Jacob Macinanti of Lancaster added a 75 Friday to the sparkling opening round of even-par 70 he fired Thursday to capture top honors in the boys 13-to-18 division in a Philadelphia Section PGA Junior Tour Precision Pro Golf Elite Tour event at Philmont Country Club’s North Course.
Macinanti had four birdies in his opening round over the 6,345-yard, par-70 Philmont North layout. He had two birdies, one on each side, in Friday’s second round to finish up at 5-over 145, four shots clear of runnerup Gunnar Gale of Trooper. Gale had the best round of Day 2, a 3-over 73 after opening with a 76 for a 149 total. Gale’s round of 73 featured two birdies, one on each side.
Nathaniel Hiriak (76-74) of Doylestown, Matthew Marino (75-75) of Malvern and Alex Mulrooney (73-77) of Wilmington, Del. finished in a tie for third at 150. Mulrooney’s total was also the best among the 13-to-15 players.
Andrew Gallagher of Mount Laurel, N.J. fired an opening-round 72, trailing Macinanti by just two shots, but fell back with a second-round 80 to finish alone in sixth place at 152. Penn Charter junior Noah Schwartz of Cherry Hill, N.J. had rounds of 76 and 78 to finish alone in seventh place at 154.
Rounding out the top 10 were three players – Andrew Wallace (76-79) of Narberth, Connor Boham (74-81) of Collegeville and Andrew Simpson (74-81) of Perkasie – who finished tied for eighth at 155.
Robert Bass of Lafayette Hill captured the men’s 17-to-24 division with rounds of 81 and 76 for a 157 total. A birdie on the 13th kept the second-round momentum going for Bass. Richard Vanni of Philadelphia had rounds of 83 and 82 to take second at 165. Vanni really got it going on the front nine of his second round, making four birdies on his way to a 36.
Joshua Sheehan of Abington finished third with rounds of 87 and 82 for a 169 total and Phillip Held of Lafayette Hill took fourth with a pair of 85s for a 170 total.
Carly Dorminy of Collegeville led the way in the women’s 17-to-24 division with rounds of 88 and 92 for a 180 total. Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast product Anna Haley of Drexel Hill was the runnerup with rounds of 90 and 98 for a 188 total.
Samantha Thompson of Doylestown took third with rounds of 95 and 98 for a 193 total.