighth.
Piety’s round Wednesday featured two birdies, three bogeys and 13 pars.
“My short game was on,” he said. “It’s probably the best I’ve ever chipped in a round of golf.”
Twice Piety hit out the bunker to within inches of the hole.
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