Jr World Qualifiers at Avalon Lakes
The overall girl and boy champions, Madison Reemsnyder and Tyler Groomes, this weekend at Avalon Lakes earned exemptions into the IMG Academy Jr World in San Diego, CA later this Summer.
After carding an impressive 72 medalist round on Saturday with difficult pin locations, Tyler Groomes backed it up tying for the low round on Sunday with a 2 under par 70. Sunday's round was kick started when he rattled off 3 birdies in a row on #4, #5, and #6. He would settle into the round with another 2 birdies and 2 bogies on the back nine and eventually tie for the low round of the day with Jake Lowis (70). This is Tyler's second win on the GolfWeek Jr Tour and earns him an exemption into the IMG Junior World on the Torrey Pines golf course this Summer.
Madison Reemsnyder, the Xavier University commit, claimed her second win on the GolfWeek Jr Tour, her first was in the Fall of 2017. A first round 73, that included 3 birdies, was the low round on Saturday by 3 strokes. She would take that momentum into Sunday and post another 3 birdies on the back nine, for a closing 35 and a 5 stroke win over Isabella Goyette (153) and Lizzie Saur (153). Madison claims the IMG Academy Jr World exemption for the girls division.
It took extra holes for Gracie James to claim her first GolfWeek Jr Tour victory. Gracie posted the low round of the tournament in her age division on Sunday with a 76 and a birdie on the last hole to force a playoff with Natalie Kostalnick. Gracie would then claim the victory on the first playoff hole for an impressive victory after starting the day 5 strokes back of the lead.
Returning to defend his title from last year at Avalon Lakes, Jack Vojtko, once again won the Boys 14-15 division with two solid rounds of 74-73. Starting Sunday, Jack was one stroke back of first round leader Eric Zhao (73). His front nine would start with 9 pars and after a small set back on #11, and #13, he would play his final 5 holes in 1 under par to claim the victory. This is Jack's second win this season in just two starts
Noah Andry claimed another victory this season with a final round, even par, score of 72. This is his second victory in the last 3 starts and is showing signs of a promising year ahead. Noah claimed medalist honors for both rounds with a 79-72 and capped off his victory with a birdie on the final hole Sunday.