Sun Valley senior Braden Shattuck was just as hot as the weather as he completed a dominant run through the Philadelphia Section PGA Junior Tour’s Oakley Dover Series with a 1-under 72 in 100-degree heat at Maple Dale Country Club July 22 to take top honors in the 16-to-18 division for the day and take the series by a whopping 13 shots.
Shattuck finished off the series in style with four birdies on the back nine at the 6,646-yard, par-73 Maple Dale layout. His final-round 72 gave him a 54-hole total of 216, leaving Nino Rosal of Camden, Del. and Jonathan Rennard of Phoenixville well back in second place at 229.
Brandon Weidemann, a recent Delco Christian graduate, finished tied for 10th at Maple Dale with an 84 and tied for sixth for the series at 236.
Sam Soeth, coming off an All-Delco freshman season at Marple Newtown, also had a strong showing in the Oakey Dover series.
He finished in a tie for third in the 13-to-15 division with a 74 Maple Dale to finish tied for third. That gave Soeth a tie for second in the series with a 215 total.
Penncrest sophomore Ethan Heller finished in a tie for ninth with an 80 at Maple Dale, which gave him 10th for the series at 239.
Annika Vandayar of Garnet Valley was awarded first place in the 13-to-15 division at Maple Dale in a match of cards with Samantha Leite of Camden, Del. after both posted 88s. Vandayar finished with a 253 total for the series to best Leite by five shots for the overall series title.
On the first stop of the Oakley Dover Series at Garrisons Lake G.C. July 20, Shattuck topped the field in the 16-to-18 division with a 1-over 73.
Shattuck birdied both par-5s and added another birdie on the back nine over the 6,698-yard, par-72 Garrisons Lake layout.
Weidemann finished fourth with a 78.
Soeth had the day’s best score overall and topped the 13-to-15 division with five birdies on his way to a 1-under 71.
Penncrest’s Heller finished 12th with an 81.
John Updike of Wayne was fourth among the nine-holers with a 45.
Vandayar finished second in the girls 13-to-15 division with an 85.
On day 2, July 21 at Wild Quail G.&C.C., Vandayar had the best score of the day among the girls as she strung together six straight pars on the back nine and made a birdie at the second hold on her way to an 80.
Shattuck again had the best score in the boys 16-to-18 division as he made four birdies on his way to a 1-under 71 over the 6,502-yard, par-72 Wild Quail layout.
Weidemann finished in a tie for fourth with a 74.
The day’s best round belonged to Ryan Rucinski of Wilmington, Del. who topped the 13-to-15 division with a brilliant 8-under 64. Soeth again had a strong showing with a 2-under 70.
Heller had another solid round with a 78, which left him in 14th place, and Connor McNulty of Newtown Square finished 21st with an 86.
Marple Newtown’s Soeth took top honors in the 13-to-15 division Tuesday at Applebrook G.C., which also gave him a nine-shot margin of victory overall in the two-day Junior Golf Scoreboard’s series event that began Monday at Wilmington C.C.’s North Course.
Soeth posted a 3-over 74 at the 6,527-yard, par-71 Applebrook layout, going out on the front nine in 2-under 34.
That gave him a 146 total for the two days, leaving Vinay Ramesh of Newtown well back in second.
Also in the 13-to-15 division at Applebrook, Matt Grubb of Villanova finished fourth with an 80, Christopher Chizauskie of Thornton was 11th with an 86, Springfield sophomore Brian Todaro was 12th with an 88, Alex McLaughlin of Media was 21st with a 97 and Sean Hughes of Newtown Square was 22nd with a 101.
Grubb (83-80—163) was fifth overall for the two days, Chizauskie (94-86—180) was 11th, and McLaughlin (95-97—192) was 14th.
Michael Kelley, an All-Delco at Springfield as a senior, finished in a tie for second in the 16-to-18 division with a 76 at Applebrook along with Delco Christian’s Weidemann and Episcopal Academy junior Alex Dupre.
