The JGAA Fall Classic teed off at Augusta Ranch Golf Club and Lone Tree Golf Club Oct. 31 – Nov. 1 with Anawin Pikulthong of Gilbert posting a wire-to-wire win in the Boys Championship division. He opened up a two-stroke lead in the first round thanks to a 6-under-par 29 on the back nine – including a 4-under-par run on the final five holes – en route to bogey-free, 8-under 63.
Eventual second-place finisher, Jacob Tarkany, of Scottsdale gave chase with a first-round 66 followed by a 67 to finish at 9-under-par 133 for the tournament, two strokes behind Pikulthong, who answered with a final-round 68 to finish at 11-under par. Wyatt Chapman (67-69) and Aadith Mosur (65-71), both of Gilbert, finished tied for third place at 6-under-par 136.
After the first-round 72 in the Girls Championship division, Emma Tang of Chino Hills, California sat two strokes off the pace, 1-under 70, set by Celia Schrecker of Tucson. Tang then edged out the field after a final-round 71 to win the tournament at 1-over-par 143, one stroke ahead of Talia Gutman of Scottsdale (71-73) at 2-over-par 144. Lauren Pham of Las Vegas came in third place after shooting 72-73—145, 3-over par for the tournament.
Cole Finch of Kingman (74-72) and Alex Herkamp (75-71) of Cave Creek tied for first place in the Boys 15-18 division at 4-over-par 146. Finch later prevailed in a playoff. In the Girls 15-18 division competition, held at Las Colinas Golf Club, Kylie Franklin of Chandler fired 72-73—145 to win by a five-shot margin at 3-over par.
Joey Hage of Oro Valley (68-71) finished tied for first place at Las Colinas Golf Club in the Boys 13-14 division at 3-under-par 139 with Alec Hilgers (67-72) of Litchfield Park, before Hage won in a playoff. Likewise, Alexis Vakasiuola (73-74) of San Tan Valley and Ashley Shaw (75-72) of Litchfield Park tied at 5-over-par 120 in the Girls 13-14 division, with Vakasiuola wining in the playoff.
Contested at Las Colinas Golf Club, David Vanden Branden of Oro Valley, won the Boys 11-12 division at 18-over-par 140 (65-75), while Julia Herzberg of Gilbert won in the Girls 11-12 division at 3-over-par 125 (62-63).
Cason Dezzani of Scottsdale took the Boys 10 and Under division with scores of 34-28—62, 2-over par. And Addison Taylor of Scottsdale won the Girls 10 and Under division at 23-over-par 83 (38-45).