McDaniel defeats Mahle in a Six-Hole Playoff

Lexington, Ky. – The final round of the PGA Junior Series sponsored by Genesis Networks at Kearney Hill Golf Links provided exciting lead changes and strong finishes down the stretch on Thursday.

Daniel Wetterich of Cincinnati, Ohio passed Matthew Brittain of Abingdon, Va., on the back nine to claim the boys’ 13-15 division title.

Brittain, who owned a four-stroke lead with eight holes left to play, struggled on the final nine holes, while Wetterich wasted no time, firing off three birdies within the first five holes. He double bogeyed the eighth, but carded ten pars in a row, for a final-round one-under-par 71.

“I had a little hiccup on the eighth hole,” said Wetterich. “I didn’t worry and just forgot about it,” said Wetterich.

Wetterich carded a 54-hole-total of 217 to win by three-strokes.

Brittain’s back nine included three double bogeys and a bogey and forced him out of the lead and into second place overall.

First-round leader, Jacob Cook of Frankfort, Ky. had three birdies on the back nine to shoot a final-round 73 and finish in a tie for third with Michael Sass of Louisville, Ky.

Mika Liu of Bradenton, Fl., started the final round with a one-shot lead but carded three birdies on the back nine to cruise to victory by four strokes and win the overall girls’ division and girls’ 13-15 division.

She carded a 1-under-par 71 in the final round for a 54-hole-total of 217.

Liu’s win gains her an exemption into the 37th Junior PGA Championship at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind., Aug 2-5, and the Callaway Junior World Golf Championships in San Diego, Calif.

Nadine Innes of Union, Ky., finished in second overall and Anna Hack of Paducah, Ky., finished alone in third.

Jordan Lippetz of Bradenton, Fla., edged Hanna Pietila of Brighton, Mich., carding a final-round 74 to claim the girls’ 16-18 division title

Kuriko Tsukiyama of West New York, N.J., finished third. Tsukiyama fired a final-round 75.

“Overall, I feel strong about my whole game.” said Lippetz.

Pietila, duplicated her second round score of 72 to vault up the leaderboard.

In the boys’ 16-18 division, Tyler McDaniel of Manchester, Ky. and Matthew Mahle of Lexington, Ky. faced off in a six-hole playoff.
McDaniel prevailed in the end to claim the title after Mahle three-putted for bogey. Both players were playing well up until the final hole and were both three-under-par in the playoff.

“I was wondering when it was going to end,” said McDaniel “I was hoping that I didn’t have to make knee-knocker putts to tie but I still had them and made them.”

His final-round 71 gave him a three-day-total of 215.

Fred Allen Myer of Nicholasville, Ky. had five birdies to shoot the low round of the day with a 69. He finished third overall.

For full results see below.

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Boys 13-15 Par 72 6,478 Yards

Name Residence Grad Year Score
Daniel Wetterich Cincinnati, Ohio 2015 72-74-71--217
Matthew Brittain Abingdon, Va. 2015 72-70-78--220
Jacob Cook Frankfort, Ky. 2016 70-78-73--221
Michael Sass Louisville, Ky. 2016 74-73-74--221
David Baker Weddington, N.C. 2015 73-72-77--222
Austin Squires Union, Ky. 2015 73-75-75--223
Taylor Suggs Cincinnati, Ohio 2015 74-74-77--225
Zach Norris Mckee, Ky. 2017 77-77-73--227
Brandon Sanner Shelbyville, Ky. 2014 77-79-77--233
Jacques Celestino Sarasota, Fla. 2015 77-82-75--234
Logan Gamm Union, Ky. 2015 80-76-78--234
Allen Hamilton Louisville, Ky. 2016 77-81-77--235
Joshua Sokoloff Germantown, Tenn. 2016 75-82-81--238
Riley Grant Columbia, Ky. 2015 81-80-78--239
Matt Liston Louisville, Ky. 2016 80-78-81--239
Andrew Spiegler Abingdon, Va. 2017 82-79-78--239
Matt Lehman Okatie, S.C. 2016 76-80-84--240
Brett Wheeler Dublin, Ohio 2016 81-77-83--241
Kevin Crone Floyds Knobs, Ind. 2016 84-79-80--243
Jack Berger Louisville, Ky. 2015 88-78-78--244
Owen Workman Paducah, Ky. 2017 86-85-85--256
Nicolas Osterburg Indianapolis, Ind. 2017 81-93-84--258
E. Princeton Ball Westerville, Ohio 2016 87-86-89--262

