Blackard Ties Hallowed Wins Record
Peyton Blackard started Sunday outside the top 10, but wasted little time putting himself right into the thick of things with three birdies in his first five holes. Peyton then added four more birdies on the back nine to fire a six under 66 and cement a huge comeback win. The victory was his 15th on the Golfweek Junior Tour, tying the all-time record set previously by Daniel Wetterich in 2015. Peyton shot 139 over the two rounds at the University Club of Kentucky. Jackson Woodburn (70-71) finished in second place at 141. Sam Sutton (73-69) and Ryan Parker (72-70) tied for third at 142.
Colton Woosley used a steady pace on Sunday at the University Club of Kentucky to pick up his first career Golfweek Junior Tour win. Colton came out strong on Saturday and fired a one under par 71. That round left him tied for the lead. He came out and took the lead after his third hole of the day. He recorded two bogeys and two birdies on Sunday against 14 pars. The even round 72 and 143 total earned him a two stroke victory. Seth Barker shot round of 74-71 for a 145 total and second place. Troy Nguyen (75-72) and Brayden Casolari (71-76) tied for third at 147.
Lexi Ray posted the low round of the day on Saturday at Kearney Hill Golf Links to set herself up for her first Golfweek Junior Tour win in three years and second overall. Lexi was the only player in the field under par on day one with her one under 71. She followed that with an even par 72 in the second round. Lexi had only two bogeys for the entire weekend and easily led the field in pars. Ashley Kirkland (75-70), Emma Lindemoen (75-70), and Eva Lim (73-72) all tied for second place at 145.
Brady Faulkner was on fire at Kearney Hill Golf Links all weekend, putting up 11 birdies and only two bogeys over two rounds to snag his first Golfweek Junior Tour title. The first round consisted of six birdies and no bogeys for an excellent six under par 66. Brady backed that up with five more birdies on Sunday and a score of 69. His 135 total lapped the field, as he won with an 11 shot cushion. Alex Cook (76-70) and Blaise Barnum (68-78) both tied for second place with total scores of 146.
Rylee Brockhouse shot the round of the day on Saturday at Kearney Hilll Golf Links and then came back on Sunday and tied for the low round of the day. Those two rounds combined to give Rylee her first Golfweek Junior Tour win in just her second career start. Despite being in control after her first round, Rylee came out and birdied two of the first four holes on Sunday to erase any doubt. Her 73-76, 149 total kept her seven strokes clear of the field. Ellie Gonzalez-Ribble fired 80-76 to finish in second. Third place went to Callie Reed as she shot 77-83 for a 160 total.
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