Johnston Prevails at IU
Luke Johnston had the low round of the day in round 1 at Indiana University's Pfau Course to help springboard him to his first Golfweek Junior Tour win. After his opening 73, which tied for the low round of the day, Luke followed it up with a 74, one of the better day two scores. His 147 total kept him a stroke clear of his nearest competitor. After three previous top 10s in his three previous starts, Luke picked up the GJT win. Ray Dress shot rounds of 76-72 for a 148 total and finished in second place. Justy VonLehmden posted 77-74, 151 and came in third.
Ben Fauver found himself three strokes behind the leader with just seven holes left to play on Wednesday. Ben managed to play those holes in just one over par at the very difficult Pfau course. This was enough to force a playoff which Ben ultimately prevailed in. He shot identical 74s on both days in Bloomington. The victory marks the third GJT win of his career in just five starts. Eli Wessel posted rounds of 75-73 for a 148 total and came in second. Dylan Logsdon (77-77) and Grayson Hayden (79-75) tied for third place at 154.
Reagan Kennedy shot 37 on her final nine holes to complete a comeback which earned her the first Golfweek Junior Tour win of her career. Despite shooting 39 on her first nine holes (the course's back nine), Reagan had still not been able to catch all the way up to the first round leader. But the aforementioned 37 helped her catch up and even gave her some breathing room down the stretch. Reagan shot 82-76 for a 158 total. Addison Douglass put up rounds of 80-83, 163 and finished in second place. Third place went to Haley Hughes who shot 85-87, 172.
Alex Cook posted the round of the day on both Tuesday and Wednesday at Indiana University to capture his fourth overall Golfweek Junior Tour win and first of the new season. He led the tournament pretty much start to finish in a dominating win. The 74 on Wednesday is the low round of Alex's GJT career. He shot a 75 in the first round and finished the tournament at 149, eight strokes clear of the next golfer. Colin Bauer shot 78-79 for a 157 total and came in second. Killian Laughlin (80-84) shot 164 and was solo third.
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