The Philadelphia PGA Junior Tour held its final series event
of the summer at two Delaware County courses last week and some of Delco’s top
junior players took advantage of playing on some familiar layouts to post some
Agnes Irwin freshman Kaitlyn Lees won the Inter-Ac League
title as a seventh-grader on Radnor Valley Country Club’s front nine two springs ago, so it was no surprise
to see her finish atop the 13-to-15 division at the same course with an 84
Lees came right back to claim her second Junior Tour victory
of the summer and third overall with an 80 the next day at Paxon Hollow Country
Club. June Kim of Wayne finished fourth in the division at Paxon with an 84.
Lees was easily the best in the division for the series, her
164 total well ahead of the 198 total (103 at Radnor, 98 at Paxon Hollow) that
Chole Niu of Gladwynne posted.
Merion Golf Club’s Peter Bradbeer and Haverford School
senior Jay Losty had big weeks in the 16-to-18 division.
Bradbeer took divisional honors with a 3-over 73 over the
6,527-yard, par-70 Radnor Valley layout. Matt Kristick of Berlin, Md., was
second at 76 and Losty checked in third with an 80.
Also at Radnor Valley, Ryan Conway of Bryn Mawr finished in
a tie for 11th with a 90, the Newtown Square trio of Matthew Deacon
(91), Jack Bellwoar (93) and Harry Bellwoar (95) finished 13th, 14th
and 15th, respectively, and Jimmy Murray of Springfield finished 16th
with a 96.
Losty birdied four of the first 13 holes at Paxon Hollow on
his way to top honors Thursday with a sparkling 1-under 70, two shots better
than Bradbeer. Marple Newtown junior Joey Del Franco was third with a 74, Bryn
Mawr’s Conway was fourth with a 76, Andrew Vetterlein of Villanova was 13th
with an 87 and Springfield’s Murray was
14th with an 89.
Bradbeer and Losty finished 1-2 for the series, Bradbeer’s
145 total giving him a five-shot edge over Losty. Conway finished tied for
fifth at 166 and Murray was eighth at 185.
Michael Sydnes went 3-under on the front nine at the
5,709-yard, par-71 Paxon Hollow layout on his way to a 2-under 69 that gave him
top honors in the 13-to-15 division.
Matthew Davis of Newtown Square finished in a tie for second
with Luca Jezzeny of Furlong at 2-over 73. Jake Calamaro of Newtown Square was
fourth with a 74.
Other finishers in the division included: Aronimink Golf
Club’s Billy Civitella (79, ninth); D.J. Colleran (81, tied for 10th)
of Radnor; Frederick Hammer (81, tied for 10th) of Wayne: Aj
Aivazoglou (84, tied for 16th) of Glen Mills; Lucas Zhu (99, tied
for 20th) of Wayne; Eric McLaughlin (101, 24th) of Media
and Matthew Barkann (105, 25th) of Newtown Square.
Zachary Barbin of Elkton, Md. led the way in the 13-to-15
division at Radnor Valley with a 72. Furlong’s Jezzeny was a shot back in
second at 73. Newtown Square’s Davis tied for third with a 78, Calamaro of
Newtown Square was sixth with an 81 and Wayne’s Hammer was ninth with an 83.
Also in the division at Radnor Valley, Davis Rosato of
Villanova and Newtown Square’s Barkann were among three players tied for 10th
at 84, Jack McKnight of Villanova was 17th with an 88, Radnor’s
Colleran was tied for 18th with a 90, David Hurly of Newtown Square
and Aronimink’s Civitella were tied for 21st with 92s, Media’s
McLaughlin was 23rd with a 93, Will Keane of Newtown Square was 25th
with a 96, Glen Mills’ Aivazoglou was 27th with a 100, Frank
Rauscher of Wayne was 30th with a 106, Wayne’s Zhu was 31st
with a 107 and Ryan Riddell of Broomall was 33nd with a 122.
Jezzeny’s 146 total was tops in the series, four shots
better than the 150 posted by Barbin. Davis was third at 151, Calamaro was in a
tie for fifth at 155, Hammer was eighth at 164, Colleran and Civitella finished
in a tie for 10th at 171, Aivazoglou finished 13th at 184
and Barkann finished 14th at 189.
Case Hummer of Glen Mills and Aronimink Golf Club continued
his strong play this summer as he took top honors among the nine-holers at
Radnor Valley with a 39 for his sixth Junior Tour victory of the season. James
Quinn of Radnor was fourth with a 43, Joseph Morganti of Havertown finished in
a tie for seventh with a 47, Aronimink’s Kevin Civitella finished in a tie for
10th with a 48, Daniel Curran of Villanova and David Merz of
Swarthmore finished tied for 17th at 57, Nicholas Cardow of
Wallingford was 19th with a 58 and Charlie Hurchalla of Wallingford
was 21st with a 72.
Ryan McCabe of Media took top honors among the nine-holers
at Paxon Hollow in a match of cards after he finished tied with Stephen Lorenzo
of Lower Gwynedd at 36.
Glen Mills’ Hummer was third at 38, Radnor’s Quinn finished
sixth with a 41, Aronimink’s Civitella finished in a tie for ninth with a 43,
Owen Harvey of Havertown finished in a tie for 13th with a 47, Davis
Flannery of Radnor finished 17th with a 49, Swarthmore’s Merz, Ryan
Harvey of Havertown and Jackson Fields of Glen Mills were among four players
tied for 18th at 50, Wallingford’s Cardow was 23rd with a
52 and Wallingford’s Hurchalla finished 24th with a 60.
Hummer took top honors among the nine-holers for the series
at 78, Quinn was third at 86, Morganti finished tied for fifth at 94, Civitella
was eighth at 96, Merz was 10th at 114, Cardow was 11th
at 116 and Hurchalla was 13th at 144.
Notre Dame junior Maddie
Keane teed it up at Radnor Valley in the 16-to-18 division and carded a
94 to finish second behind Gilbertsville’s Emily Gilbert, who took top honors
with a 92.
Notre Dame junior Gabby Morganti took top honors in the
16-to-18 division with a 99 at Paxon Hollow, a round that included a birdie at
the par-4 10th hole.
Siegfried helps GAP take seventh
Aronimink Golf Club’s Max Siegfried, a junior at The
Haverford School, represented the Golf Association of Philadelphia in the 51st
Williamson Cup, which was held last week at Club Laval-sur-le-Lac in Quebec,
Siegfried had rounds of 77 and 82 to finish tied for 21st
with three others players, including fellow GAP entrant Connor Goodrich (80-79)
of Merchantville Country Club.
GAP, which was led by Whitford Country Club’s Kevin Conners
Jr., finished seventh in the team standings. Conners had rounds of 77 and 79 to
finish in a tie for 15th at 156. GAP’s fourth representative, Cole
McCook of Applecross Country Club finished in a tie for 27th with
rounds of 79 and 83 for a 162 total.
Golf Quebec, led by Felix Normand, won the team title.
Norman had rounds of 77 and 74 to finish in a tie for fifth at 151. Individual
honors went to Luke Schaap of the Washington Metropolitan team who had a pair
of 73s for a 146 total.