Jesse Dodson, Fairways Media Lehi’s Lila Galeai, Skyline’s Tyson Shelley take top honors in return to normalcy, junior golf opener

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Everything felt so, for lack of a better word, normal.

From the “whack” of a driver to the “swoosh” of an iron to the “click” of a putter, every swing, every stroke and every tap-in birdie felt right for Lehi golfer Lila Galeai and Lone Peak’s Berlin Long.

Even the final pairing felt right, after several weeks without organized, competitive play.

Thursday’s golf meet at TalonsCove Golf Course wasn’t a high school region meet or a state qualifier. But it was the start to the Utah Junior Golf Association summer season.

And it just felt good to be back on the course.

Galeai came from behind, overturning a 1-stroke deficit on Long with four birdies on the back nine en route to a 4-under 68 and a two-day total of 136 to hold off Long and Park City’s Arden Louchheim in 36 holes at the Fairways Magazine UJGA Preview at TalonsCove.

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