Boys 16-18 Par 72 6,981 Yards

Name Residence Grad Year Score
Matthew Mahle Lexington, Ky. 2013 72-73-70--215
Tyler McDaniel Manchester, Ky. 2015 76-68-71--215
Fred Allen Meyer Nicholasville, Ky. 2014 73-74-69--216
Benjamin Streepey Nicholasville, Ky. 2013 71-73-73--217
Ben Montgomery Louisville, Ky. 2013 72-73-73--218
Brennen Walsh Cincinnati, Ohio 2013 72-71-76--219
Alec Tahy Dayton, Ohio 2013 80-71-70--221
Justin Wrozier Saint Peters, Mo. 2013 77-74-70--221
Jd Lehman Okatie, S.C. 2013 74-73-75--222
Spencer Reed Louisville, Ky. 2014 78-70-74--222
Rhyne Jones Blowing Rock, N.C. 2013 75-74-74--223
Joo-Young Lee Hilliard, Ohio 2013 74-76-73--223
Chris Meuth Henderson, Ky. 2013 75-76-72--223
Travis Rose Nicholasville, Ky. 2013 78-70-75--223
Mason Eckley Liberty Township, Ohio 2013 78-73-73--224
Zachary Gollwitzer Ballwin, Mo. 2013 73-73-78--224
Matthew Zakutney Paducah, Ky. 2013 78-72-74--224
Nick Celestino Sarasota, Fla. 2012 70-79-76--225
John Williams Danville, Ky. 2013 76-78-71--225
Chandler Morgan Lexington, Ky. 2013 74-80-72--226
Andrew Novara Murphybsoro, Ill. 2012 75-76-76--227
Dakota Jarman Danville, Ky. 2013 78-77-73--228
Andrew McKinney Danville, Ky. 2014 77-71-80--228
Joshua Brooks Ashland, Ohio 2014 76-76-77--229
Jared Brown Bowling Green, Ky. 2014 77-71-81--229
Logan Hogge Salt Lick, Ky. 2012 78-78-73--229
Adam Lechner Kearney, Mo. 2014 77-74-78--229
Billy Tom Sargent Georgetown, Ky. 2014 75-80-74--229
Mac Telle Louisville, Ky. 2013 75-75-79--229
Austin Lowe Kansas City, Mo. 2013 78-74-78--230
Stephen Stallings, Jr Louisville, Ky. 2013 80-73-77--230
Austen Swentzel Nicholasville, Ky. 2014 81-73-76--230
Jared Hammons Marietta, Ohio 2013 77-77-77--231
Scott Schaeffer St. Charles, Mo. 2014 83-75-73--231
Alex Durham Columbia, Ky. 2013 77-76-79--232
Keifer Clary Murfreesboeo, Tenn. 2013 74-82-77--233
Spencer Meredith Wilmington, Ohio 2014 77-81-75--233
Will Sallee Lexington, Ky. 2014 81-74-78--233
John Bryant Galax, Va. 2013 78-79-77--234
Alex Davis London, Ky. 2014 81-79-74--234
James Park Deerfield, Mass. 2013 74-78-82--234
James Siegfried Town and Country, Mo. 2014 84-72-78--234
Benjamin Davis Lexington, Ky. 2013 81-78-76--235
Bryant Evans Flower Mound, Texas 2014 79-77-79--235
Joshua Gregorich London, Ky. 2013 80-78-77--235
Benjamin Hutchison Ballwin, Mo. 2013 78-81-76--235
Alex McKay St. Charles, Mo. 2013 80-73-82--235
Tyler Overberg West Chester, Ohio 2012 76-80-79--235
Matt Wetterich Cincinnati, Ohio 2013 77-80-78--235
Ethan Luecke Warrenton, Mo. 2014 81-76-79--236
Tim Mutchler Findlay, Ohio 2013 80-80-76--236
Lucas Jones Louisville, Ky. 2013 75-84-78--237
Philip Kelley, III Advance, N.C. 2014 77-80-80--237
Tyler Smith Cincinnati, Ohio 2012 78-76-83--237
Dexter Wilson Jenera, Ohio 2014 86-77-74--237
Brad Carpenter Washington, Mo. 2014 83-80-75--238
Jermey Fultz Mascot, Tenn. 2014 79-76-83--238
Boeing Smith Gallipolis, Ohio 2012 80-81-77--238
Austin Beck Villa Hills, Ky. 2013 78-79-82--239
Ian Black Elizabethtown, Ky. 2013 79-79-81--239
Byron Speach Nicholasville, Ky. 2014 82-78-79--239
Joshua Bumgarner Scott Depot, W.Va. 2013 81-82-77--240
Nick Duffield Chesapeake, Ohio 2013 81-80-79--240
Evan Probst Mason, Ohio 2013 82-76-82--240
Michael Vick Elizabethtown, Ky. 2013 84-75-81--240
Brett Bauereis Park Hills, Ky. 2014 80-74-87--241
Tanner Duncan Louisville, Ky. 2012 79-86-76--241
Robert Thomas Flatwoods, Ky. 2014 83-75-83--241
Merik Berling Union, Ky. 2014 80-81-81--242
Aaron Drese Ballwin, Mo. 2013 85-84-74--243
Steely Harris Glasgow, Ky. 2013 79-84-80--243
Robert Canady Gallipolis, Ohio 2013 74-87-83--244
Max Doran Trafford, Pa. 2013 83-79-84--246
Hunter Hughes Union, Ky. 2014 83-77-87--247
Morgan Franklin Crestwood, Ky. 2013 85-80-84--249
Travis Brown Hopkinsville, Ky. 2012 91-77-82--250
Joey Mayo Paducah, Ky. 2013 84-84-82--250
Chance Reuter Nashville, Ill. 2013 85-81-85--251
Trey Schneider St. Louis, Mo. 2014 80-84-88--252
Zach Buchheit Florissant, Mo. 2013 85-88-80--253
Joseph Kendall Ft. Mitchell, Ky. 2013 85-84-84--253
Darren Carpenter Owingsville, Ky. 2013 86-84-84--254
Christian Casingal Charleston, W.Va. 2015 87-81-86--254
Marshall Stretch Liberty Township, Ohio 2013 81-85-89--255
Tyler Presley Abingdon, Va. 2014 96-79-83--258
Mason Carter Owensboro, Ky. 2013 84-87-88--259

