Ma, Rodgers Capture Wins at Beavercreek
Stephen Ma played a bogey-free final nine holes on Wednesday to snag his first Golfweek Junior Tour win in two years. The final round was shortened to nine holes due to inclement weather. Ma birdied the first hole and rattled off eight start pars to cruise home. He was able to fend off Davis Gochenouer and Gabe Logan for a one stroke win. Gochenouer and Logan tied for second place, shooting an even par 108 for their 27 holes.
Morgan Rodgers posted the round of the day on both Tuesday and Wednesday to bring home the victory. Her rounds of 70-72 helped her capture her third win on the Golfweek Junior Tour. All three of her wins have come at Beavercreek Golf Club. She played excellent, steady golf throughout all 36 holes with only 4 bogeys for the whole event. Meadow Tian fired rounds of 75-73 for a 148 total and second place. Jenna Hayes' 78-73 was good enough for her to secure third place.
Toku Fujiwara shot 73-37 over 27 holes to wrap up his first Golfweek Junior Tour title on Wednesday. The tournament was shortened to 27 holes and Toku was sitting on a 5 shot lead after a first round 73. His 37 on Wednesday was enough to hold off any late charges. CJ Scohy finished 4 shots back at 114. CJ knocked in a hole in one on the eighth hole at Beavercreek on Wednesday. Peyton Lawley rounded out the top three with a 27 hole total of 121.
Eva Lim picked up a Golfweek Junior Tour victory this week. Eva posted a first round 90. She improved her score drastically in round two, putting up an 80. The second round featured a birdie on the ninth hole. This was Eva's first win on the tour after six previous top 5 finishes.
Evan Menges posted his first GJT win on Wednesday. Evan started the day two shots off the lead after a first round 84. His birdie on the second hole evened the battle up. He took the lead on the following hole and never looked back. His second round 73 was 11 shots better than first round. The 157 total was good enough to win by 3 shots over Blake Rohling at 160. Luke Ebel shot 175 to finish in third place.
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