Playoffs in Lexington!
It took an extra hole in a playoff for Isabella Wiley to claim her first victory on the GolfWeek Jr Tour this weekend at University Club of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. Isabella carded 5 birdies and a 2 under par 70 on Sunday, to close the entire gap between her and first round leader Macie Brown. Isabella would close out her final 6 holes in 1 under par to force a playoff with Macie Brown. They would both head to the first hole, and Isabella's drive into the fairway and then iron shot to inside 10 feet was enough for a par and take home the Girls 15-19 title.
Seth Smith, on a cold and windy day, would tie for medalist honors on Saturday with an even par 72 which included a steady 3 birdies and just 3 bogies. His Sunday round would start with a shaky 2 bogies on the 3rd and 4th hole, but he would close the next 14 holes in 2 under par. Seth would take home the Boys 16-19 title, but was forced into a playoff with the Boys 14-15 champion, Cameron Phillips for the overall boys title. Cameron, who was fresh off a tournament low round of 67 was not able to overtake Seth in the playoff and Seth Smith claimed the overall boys title and his first overall boys title on the GolfWeek Jr Tour.
Cameron Phillips had to overcome a difficult first nine on Saturday that included 3 bogies and a 9 on the 17th hole. He would overcome his 42 in the opening nine, by going 6 under par in his next 27 holes and claim the Boys 14-15 title easily by 4 strokes, and force a playoff with Seth Smith for the overall boys title. This is Cameron's first victory in the Boys 14-15 division and his 4th career win.
Meadow Tian took home her second win this season with the medalist honors both days and a 6 stroke victory over Eva Maley. Her two rounds of 73-73 included 8 birdies and only a single hole worse than a bogey. Her solid play distanced herself from the field on a very difficult weekend and weather conditions.
Landon Snyder is now a 3 time winner this season on the GolfWeek Jr Tour. On a cold Sunday morning he would give 2 strokes back on his 2nd and 4th holes to start the day. He would come back though and complete his round by finishing his last 14 holes in 2 under par with 2 birdies and 12 pars. That was enough to hold off Micah Sheffer who played his final 7 holes in 1 under par, but would ultimately fall just 1 stroke short of Landon Snyder's two round total of 149.
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