2022 Tour Championship
Future University of Kentucky commit, Oakley Gee, took home the Tour Championship win in his last GolfWeek Jr Tour appearance this week. Oakley has played 5 years on tour and has accumulated 4 wins, with this being his biggest title of all. His opening round 68 would set the pace for the field, and he would keep the fast pace up all week by carding 17 birdies over the 54 hole tournament. He would close out his final round with a 68 and birdie the final hole of the event to take home the Boys 16-19 title by 4 strokes and the overall Boys 14-19 title as well.
Lisa Copeland took home the largest title of the season with her Tour Championship win this past weekend. Even though she would open the tournament with a 4 under par, 68, that would actually place her 1 back of Audrey Ryu. Lisa posted another great round on Sunday with a 2 under par, 70 and would enter the final day with a 3 stroke lead. In the final round, Audrey would make a charge on the front nine with an eagle on #7 and a birdie on #8, but Lisa was able to keep pace with a 1 under par, 35. Lisa would finish the event with a 5 under par, 211 total to take home the Girls 15-19 title by 2 strokes.
Peyton Blackard ended a remarkable season with his 4th win on the GolfWeek Jr Tour, and had to finish the week with a playoff. During the event, Peyton would play steady and solid golf racking up 41 pars out of the 54 holes. He would never card anything other than a birdie, par, or bogey in all 3 rounds. It was this consistent play that got him into a playoff for the championship with Logan Sutto, who started the event with the medalist round 68 on Saturday. Logan and Peyton would head to the first hole after the completion of play, where Peyton would hit the fairway, green, and two putt for the title.
Meadow Tian ended a dominate season with another win on the GolfWeek Jr Tour. In a season where she played in both the Girls 14 & Under and the Girls 15-19 divisions, she never finished worse than 2nd place in the Girls 14 & Under division. Heading into the final round, Meadow was 1 stroke behind Brigid Nickell, who posted a second round 71. It was Meadow's solid play in the final round and carding a 1 under par, 71 that would give her the championship and Girls 14 & Under Player of the Year title as well.
The Boys 13 & Under was a shootout this weekend with Brady Barnum and Alex Holder at the top. Alex Holder would open with a dominant 67 on Saturday, and would back that up with a 1 under par, 71. Brady Barnum entered the final round 3 behind and would slip to 5 behind in the first two holes. Brady would then start the charge by completing the final 16 holes in 4 under par. Alex Holder would birdie his 15th, 16th, and 17th holes on Monday, but would fall 1 short of Brady Barnum for the championship. With his win, Brady would also take home the Player of the Year title for the Boys 13 & Under division.
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