Andrew Gallagher of Mount Laurel, N.J. was as hot as the summer weather during a Philadelphia Section PGA Junior Tour stop at Riverton Country Club in Cinnaminson, N.J. Monday.
Gallagher birdied the first hole at the 6,481-yard, par-71 Riverton layout and then added four more birdies in a sizzling 4-under 67 that gave him a victory in the 16-to-18 division. Akhil Giri of Moorestown, N.J. was the runnerup with a 2-over 73.
Connor Bekefi of Toms River, N.J. took third with a 75, Matthew Thomas of Mount Laurel, N.J. placed fourth with a 76 and Johnny Hernick of Moorestown, N.J., Nathaniel Hiriak of Doylestown and Drew Steinmetz of Gilbertsville shared fifth place, each carding a 79.
Jordan Torres of Medford, N.J. and Maxwell Rubin of Marlton, N.J. finished in a tie for eighth at 81 and Ian Bucci rounded out the top 10, finishing alone in 10th with an 82.
Franklin Zau of Warren, N.J. took top honors in the 13-to-15 division with a 4-over 75 that featured back-to-back birdies at the seventh and eighth holes. Justin Dougherty of Wyndmoor was the runnerup with a 76.
Matthew Hanzel of Sewell, N.J., Tyler Boucher of Haddonfield, N.J. and Calen Sanderson of Skillman, N.J. finished in a tie for third, each posting a 77.
Jack Irons of Naples, Fla. took sixth with a 78, Dylan Gooneratne of Plymouth Meeting placed seventh with an 80, Hayden Greer of Moorestown, N.J. finished eighth with an 81, Kevin Motil of Sewell, N.J. was ninth with an 82 and Jake Maddaloni of Newtown Square rounded out the top 10, finishing alone in 10th with an 84.
Morgan Kodluk of Philadelphia won the girls 16-to-18 division with an 89 that was highlighted by a birdie on the par-3 16th. Yoojin Chun of Old Tappan, N.J. was the runnerup with a 104.
Taylor Oberparleiter of Laurel Springs, N.J. captured top honors in the 13-to-15 division with an 86. She birdied the par-5 17th and has won both of her starts in the new wraparound Junior Tour season.
Olivia Strigh of Hammonton, N.J. was the runnerup with an 88. Cecilia Priolo of Ambler finished third with a 104 and Caitlyn Hagerty of Glen Mills was fourth with a 108.
Jack Dare of Moorestown, N.J. bested the field of nine-holers with a 5-over 42 on his home course. He finished the round by getting up and down for par. Ryan Garvey of Media was the runnerup with a 43.
Darren Nolan of Glenside finished third with a 44, Brooke Oberparleiter of Laurel Springs, N.J. and Nathan Guertler of Merchantville, N.J. shared fourth place, each carding a 46 and Chase Cristella of Mount Laurel, N.J. took sixth with a 47.
Wallingford’s Hurchallas, Charlie and Matthew, finished seventh and eighth with respective scores of 50 and 51. Marlin Toney Jr. of Vineland, N.J. was ninth with a 52 and Luca Gherardi of Hammonton, N.J. rounded out the top 10, finishing alone in 10th place with a 53.