Area youth golfers claim titles

NORWAY — Two Delta County golfers won U.P. Junior Golf Association age-group championships Thursday at Oak Crest Golf Club.

Paxton Johnson of Escanaba won the girls 16-18 division with a 5-over-par 79 while Bryson Mercier of Powers took the boys 16-18 division with 78. Payton Dube of Houghton, who Johnson beat in the UPLGA semifinals earlier this month en route to taking the championship, was second with 91.