Bratton victorious at Victoria
Adam Bratton withstood a near-disastrous finish in winning the Boys 16-19 and overall divisions at Victoria National Golf Club by one shot.
Bratton finished with rounds of 70-76—146 and had built a lead as big as four shots with just five holes remaining. A triple bogey at the 14th and a double bogey at 17 made things dicey as Peyton Snoeberger and Cole Harris were hot on his heels. Bratton managed a par on the final hole, capping a round in which he made 15 of them and secured the victory.
Bratton shined in the opening round, posting birdies at 6, 10, 13 and 18 to take a one shot lead over Clay Stirsman.
Snoeberger shot 73-74—147 and finished in a tie for second place with Harris, who carded rounds of 75-72—147.
Hayden Adams, winner of the Boys 14-15 division shot 76-75—151 to claim fourth place while Nicholas Dentino rounded out the top five with rounds of 73-79—152.
Adams claims Boys 14-15 title
Hayden Adams fired rounds of 76-75—151 to run away with the Boys 14-15 title at Victoria National.
Adams surged to a 2-shot lead after the opening round then posted the lowest final round, concluded with two birdies over the final four holes. The victory was Adams’ first in four appearances on the GJT.
Jackson Hill fired rounds of 80-79—150 to earn sole possession of second place while Ben Burgan took third with rounds of 78-82—160.