Hayden Moffatt of Hatboro fired a 4-under-par 68 Wednesday on Day 2 of another Philadelphia Section PGA Junior Tour Precision Pro Golf Open event at Makefield Highlands Golf Club to capture the overall boys title with a 5-under 139 total.
Moffatt had two birdies on the front side of the 6,313-yard, par-72 Makefield Highlands layout and three more on the back. He had opened with a solid 1-under 71 Tuesday.
Moffatt held off Joshua Ryan of Norristown by two shots in the overall boys scoring and Joshua’s older brother Caleb in the 16-to-18 division.
It was another strong outing for the Ryan brothers, as Caleb, a PIAA Class AAA qualifier as a sophomore at Norristown High last fall, won the 16-to-18 title and Joshua, who will be a freshman at Norristown this fall, won the 13-to-15 division in a Junior Tour stop at Bluestone Country Club Monday.
Joshua Ryan added a 1-under 71 to his opening-round 70 to again top the 13-to-15 field and finish as the runnerup to Moffatt in the overall 13-to-18 scoring at 3-under 141. That also gave him low-Ryan honors over big brother Caleb by a shot. Caleb Ryan had a pair of 71s for a solid 2-under 142 total that left him as the runnerup to Moffatt in the 16-to-18 division and third in the overall scoring.
Also in the 16-to-18 division, Nicholas Scott of Harleysville finished third at 1-under 143 after adding a 1-under 71 to his opening-round 72. Liam Hunt of Holland was fourth at even-par 144 after rounds of 71 and 73.
A couple of Inter-Ac League standouts, Episcopal Academy sophomore Jacob Zeng and Haverford School junior David Hurly, were among four players tied for fifth at 1-over 145. Zeng opened with a 2-under 70 before falling back with a 75 Wednesday. Hurly had rounds of 71 and 74.
Also at 145 were Maxwell Rubin (73-72) and Rory Feng (72-73) of China.
Rounding out the top 10 were two players – Thomas Butler of Telford and Central Bucks East junior Patrick Sheehan – tied for ninth at 147. Butler had rounds of 73 and 74 while Sheehan, who has had a really strong summer, added a 76 to an opening round of 1-under 71.
Stephen Lorenzo of Lower Gwynedd was the runnerup to Joshua Ryan in the 13-to-15 division with a pair of 73s and a 1-over 146 total.
Matthew Hanzel of Sewell, N.J. and Patrick Laushell of Morrisville finished tie for third at 155. Hanzel improved from an opening-round 80 with a 75 while Laushell had rounds of 77 and 78.
Stephen Eigenrauch of Moorestown, N.J. had rounds of 80 and 77 to finish fifth at 157, Alec Stern of Bryn Mawr had rounds of 83 and 76 to finish sixth at 158 and Matthew Lafond of Blue Bell had rounds of 85 and 76 to take seventh at 161.
Peter Banfe of Moorestown, N.J. finished eighth with rounds of 80 and 82 for a 162 total, Nicholas Hano of Warrington took ninth with rounds of 82 and 83 for a 165 total and Hayden Greer of Moorestown, N.J. rounded out the top 10 at 166 after rounds of 88 and 78.
Maya Torpey of Malvern made two birdies on the back nine as she added an 80 to her opening-round 81 to take the overall title among the girls at 161. It was Torpey’s first Junior Tour win of the season. Grace Hickey of Downingtown was the runnerup to Torpey in the 16-to-18 division with rounds of 85 and 86 for a 171 total.
Natasha Kiel of New Hope had the best round of the day Wednesday, a solid 79, that gave her the top spot in the 13-to-15 division. Kiel, who was the runnerup to Torpey in the overall girls scoring, had opened with an 87 and finished with a 166 total.
Madilyn Siuta of Quakertown was the runnerup in the 13-to-15 division at 189 with rounds of 92 and 97. Sarah Scarpill of Warrington took third with rounds of 94 and 97 for a 191 total.
Kevin Lofland of Blue Bell had a pair of 43s to finish atop the group of nine-holers at 86. Daniel Shin of Horsham had the day’s best round Wednesday, a 42, to finish second at 89. He had opened with a 47.
Sammi Yeselavage of Doylestown finished third at 120 after rounds of 67 and 53. Yeselavage walked away with an NX7 Rangefinder, courtesy of Precision Pro Golf, by finishing closest to the pin for the day at the par-3 third. Yeselavage had the right yardage on the third as her tee shot finished seven feet from the hole.
As usual, the Precision Pro Golf Open events included collegiate divisions and Andrew Simpson of Perkasie won the men’s 17-to-24 division with rounds of 72 and 83 for a 155 total. Benjamin Sheard of Elizabethtown was the runnerup as he added a solid 79 to his opening-round 82 for a 161 total.
Annalia Kostow of Lebanon was the only competitor in the women’s 17-to-24 division and had two birdies in a round of 87 Wednesday, which was a five-shot improvement on her opening-round 92 for a 179 total.