NORTH CANTON: Different parts of his game were working Monday. The end result was the same.

Incoming Jackson Junior Kyle Campbell took first place in the boys 16 to 18 age group on the First Tee of Canton Junior Tour for the second week in a row. Campbell claimed first place at Arrowhead Golf Club by shooting an 84.

“Today I was really solid with my driver,” Campbell said. “Last week it was the putter that helped me out. It seems like every week something different is working for me. I’d like to find a way to put it all together at once but I’ll take the result.”

The victory comes a week after he took first place at Skyland Pines with an 83.

“I’ve been working hard,” Campbell said. “It’s nice to see all the time I’ve put in paying off. I feel good about how I’m playing right now. I’m excited for the future.”

Campbell wasn’t the only repeat winner. Jackson Township resident Caden Scarbrough won the boys 13 to 15 age group for the third time in four weeks. Scarbrough shot a 78 to win Monday.

“Last time I played here, I shot a really high score,” Scarbrough said. “I just wanted to improve on what I did before. I was able to do that. I hit the greens and was able to make some putts.”

The short- to mid-range game has been strong for Scarbrough all summer.

“I feel like I’ve done a really good job with my irons,” Scarbrough said. “I’ve been accurate with my wedges as well. I’ve also been making the putts that I have needed to make which has really helped me out.”

Scarbrough is hoping his summer success translates to the high school season. He will be entering his sophomore year at CVCA this fall.

“These tournaments do a great job of helping me prepare for that,” Scarbrough said. “These are great events. You get to come out and play with a lot of really good players and get some experience in competition. I think this is really going to help me.”

Boo Nikolaides was not happy with her performance. She will take the end result. Nikolaides took first place in the girls 16 to 18 age group after shooting an 86.

“I don’t feel like I really did anything well today,” Nikolaides said. “The whole round was just very blah for me. Fortunately, it was enough to get the job done.”

The short game in particular was challenging.

“The greens here aren’t the easiest to read for me,” Nikolaides said. “I had a hard time putting the ball in a good position to make putts. It was tough.”

The first-place trophy helped make up for some of her struggles.

“It’s great to go through all of that and still finish first,” Nikolaides said. “It’s nice to know that even when I’m not at my best, I can still get a positive result. This is the first one of these I’ve been able to win this year so I’m really happy about that.”

Nikolaides is home schooled and also competes on the OPGA Tour.

For the second week in a row, Hoover golfer Grace May fell just short of earning a win. One week after losing in a playoff for first place to Lauren Petro, May finished behind winner Sophia Rosa by just one stroke. Rosa won with an 80. May had an 81.

“I had a rough time with my driver,” May said. “That got me in trouble today.”

Rosa also struggled off the pin but the incoming Perry freshman did enough in other areas to hold on for the win.

“My short game was definitely strong today,” Rosa said. “A lot of my drives hooked left today. It was playing well in the short game that saved me.”

The winner did not find the course particularly difficult.

“My problem was that I just go into my own head at times,” Rosa said. “The course was not bad at all. I liked it a lot.”

Rosa did not compete in the past couple tournaments on the tour and was encouraged by the result.

“It means a lot,” Rosa said. “It’s been a rough summer for me at times. I think this is definitely the type of thing that can get me going.”

May was also satisfied with her performance.

“I played in a tournament this weekend and was last in my group,” May said. “I felt a lot better about myself after this round today.”

Raffaele Scassa won the boys 10 to 12 age group with a 43. Ellie Hutzler won the girls 10 to 12 age group with a 55. Players in the 10 to 12 age group play only nine holes.