Barnum Secures Win at DCC
Brady Barnum led just about the entire way during a 36 hole, one day tournament at Dayton Country Club. A two over par 72 left Brady with a two stroke lead after 18 holes. After a short break, he resumed with an even better second 18 holes. Brady made tow birdies and an eagle on the par 5 third hole. He finished the round with a one under par 69 and a total of 141. It was Brady's fifth GJT win. Yale Feniger came in second place carding a two round total of 151 (79-72). Mitchell Sargent posted rounds of 79-73 for a152 total and third place.
Brady Fox completed a huge comeback in his second round of the day to secure his second Golfweek Junior Tour win and first since the spring of 2022. After a first round 75, Brady began his second round 6 strokes behind the leader. He turned in an excellent round consisting of four birdies and an eagle. One of those birdies came on the final hole of the day and was needed to escape with his one shot victory. Brady's second round was a 67, which gave him a 142 total. Michael Fickle sot 69-74 to finish in second place at 143, one stroke back. TJ Kreusch was one back of that at 144 (71-73).
Sydney Deal recorded eagles in both her morning and afternoon round on Monday at Dayton Country Club to help her garner her tenth career GJT win. Sydney was one off the pace after 18 holes but shot a 35 on the back nine of her second round en route to a 75. Her 147 total (72-75) tied for the third lowest 36 hole score of her Golfweek Junior Tour career. Lorna Zhang tied for the best afternoon round of the day with a 75 on her way to a 155 (80-75) and second place. Kylee Heidemann shot 71-85 for a 156 total and third place.
Blaise Barnum kept pace with his older brother by recording a victory, the first of his Golfweek Junior Tour career. Blaise tied for the tournament lead with seven birdies including three in a row on holes 11-13 in his afternoon round. That critical stretch was necessary to give him a cushion coming home. Blaise's 73-78, 151 held off his nearest competitors by just a single stroke. Both Elijah Hall-Bromberg and Zac McGrath tied for second place with identical scores of 76-76, for 152 totals.
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