First time winners at Royal American
This weekend at Royal American the GolfWeek Jr Tour saw first time winners in the overall Boys and Girls divisions.
Luke Calvert was the first round medalist in the Boys 14-15 division as well as for the overall boys with a 71 that included 3 birdies and 2 bogies on a cold and rainy day. Going for his first win on the GolfWeek Jr Tour, round 2 started with a bogey on his first and second hole, but he would quickly right the ship and would birdie his 5th hole and play the last 16 holes in 1 under par. Not knowing what he needed, Luke calmly birdied his 17th hole and then two putted from 40 feet on the last to win the Boys 14-15 division by 10 strokes and the overall title by 2.
in what could go down as the best round of the Spring season for all girls, Klaira Paramore fired a 5 under par, 67 in the first round that included 6 birdies and just 1 bogey. On a cold and rainy day, her amazing round gave her a 9 stroke lead after the first day in only her second start on the GolfWeek Jr Tour. Her second round began slowly, however, she would bring in the tournament with a closing nine hole score of 38 and take home the Girls title by 4 strokes.
The Boys 16-19 division saw an exciting finish to the weekend with a playoff between Carter Mishler and Jeremiah Bane. The shootout on day two included two very different rounds. Jeremiah would come out hot on the front nine with 4 birdies and a 32, while Carter would play his last 11 holes in 2 under par. Following play the two players went back to the 18th hole, a par 5, for the playoff where Carter would hit barely over the green in two, and two putt from over 30 ft for the birdie and win. This is Carter's second win this season and his lowest two day total on the GolfWeek Jr Tour yet.
Elizabeth Ryu posted the lowest round of all girls on Sunday with an even par, 72. Her two round total of 155 was enough to win the Girls 14 & Under division by 4 strokes, but it was her second round that set her apart this weekend. On a cold and rainy Sunday morning, her consistent round included 2 birdies and 2 bogies that would give her the lowest round in both girls divisions by 2 strokes. This is also her 3rd win of the season and she continues to lead the Player of the Year race.
Brayden Miller continues his dominant performance this season in the Boys 13 & Under with his 5th win and 3rd win in a row. It did take a playoff, though, to claim this weekend's title over Jackson Harris who tied Brayden at even par 144 for the weekend. The two boys would head to #10 for the playoff, a par 5, where both boys would have birdie putts, but only Brayden would make his and claim the win. With his 210 points for the win, Brayden extends his Player of the Year run and will be difficult to beat with only a month left.
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