EAST LANSING, Mich. – Alek Mauro played the final nine holes in bogey-free 2-under-par to earn a 2-shot victory in the Boys 16-19 division at Michigan State University’s Forest Akers West Course.
Mauro finished with rounds of 71-74—145 to pick up his second GJT victory.
Leading August Meekhof by three shots entering the final round, Mauro made triple bogey at the ninth and was caught from behind. From that point, Mauro made no mistakes with birdies at 13 and 15 to regain the lead for good.
Meekhof finished alone in second with rounds of 74-73—147 while Luc Warnock took third at 73-75—148.
Luke Pelak shot 76-74—150 to finish alone in fourth place while Cameron Cowland (78-75—153) and Grant Tucker (76-77—153) to round out the top-5.
English rolls in Boys 14-15
Brockton English went wire-to-wire in earning a 4-shot victory in the Boys 14-15 division at Forest Akers.
English put together rounds of 74-75—149 and never saw his lead threatened the final day. He started Sunday with a 4-shot lead that only grew as early bogeys kept the closest competitors at bay.
English birdied the sixth then the 16th to help close out the final round.
Evan McDermott, five shots back to start the day, made a nice run by playing the first 13 holes in even par, but a double bogey at the 14th stifled his chances and he finished alone in second place at 79-74—153.
Gaige Keane placed third at 78-78—156 while Ethan Tran (78-80—158) and Ryan Ford (79-79—158) rounded out the top-5.
Miller tops Jones in Boys 13-and-Under playoff
Drew Miller birdied the first playoff hole to earn a victory over Leuan Jones in the Boys 13-and-under division at Forest Akers.
Miller survived a near-disastrous double bogey-bogey finish as Jones caught him with a birdie-par-par finish.
The two went to the par-5 17th for the playoff where Miller closed out the tournament.
Miller shot 80-80—160 in regulation while Jones shot 86-74—160.