HPSTL had over 25 players participate in the inaugural Gateway Open. They had both fun and success at the event as they brought home 2 championships and another 5 bids for the USA Junior Beach Championships in July. HPSTL's teams also had the highest finishes of any of the local teams in 7 of the 8 divisions of play.
The Zimmerman sisters (Hannah and Sarah) won the 16s girls division and Mark Diekroger and Daniel Buffum won the boys 16s division! Also earning bids to to the Beach Championships were Drew Steinmetz and Jimmy Barron at 14s and Zach Zimmerman and Brooklyn Hollandar at 12s. Lucy Kaufman also played up in the 18s division and earned a bid with her partner Sarah Wilson. Congratulations to all the players who participated!
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