Patrick Sheehan of Doylestown completed an impressive two days at Hickory Valley Golf Club in New Hanover Friday with a 1-under-par 71 at the Presidential Course to capture top honors in the 16-to-18 division and in the overall 13-to-18 scoring in the Philadelphia Section PGA’s Precision Pro Golf Open.
Sheehan had six birdies over the 6,236-yard, par-72 Presidential Course in Friday’s second round. He had three birdies in an opening-round 69 Thursday at the Ambassador Course to give him nine for the two days and a 36-hole total of 3-under 140. He was the only player to finish under par for the two-day event.
Caleb Ryan, a PIAA Class AAA qualifier as a sophomore at Norristown last fall, and Mac Costin, a junior at The Haverford School, shared second place in the 16-to-18 division at 8-over 151. Ryan added a 76 to his opening-round 75 while Costin had a 75 Friday after opening with a 76.
Michael Robinson of Gettysburg had a 79 Friday to finish alone in fourth place at 153. David Hurly, like Costin a junior at The Haverford School, had a 78 to finish fifth at 155.
Liam Ward of Malvern, Matthew Bricker of York and Alex Golland of Wynnewood finished tied for sixth at 156. Ward carded a solid 4-over 76 in the second round while Bricker had his second straight 78 and Golland, who had opened with a strong 3-over 74 at the Ambassador Course, fell back a little with an 82 in the second round.
Tyler Coyle of Schuylkill Haven had an 81 to finish alone in ninth at 158. Rounding out the top 10 were two players tied for 10th at 159, Nikita Romanov of Wilmington, Del. and Thomas Butler of Telford. Romanov, the Junior Tour’s 13-to-15 Player of the Year in 2016, and Butler each came in at 83 in the second round.
Calen Sanderson of Skillman, N.J. really got it going on the front nine of the Presidential Course, rattling off five consecutive birdies from holes three through seven on his way to an even-par 71 that gave him the 13-to-15 title with a 2-over 145 total.
Stephen Lorenzo of Lower Gwynedd had a solid 2-over 73 to take runnerup honors at 5-over 148.
Morgan Lofland of Paoli, who had matched par with a 71 in Thursday’s opening round at the Ambassador Course, fell back a little with a 78, but finished alone in third place at 6-over 149.
Win Thomas of Coatesville and Karl Frisk of Spring Grove finished tied for fourth at 150. Thomas had a strong 1-over 73 Friday while Frisk had his second straight 75.
Give the 13-to-15 guys credit. In the overall 13-to-18 scoring, it was the top five finishers among the younger group, Sanderson, Lorenzo, Lofland, Thomas and Frisk who held down the next five spots behind overall winner Sheehan.
Jack Cooley of Chadds Ford finished sixth in the 13-to-15 division at 153 after a second-round 78. William Probst of Roaring Brook Township and Jun Lee of York finished tied for seventh at 157. Probst posted a 75 in the second round while Lee was a shot better Friday with a 2-over 74.
Justin Dougherty of Wyndmoor finished ninth at 159 after a second-round 78 and Luke Watson of Royersford rounded out the top 10 at 161 after a 78 Friday.
Samantha Fritzinger of Allentown carded a 4-over 76 that featured three birdies to take top honors in the girls 16-to-18 division with a 157 total. She had trailed Julianne Lee of York by a shot after Thursday’s opening round at the Ambassador Course with an 81 to Lee’s 80.
Lee, the third-place finisher in the PIAA Class AAA Championship as a junior at Central York last fall, had a 79 in the second round to finish two shots behind Fritzinger at 159.
Savanna Haas of Pottstown finished third at 181 after a second-round 86. Courtney Caiola of Schwenksville had a 100 to take fourth at 197 and Helen Shaw of Harleysville took fifth at 201 after a second-round 97.
Michelle Cox made it an Allentown sweep of the two girls divisions as she added a 91 Friday to her opening-round 96 to claim the victory in the 13-to-15 division at 187. Cox’s round was highlighted by a birdie at the 15th hole. Nora Blatney of Wyndmoor was the runnerup at 239 after a second-round 112.
Henry Stone of Kennett Square bested the field of nine-holers in a match of cards with Hunter Probst of Bear Creek after they finished in a tie at 87. Stone’s second-round 42 was the difference. Probst, who had opened with a 42 on the Ambassador Course, carded a 45 in Friday’s second round.
Kristof Kopecky of Garnet Valley finished alone in third place at 90 after a second-round 42. Evan Jozwiak of Sinking Spring was another three shots behind Kopecky in fourth at 93 following a second-round 46.
Ajeet Bagga of Blue Bell finished fifth at 97 after a second-round 51 and Caroline Gola of North Wales was sixth at 126 after posting a 67 in the second round.
Shannon Weber of Kutztown had her second straight 82 to capture the top spot in the women’s 17-to-24 division with a 164 total.
Annalia Kostow of Lebanon was the runnerup at 173 after a second-round 85 and Anna Haley of Drexel Hill took third at 177 after improving on her opening-round 91 on the Ambassador Course with an 86 on the Presidential Course.
Jacob Sokalsky of Garnet Valley took home a Precision Pro Range Finder by winning closest-to-the-pin honors at the 150-yard 11th hole on the Presidential Course Friday. Sokalsky’s tee shot finished just a foot from the hole.
His tap-in birdie was the highlight of a second-round 87 that left him tied for 13th in the 13-to-15 division at 167.
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