Mehrbaan Singh had the lowest round of the year in the Boys 12-13 Division today when he finished with a 64 to claim the Junior Tour Championship for his age group.
“I hit everything where I wanted it,” said Singh, of Ashburn, Va. after shooting a two-day total 135. “It’s great winning this especially after coming back from a two-stroke deficit and then winning by five.”
Chase Nevins finished second in the Boys 12-13 Division with a 140 and Aryan Vuradi finished third with a 147.
Matthew Kinsey, of Berlin, Md., claimed the top spot in the Boys 16-18 Division following his score of 74 in the second round. He finished with a two-day total 150 and had 27 holes of par or better during the tournament.
“This course definitely fit me well as a long hitter,” Kinsey said. “I took the bunkers out of play and had wedges into the green where my short game was really strong. I didn’t make any big numbers and stayed close throughout the tournament.”
Kinsey was in a three-way tie for first after the first day with Brandon Wilson and Eddie Coffren. Wilson finished second and Coffren third in the Boys 16-18 Division.
Branden Nguyen, of Columbia, Md. won the Boys 14-15 Division with a two day total of 147. Nguyen had 28 holes of par or better, best in the tournament.
“I hit a lot of fairways and it made it easier on me both days,” Nguyen said. “Winning the Tour Championship is a great feeling. I only won once during the season, but winning this big of an event feels good heading into high school season.”
Luke McNabb finished in second with a 8-over-150 and Christopher Lee took third with a 12-over-154.
The Girls 10-11 nine-hole Division finished with Josephine Nguyen atop the leaderboard after a two-day total 84. Nguyen shot 42 both days.
“I had a few problems finishing, but overall it was a great round,” Nguyen said. “I started the year shooting in the 100’s and now I’m into the 40’s for my nine hole scores and I’m really happy with my improvement this season.”
In the Boys 10-11 Division, Benjamin Siriboury, of Clarksville, Md., finished with a two-day total of 72. Siriboury shot 36 on both of his nine hole rounds and claimed the Boys 10-11 Junior Championship.
“It was tough on some holes, but depending on where you put the ball you could make it a lot easier on yourself and I think I did that,” Siriboury said. “I’m so proud and happy to win the Junior Tour Championship.”
Finishing in second place was Matt Moloney, of Vienna, Va. with a 76 and in third, Argyle Downes of Charles Town, W. Va. had a 79.
In the Girls 15-18 Championship, Niva Sainju, of Burke, Va. won with a two-day total 148.
“I did really well on the front nine and had some memorable putts over 15 feet,” Sainju said. “I’ve been playing with the MAPGA for three years and it’s really great to win the Tour Championship today.”
Vynie Chen finished in second with a 149 and Jordan Kohler finished third with a 158.
The Girls 12-14 Division ended with Alyssa Wang finishing first with a 146. Sue Lee finished second with a 152 and Emma Chen in third with a 154.
The next MAPGA Junior Golf event is the 2017 Capital Cup at Old South Country Club in Lothian, Md.