Girls Par 72 6,061 Yards

Name Residence Grad Year Score
Mika Liu Bradenton, Fla. 2017 76-70-71--217
Jordan Lippetz Bradenton, Fla. 2013 75-72-74--221
Hannah Pietila Brighton, Mich. 2013 78-72-72--222
Kuriko Tsukiyama West New York, N.J. 2014 75-73-75--223
Jacklyn VanMeter Bowling Green, Ky. 2013 80-71-76--227
Meghan Theiss LaGrange, Ky. 2012 83-74-71--228
Caroline Moore London, Ky. 2013 78-75-76--229
Grace Rose Nicholasville, Ky. 2014 80-77-75--232
Emmie Pietila Brighton, Mich. 2011 80-76-77--233
So Jeong Lee Duluth, Ga. 2014 79-76-79--234
Katie Sharp Kendallville, Ind. 2013 84-76-74--234
Ale Walker Paintsville, Ky. 2013 80-76-78--234
Megan Kinney Frankfort, Ky. 2013 81-74-80--235
Mackenzie DiPietro Louisville, Ohio 2013 78-77-81--236
Rachel Johnson Nashville, Tenn. 2013 81-83-73--237
Samantha Gotcher Clarksville, Tenn. 2013 81-80-78--239
Abbie Gregory Goodlettsville, Tenn. 2013 79-81-79--239
Emily Kurey Alpharetta, Ga. 2013 83-81-75--239
Morgan Nadaline Anderson, Ind. 2014 88-75-76--239
Emily Goldenstein Chesterfield, Mo. 2014 80-81-79--240
Karli LaGrotte Fishers, Ind. 2014 84-78-78--240
Nadine Innes Union, Ky. 2015 81-80-80--241
Megan Tenhundfeld Cincinnati, Ohio 2012 89-76-76--241
Abigail Gleixner Greenwood, Ind. 2014 84-78-80--242
Anna Hack Paducah, Ky. 2015 79-82-82--243
Ali Green West Chester, Ohio 2012 79-81-84--244
Heather McDaniel Du Quoin, Ill. 2013 86-81-77--244
Sydney Snodgrass Harrisville, W.Va. 2014 83-83-78--244
Maddie Hamilton Louisville, Ky. 2015 82-81-82--245
MacKenzie Peyton New Castle, Ky. 2015 85-79-81--245
Lauren Waller Canonsburg, Pa. 2015 83-81-81--245
Megan Wilshire Georgetown, Ky. 2012 88-79-78--245
Madison Thomas Shelbyville, Ky. 2015 83-84-79--246
Kaylee Akins Corbin, Ky. 2014 89-76-81--246
Sarah Kern Springboro, Ohio 2015 83-82-82--247
Teleri Hughes Knoxville, Tenn. 2013 86-84-77--247
Emily Joers Waukesha, Wis. 2013 83-85-79--247
Lila Kendall Taylor McLean, Va. 2014 82-86-79--247
Shelby Power Owenton, Ky. 2014 81-88-80--249
Brianne Coe Russell Springs, Ky. 2014 81-81-88--250
Lindsey Murray Tipp City, Ohio 2014 83-88-80--251
Rachel Pingleton Parksville, Ky. 2013 82-90-84--256
Alyssa Cook Carmel, Ind. 2015 89-83-85--257
Jamie Ehrhart Quincy, Ill. 2013 83-92-86--261
Ayla Rhinesmith Georgetown, Ky. 2014 86-86-89--261
Olivia Senter Madisonville, Ky. 2013 93-83-89--265
Breanna Post Orient, Ohio 2014 86-87-93--266
Katie Casey North Canton, Ohio 2013 94-90-89--273
Ali Cheesman Ft. Mitchell, Ky. 2012 97-88-91--276
Autumn Stamps Mount Juliet, Tenn. 2014 108-98-93--299
Nina Deanes Chicago, Ill. 2013 106-99-97--302
Kaitlin Hutchinson Mount Juliet, Tenn. 2014 114-97-110--321


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