|YOUTH GOLF: FOUR VALLEY GOLFERS FINISH IN TOP THREE OF AGE GROUPS AT EN-JOIE WAVERLY'S SIDNEY TOMASSO WINS 14U TITLE (2017-07-08)
Valley Sports Report
ENDICOTT A foursome of Valley golfers, led by Waverly freshman-to-be Sidney Tomasso, finished in the top three in their age groups here Thursday at the En-Joie Golf Club stop on the Central N.Y. PGA Junior Tour.
Sidney Tomasso won the 14U girls division, while Tioga freshman-to-be Sam Taylor was second in the 15U boys division, Waverly junior-to-be Alex Tomasso placed second in the 18U girls division, and Sayre senior-to-be Ryan Murrelle was third in the boys 18U division.
Sidney Tomasso shot an 85 to win her age group by four strokes over Lucia Chen of Horseheads.
Chen shot a 44 on the front nine and led by one stroke at the turn. Tomasso pulled even after 11 holes, then birdied the 390-yard, par-5 12th hole and took a five-stroke lead to the 13th tee as Chen put a 9 on the scorecard on No. 12.
Chen closed the gap to two strokes after a birdie on the 16th hole, but Tomasso finished strong to seal the victory.
Taylor struggled early in his round and was 6-over par after seven holes, but turned it around and played the final 11 holes at 1-under for a round of 77 (42-35).
Daniel Ames of Addison won the 14U Division with a 76. He led Taylor by six strokes at the turn after shooting a 36 on the front nine.
Taylor actually took the lead after 15 holes as Ames was 7-ver par on the first six holes on the back nine, but back-to-back birdies on the 16th and 17th holes put Ames back in front by two strokes heading to the 18th hole.
Taylor birdied the 370-yard, par-4 18th hole, but Ames carded a par for the win.
Taylor also birdied the 500-yard, par-5 8th hole, and the 335-yard, par-4 10th hole.
Alex Tomasso led after seven holes, and was tied with eventual winner of the 18U Division Lena Jones of Dewitt at the turn, both shooting a 47.
Jones shot a 39 on the back nine to card an 86, while Alex Tomasso shot a 45 for a 92.
Murrelle strung four bogies together on the front nine to fall three shots off the lead and never got closer than two strokes the remainder of the day.
Red Creeks Derek Pitts shot a 39 on the front nine and was was one shot behind Christopher Trifoso of Corning at the turn, but shot a 37 on the back nine for a 76. Trifoso shot a 39 on the back nine for a second-place round of 77.
Murrelle shot a 37 on the back nine, including birdies on the 425-yard, par-4 11th hole, and the 400-yard, par-4 18th hole, for a 78.
IN PHOTO: Sidney Tomasso.
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