Dean Grabs First Win of the Season
Skylar Dean overcame bogeys on her first two holes of the tournament to play great from there on and win her first tournament in the Girls 15-19 division. The win at the Golf Club at Yankee Trace was Skylar's fourth overall and first of the season. After her start ion Saturday, she played the final 34 holes in six under par. Her 71 on Saturday was her career-low on the GJT and she bettered that with a 69 o Sunday for a 140 total. Lorna Zhang shot 73-70 for a one under par 143 and second place. Meadow Tian continued her hot spring coming in third place after shooting 76-71 for a 147 total.
After a close call finishing 1 stroke away from forcing a playoff last weekend, Conner McCall cashed in on his opportunities at Pipestone Golf Course this weekend for his first GJT victory. Conner set the pace on Saturday with a 69 to take the overnight lead. His fellow competitors hung tough and McCall found himself trailing heading into the final nine. A birdie at the closing hole solidified his win. Conner shot 69-73 for a two under par 142 total. Brayden Larson (70-74) and Kole Putnam (72-72) tied for second place with matching 144 totals.
CJ Scohy led from start to finish in a dominating performance this weekend at Pipestone in the Boys 14-15 division. CJ's Saturday round was a clean 69 with no bogeys and three birdies. Only one competitor was within 7 to start the day on Sunday. Scohy then recorded an even par 72 on Sunday that capped off a seven shot win. His three under par 141 total netted him his 4th win of the season and first since July. Toku Fujiwara shot 78-70 for a 148 total and finished in second place. Third place went to Conor Hickey who shot 72-80, 152.
After 31 holes at Yankee Trace, Alex Cook was down by a single shot. He calmly parred the final five holes of the tournament on Sunday to win his second career Golfweek Junior Tour title and first of 2023. His 75-76, 151 total was enough to edge out the ret of the field and secure the victory. Will Hacker finished the tournament in second place after shooting 74-78 for a 152 total. Kolton Kijanko fired 76-79 for a 155 total and wound up in third place.
Eva Lim played excellently over the weekend, recording the round of the day on both Saturday and Sunday en route to her dominating eight shot win. Eva's second win of the season saw her lead the field in birdies. Eva shot 74-74 and finished at four over par 148. Alyssa Zhang recorded the only other round under 80 on the weekend with her 76 on Saturday. he backed that up with an 80 on Sunday for a 156 total and came in second. Kaylee Gong shot 82-81for a 163 total and finished the tournament in third.