Perfect Easter Sunday
Audrey Ryu added to her Player of the Year lead on Sunday with a career low round of 68. Her round started off fast with 3 birdies in the first 3 holes. She would add another at the par 5, seventh hole, which would bring give her a front nine score of 32. However, after the turn it was Morgan Shown that held the lead in the Girls 15-19 division with a 33 on the front nine and 1 under par total. Moving into the difficult back nine Audrey would continue her solid play and not record a single bogey for an even par 36 and good enough for a 1 stroke win.
Rylan Wotherspoon started the weekend with a tie for medalist position on Saturday with a 2 under par round of 70 that included 2 birdies and no bogies. His solid play would continue into Sunday with an even par round of 72 that included 3 birdies and 3 bogies. The turning point in the tournament would come at the par 5, 14th hole on Sunday, Rylan needed a birdie coming in and he would sink a 20 footer on the most difficult pin location on the course. That one putt was enough to get him to 2 under par for the tournament, and hold on through the 18th hole and secure the victory by just 1 stroke.
It would take two extra holes to determine the Boys 14-15 champion this weekend. Drew Miller and Clay Van Fossen would tie for the weekend at 150, and head immediately to the 10th hole to start the playoff. Both players hit laser irons approaches into the green but barely miss their birdie putts. On the 11th hole after great iron shots again, Clay would miss his 15 footer for birdie and Drew would know in his 6 footer for birdie and the win. This marks back-to-back wins for Drew and his 4th of the season. The win will also extend his lead in the Boys 14-15 Player of the Year race.
Marissa GeRue posted the round of the tournament on Sunday with an even par 72 to take home the Girls 14 & Under title by 3 strokes. Her Sunday round included 2 birdies and 2 bogies and would be her first win on the GolfWeek Jr Tour in just two starts. The Fort Wayne native would win an AJGA star with her title and and start her run on the Player of the Year title.
Looking for his second win on the GolfWeek Jr Tour, Cole Eger needed a solid round on Sunday to overcome his 2 shot deficit. He did just that, starting the round with a birdie on his first hole and going on card an even par 72 with 2 birdies and 2 bogies. This marks his lowest round on the GolfWeek Jr Tour and his second win since July of 2020 at Apple Valley.
*Hole In One Alert*
Ethan Ritter carded a Hole-In-One on the 2nd hole on Sunday at Kearney Hill. This was his second career Hole-In-One and also came on his birthday
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