Playoff Victory at UM
Thomas Broshears took home his first title on the GolfWeek Jr Tour this week in the Boys 16-19 and then went on to a playoff for the overall Boys 14-19 title. Thomas would start the second round 1 stroke off the leader, Grant Raubenolt, and after the first 7 holes the two players were tied. On the back nine, Thomas would card 3 birdies, his final on the 17th hole and then make a solid par on the difficult 18th hole. Thomas would then head into a playoff with Yung Cheng Lo that would last 3 holes and finished with a holed par putt to win the overall Boys 14-19 title.
On a windy and difficult week, Maddie Diedrich took home her first win on the GolfWeek Jr Tour with two steady rounds of 83-81 for a 164 total. She would ultimately win the event by playing the front nine better than anyone in the field with a 39 the first round and another 39 in the second round. She would go on to win the Girls 15-19 and overall girls title by 3 strokes over Ashley Freitas, 167.
Coming all the way from New Taipei City, Taiwan, Yung Cheng Lo would post the low round for both rounds in the Boys 14-15 division. He would take home the title by posting 73-74 for the two rounds with the help of 5 birdies and consistent play. His two round total of 147 would win his division by 6 strokes over Troy Nguyen who would post a solid 75 on Wednesday in difficult conditions.
As the youngest player in the Girls fields, Ellie Gonzalez-Ribble would take home the Girls 14 & Under title, and her two rounds of 173 would place her 7th for all girls in the field. On a windy and firm University of Michigan golf course, Ellie would play consistent golf across two days and dominate the Girls 14 & Under division.
Mitchell Corbin took home his first title on the GolfWeek Jr Tour, but it took an extra playoff hole to secure the victory. After a stellar front nine 37 in the final round, he would birdie the 10th hole to get to even par for the day. Ultimately, he would give some strokes back in the final 8 holes to end with a tie with Michael Pagnotto at a two day total of 158. The two players would head to the 10th hole where Mitchell's par would give him the title.
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