YORKTOWN, Ind. – Carson Orr fired rounds of 73-70—143 in overcoming a 6-shot deficit to win the Boys 16-19 division at Ball State Player’s Club TPC at Woodland Trails.
Orr trailed first-round leader Sam McWilliams by six shots heading into Sunday’s final round then posted birdies on 2, 6 and 8 for a bogey-free 33 on the front nine. That pulled him within two shots of McWilliams and he surged ahead with birdies at 14 and 15.
The victory was Orr’s first in two GJT appearances.
Griffin Hare, a 2020 Ball State commit, posted rounds of 72-72—144 to claim sole possession of second place while McWilliams took third at 67-78—145.
Kody Reynolds shot 72-75—147 for third place while Kevin Tillery (73-78—151) and Nick Holder (76-75—151) rounded out the top five.
Ford finishes strong in Boys 14-15 division
Ryan Ford carded four birdies over the final seven holes in wrapping up a 3-shot victory over Connor McNeely in the Boys 14-15 division at TPC Woodlands.
Ford finished with rounds of 73-72—145 in earning his first victory in seven GJT appearances. He trailed Maverick Conaway by one shot entering the final round and made his strongest move starting at No. 12. Trailing McNeely by one and leading Conaway by one, Ford birdied 12, 14 and 15 to build a 3-shot lead at that point and would hold one with a birdie at the last.
McNeely finished with rounds of 76-72—148 for sole possession of second place while Conaway took third at 72-77—149.
Drew Wallace shot 77-73—150 for fourth place while Maclean Dudasko rounded out the top five with rounds of 79-76—155.
Wessel on fire for first victory
Leo Wessel carded six birdies in the final round to rally for a dominating 9-shot victory in the Boys 13-and-under division at TPC Woodlands.
Wessel trailed Michael Stagnaro by three shots entering the final round and posted four birdies on the outward nine to draw him even. When Stagnaro struggled on the closing nine, Wessel was steady, adding two more birdies at 13 and 17 against just one more bogey to run away from the field.
Wessel finished at 76-69—145 while Stagnaro finished alone in second place with rounds of 73-81—154.
Owen Mault rounded out the top three with rounds of 79-76—155.
Bing Wilson, hole-in-one