Sophomores win at Michigan State
Although a Sophomore and playing in the Boys 14-15 division, Ieuan Jones took home the overall Boys 14-19 title this weekend at Michigan State, posting a 3 under par, 141 total. It was his first round 68 that got him on a great start for the weekend, posting 5 birdies and just 1 bogey in round 1. Sunday's round, however, got off to a rocky start with 4 bogies on the front nine and giving back his lead. Ieuan would turn things around on the back nine making birdies on 13, 14, 15, and 17 coming in to post a 33 and take home the overall title by just 1 stroke over Ryan O"Rourke and Jack Zubkus.
Lillian O'Grady, also playing in the younger girls division this weekend, took home the overall Girls title with two impressive rounds of 75-78. Her first round included 5 birdies and was her personal best 18 hole score. She would back that round up Sunday with two solid nine hole scores of 39-39 for a 78 and take home the Girls 14 & Under title, and the overall Girls title.
For Jack Zubkus to win this weekend, it took posting the low round of day on Sunday, a 2 under par 70, and then another 7 holes in a playoff against Ryan O'Rourke to claim the Boys 16-19 title. The 7 hole playoff ties the longest playoff on the GolfWeek Jr Tour and included the holes 15,16,17,18,15,16,17, where both players would par every hole until the 17th, where an errant drive would cost Ryan the title. This is Jack's first event in the 2021-2022 season and his first win on the GolfWeek Jr Tour.
In her first event on the GolfWeek Jr Tour, Abby Love claimed a victory by 6 strokes over the field that included 6 birdies on the weekend. She would start Sunday's round off quickly with a birdie on the 1st hole and follow that up later with another at the 7th, 10th, and 12th holes. Her second round 75 tied was the low for the weekend in her division and tied for the low round off all girls.
Despite starting the tournament with a double bogey on the first hole, Dylan Somma would battle back to claim victory by just 1 stroke over Damo Watson. It was Dylan's consistent play and par making ability that would allow him to post rounds of 77-78 and take home the Boys 13 & Under title by just 1 stroke over Damo Watson.
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