Aurora's Parker Barnes came within one stroke of winning the boys 16-19 division in the 36-hole Matt Mishler Junior Portage County Amateur golf tournament July 27-28.

He shot 75-79-154 to tie Nick Mandalari of Kent for second place behjinmd Evan Ferrara of Kent (153).

Other Aurora boys 16-19 scores were: Alex Avalon 75-80-155, Jack chroedfer 85-84-169 and Jeremy Thorn 94-86-180. In boys 13-15, Michael Avalon shot 90-88-178 to finish in sixth place.

In other golf news, the finals of the Kenny Novak tournament is under way today at Club Walden in Aurora. The tourney will be completed Thursday.