Thomas Butler of Telford won a scorecard playoff with Caleb Ryan of Norristown after both players carded a 3-over 73 to give Butler the victory in the 16-to-18 division in a Philadelphia Section PGA Junior Tour stop Saturday at Spring Hollow Golf Club in East Vincent Township.
Butler had a birdie on the par-5 13th hole, which helped him card a 36 on the back nine and that proved to be the difference in the match of cards. Dan DeRita of Media was another shot back with a 74 over the 6,006-yard, par-70 Spring Hollow layout to finish alone in third place.
Andrew Koh of Dresher took fourth with a 76, Alex Golland of Wynnewood was fifth with a 77 and Matthew Law of Yardley placed sixth with an 80. Alexander Cloak of Oley and Jason Podgorski of Flemington, N.J. shared seventh place, each carding an 81, Tyler Teague of Paoli was ninth with an 85 and Jerry Haftmann of Springfield rounded out the top 10 by finishing alone in 10th with an 86.
Ryan D’Ariano of West Chester matched the day’s lowest score with a 3-over 73 that gave him the title in the 13-to-15 division. D’Ariano had three birdies on his card. Matthew Lafond of Blue Bell and Joshua Ryan of Norristown shared runnerup honors as they tied for second at 75. Pretty strong showing for the Ryan family.
Jordan Pick of Sugarloaf took fourth with a 76, Dyan Gooneratne of Plymouth Meeting was fifth with a 77, Patrick Laushell of Morrisville was sixth with an 80 and Jack Cooley of Chadds Ford was seventh with an 81.
James Quinn of Radnor and John Wang of Wilmington, Del. shared eighth place, each carding an 84. Rounding out the top 10 were Kevin Motil of Sewell, N.J., Peter Banfe of Moorestown, N.J. and Stephane de Brechard of Brooklyn, N.Y., all of whom finished in a tie for 10th at 85.
Sera McClintock of West Chester was the only entrant in the girls 16-to-18 division, so her 117 was good for a win.
Maya Torpey of Malvern bested Eden Richmond of Princeton, N.J. in a scorecard playoff to win the 13-to-15 division after both carded a 90. Torpey had a 44 on the back nine, which proved to be the difference in the match of cards. Kate Green of Bryn Mawr finished third with a 108.
Benjamin Saggers of West Chester topped the field among the nine-holers with a 4-over 39. A stretch of five straight pars on the front nine at Spring Hollow helped Saggers claim the win. Aaron Skii, also of West Chester, was the runnerup with a 42.
Nicholas Gross of Downingtown finished third with a 43, Megan Adelman of Bryn Mawr and Ajeet Bagga of Blue Bell ended up in a tie for fourth at 44, Sydney Yermish of Wynnewood was sixth with a 45 and Ryan Garvey of Media was seventh with a 48.
Mark Heinz of Huntingdon Valley finished eighth with a 52, Luca Gherardi of Hammonton, N.J. was ninth with a 56 and Luke Fazio of Pottstown rounded out the top 10 by finishing alone in 10th with a 59.