Lauer nabs third GJT win
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Adam Lauer survived a long weather delay and a furious charge from Griffin Mitchell to post a 1-shot victory in the Boys 16-19 division at Purdue’s Kampen Course.
With the event shortened to just nine holes for Sunday’s final round to due rain, Lauer birdied three of his final four holes ensure the wire-to-wire victory. He shot 69 the opening round to take the lead and followed up with a 2-under-par 34 Sunday in winning for the third straight time dating back to last fall.
Mitchell, who started Sunday’s round two shots off the lead, posted a bogey at the third then birdied four of the final six holes in applying pressure. He finished at 71-33—104 in claiming sole possession of second place.
Luke Prall, a 2020 Purdue commit, shot 71-34—105 to finish in a tie for third place with Braden Hoisington who rallied Sunday and posted rounds of 73-32—105.
Satchel Pierce (75-32—107) and Benjamin Cors (73-34—107) rounded out the top five.
Smith breaks through in Boys 14-15
Carter Smith played a bogey-free final round Sunday in securing his first GJT win in the Boys 14-15 division at Purdue.
Smith posted rounds of 73-34—107 with a final round that included birdies at the first two holes and all pars the rest of the way. Those two birdies provided the final margin of victory over Ryan Ford, who shared the lead at the beginning of the day before posting an even-par final round.
Ford finished at 73-36—109 to claim sole possession of second place while Callen Hoskins shot 75-36—111 to finish third. Alec Cesare placed fourth at 76-36—112 while Connor McNeely rounded out the top five at 76-39—115.
Bartlett rallies in Boys 13-and-Under
Finley Bartlett’s eagle at the 16th hole Sunday helped him rally from a 2-shot deficit in posting a 3-shot victory in the Boys 13-and-under division at Purdue.
Bartlett trailed Julian Dugan by two shots entering Sunday’s final round of nine holes then moved into a tie when Dugan made double bogey at No. 12 (his third hole). Dugan’s bogey at 15 put Bartlett up by one before he created a comfortable distance with his eagle on the next hole.
Bartlett finished at 73-34—107 while Dugan shot 71-39—110 for sole possession of second place.
Alex Lee rounded out the top three with rounds of 75-39—114.