Rylan Johnson and Anawin Pikulthong crowned co-champions in Boys Championship division.
Peoria’s Mattison Frick fired three rounds in the 60s (68-69-69—206) to win the Girls Championship division at the Antigua Milt Coggins AZ JR Stroke Play at 4-under par. Contested June 3-5, Frick scorched the first two holes each day at Encanto Golf Course, going a combined six-under par for the six holes with four birdies and an eagle. Alyzzah Vakasiuola of San Tan Valley finished in second place, three strokes off the pace at 1-under-par 209, with rounds of 69-68-72, and Makenna Cabardo of Scottsdale finished in third place at 2-over par (72-69-71—212).
In the Boys Championship division, Rylan Johnson and Anawin Pikulthong, both of Gilbert, were crowned co-champions* after finishing 54 holes tied at 14-under-par 196 at Encanto. After the first round, the two were tied with Cameron Kaiser, Jackson Norwich and Joseph Lloyd for a share of the lead. Pikulthong then took a one-stroke lead over Johnson after the second round, before Johnson answered back in the final round to level, what turned out to be, a two-player race. Kaiser and Damon Vilkauskas of Mesa came tied for third place at 9-under-par 201.
Annie Dawson of Phoenix shot 12-over-par 222 (71-73-78) to win the Girls 15-18 division. Michael Kuhl of Scottsdale won in the Boys 15-18 division with a score of 1-under-par 209 (74-67-68).
Papago Golf Course hosted the 13-14, 11-12 and 10-Under divisions. Jayden Jevnick of Cave Creek shot 5-over-par 221 (72-73-76) to win the Girls 13-14 division. Oscar Uribe (73-72-73) of Scottsdale Ryan Hanawalt (74-70-74) of Leveen finished tied* for first place in the Boys 13-14 division at 2-over-par 218. Aubrey Hilgers of Litchfield Park posted 11-over-par 119 (40-40-39) to win the Girls 11-12 division, and Alexander Kaufman of Scottsdale won the Boys 11-12 division at 1-over-par 109 (38-36-35). In the 10 and Under division, Kaitlyn Moreland won the girls side at 12-over-par 120 (39-45-36), and on the boy’s side, Maverick Midthun shot rounds of 37-39-40 to finish in first place at 8-over-par 116.
Health and Safety:
*Playoffs temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 protocols. The second tournament after resuming the 2020 JGAA schedule, health and safety guidelines have been put in place that players, tournament staff, families and spectators are required to follow, including (but not limited to) practicing social distancing and maintaining a six-foot distance from other people (except household members) while on golf course property (this includes the driving range, practice putting green, teeing area, etc.). Click here for complete JGAA 2020 COVID-19 Tournament Guidelines.
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