Team Magcalayo invaded the Philadelphia Section PGA Junior Tour from New Jersey, with Jolo Timothy Magcalayo and Jona Angela Magcalayo sweeping the overall boys and girls titles, respectively, in the first two-day Junior Golf Scoreboard event of the season over the weekend at Back Creek Golf Club in Middletown, Del.
Jolo Timothy Magcalayo solved the 6,286-yard, par-71 Back Creek layout to the tune of a pair of 2-under-par 69s that gave him the top spot in the 13-to-15 division and in the overall 13-to-18 scoring with a 4-under 138 total.
Jordan Weisman of Malvern, who topped the 16-to-18 field, was the runnerup overall to Jolo Timothy Magcalayo as he added a 1-over 72 to his opening-round 71 for a 1-over 143 total.
Jolo Timothy Magcalayo had five birdies in Saturday’s still springlike conditions. After overnight rains, Sunday dawned cloudy and chilly, but it didn’t seem to bother Jolo Timothy Magcalayo. After an early double bogey, Jolo Timothy Magcalayo played 4-under golf over the final 14 holes, finishing with a flourish by chipping in for birdie at the 18th hole.
Win Thomas of Unionville couldn’t keep pace with Jolo Timothy Magcalayo, but he had a pretty good weekend with a pair of 75s for an 8-over 150 total that left him in second place in the 13-to-15 division and sixth overall. Thomas had a pair of birdies on the card in Saturday’s opening round and started fast Sunday with a birdie at the first.
Garnet Valley sophomore Jacob Sokalsky and Jake Maddaloni of Newtown Square finished in a tie for third in the 13-to-15 division and tied for eighth overall at 153. Both posted 5-over 76s Saturday and added a 6-over 77 in Sunday’s tougher conditions.
Also in the 13-to-15 division, Roy Anderson of Chadds Ford and Stephen Butler of Telford finished in a tie for fifth at 157. Anderson added a 78 to his opening-round 79 while Butler opened with a 77 and posted an 80 in the second round.
Jack Ross of Medford Lakes, N.J. improved by 11 shots from his opening-round 85 with a solid 74 to take seventh at 159. Haverford School freshman Chase Cohen finished eighth at 164 after adding an 83 to his opening-round 81.
Rounding out the top 10 in the 13-to-15 division were Jackson Debusschere of Wallingford and Benjamin Saggers of West Chester, who shared ninth place at 168. Debusschere added an 83 to his opening-round 85 and Saggers started strong with an 81 before falling back a little with a second-round 87.
It was two solid days for Weisman, whose opening round of even-par 71 was highlighted by an eagle on the seventh. He added three birdies, including a chip-in for birdie at the 18th, in his 1-over 72 in the final round. His 1-over 143 total gave him the top spot in the 16-to-18 division.
Thomas Butler of Telford also had a strong showing at Back Creek. After opening with a 1-over 72, he added a 2-over 73 that featured three birdies in the final round for a 3-over 145 total that left him in second place behind Weisman in the 16-to-18 division and in third place overall.
Playing close to home, Frankie Markiewicz of Middletown, Del. and Nikita Romanov of Wilmington, Del. shared third place in the 16-to-18 division and were tied for fourth overall at 7-over 149. Markiewicz eagled the 11th as he matched Weisman’s opening round of even-par 71 before falling back with a 78. Romanov came on strong in the final round with a 73 after opening with a 76.
Plymouth-Whitemarsh freshman Dylan Gooneratne followed up a solid opening-round 74 with a 78 to finish fifth in the 16-to-18 division and seventh overall at 152.
Havertown resident and St. Joseph’s Prep sophomore Joseph Morganti and Logan Hess of Willow Street finished tied for sixth in the 16-to-18 division and rounded out the top 10 in a tie for 10th overall with identical 154 totals. Morganti followed up a solid 3-over 74 with a final-round 80 while Hess had rounds of 78 and 76.
Also in the 16-to-18 division, Joseph Taggart of Broomall finished eighth, following up an opening-round 81 with a 76 for a 157 total and Matthew Lafond of Blue Bell took ninth, adding an 80 to an opening-round 78 for a 158 total.
Rounding out the top 10 in the 16-to-18 division were three players – Owen Schlegel (82-77) of Wilmington, Del., Benton Stewart (79-80) of Wyndmoor and Jackson Paradee (77-82) of Dover, Del. – tied for 10th at 159.
Jana Angela Magcalayo was as dominant among the girls as her brother was among the boys, sweeping to wins in the 16-to-18 division and in the overall 13-to-18 division.
Jana Angela Magcalayo birdied the eighth hole on her way to an opening-round 77 and then had two birdies, one on each side at Back Creek, in a final-round 79 for a 156 total.
Helen Shaw of Harleysville was the runnerup in the 16-to-18 division and overall as she improved seven shots from an opening-round 104 with a final-round 97 for a 201 total. Shaw parred both par-3s on the back nine in the opening round and birdied the third hole in Sunday’s final round.
Riley Mulhern of Downingtown was the only 13-to-15 entrant and won the division with rounds of 107 and 111 for a 218 total. Mulhern registered a pair of pars in Sunday’s final round.
Hunter Probst of Bear Creek surged to the victory among the nine-holers with an efficient 1-over 36 in Sunday’s tough conditions, a round that featured eight pars and one bogey. Combined with his opening-round 48, it gave Probst an 84 total and a one-shot victory over a member of Plymouth Meeting’s Team Gooneratne, Rhianna.
Rhianna Gooneratne had taken the opening-round lead with a solid 7-over 42 and added a final-round 43 for an 85 that left her a shot behind Probst in second. Gooneratne closed out both rounds with a par on the ninth.
Mason Tucker of York was right behind the top two at 86, adding a 42 to his opening-round 44.
Another York entry, Reed Krosse, finished fourth at 97, adding a 50 to his opening-round 47. Elora Walker of Philadelphia posted a pair of 54s to finish fifth at 108.