Thirty juniors ages 10-12 competed for the title of State Champion during the final round of the 2019 Junior Amateur 12-U Division.
The day-one boys’ leader, Reid Piron had to play defensively during the final round to maintain his lead against Beau Sahr. Piron and Sahr finished today’s round with a score of 35 (-2), but Piron’s 4 Birdies in his first round, and low score of 33 (-4) gave him the 2-stroke lead he needed to become State Champion. Sahr finished the tournament with a two-day total of 68 (-6).
Beau Sahr finished second today with a two-day total of 70 (-4), and was awarded the 2019 Diamond Line Player of The Year Award for his season long point total.
Day-one girls’ leader, Allison Shockey started the round with a one stroke lead, but after a few holes she was able to give herself a 4-stroke lead over competitor Melia Cerenzia. Shockey ended her round with a score of 43 (+6) giving her a two-day total of 86 (+12). Shockey was awarded the 2019 Diamond Line Player of The Year Award based off of her season long point total.
The Boys’ 13-14 Division is currently being led by Will Strong with a two-day total of 145 (+1), after a second round score of 69 (-3). Strong had 5 Birdies today, and has a 2-stroke lead over Wheaton Ennis. Stephen Paul, Blake Helms, Zach Carter, and Ashton McArthur are within 5-strokes of Strong.
Daniel Uranga leads the Boys’ 15-18 division. During the round, Uranga had 3 Birdies and an Eagle to score 69 (-3). Brayden Miles and Cole Jaworski are tied only 1-shot behind Uranga with scores of 72 (E) with a two-day total of 143 (-1).
In the Girls’ 13-14 Division, Emry Gibbs finished with a 6-stroke lead over competitor Braylyn Bayer. Gibbs shot 78 (+10) during the second round. Gibbs is the only player in the Girls 13-14 Division to have 2 rounds in the 70’s.
Kelli Ann Strand continued to dominate the Girls 15-18 Division keeping her 7-stroke lead over Darby Rickel. Rickel scored a 71 (-1), and 2018 Junior AM Champion, Carly Carter took the low round of the day with a score of 70 (-2) to take the third place spot. It will be a battle on the golf course tomorrow to see who stays in the lead the win the 2019 Junior State Amateur!