Stohler, Trombetta earn spots at IMG World

Sophia Trombetta won four AJGA stars and a spot in the IMG Academy Junior World.

Sophia Trombetta won four AJGA stars and a spot in the IMG Academy Junior World.

TOURNAMENT RESULTS

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Carson Stohler fired rounds of 73-71—144 at Avalon Lakes, good for his third victory of the season in the Boys 14-15 division and also good enough to be crowned boys overall champion.

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Carson Stohler

With the win, Stohler not only surged to the lead in the Player of the Year race, but also earned four AJGA stars and a spot in the field of the IMG Academy Junior World.

In Sunday’s final round, Stohler took charge by playing the first 11 holes in bogey-free 3-under-par, building enough cushion to withstand a bogey at the last hole.

He was able to beat Brian Terlesky by two shots in the overall competition and finished four shots in front of Cole Christman in the Boys 14-15 division.

Christman finished with rounds of 76-72—148 while Maxwell Moldovan shot 75-76—151 for sole possession of third place.

Terlesky claims Boys 16-19 title

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Brian Terlesky

Brian Terlesky shot 72-74—146 in beating Ken Keller by three shots in the Boys 16-19 division at Avalon Lakes.

Terlesky built a three-shot lead in the first round following a round with four birdies and four bogeys. Struggling with a string of three bogeys to open his final round, Terlesky recovered with birdies at Nos. 6 and 10 then finished with five straight pars to nail down the win.

Keller finished at 77-72—149 for sole possession of second place while Michael Schnur took second with rounds of 75-76—151. Rounding out the top five were Tanner Grzegorczyk at 77-75—152 and Cade Kreps at 76-77—153.

Trombetta dominates in Girls 15-19

Sophia Trombetta fired the only two under-par rounds of the tournament in rolling to an eight-shot win in the Girls 15-19 division at Avalon Lakes.

Trombetta shot 70-70—140 on the strength of 10 birdies over the two rounds. For the win, Trombetta earned four AJGA stars and a spot in the field of the IMG Academy Junior World.

The win also marked Trombetta’s first on the GJT in seven events dating back to her last win in 2015.

Having already separated herself from the field, Trombetta hit the accelerator on her closing nine Sunday. Starting at No. 12, Trombetta reeled off a string of four birdies in a five-hole stretch to leave little doubt of her dominance for the week.

Claire Cameron shot 75-73—148 to claim sole possession of second place while Jessica Hahn claimed third place with rounds of 73-78—151.

Reemsnyder breaks through in Girls 14-and-Under

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Madison Reemsnyder

Madison Reemsnyder earned her first GJT win in three appearances, beating Rachel Hu by seven shots in the Girls 14-and-under division at Avalon Lakes.

Reemsnyder went wire-to-wire for the win, shooting rounds of 70-75—145 and highlighted by her 3-under-par 33 on the inward nine of Saturday’s opening round. Carrying a four-shot lead into the final round, Reemsnyder closed with an even-par back nine on Sunday with birdies at Nos. 14 and 15.

Hu finished alone in second with rounds of 77-75—152 and Lydia Swan shot 74-81—155 for sole possession of third place.

Haynes on top in Boys 13-and-Under

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Nolan Haynes

Nolan Haynes earned his first GJT victory with a wire-to-wire win in the Boys 13-and-under division at Avalon Lakes.

Haynes put together rounds of 72-74—146 in staking a six-shot margin over Topher Reed and Benjamin Basta.

Haynes was steady in the opening round, carding birdies at Nos. 2 and 14 to offset two bogeys in the round. Carrying a one-shot lead over Basta in the final round, Haynes made birdie on the second hole and increased the margin to three at that point and never looked back.

After a bogey at 4, Haynes reeled off a run of bogey-free 1-under-par golf from holes 5-15.

Reed finished at 77-75—152 while Basta shot 73-79—152.