The FCWT Junior Golf Tournament GreatHorse 2018 took place October 13-14, 2018. Junior golfers played 36-holes of stroke play at the GreatHorse Golf Club in Hampden, MA. This is one of the FCWT junior golf tournaments on the 2018-2019 schedule.
FCWT Junior Golf Tournament GreatHorse 2018
During Round One of the FCWT Junior Golf Tournament at GreatHorse Golf Club, the junior golfers had to contend with rain almost the entire day. Round Two had a half hour delay due to frost.
Boys 15-19 Division FCWT Junior Golf Tournament GreatHorse 2018
Some of the early movers on the leaderboard on Sunday were DeCourcey, Godin, and Jenks. Mark DeCourcey of Arlington, MA (2019) moved up 17 spots with a final round of 74 after an opening round of 83. Jack Godin of Wilbraham, MA (2020) improved his opening round of 84 to a 73 on Sunday. Godin moved up 21 spots. DeCourcey and Godin finished in a tie for 9th place.
Boomer Jenks of Waban, MA (2020) fired a round of two-under par on Sunday to move up the leaderboard 26 spots. Jenks made the turn at a bogey-free 35 that included a birdie on the 8th hole. His 36-hole score of 154 put him in a tie for 4th place with Sean Fitzgerald of Newton, MA (2019).
Logan Broyles of Mendon, VT (2019) finished in 3rd place at 150.
Mac Lee and Weston Jones battle for title
The battle for the title in the Boys 15-19 division at the FCWT Junior Golf Tournament GreatHorse 2018 was fierce. Weston Jones of Sudbury, MA (2021) came ready to play on Sunday. He began the final round one shot back of Mac Lee of Andover, MA (2020). Lee opened with a round of even par 72 on Saturday. Jones opened with a 73 on Saturday. Both junior golfers made a par on the 1st hole, but things changed quickly on the next hole.
Lee made a bogey on the par 5 2nd hole while Jones made par. They were all even. Both players made par on holes 3 and 4. Then on the 5th hole, Lee made another bogey which put Jones up by one. In a rare occurrence, Lee made another bogey on the 6th hole, allowing Jones to move ahead by 2 shots. Mac recovered well and made three pars in a row on 7, 8, and 9. Jones made par on #7 then carded his first bogey on the 8th hole and rebounded quickly with a par on 9. So at the turn, Jones was leading by one stroke.
On the back nine both players made par on the first two holes. Then Jones made a birdie on 12 which put him up by 2 shots. They both made par on 13 and 14. Then Mac carded his first birdie of the day on the 15th hole which put Jones back to a one stroke advantage. Things changed again on the 16th hole when Mac made par and Weston made a bogey. They were now tied for the lead. Both junior golfers made par on the last two holes and had to head to a playoff.
Lee and Jones both made par on the first playoff hole (#1). The two then played the 15th hole. Lee three-putted and Jones captured the title.
Boys 12-14 Division FCWT Junior Golf Tournament GreatHorse 2018
In the Boys 12-14 division, John Broderick of Wellesley, MA (2022) came on strong on Sunday. Broderick began the final round with a three stroke advantage after an opening round of 73. On Sunday, John fired a two-under-par 70 to win by 5 shots. John led this division in birdies for the tournament with 9 including a 3-hole birdie streak on 14, 15, and 16 on Sunday.
Tyler Donnellan of Riverside, CT (2022) finished in 2nd place with a strong final round of even par. Donnellan led this division in pars with 26. John Guerrara of Farmington, CT (2021) finished in third place at 162.
Girls Division FCWT Junior Golf Tournament GreatHorse 2018
Allison Paik of Providence, RI (2020) began the final round with a 4 stroke lead over Emily Nash of Lunenberg, MA (2019). On Sunday, Allison posted a final round of 74 to capture the title. Miss Paik posted 38 on her front nine that included a birdie on the 8th hole. Then on the back nine she carded 2 birdies, one on 10 and one on 15. With rounds of 76-74 she finished at +6 for the tournament.
Emily Nash posted a final round of 83 to finish in second place. The highlight of her Sunday round was a birdie on #10. She finished at 163.
Ava Spencer of Haverhill, MA (2022) finished in third place at 187.