Jacob Ferrari Hangs Tough to Win the 2020 Schoolboy

In second round play of the 2020 Frank Emmet Schoolboy, Jacob Ferrari (Frederick, Md and Urbana HS), who opened the championship on Monday with four straight birdies, stumbled a bit on the opening nine Tuesday. Through the first 5 he was one over.   Garnet Manley (Lynchburg, Va and Jefferson Forest HS), one under through the same stretch, was now tied.    He gained a two stroke lead at the turn by going par, birdie, par, par.  Ferrari slipped back with bogey, par, par, par to finish the front with 38 (+2) to Manley’s 34 (-2).

That trend ended on ten when Manley bogeyed and Ferrari made par.  Ferrari gradually regained the lead when Manley continued to struggle on the back, giving back all he had gained on the front.  He finished the back with a 40 to Ferrari’s solid even par 36, which was comprised of 7 pars, and 1 bogey and 1 birdie, which came on the eleventh, and once again tied for the lead.  The two Class of 2020 high school graduates played some super golf over the two days.  For Manley, who is headed to Campbell University in the fall where he will be joining the golf team, it was his first time playing in the Schoolboy.  Ferrari will be attending Belmont Abbey in the fall and will also play college golf.

Dylan Allen (Lothian, Md and DeMatha Catholic HS), who was in third place after a 73 (+1) in round one,  had trouble starting the day when tripled the third and added two more bogeys on the front with no birdies for a 41. Never one to give up, he book-ended 7 pars on the back with birdies on 10 and 18 to claw his way back into solo third with a 76.

The Middle School Division was won by Logan Reilly (Lovettesville, Va and Providence Academy)  who played some very steady golf, posting a pair of 75’s.  Minh Lee (Frederick, Md and Urbana MS) made a serious run at Logan, adding an outstanding 71 (-1) to a disappointing 81 in round one.  His 71 was the low round in that division.

The brutally hot weather of Monday was absent Tuesday until late in the day, as the players enjoyed overcast skies and temperatures in the low 80’s for the most of the day.  Most of the players posted a lower score the second day in response.

Full field results are ⇒ HERE