Zipfel Runs Away at IU
Harrison Zipfel ran away from the pack at Indiana University's Pfau Course over the weekend. He posted the round of the tournament on Saturday with a 4 under par 67 and then followed that up with the round of the day on Sunday with an even par 71. The win was Harrison's third on the Golfweek Junior Tour. He managed 10 birdies over the weekend, which was 4 clear of the next closest competitor. His 67-71, 138 total was good for a 10 stroke victory. Kai Warner and Luke Johnston both shot identical 73-75, 148 totals to tie for second place.
Nick Vilela stepped to the tee on his 35th hole of the weekend two stroke behind the leader. He managed to birdie the 17th and par the 18th holes to force a playoff. Nick then made a par 5 on the first hole of the playoff to capture his first Golfweek Junior Tour victory. The 75 in the second round tied for the round of the day. Nick posted a final results of 74-75 for a 149 total on the weekend. Lyoto Bellon finished in second place with an identical 74-75, 149 total. Eli Wessel came in third with a 150 total (73-77).
Ethan Stange emerged from a playoff at Washtenaw Golf Club with his first career Golfweek Junior Tour victory. Ethan shot a first round one under par 71, which had him tied for the lead after the first day. After an opening nine 39 on Sunday, he used two birdies on the back nine to eventually force a playoff. After three straight pars in the playoff, the title was his. His Sunday 77 added up to a total of 148 for the tournament. Winslow Robinson finished the tournament in second with a 148 as well. Carter Demske was one stroke in third place back at 149.
Adam Forcier closed his weekend at Washtenaw Golf Club in dramatic fashion with birdies on 16, 17, and 18 to seal the victory. The win was the first of Adam's Golfweek Junior Tour career. The three late birdies came at just the right time. Adam was tied for the lead with three holes to play and that helped him close with a two stroke margin of victory. His rounds of 7-73 over the tow days totaled a 148. David Krusinski finished at 150 and in second place (73-77). Colin Riehl (77-74) finished in third at 151.
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