Let’s see if I can catch up on the Philadelphia Section PGA Junior Tour from Monday because the Ryan brothers played well again Tuesday. Promise, I’ll get to Cara Basso’s victory in the Women’s Golf Association of Philadelphia Match-Play Championship one of these days. But first …
Team Ryan rolled into the Junior Tour stop at Bluestone Country Club in Blue Bell Monday and came away with a pair of first-place finishes.
Older brother Caleb, a PIAA Class AAA qualifier as a sophomore at Norristown last fall, matched par with a 71 over the 6,565-yard, par-71 Bluestone layout to capture the top spot in the 16-to-18 division.
Younger brother Joshua, who will be a freshman at Norristown this fall, was only one shot behind his brother with a 1-over 72 to capture the 13-to-15 division. Caleb Ryan had three birdies in his round while Joshua had five birdies. Watch out big brother, little brother is gaining on you.
Buddy Hansen IV of Blue Bell and Grant Gronka of Bloomsburg shared second place in the 16-to-18 division, each carding a 4-over 75. Ben Wiseman, a member of New Hope’s District One Class AA championship team last fall, and Thomas Butler of Telford finished tied for fourth at 76.
Joshua Brauer of Royersford finished alone in sixth with an 80 and Harry Sheehy of Chester Springs and Teddy Davis of Maple Glen finished tied for seventh at 81. Michael Morris of Ambler finished ninth with an 83 and Jason Swartz of Maple Glen rounded out the top 10 at 84.
Stephen Lorenzo of Lower Gwynedd was the runnerup to Joshua Ryan in the 13-to-15 division with a 75. Luke Watson of Royersford and Samuel Barsh of Blue Bell shared third place, each posting a 77. Tyler Zimmer of Bryn Mawr finished alone in fifth with a 78.
Nick Martin of Audubon finished sixth with a 79, Stephen Butler of Telford was seventh with an 81 and Alec Stern of Bryn Mawr and Chase Cohen of Villanova shared eighth place at 82. Jack Hamilton of Wayne rounded out the top 10 with an 83.
Grace Hickey of Downingtown took top honors in the girls 16-to-18 division with an 85 that featured a pair of birdies on the front nine. Cristea Park of Blue Bell was the runnerup with an 89.
Maya Trujillo of Philadelphia finished third with a 95 and Josie Genuardi of Kulpsville was fourth with a 97.
Molly Gregor was the lone competitor in the 13-to-15 division with a solid 84. Gregor birdied the par-4 11th.
Nicholas Gross of Downingtown topped the field of nine-holers with a 5-over 40. He opened his round with a birdie on the first hole. William Huntley of Lansdale was the runnerup with a 42.
The Blue Bell pair of Kevin Lafond and Ajeet Bagga and Henry Stone of Kennett Square shared third place, each carding a 43. Daniel Shin of Horsham finished sixth with a 45 and another of the Blue Bell Baggas, Serena, placed seventh with a 46.
Scott Hughes of Ambler finished eighth with a 48, Aidan Scott of Harleysville was ninth with a 50 and Nolan DeForest of Harrisburg rounded out the top 10 with a 54.