Sarah Burnham of Maple Grove, MN (2014) led wire-to-wire in the Girls division of the Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) Junior Golf Tournament at Whistling Straits to earn her 3rd FCWT tournament win as the regular season came to a close on Sunday. On Saturday, Miss Burnham, who previously won at Wigwam and TPC Las Vegas, opened with a round of 74 to lead by 2 shots. On Sunday as the players moved from the Blackwolf Run Meadow Valleys Course to the Whistling Straits Irish Course, Miss Burnham fired a one under par 71 to finish at 145, 6 shots ahead of Isabelle Kane of Winnetka, IL (2014). Miss Burnham had 7 birdies for the tournament to lead the Girls division. She also posted 23 pars which tied Miss Kane for the most for the tournament. Anika Hitt of Mequon, WI (2015) finished in 3rd place at 153.
In the Boys 11-13 division, Will Grevlos of Sioux Falls, SD (2018) carded rounds of 73-75-148 to earn his second FCWT tournament win of the season.
In the Boys 13-19 division, Luke Johanson of Chaska, MN (2014) posted two solid rounds of even par, 72-72-144, to win his first FCWT tournament by two shots over Round One leader Aaron DeNucci of Des Moines, IA (2015).
DeNucci may have finished 2nd in the overall competition, but he finished 1st in the Boys 13-15 division, and one shot ahead of Camden Nierman of Faribault, MN, who finished at 147 (+3) for the tournament. Nierman led this division in pars for the tournament with 28. Second place for the 13-15 year olds went to Daneil Chi of Maple Grove, MN (2016) who also finished T10 overall. Mickey Brick of Frankfort (2015) finished third among the 13-15 division players and tie for 13th overall at 158.
In the opening round of the Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) junior golf tournament at Whistling Straits Golf Course, Sarah Burnham of Maple Grove, MN (2014) took the lead in the Girls division. Sarah opened with a round of 2 over par 74 on the Blackwolf Run Meadow Valleys Course. She leads
Isabelle Kane of Winnetka, IL (2014) by two shots and
Sydney Brickey of Faribault, MN (2013) by three strokes. Sarah will be looking for her third FCWT tournament win of the 2013-2014 season on Sunday. Miss Burnham led the girls division in pars with 13 on Saturday, while Sydney Brickey led in birdies with 4.
In the Boys 11-13 division, Will Grevlos of Sioux Falls, SD (2018) fired an excellent round of one over par 73. Will, 13, will be looking for his second FCWT tournament win on Sunday as he goes head-to-head with Miguel Montelongo of Peoria, IL (2017). Miguel is playing in his first FCWT tournament.
Fifteen year old Aaron DeNucci of Des Moines, IA (2015) leads the overall competition for Boys 13-19. (He also leads the 13-15 division). Aaron, who finished in 6th place at the FCWT tournament at Wigwam, fired an opening round of 1 under par 71 on Saturday. He leads by one shot over Luke Johanson of Chaska, MN (2014) and
Conner Koberg of Cedar Rapids, IA (2015). The players move to the Irish Course at Whistling Straits for Sunday’s final round. The Top 10 are within five shots of the leader. With a new golf course for the final round, a lot can change.
Daniel Chi of Maple Grove, MN (2016) is 2nd in the 13-15 division and in 4th place overall. Four players are tied for 5th place at 75:
Will Holmgren of Wayzata, MN (2015), Conor Dore of Chicago (2015), Camden Nierman of Faribault, MN, and
Jack Junge of Winnetka, IL (2015). Jacob Kruman of Riverwoods, IL (2016), Matthew Pulgini of Middletown, DE (2018) and Mickey Brick of Frankfort (2015) are tied for 3rd in the 13-15 division and tied for 15th overall.
Patrick Wu of Taiwan of Taipei (2017) went wire-to-wire at the Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) junior golf tournament at World Woods Pine Barrens. Wu, 13, opened with a round of 70 on Saturday and then posted a round of 73 on Sunday to finish at 1 over par for the tournament and earn his third FCWT title of the 2012-2013 season. Wu previously won the FCWT tournament at Mission Inn in February and also the FCWT tournament at Harmony Golf in February. He has three additional top 10 finishes this season. Wu co-led the Boys 13-15 division in birdies with 7. Also posting 7 birdies for the 36-hole tournament were: Georgy Ivashin of Russia (2015) and Anthony Truong of Vietnam (2016). Truong was the only player in the Boys 13-15 division to card two eagles for the tournament. Truong earned Low Round honors for his final round of one under par 70 that allowed him to earn 2nd place. Georgy Chernov of Russia (2016) finished in 3rd place at 148, 5 strokes back of Wu.
In the Girls division, Luiza Altmann of Brazil (2016) earned her second FCWT tournament of the season. Luiza, 15, started the final round in a four-way tie for 2nd place at 73, then fired a final round of two-under par 69 on Sunday to win by two shots over Yuanru Yin of China (2016) who won her first FCWT tournament last weekend at Metro West with two consecutive rounds of 69. Overnight leader Chin-Ling Chang of Taiwan (2013) finished in third place at 145. Claire Hodges of Sorrento, FL (2017), the only player in the Girls division to card an eagle for the tournament, finished tied for fourth place with Ekaterina Protasova of Russia (2013). Miss Hodges, Miss Yin, and Dylan Kim of Winter Garden, FL (2015) co-led in birdies with 6 for the tournament. Miss Kim finished in 6th place. Miss Altmann, the winner, and Ekaterian Protasova both carded 26 pars for the 36-hole tournament to lead the girls division.
Priyanshu Sign of Delhi, India (2014), who tweeted after Round One that he left some shots on the golf course, accomplished what he set out to do on Sunday and won his second FCWT tournament:
Singh’s opening round of 70 put him in a tie for the lead with Adam Norris of Seminole, FL, after Saturday’s round. On Sunday, Singh posted a final round of 72 that put him at even par for the tournament, 142. Singh edged out Peng Yan of China (2014) by one stroke to capture his second FCWT tournament win of the season. Yan led the Boys 16-19 division in pars with 26. Jacques Celestino of Sarasota, FL (2015) and Billy Walthouse of Longmeadow, MA (2013),who won last weekend at Metro West, finished tied for third place. Michael Wilhelm of Edwards, CO (2013) and overnight leader Adam Norris of Seminole finished at 147 and tied for 5th place.