45 players woke up with the sun to continue their #MarchToMuirfield at the Vineyard Jr. Open played at the Vineyard Golf Course.
The boys 16-19 division saw some familiar faces continue their strong seasons. Andy Steed claimed his third victory of the season on the SOPGA Jr. Tour thanks to an eight-over-par 79. Right behind Steed was a two-way tie for second place. Zach Vickers and Zach Hartley fell one stroke short of a gold medal after rounds of nine-over-par 80.
The girls 16-19 division had two players battling it out for the top spot. In the end, it was GraceLynn Boone who edged out Haley Devlin for the gold medal within the division. Devlin finished the day in second place.
The low-round of the day came out of the boys 13-15 division. Jack Hutcheson used a one-over-par 36 on his back nine to finish the day at five-over-par 76 and earn his first gold medal of the year. Closely behind Hutcheson was Carter Adkins whose eight pars on his front nine propelled him to a second place finish at eight-over-par 79. Rounding out the podium was Luke Whitmer. Whitmer claimed his first top-three finish on the year thanks to an eleven-over-par 82.
Ava Snow finds herself very comfortable atop the girls 13-15 leaderboard. After narrowly missing her first win of the year at the Springfield Jr. Open, Snow was able to secure her first gold medal at the Vineyard Golf Course. One stroke behind Snow was Taree Martin. Martin knocked 10 strokes off her front nine score to finish her round in second place. Rounding out the top three was Norah Durbin, who improved by four shots on her final nine holes to grab her first top three finish of the year.
10 competitors battled it out over nine holes in the boys 9-12 division. A two-way tie for first place between Keegan Collopy and Benjamin Branam ended with Branam just edging out Collopy for the gold medal. Brayden Emerson finished just one stroke out of the playoff
Two girls teed it up in the girls 9-12 division. Playing 18 holes was Savanna Blackmore. Blackmore battled back on her final nine holes to finish the day at seventeen-over-par 88, claiming another gold medal for the trophy case. Ananya Aggarwal teed it up for the first time on the SOPGA Jr. Tour at the Vineyard Jr. Open and walked away with a gold medal of her own in the 9-hole division.
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Thank you to Sam Arnold, PGA and his staff at the Vineyard Golf Course for hosting a wonderful event! Congratulations to all of our players who teed it up at the Vineyard Jr. Open!