Miller Dominates at Notre Dame
Brayden Miller put on a display this weekend at Notre Dame's Warren Golf Course. Brayden fired back to back rounds of 6 under par 65s to blow away the competition. In fact, his 130 total is the second lowest in Golfweek Junior Tour history. Brayden recorded 11 birdies and an eagle over the two day tournament and had just a single bogey. The win was his 11th overall on the Golfweek Junior Tour. Jake Cesare ended the tournament in second place with rounds of 68, 69 for a 138 total. Carter Demske rounded out the top 3 with a 143 total (71, 72).
Ryan Cesare started his season out on a high note by winning his second career Golfweek Junior Tour event. Ryan opened the tournament with a first round 1 under par 70. That left him a stroke back after 18 holes. It took Ryan until the eighth hole on Sunday to catch the leader. However, once he did, he never looked back, cruising to a three shot victory. Ryan finished the tournament at one under par 141 for the two days. Joseph Levan (69-75) finished in second place at 144. Luke Haarer shot 74-73, 147 to come in third place.
Lillian O'Grady fired the round of the tournament on Saturday at Notre Dame to rack up her second career Golfweek Junior Tour win. Lillian's first round was an even par 71 that included four birdies. She returned strong on day two and posted a round that tied for the low of the day at 76. Lillian's 147 total was good for a two stroke margin of victory and the lowest 36 hole total in her GJT career. Kristina Ma posted rounds of 73 and 76 to finish in second place at 149. Sophia Cristy shot 76-81 for a 157 total and third place.
After a few close calls last season, Patrick Myers broke through for the first win of his Golfweek Junior Tour career. Patrick came out firing on Saturday and rang up a four under 67 that had an eagle and four birdies. That allowed him to start Sunday with a four stroke lead. Patrick was in cruise control on Sunday, parring 16 holes en route to an even par 71. His 138 total gave up a 5 shot win. Grant Guetig (72-71) finished at 143 and took home second place. Benjamin Divido put up rounds of 71-75 for a 146 total and third place.
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