Wheaton Ennis wins Boys Championship by four.
Emma Tang of Chino Hills, California shot two rounds of 2-over-par 74 at Sun City Country Club, 4-over-par 148 for the tournament, to win the Girls Championship division over Aaryanna Morris of Avondale, who posted 7-over-par 151 with rounds of 76-75. The victory marks Tang’s second-consecutive JGAA championship since her November 1st win at the Fall Classic. Jennifer Seo of Chandler came in a personal best third place at 8-over par, one stroke behind Morris after shooting 79-73—152.
In the Boys Championship division, contested at Sun City West Grandview Golf Course, Wheaton Ennis of Litchfield Park and Max Herendeen of Bellevue, Washington both started off with 5-under-par 67s for a share of the first-round lead. Ennis put together a fantastic five-hole stretch with four birdies and an eagle-2 while Herendeen recorded five birdies on his bogeyless scorecard.
In the second round, Ennis jumped out to an early lead on the first hole with an eagle, before clinching the tournament with three birdies on the final three holes en route to another 5-under 67, 10-under 134 for the championship. Herendeen gave chase with three birdies before finishing in a three-way tie for second place at 6-under-par 138 with Brett Sawaia (71-67) of Henderson, Nevada and Alex Lynch (70-68) of Scottsdale. Like Tang, Ennis also posted his second-consecutive JGAA victory. He won the Scottsdale Junior Championship in August in the Boys 15-18 division.
Eddie Sandoval (75-71) of El Paso, Texas made birdie on the final hole at Sun City West- Grandview to win in the Boys 15-18 division at 2-over-par 146. In the Girls 15-18 division competition, held at Sun City Country Club, Ailis Tribolet of Chandler fired 76-76—152 to win by a four-shot margin at 8-over par.
At Sun City South Golf Course, Tyler Spielman of Cave Creek fired two rounds in the red, 70-68, to win the Boys 13-14 division at 6-under-par 138. Logan Hale (83-75) of Eagle, Colorado and Ella Walsh (77-81) of Tucson tied for first place at 14-over-par 158 in the Girls 13-14 division at Sun City Country Club.
At Sun City Country Club, Arjun Somani of Scottsdale won the Boys 11-12 division at even-par 72 (38-34), while Julia Herzberg of Gilbert won in the Girls 11-12 division at 6-over-par 78 (37-41). Henry Newkirk of Scottsdale took the Boys 10 and Under division with scores of 42-46—88, 16-over par. And Christina Seder of Mesa won the Girls 10 and Under division at 28-over-par 100 (52-48).