Missed this International Junior Tour event last weekend and figured I’d play some catch-up with another IJGT event, the Pennsylvania Junior at Blue Ridge Country Club scheduled for this weekend in Harrisburg. Not to mention the City 6 Championship, a collegiate tournament, going on this weekend at Huntingdon Valley Country Club.
Unionville junior Nick Gianelos cruised to victory in the 15-to-19 division in the IJGT’s Fall Classic at Hershey with a 36-hole total of 9-over-par 151.
Gianelos, coming off a solid scholastic campaign that saw him earn a trip to the PIAA Class AAA Championship, had rounds of 76 and 75 over the 6,671-yard, par-71 East Course layout at Hershey Country Club.
Malvern Prep junior Matthew Davis headed a group of three players tied for second at 155, four shots back of Gianelos. Davis had rounds of 78 and 77. He was joined at that figure by Evan Owan of Germantown, Md., who had a sparkling 1-under 70 in round 2 after opening with an 85, and James Meyers of Wexford, who had rounds of 79 and 76.
Haverford School sophomore David Hurly matched par in round 2 with a 71 after opening with an 85 and ended up in a tie for fifth at 156. Spring-Ford sophomore Jonathan Lumley, who helped the Rams capture the District One Class AAA team championship, was also in that group at 156 with rounds of 77 and 79.
Jarius Gaines of Baltimore had a pair of 78s to join Hurly and Lumley in the tie for fifth at 156.
Malvern Prep sophomore John Updike, returning to the scene of his Pennsylvania Junior Boys’ championship last summer, was alone in eighth at 157 with rounds of 80 and 77.
Jaden Weisman of Malvern finished ninth with rounds of 80 and 79 for a 159 total and Thomas Davis of Binghamton, N.Y. rounded out the top 10 with rounds of 78 and 82 that enabled him to finish alone in 10th at 160.
Liam Ward of Malvern finished in a tie for 20th with rounds of 81 and 85 for a 166 total. Malvern Prep’s Andrew Curran, a sophomore from Media, finished in a tie for 30th with rounds of 85 and 86 for a 171 total.
Shawn Colella of Marcellus, N.Y. took top honors in the 14-and-under division with rounds of 75 and 78 for a 153 total over a Hershey East Course that measured 6,088 yards for the age group.
Douglas Beney of Rye, N.Y. was the runnerup with rounds of 76 and 79 for a 155 total. Garrett Engle of Harrisburg was another two shots back of Beney in third place at 157 after rounds of 79 and 78.
Jessica Meyers of Wexford took top honors in the girls division with rounds of 83 and 86 for a 169 total over a Hershey East Courst that measured 5,881 yards for the girls.
Kaitlyn Lee of Scarsdale, N.Y. and Emily Cohen of Darien, Conn. shared second place at 171. Lee had rounds of 89and 82 while Cohen had rounds of 86 and 85.
Kendel Abrams of New Freedom and Maya Torpey of Malvern finished in a tie for fourth at 173. Abrams had rounds of 87 and 86 while Torpey posted rounds of 86 and 87. Casey Oppenheimer of Conshohocken had rounds of 85 and 89 to finish alone in sixth at 174.