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Johnson Holds Off Lloyd to Win DLB Custom Homes Scottsdale City Junior Championship

By August 17, 2021No Comments
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.