Singh Scorches Her Way Into HOF
Athena Singh (77-70, 147) finished out her round on Sunday in the hottest way possible at the University Club of Kentucky. . She birdied the 14th hole and then 16-18 to force a playoff. She then birdied the first hole of the playoff to capture her fifth Golfweek Junior Tour title. Athena ended her weekend with birdies on 5 of her last 6 holes. The win earned her a spot in the Golfweek Junior Tour Hall of Fame. It it Athena's second career win in a playoff with the first coming just two weeks ago at Gibson Bay. Sydney Deal shot the round of the tournament on Sunday with a 5 under par 67 but finished in second place (80-67, 147). Alli Wiertel and Morgan Rodgers both tied for third place with identical weekend scores of 77-74 for 151 totals.
Peyton Blackard (72-64, 136) was lights out Sunday at Cherry Blossom Golf and Country Club with eight birdies and no bogies for a clean 64. It was the lowest round of his storied GJT career. Peyton collected his 13th career victory on Sunday and moved into a tie for second place all-time. He is now just two back from tying the career record of 15 wins. His tournament best round included playing holes 4-15 in eight under par. Second place ended in a tie with both Cameron Phillips (72-71) and Brady Catalano (73-70) finishing the weekend at 143.
After 27 holes at Cherry Blossom, Brody Alexander was sitting in 4th place. He then caught fire on the back nine and shot an excellent four under par 32 to walk off with his third career GJT victory. Brody ended the day with a bogey-free 67 and a narrow one shot win, his second of the season and first since the fall. He finished the weekend at 142 total after his 75 on Saturday. Charlie Spiller was just edged out for the low round on Sunday and his 75-68, 143 total was good for second place. Caleb Schnarr rounded out the top 3 with a 75-69, 144 total.
Brookman Tyrer was on a mission in the Boys 13 and Under division over the weekend. He had three birdies on the front nine on Saturday to grab the lead and never looked back. Brookman had the low round of the day on Saturday by seven shots and then followed that up by posting the round of the day on Sunday by four shots. His 74-70, 144 total was good for an 11 stroke margin of victory at the University Club of Kentucky. Carson Nicholas shot 81-74 for a 155 total and ended in second place. Brycen Tisch finished in third after an 82-74, 156 total for the weekend.
Taylor Snively (78-79, 157) birdied the her final hole of the day to squeeze out a one stroke victory. The win was her first on the Golfweek Junior Tour in just her second career start. Taylor had the low round of the day on Saturday with an opening 78. A few hiccups early on Sunday knocked her out of the lead, but she played the last 11 holes in one over par and the closing birdie sealed it. Eva Lim ended the weekend in second place after shooting 81-77 for a 158 total. Miley Kennard came in third by posting an 83-77, 160.
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