A Philadelphia Section PGA Junior Tour stop at the Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in Galloway Township, N.J. switched from the Bay Course to the Pines Course for Sunday’s second and final round.
And the 6,251-yard, par-71 Pines Course generally played a little tougher. But not for Christopher Warner of Medford, N.J. Warner fired a 3-over-par 74 Sunday, matching the score he posted on the Bay Course, site of the annual ShopRite LPGA Classic. Warner had a pair of birdies on the front nine to highlight his round Sunday.
Warner’s 6-over 148 total gave him a one-shot victory over first-round leader Kevin Smith, a freshman at Strath Haven, in the boys’ 13-to-18 division. Smith, who had carded a spectacular 2-under 69 at the Bay Course, fell back with an 80 on the Pines Course, but still held on for runnerup honors, a shot back of Warner at 149.
Give Smith credit for earning unofficial low-Central League honors at Seaview as he finished two shots ahead of third-place finisher Ryan Tall, the Central League champion at Conestoga this fall. Tall matched Warner’s 74 at the Pines Course – they shared honors for the low round of the day – after opening with a 77 to finish at 151.
Calen Sanderson of Skillman, N.J. had a second straight 76 to finish fourth at 152. Alex Golland (81-75) placed fifth at 156 and Hayden Moffat (80-79) of Hatboro, Harrison Graham (80-79) of Wenonah, N.J. and Andrew Gallagher (78-81) of Mount Laurel, N.J. shared sixth place at 159.
Ben Wiseman, a junior on New Hope-Solebury’s District One Class AA team champion, had rounds of 76 and 84 to finish alone in ninth at 160. Timothy Chaykosky Jr. (79-82) of Ambler ended up in 10th place at 161, Alec Ryden (79-83) of Moorestown, N.J. was 11th at 162 and Haverford School sophomore Andreas Aivazoglou (80-83) was 12th at 163.
Three players – Caleb Rossi (78-86) of Cedar Run, N.J., Casey Carson (77-87) of Wenonah, N.J. and Nikita Romanov (78-86) of Wilmington, Del. – shared 13th place at 164.
On the girls side, Haley Quickel of Middletown, Del. saw all of her seven-shot lead disappear, but a par on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff enabled her to defeat Casey Oppenheimer of Conshohocken and claim the 13-to-18 division title.
Quickel carded a 90 Sunday after opening with an 82 Saturday at the Bay Course for a 172 total. Oppenheimer had the day’s best round on a Pines Course that measures 5,619 yards for the girls, an 83, which, combined with her opening-round 89, enabled her to catch Quickel at 172.
Chichester senior Caprian Kan added an 85 to her opening-round 89 to finish alone in third place at 174. Maya Torpey (90-89) of Malvern finished fourth at 189 and Michaila Cheung (89-95) of Toms River, N.J. and Olivia Strigh (90-94) of Hammonton, N.J. shared fifth place at 184.
Jessica McClellan (89-97) of Freeland finished seventh at 186, Eden Richmond (89-99) of Princeton, N.J. was eighth at 198, Kayla Gutierrez (98-100) of Little Egg Harbor, N.J. was ninth at 198, Savanna Haas (194-95) of Pottstown was 10th at 199 and Lindsey Fugarasi (117-104) of Collegeville was 11th at 221.
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