Hall of Fame Performances at Nevel Meade
The GolfWeek Jr Tour's first Elite Event at Nevel Meade saw some low scores and strong champions this past weekend. It also welcomed 2 new players into the Hall of Fame
In the girls division we saw a walk-off eagle for Chloe Johnson on the last hole of the tournament. Chloe was already having a great weekend performance with the low round on Saturday and a 2 under par, 70. She continued her strong performance adding another 4 birdies to the scorecard and walked into the last hole 3 under par. But Chloe wasn't done yet. After her drive on the par 5, 18th hole, she stepped up and ran her approach to an inch from the hole. She would tap in her eagle put and post a 7 under par total.
This win at Nevel Meade is Chloe's 4th win on the GolfWeek Jr Tour and gets her into the Hall of Fame! Her profile will be added to our Hall of Fame shortly
Coming off his last start on the GolfWeek Jr Tour with a win at Kearney Hill in April, Rylan Wotherspoon faced a stacked field this weekend at Nevel Meade. His first round score of 2 under par, 70, placed him behind Riley Bender (69) and Victor Caliguri (69). Rylan opened the round 2 under through the first 5 holes, before dropping 2 strokes to finish the front nine event par. It was the back nine, though, that would win the tournament with 3 solid birdies and 6 pars. His 69 would give him a 5 under total and claim the Boys 16-19 and overall Boys title by 2 strokes.
With this win at Nevel Meade, Rylan has collected 8 wins on the GolfWeek Jr Tour, but most importantly is his second overall win. That is the win he needed to qualify for the Hall of Fame and his profile will also be added to our impressive Hall of Fame page.
Peyton Blackard added to his impressive season with his second win in a strong field this weekend. His play was solid all weekend recording 6 birdies and 6 bogies for two rounds of 72-72. Coming into the final round 1 stroke behind medalist, Isaac Moody (71), Peyton's 36 on the front nine would place him in the lead heading into the final nine holes. A couple of bogies and a birdie later, Peyton found himself with a 40 yard bunker shot on the final hole. On one of the most difficult shots in golf, Peyton judged the lie and executed perfectly and got the shot up-and-down for a birdie on the 18th. This marks Peyton's 7th win on the GolfWeek Jr Tour
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