Penncrest senior Griffin Colvin had an eagle 2 on the 11th hole on his way to a 5-under par 67 to capture top honors in the 16-to-18 division in a Philadelphia PGA Junior Tour stop at Valleybrook Country Club in Blackwood, N.J. Thursday.
Colvin’s effort left him to shots ahead of runnerup Michael Winter of Hamilton Square, N.J.
Other finishers in the division included: Jack Owens (79, tied for seventh) of Villanova; Andrew Vetterlein (87, tied for 18th) of Villanova; Colvin’s Penncrest teammate Michael Chang (88, 20th); and Daniel Kelley (90, 21st) of Springfield.
Jack Mitchell of Moorestown, N.J. took top honors in the 13-to-15 division with an even-par 72. Connor Hale of Garnet Valley finished in a tie for 15th with a 95, Eric McLaughlin of Media finished 17th with a 95 and Andrew Curran of Media finished 20th with a 103.
Notre Dame junior Gabby Morganti finished third in the 16-to-18 division with a 98. Maggie Schoeller of Jenkintown won the division with an 87,
Among the nine-holers, Joseph Morganti of Havertown finished fourth with a 43. That was four shots behind division winner Luke Farquhar of Haddon Heights, N.J. James Quinn of Radnor finished in a tie for seventh with a 47.
Vandayar tops field at Wilmington
Garnet Valley senior Annika Vandayar posted a 9-over 80 to claim top honors in the 16-to-18 division in a Philadelphia PGA Junior Tour stop Monday at Wilmington Country Club. It was the 10th career Junior Tour victory for Vandayar.
Also in the division, Dominique Marchese of Media finished in a tie for fifth with a 94, Julia Devine of Media was seventh with a 101 and Notre Dame junior Gabby Morganti was eighth with a 102.
Jack Henderson of Wayne topped a field of 50 players in the boys 16-to-18 division with an even-par 71 over the 6,299-yard, par-71 Wilmington Country Club layout. Henderson used three birdies to offset three bogeys and finish four shots ahead of the field.
It was another strong showing for Griffin Colvin, the Penncrest senior, as he carded a 75 to finish in a four-way tie at that figure. He was awarded third place on a match of cards.
Among some of the other Delco finishers in the division were: Marple Newtown junior Joey Del Franco (80, tied for 11th); Matthew Deacon (80, tied for 11th) of Newtown Square; recent Garnet Valley graduate Jake Hudock (82, tied for 18th); Jimmy Murray (83, tied for 21st) of Springfield; Jack Hirsh (84, tied for 24th) of Villanova; Tom Hamilton (84, tied for 24th) of Wayne; Ridley senior Kyle Fiorelli (85, tied for 28th); Penncrest senior Cace Strother (89, tied for 35th); Garnet Valley senior Michael Stanilka (92, tied for 40th); Patrick Lyons (94, 43rd) of Glen Mills; Penncrest senior Michael Chang (101, tied for 46th); and Matthew Hoppe (107, 49th) of Garnet Valley.
John Updike of Wayne was the runnerup in the 13-to-15 division with a solid 2-over 73, just a shot back of division winner Jack Mitchell of Moorestown, N.J. Updike was a shot better than third-place finisher Kyle Vance, the Methacton sophomore who is the reigning District One Class AAA champion.
Among some of the other Delco finishers in the division were: James Gillespie (80, tied for 10th); Aronimink Golf Club’s Billy Civitella (81, tied for 12th); Frederick Hammer (83, tied for 17th) of Wayne; Daniel Bullock (88, tied for 27th) of Wayne; David Hurley (89, tied for 31st) of Newtown Square; and Davis Rosario (90, tied for 36th) of Villanova.
Among the nine-holers, Ryan McCabe of Media fired a 41 to earn runnerup honors, two shots back of division winner Alex Mulrooney of Wilmington, Del.
Other finishers in the division were: Aronimink Golf Club’s Kevin Civitella (46, seventh); Davis Flannery (47, tied for eighth) of Radnor; Roy Anderson (49, tied for 12th) of Chadds Ford; James Quinn (50, 14th) of Radnor; Jackson Fields (53, 17th) of Glen Mills; and Charlie Hurchalla (73, 21st) of Wallingford.
Bradbeer takes title at Makefield Highlands
Merion Golf Club’s Peter Bradbeer had rounds of 70 and 74 for an even-par 144 total over two rounds in one of the Philadelphia PGA’s Elite Tour events for juniors at Makefield Highlands in Bucks County last week to take the title.
In the Elite Tour events, all the boys compete in one 13-to-18 age group and Bradbeer’s total was matched by Conestoga senior Andrew Willner, who was the PIAA Class AAA runnerup last fall. Willner was unable to hang around for a playoff and the title was awarded to Bradbeer, who had six birdies over his two rounds.
Episcopal Academy senior Trey Croney had rounds of 70 and 75 for a 1-over 145 total, but settled for fourth in a match of cards with Mike Bliss of Newtown.
Bradbeer’s brother, J.B., had rounds of 77 and 73 for a 150 total that left him in a tie for 11th. John Updike of Wayne finished in a tie for 23rd with rounds of 79 and 77 for a 156 total.
Sydnes shares fourth at Skippack
Michael Sydnes of Bryn Mawr finished in a tie for fourth in the 13-to-15 age group in a Philadelphia PGA Junior Tour stop at Skippack Golf Club Wednesday with a 5-over 75.
Kyle Vance, the talented Methacton sophomore, fired a spectacular 5-under 65 over the 5,790-yard, par-70 Skippack layout for the day’s low round that gave him the top spot in the division.
Matthew Davis of Newtown Square finished in a tie for sixth with a 76, Jacob Liberman of Radnor finished in a tie for ninth with a 77, Aronimink Golf Club’s Billy Civitella finished in a tie for 13th with an 81 and Frederick Hammer of Wayne finished in a tie for 21st with an 87.
Andrew Kriebel of Pennsburg topped the 16-to-18 division with a 1-under 69. Kyle Vance’s older brother Brandon finished second with a 71.
Harry Bellwoar of Newtown Square finished in a tie for 11th with an 80.
Case Hummer of Glen Mills fired a 39, which included a birdie on the par-3 third hole, to take top honors among the nine-holers by five shots.