Wire to Wire for Grace Wang
Grace Wang took home her second GolfWeek Jr Tour win this past weekend with the medalist rounds on both Saturday and Sunday, 73-73. Her weekend rounds led the field in birdies with 4, and she only recorded 1 double bogey between the two rounds. Heading into Sunday, she held a 1 stroke lead over last weekends champion, Jenna Shilts, but would begin to bring the field back into the event with 3 bogies on the front nine. Grace would get those lost strokes back with birdies on the 11th and 13th holes, which would set her on the way to claiming the Girls 15-19 division by 5 strokes.
Ty Sylla took home his second win of the season, with a roller coaster two rounds of golf. His first round 3 birdies and 2 double bogies would give him a 75 and 3 strokes off the leaders, Carson Bellish and Mason Deal. Ty would start Sunday's round with an eagle on his first hole, but would give 3 strokes back with bogies on 11, 16, and 17. He would turn to the front nine, and record an amazing 5 birdies and a 34 to win by just 1 stroke over Carson Bellish, the defending champion.
Brady Catalano took home his first win on the GolfWeek Jr Tour with an exclamation point on the 36th hole, a birdie to win by 1 stroke over Logan Sutto. Brady would start the final round 2 strokes off Logan Sutto, but would play his final 10 holes in 2 under par to take home the win.
*Picture from NCR Oct. 31, 2021
This weekend at Elks Run became a nail bitter for the Boys 13 & Under division after Noah Andry started the weekend with a 1st round 69, but on Sunday, would come close to Landon Snyder in the final holes. Landon would close out his last 5 holes with all pars while Noah would make a birdie on his 14th hole, but would give back 3 strokes on the 16th and 17th before making a necessary par on the 18th to finish the weekend 1 stroke ahead of Landon.
It took extra holes this weekend to decide the Girls 14 & Under division, but Nikitha Suresh was able to secure the win with a par on the second playoff hole. Playing in just her second GolfWeek event, Nikitha would par the final 2 holes of regulation play on Sunday to force a playoff with Gracyn Aexander. Both players would head to the 10th hole to start the playoff and ultimately Nikitha would walk away the champion.
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