Junior Boys’ Scorecards
Junior Boys’ Scorecards
Junior Girls’ Scorecards
Jr./Jr. Boys’ Scorecards
Jr./Jr. Girls’ Scorecards
knowledge helps Reilly claim State Junior Championship
Champion Jake Reilly poses with Vice-President Jim Parsons
Hershey, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Golf Association Junior
Boys’ Championship was conducted concurrently with the Pennsylvania Women’s
State Golf Association Junior Girls’ Championship on Monday and Tuesday, June
30 and July 1 at the Hershey Country Club’s East Course. The event was
sponsored by the Allegheny Health Network.
On the boys side, Jake Reilly, Hershey Country Club, took home the
champions hardware by shooting rounds of 66-70 for a 6-under-par total of 136. That was good enough to best Runner-Up Gus
Minkin, Out Door Country Club, by three strokes. In the girls division, Samantha Staudt,
Applecross Country Club, and Kaitlyn Lees, Philadelphia Country Club, needed
extra holes to decide the champion. Each
player returned a total of +18 160 in regulation. On the first playoff hole, Staudt took
advantage of a strong drive and fine second shot on the way to a routine par to
claim first place.
Firing six birdies (and only one bogey) during his opening
round, Reilly posted a 5-under 66 on the Par-71, 6,743 yard setup. Keeping
his foot on the gas pedal, he gathered four more birdies in the second round to
reach 8-under-par for the tournament before a slight hiccup with bogeys on
holes 15 and 16. Ultimately, Reilly was able
to right the ship and hold off a late charge by
Minkin. Minkin played his final nine
holes in 3-under-par 32 to apply late pressure and keep things
Gus Minkin hits an approach shot en route to a final nine 32
Defending champion Michael Hoare of Carlisle Country Club
rounded out the top three with scores of 68-76.
The Team portion of the championship, the format of best
three of four scores each day, was won by Out Door Country Club as Minkin,
Nicholas Geiman, and Connor Bacha posted a combined +20 total of 446.
The East Course certainly held up its end of the bargain
as players were greeted with a challenging test of golf. Golf Course superintendent Mark Malasavage had
the track in championship condition despite the hot weather.
pars first playoff hole to win Junior Girls’ Gold
Samantha Staudt and Kaitlyn Lees
In a competitive field of junior girls, an unlikely
candidate made a charge to take the clubhouse lead. Kaitlyn Lees of Philadelphia Country Club was
in 12th place as the play on day two started. After a tough 4-over-par through four holes
start, Lees proceed to go even par through the next 14 holes to post a 75 and
capture the early lead.
Samantha Staudt, Applecross Country Club, was very steady
on day one, making thirteen pars en route to a solid 77. In the sweltering heat of day two, Staudt was
not as sharp as day one, but did just enough to force a playoff, finishing with
an 83 and a 160 two day total.
With lightning coming into the picture, the girls had to
wait about thirty minutes before heading out to hole 18 to begin the
playoff. After solid drives by both
girls, Samantha was able to put her approach over the water and on the green to
about twenty feet. Kaitlyn did not hit
the green, making an up-and-down all but necessary. Kaitlyn was unable to make the par save while
Samantha two-putted for the Championship.
It has to be mentioned that Haley Goodling of Lebanon
Country Club made three birdies to shoot a sterling 73 on day two and charged up
the leader board and finished in a tie for 3rd place with Annika
Vandayar of Penn Oaks Golf Club.
The Jr./Jr. girls championship was won by Lauren Jones, Merion Golf Club, with a score of +19 169. Finishing in second was her sister, Amanda Jones.
successfully defends Jr./Jr. Crown
Garrett Engle receives the Jr./Jr. trophy from President Jim Callaghan
Garrett Engle of
Colonial Golf & Country Club took the Junior-Junior Boy's Division at this
week's Junior Boy's & Girl's Championship presented by the Allegheny Health
Network. Engle fired a 1-over-par 67 in
the first round, which included six birdies, and three in a row on the 6th, 7th
and 8th holes. In his second round, Engle shot a 6-over-par 72 which gave him a
six stroke victory over Jake Calamaro of Rolling Green Golf Club.
Calamaro shot impressive
rounds of 71 and 74 to give him a 13-over par total of 145. Calamaro birdied the 4th hole to shoot a
2-over-par front nine, which was the low nine of the day. Calamaro continued his steady play on his
closing nine to finish one ahead of Irem Country Club's Logan M. Paczewski.
Paczewski also played
consistently throughout the tournament, firing a 1-over par 34 on the back nine
of his opening round. Paczewski followed
up his 1st round 72 with a 74 on day two and finished one behind Jake Calamaro
with a two-round total of 146.
Following the top three
were Andrew Wallace of Green Valley Country Club (148), Thomas Gaudette of
Pocono Farms (150), Tiger Hubbard of Hill Crest Crountry Club (154), Jack
Murray of Stonewall (158), Eddie L. Jones IV of Merion Golf Club (190),
and David Fuhrer II of Pittsburgh Field
We would first and foremost like to thank Superintendant
Mark Malasavage and his staff for their efforts to keep the course in superb
shape. Also, special recognition goes to General Manager Ned Graff,
Golf Professionals Sara Muldon and Bob Kreider, and the entire staff and
membership of Hershey Country Club for their dedication and outstanding
service. Special thanks also go to our corporate
partner, Allegheny Health Network.