Upholzer Prevails in Extra Time
Dean Upholzer only made one bogey on Sunday at Forest Akers. That bogey came on the par five 8th hole. After that, he had a clean card, with 2 birdies on the back nine. That was good enough to send him into a playoff with Ieuan Jones. Dean sealed his first career Golfweek Junior Tour victory with a birdie on the first playoff hole (hole 15). Dean led the field in birdies with 10 over the two day tournament. He shot 70-70 for a 140 total. Ieuan parred the first playoff hole after also shooting 70-70 this past weekend. He finished in second place. Julian Menser shot 72-71 for a 143 total. That earned Julian a third place finish.
Tyler Brody played great golf all weekend in his win in the Boy 14-15 division. Tyler had the round of the day on both Saturday and Sunday by shooting 72-71, respectively. He rang up eight birdies on the weekend, which tied for the most al weekend en route to his first win on the Golfweek Junior Tour. Three of those birdies came on the final eight holes as he closed with a back nine 34 on Sunday. Silas Haarer also registered eight birdies over two days. That helped him solidify a second place finish, going 74-72 for a 146 total. Third lace went to Isaac Scavarda, who shot 77-72 for a 149 total.
Eleanor Schuitema shot a 74 on Sunday at Michigan State to pick up the first win of her career on the Golfweek Junior Tour. Eleanor made a great comeback, as she was down by one after 31 holes. But she played the final five holes flawlessly in one under par to earn a three shot win. She shot 81-74 on the weekend for a 155 total. Macie Elzinga posted an 80-78 for a 158 total and finished the tournament in second place. Alli Wiertel fired 84-78, 162 total, which put her in third place in the Girls 15-19 division.
Brycen Tisch continued his dominant play this season in the Boys 13 and Under division. He picked up his third win of the year and 6th top 5 at Forest Akers. Brycen was one shot back with six holes to play, but fought his way back for the win. He shot 74-75 over two days, good for a 149 total and the win. Charlie Belch came in second place, just two shots back. Charlie finished at 151 (76-75), good for his third top 5 of the season. In third place was Robert Melendez at 156.