Red-Hot Weekend Puts Blackard into the HOF
Peyton Blackard has been knocking on the door of the Golfweek Hall of Fame for about a year. After his performance this weekend at the Player's Club at Woodland Trails, that wait is emphatically over. Peyton was lights out on both Saturday and Sunday, with the round of the day on both days. He fired a white-hot 67-65 for a 132 total. That number was good enough to lap the field to the tune of an 11 stroke victory. Julian Dugan had the only other round in the 60s on the weekend. He finished in second place with a 76-68, 143 total. Happy Gilmore, James Momper, and Adam Melliere all finished at 146 for a third place tie.
It was a battle of the Brayden's in the 14-15 division at Ball State University. 36 holes was not enough to decide a winner between Brayden Miller and Brayden Lamborne. They headed back out for a sudden death playoff which Brayden Miller won on the first hole with a 4. Miller shot a 77 in the first round but followed it up with the round of the day on Sunday with a 71 and a 148 total. Lamborne posted a 75-73 for an identical 148 total. Third place was taken by Brady Sorrell, who shot 68-82 en route to a 150 total.
Ethan White captured his second career victory on the Golfweek Junior Tour on Sunday. Ethan was two strokes back with just four holes to play in the tournament. However, an eagle on 15 evened that out and he then delivered a birdie on the final hole to clinch the win. Ethan shot a 75 on Saturday and followed that up with the round of the day on Sunday with a 71 for a 146 total. Brycen Tisch continued his great season by shooting rounds of 72-75 for a 147 total. Kolton Kijanko rounded out the top three with a 76-73, 149 total.
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