Frick posts red numbers to earn girls’ championship.
When Gilbert’s Ryland Johnson opened at TPC Scottsdale’s Champions Course with a 9-under-par 62, his victory at the 2021 DLB Custome Homes Scottsdale City Junior appeared inevitable. But not so fast: Joseph Lloyd of Scottsdale, soon to be a Utah Ute, emerged from six strokes back to tie Johnson at 10-under par with a 64 the final day on the Stadium Course.
Johnson prevailed once and for all in the Boys Championship division, with a birdie on the first playoff hole. He shot 62-70 to Lloyd’s 68-64, and last year’s runner-up, Anawin Pikulthong, shot 65-68 to finish in solo-third place at -9.
In the Girls Championship division, Peoria’s Mattison Frick outran three competitors tied for second place after shooting 3-under par 70-69. Jennifer Seo (72-73) of Chandler, Raina Ports (71-74) of Oro Valley and Annie Dawson (71-74) of Phoenix finished T2 at +3.
In the 15-18 division, Tyler Kowack of San Diego shot 70-69—139 to win on the Boys side, and in the Girls 15-18 division Raya Schulz (73-78) of Avondale and Lily Huether (72-79) of Tucson finished tied for first place at 9-over-par 151, until Huether prevailed with a par on the second playoff hole.
McCormick Ranch Golf Club hosted the 13-14 age division, where Ajay Morris of Avondale shot 70-72—142, 2-under par to win on the Boys side. Kaitlyn Helm of Litchfield Park shot 80-74—154 on the Palm Course to finish in first place on the Girls side at +10.
Everett Corwon of Oro Valley finished in first place in the Boys 11-12 division after 9-hole rounds on the Palm Course of 40-39—79, +7. In the Boys 10 and Under division, Henry Newkirk of Scottsdale finished at +13 (43-42—85), and Teria Williams of Avondale won the Girls 10 and Under division after shooting +37, 55-54—109.