NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Anna Hack remained perfect in GJT events, claiming a two-shot victory over Jenna Burris in the Girls 15-19 division at the Vanderbilt Legends Club.
Hack, who rolled through her high school season undefeated all the way to winning the state championship, earned her third win in three appearances on the GJT. This win came against the season’s biggest field of players thus far.
The duel between Hack and Burris came down to the wire as Hack’s early one-shot lead had turned to a five-shot deficit through the first eight holes of the final round. Hack would par seven of eight holes through the 15th to draw even with Burris, who would bogey the 17th to give the lead back to Hack. On the 18th, Hack sealed the deal by rolling in her birdie putt for the title.
Hack finished with rounds of 77-77—154 while Burris claimed sole possession of second place at 78-78—156.
Megan Beane fired the low round of the tournament on Sunday to finish alone in third at 81-76—157 while Alexia Biedrzycki (81-77—158) and Cayce Hendrickson (79-79—158) shared fourth-place honors.
Swafford tops Ray in playoff
Austin Swafford’s birdie on the first playoff hole earned him a victory over Nolan Ray in the Boys 15-19 division at Vanderbilt Legends.
Swafford, who closed with an even-par 71, rolled in a 10-footer for birdie after Ray had missed his birdie attempt in the playoff. The victory earned Swafford four AJGA Performance Stars.
Swafford finished regulation play with rounds of 76-71—147 while Ray came in at 74-73—147.
Dawson Armstrong grabbed the opening-round lead with a 72 and seemed poised to perhaps join Swafford and Ray in the playoff, but a disastrous double bogey at the 16th kept him at bay.
Daniel Wetterich posted rounds of 76-72—148 to claim sole possession of third place while Armstrong (72-77—149) shared fourth place with Joseph Matthews (75-74—149).
Tussey hangs on for win in Boys 13-14
Trey Tussey fired rounds of 77-79—156 for a four-shot win over Luke Scealf and Brian Clark in the Boys 13-14 division at Vanderbilt Legends.
Tussey held a one-shot lead after the first round then started hot the second day with birdies on each of the first two holes. That start gave Tussey an early 5-shot advantage which never shrank below two shots to his nearest competitor.
Scealf and Clark both finished with identical rounds of 78-82—160 to share second place while Bryce Walters finished alone in fourth with rounds of 84-85—169.
Geer romps in final round to win Girls 14-and-Under
Allyson Geer posted four birdies in a final round of 75 that catapulted her to a nine-shot win over Viola Greenwood in the Girls 14-and-under division at Vanderbilt Legends.
Geer trailed Greenwood by three shots entering the final round but moved in front with a birdie at the third hole Sunday. After another birdie at the sixth, Geer would take a lead she would never relinquish and eventually hammer home with birdies at 12 and 16.
Greenwood would finish alone in second place with rounds of 86-87—173 while Marissa Singer would shoot 88-89—177 for third.
Curd outduels Ray in Boys 12-and-Under
Collier Curd fired rounds of 84-82—166 to win a two-player duel over Ethan Ray in the Boys 12-and-under division at Vanderbilt Legends.
Curd built a 6-shot lead in the first round then recorded birdies at the first and third holes Sunday to take a commanding lead that would eventually swell to 16 shots by the end.
Ray finished with rounds of 90-92—182.