Young Amateurs – Evan Santa, Edgewater, and Crofton Country Club, put up rounds of 70-68–138, and won the 7th Young Ams tournament at his home course, August 9. Brendan Peel, from Potomac (72-69) and Davis Lamb, Potomac (69-72) tied for second, with Peel getting the position on a match of cards.
“I hit it closer [to the flagstick] in the second round,” Santa, 20, said in pointing out a key to his effort. “I drove it well, hit a lot of greens, and both days my putting was consistent.” Last year’s Washington Metropolitan Amateur champion, is a redshirt sophomore with three years of eligibility left after transferring to the University of Maryland from Penn State.
The top three were backed by Toks Pedro (74-70), from Bowie, and Tyler Newton (76-68), Bel Air, tied for fourth at 144, and Ben Morris (75-71), Reisterstown, and Ryan Kelly (73-74), Annapolis, tied for sixth at 146. WMGA-Young Amateurs-2017-Results
Dewey Ricketts 16-18 Division – Brad Riley, 17, from Olney, the overnight leader with par-72, made it stand up when he carded a second-round 74 for 146, and a two-stroke victory in the 35th Dewey Ricketts Memorial tournament at Crofton Country Club, August 9.
Jimmy Taylor,16, and Jonathan Tucker, 17, both of Alexandria, Va., tied for second with identical rounds of 74-74–148, and Ryan Balow, 17, Gaithersburg, trailed with 74-76–150.
Dewey Ricketts 14-15 Division – Edward Coffren, 14, from Owings, rallied from four strokes back to tie Ryan Feldman, 14, of Rockville, for the 14-15 title, then beat him in a four-hole playoff. They had finished regulation at 148, as Coffren had 76-72, and Feldman, 74-74. They played holes No. 9-10-11-12, and at the 12th, Feldman, behind four strokes to two, and with Coffren on the green, conceded the hole (it gave Coffren a par) and the match.
In a one-day event earlier, Jack Pogorelc, from Bethesda, the 10-11 champion two years ago and now 13, defeated Alexander Maloy, Potomac, 12, on the fourth playoff hole with a par to win the 12-13 division. They had tied in regulation with 74’s. Also, the 10-11 division was won by Thomas Kirby, Alexandria, Va.
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