Penncrest senior Patrick Nommensen finished in a tie for 11th with a 79, St. Joseph’s Prep junior Mac Ryan of Broomall finished in a tie for 14th with an 80, Springfield junior Kyle Hakun finished in a tie for 23rd with an 85, Ryan Smith of Media finished in a tie for 28th with an 88 and Glen Mills senior Eddie Maul finished in a tie for 35th with a 92.
In the overall final standings, Weidemann (74-78—154) and Dupre (78-76—154) finished in a tie for second, Nommenson (81-79—160) placed eighth and Maul finished 12th (82-92—174).
Garnet Valley senior Erica Cornacchia took second in the girls 16-to-18 division at Applebrook with an 89 and Megahn Chizauskie of Thornton was fourth with a 106.
Cornacchia (95-89—184) placed second overall for the two-day event.
Day 1 at the 6,299, par-71 North Course at Wilmington C.C. Monday saw Soeth top the 13-to-15 division with a 1-over 72.
Garnet Valley sophomore Liam McAnally finished in a tie for third with a 77, Michael Stanilka of Garnet Valley finished in a tie for 11th with an 83, Grubb was 14th with an 83, Thornton’s Chizauskie was 29th with a 94, Media’s McLaughlin finished in a tie for 30th with a 95, Timonty Reeves of Glen Mills finished in a tie for 32nd with a 98 and Colby Schrebier of Garnet Valley finished 34th with a 103.
Vandayar of Garnet Valley finished second in the girls 13-to-15 division with an 86. Cornacchia finished fourth in the girls 16-to-division with a 95 and Delco Christian junior Emma Schaafsma finished fifth with a 106.
Soeth and The Haverford School’s Cole Berman, two talented sophomores, had strong showings in a Junior Tour stop Wednesday at Meaowlands C.C.
Soeth and Berman carded 3-over 74s over the 6,565-yard, par-71 Meadowlands layout to finish in a tie for third in the 13-to-15 division.
Alec Kerr of Broomall finished seventh with an 80.
Penncrest senior Jim Allen finished fourth in the 16-to-18 division with a 76. Nommensen, Allen’s Penncrest classmate, finished in a tie for seventh with a 79. Delco Christian product Weidemann placed 12th with an 81.
In the girls 16-to-18 division Radnor junior Abigal Sydnes finished fifth with a 108 and Delco Christian’s Schaafsma finished sixth with a 117.
Among the nine-holers, Michael Sydnes of Bryn Mawr finished fifth with a 53.
Mason takes Pa. Amateur
Andrew Mason backed up his runaway victory in the Philadelphia Open earlier this month by claiming a one-shot victory in the Pennsylvania Amateur Championship at Lancaster C.C. this week.
Mason’s final-round 71 Wednesday, with the scores much higher than the first two days, edged Matthew Burkhart of Meadia Heights G.C. Mason finised with an even-par 210 total.
Mason, who won the Philly Open on his home course at Huntingdon Valley C.C., opened with rounds of 70 and 69 over the 6,850-yard, par-70 Lancaster C.C. layout, Monday and Tuesday, respectively, but trailed Adam Hofmann of Fox Chapel G.C. by two shots. Hofmann fell back to third place with a final-round 76 and a 213 total.
Michael McDermott, the five-time Golf Association of Philadelphia Hyndman Player of the Year, was in the hunt after rounds of 70 and 68 to open the tournament. But the Merion G.C. member struggled to a final-round 78 to take fifth with a 216 total.
Llanerch C.C.’s Jeff Osberg (69-75-74—218) finished in a tie for eighth; Merion G.C.’s Nelson Hargrove (72-75-74—221), a Haverford School product, finished in a tie for 15th; Overbrook C.C.’s James Kania Jr. (70-73-79—222), the 2005-06 Daily Times Player of the Year at The Haverford School, finished in a tie for 17th; younger brother Michael Kania (71-74-79—224), a two-time Haverford School All-Delco, finished in a tie for 23rd; defending champion Corey Siegfried (69-79-77—225), another Haverford School All-Delco, finished in a tie for 31st; and Llanerch’s Steve Seiden (74-75-82—231), a Strath Haven All-Delco, finished in a tie for 38th.