Sabo, Hollenbaugh reign in Ohio
KETTERING, Ohio – Tyler Sabo fired rounds of 72-69—141 to emerge from the Boys 14-15 division with boys overall title as well at NCR Country Club.
Sabo was the only player in the boys field to break par the final round and it helped him beat Miles Miller by one shot for the boys overall championship.
Sabo trailed Miller by two shots heading into Sunday then overcame an early double bogey with five birdies in a 12-hole stretch to earn the victory. Starting on 10, Sabo made his double at 11 then rebounded with birdies at 12 and 17. On the inward nine, he posted birdies at 2, 4 and 5 to take command, eventually winning the Boys 14-15 division by nine shots over Jack O’Donnell.
O’Donnell claimed sole possession of second place in the Boys 14-15 division with scores of 78-72—150 and was followed by Luke Calvert in third place at 79-74—153.
Miller tops in Boys 16-19
Miles Miller may have squandered a lead for the Boys overall title at NCR, but he managed to earn the victory in the Boys 16-19 division after posting rounds of 70-72—142.
Through the first eight holes Sunday Miller seemed poised to bring home two titles as he carded three birdies to get to 2-under par for the championship. His double bogey at the ninth brought him back to even then he posted all pars on the inward nine around bogeys at 14 and 15.
Miller held off Topher Reed, who shot 73-71—144 for sole possession of second place.
Three players battled to a tie for third place: Brockton English (75-70—145), Brett Montgomery (72-73—145) and Nels Surtani (72-73—145).
The victory marked Miller’s first trip to the winner’s circle in six GJT appearances this season and 26 for his GJT career.
Hollenbaugh nabs fifth career GJT win
DAYTON, Ohio – Kary Hollenbaugh fired rounds of 72-73—145 in rolling to a 7-shot victory in the Girls 15-19 division at Dayton Country Club.
The victory came in her first GJT appearance of the season, but was the fifth overall in her GJT career.
Hollenbaugh closed with two birdies over the final five holes of Saturday’s first round to build a 4-shot lead over Vanessa Borovilos heading into Sunday. She then overcame a double bogey at the sixth in Sunday’s final round by posting an eagle at the par-5 eighth. That eagle stretched her lead to seven and she would never look back.
Borovilos finished alone in second place at 76-76—152 while Jolie Brochu took third at 80-77—157.
Deal comes back for Girls 14-and-Under title
Sydney Deal came from seven shots back in the final round to win on the last hole, taking the Girls 14-and-under division at Dayton Country Club.
Through the first six holes Sunday, Deal trailed Maureen Burns by seven shots after Burns rolled out with six straight pars. A birdie at the ninth pulled Deal within three shots of the lead and she would move ahead for the first time when Burns made double bogey at 18.
The victory marked Deal’s second win in two appearances this year. She finished with rounds of 94-87—181 while Burns finished alone in second at 93-89—182.
Phillips goes wire-to-wire in Boys 13-and-Under
Cameron Phillps took his first lead at the eighth hole during Saturday’s first round and never looked back in winning the Boys 13-and-under division at Dayton Country Club.
Phillips shot 74-73—147 in beating Finley Bartlett by four shots.
After three bogeys over the first seven holes Saturday, Phillips carded three birdies the rest of the way to take a 4-shot lead into Sunday’s final round.
On Sunday, Phillips kept the field at bay by playing the first 13 holes in bogey-free 2-under-par that included birdies at 3 and 11.
Bartlett made a strong effort, playing the first eight holes in 2-under and applying some pressure. Bartlett would finish at 78-73—151 to claim sole possession of second place while Vaughn Harber took third at 79-73—152.