Jamieson Junior Tour August 12 2019 at Beach Grove
The Jamieson Junior Tour made its penultimate stop at Beach Grove Golf and Country Club on Monday. Once again, the players were granted excellent course conditions and fantastic weather, with the exception of a few strong gusts of wind blowing off Lake St. Clair.
In the Junior Girls’ Division, Jasmine Ly (Northern Illinois/Roseland) captured her 5th victory of the season, with an impressive two-under par 70. Ly carded 5 birdies en route to nines of 34-36, and currently sits 5th in the overall standings heading into the tour finale on Wednesday. However, the tour counts the best 6 events for overall standings, and the final stop at Kingsville will be Ly’s sixth, giving her an opportunity to vault up the leaderboard. Karolyn Rombouts had her best finish of the season, coming in second place with a score of 77.
Sophia Fallea (Windsor Lancers) captured her first victory of the season with a score of 76, leading to an 8-stroke margin of victory. Fallea’s round included 4 birdies for nines of 39-37, and the win put her in 4th place in the overall tour standings. Melanie Burgess (Windsor Lancers/Roseland) currently holds a commanding lead on the overall title, 5 points ahead of Nicole Cesca (Windsor Lancers/Roseland), the runner-up at Beach Grove.
The Junior Boys’ Division required a playoff to settle a tie between the top two finishers from Erie Shores- James Hill (Detroit Mercy/Essex) and Josh DiCarlo (Wayne State/Pointe West). Both players toured the course in three-under par 69, and set out on the par-5 18th hole to determine a winner. Both players ended up making par, and moved to the par-4 1st hole. Hill had the advantage after their tee shots, but his second shot snuck just over the pin and into the back bunker. DiCarlo made an excellent up-and-down from roughly 60 yards out, forcing Hill to do the same from the bunker. Hill’s par attempt slid just wide of the hole, making DiCarlo the champion. DiCarlo currently sits 17th in the overall tour standings, but like Jasmine Ly, has only played in 5 events thus far (Kingsville will be his sixth). Unfortunately for Hill, Kingsville will serve as his fifth event, leaving him out of contention for the overall title. Ryen Stevens (Loyola New Orleans/Maple City) is leading the race right now, with Tyler Hurtubise (Sutton Creek) and Rylan Marontate (Kingsville) close behind.
Blake Dell (Ohio Wesleyan/Beach Grove) secured his second victory of the season with a one-over par 73 in the Collegiate Mens’ Division. He carded 5 birdies on route to a two-stroke victory over Jarrod Smith (Windsor Lancers/Pointe West). Dell currently sits in a tie for the overall tour standings with Curtis Hughes (Bowling Green/Rochester Place), and Finn O’Brien (Willow Ridge) is only one point behind.
The tour finale this Wednesday at Kingsville Golf and Curling Club is shaping up to be an exciting one.
Complete events results.
Photos by Glenn Gervais – In Play! magazine