NEW ALBANY, Ohio -- Kary Hollenbaugh notched her third GJT win and first of the season by rolling to an 8-shot win in the Girls 15-19 division at New Albany Country Club.
Hollenbaugh went wire-to-wire for the victory by firing rounds of 75-73—148. She built a 7-shot lead after the opening round then birdied the first hole of Sunday’s final round to add to her lead. She later battered the field with back-to-back birdies at 6 and 7 in setting up a comfortable stroll to the finish.
Lilia Henkel provided some drama on the front nine as she went out in bogey-free 2-under-par to cut into Hollenbaugh’s lead, but she finished at 82-74—156 and took sole possession of second place.
Annika Manju shot 83-82—165 to finish in a tie for third place with Ellie Sonne (85-80—165).
Collins notches first GJT win in Boys 13-and-Under
McKean Collins fired rounds of 80-76—156 in bagging his first GJT win in the Boys 13-and-under division at New Albany.
Collins trailed Jake Rodgers by one shot heading into the final round and grabbed the lead for good with a birdie at the par-4 fourth. He built a lead as much as four shots at one point before a double bogey at 12 narrowed that lead to just one.
He quickly rebounded with a birdie at 14 that engineered a 2-shot swing in his favor.
Rodgers finished at 79-79—158 to finish in a tie for second place with Logan McCarrell, who posted rounds of 82-76—158.
Zimmerman goes low at NCR
KETTERING, Ohio – Oscar Zimmerman fired rounds of 68-66—134 in steamrolling to a 7-shot victory in the Boys 16-19 division at NCR Country Club.
Zimmerman entered the final round tied with Nels Surtani then moved ahead with birdies at Nos. 2 and 3. With Surtani having faded with several bogeys on the opening nine, no one was left to provide a serious challenge.
Holding a comfortable lead, Zimmerman refused to back off going into the closing nine. He posted birdies at 10, 12 and 13 to offset bogeys at 11 and 15 before closing out his scoring rampage with a birdie on 16.
Matthew Flynn turned in rounds of 71-70—141 to finish alone in second place while Jackson Chandler took third at 71-72—143. Jack Wertz grabbed fourth position with rounds of 70-74—144 while Surtani rounded out the top five at 68-77—145.
Judge hangs on to win Boys 14-15 division
Carsten Judge scored several early birdies in Sunday’s final round that helped him withstand later troubles in winning the Boys 14-15 division at NCR by one shot.
Judge, who trailed P.J. Maybank by two shots entering the final round, started on the back nine and quickly notched birdies at Nos. 11 and 13. That put him in the lead and by the time he made double bogey on No. 18 (his ninth hole played), he had already stretched the lead to four shots.
Judge finished the event at 73-73—146 while Maybank shot 71-76—147 to finish in a tie for second place with Justin Gabbard (76-71—147).
Carson Bellish shot 72-76—148 to finish alone in fourth place while Benjamin Basta rounded out the top five at 77-74—151.