Andrew Forjan of York got off to a fast start with a birdie at the first hole and rode that momentum to a victory in the 16-to-18 division in a Philadelphia Section PGA Junior Tour stop at Hanover Country Club Thursday.
Forjan, who has been showing up on Junior Tour leaderboards all season, finished with a 2-over 73 over the 6,474-yard, par-71 Hanover Country Club layout. Runnerup Luke Hoffnagle of Hanover also started with a birdie, but finished four shots back of Forjan with a 6-over 77.
Mason Staub of Hanover and Kohltin Bartlow of Montgomery shared third place, each carding a 78. Three players – Matthew Bricker of York, Logan Snyder of Dover and Michael Robinson of Gettysburg – finished in a tie for fifth at 81. Brady St. Pierre of York finished eighth with an 82, Trent Golden of Enola took ninth with a 91 and Hugh McMurray of Felton rounded out the top 10, finishing 10th with a 94.
A strong back nine powered Morgan Lofland of Paoli to the top spot in the 13-to-15 division with a 79. Jun Lee of York and Roy Anderson of Chadds Ford finished in a tie for second, each posting an 82.
Jack Cooley of Chadds Ford finished fourth with an 86, Kevin Motil of Sewell, N.J. took fifth with a 92, Clay Breidenstine of Hummelstown placed sixth with a 113 and Christopher Waldmann of Malvern was seventh with a 117.
Kendel Abrams of New Freedom birdied the fourth hole while carding an 85 that gave her the victory in the girls 16-to-18 division. Alexandra Lowder of Wrightsville finished second with a 92. Elise Glauser of Newark, Del. took third with a 98 and Ella Moores of Abbottstown was fourth with a 104.
Victoria Kim of West Chester was the lone entrant in the 13-to-15 division, so her 99, which included a back-nine 48, gave her the victory.