Harvey edges out Anne Transier in a 5-hole playoff.
Garrett deFisser of Gilbert returned to the Chandler City Junior Championship held at Whirlwind Golf Club September 10-11 to defend his title in the Boys Championship Division. Despite shooting a tournament-low 67 in the first round, deFisser eventually placed second behind Daniel Thompson of Phoenix who posted a 6-under-par 138 (68-70), two strokes ahead of deFisser (67-73—140). Tony Hendricks of Phoenix finished in third place, one behind deFisser at 3-under-par 141. Thompson’s recent hot play also led to a victory in the Scottsdale Junior Championship in late August to go along with 10 top-10 finishes this season.
Taylor Harvey (75-80—155) of Phoenix finished regulation play tied for the lead with Anne Transier (81-74—155) of Prescott Valley at 11-over par in the Girls Championship Division. Harvey clinched the win with a par on the fifth playoff hole. Katelyn Allen of Albuquerque, N.M. (81-75—156) came in a stroke behind the leaders to take third place.
Mahanth Chirravuri of Chandler followed a 2-over-par 74 with a blistering 5-under 67 to win the Boys 15-18 Division at 3-under-par 141. Jack Homer of Phoenix won in the Boys 13-14 Division at one-over par (74-69—143) at Ocotillo Golf Club. On Bear Creek Golf Complex’s Cub Course, Andrew Larralde (65-62—127, +9) of Litchfield Park won in the Boys 11-12 Division. And Phoenix’s Brennan Korn fired a 32-32—64, +6 to take the Boys 10 and under Division by a stroke.
Belle Balkan of Mesa won in the Girls 15-18 Division posting a 15-over-par 159 (81-78). Katie Stinchcomb of Cave Creek won the Girls 13-14 Division at even par (78-74—152) at Ocotillo. At Bear Creek Golf Complex’s Cub Course, Isabelle Junio of Goodyear won the Girls 11-12 Division at 15-over par (63-70—133).