|2011 Mohawk Valley Junior Tour - Championship - Rome Country Club
|Tough competition at
Adams earns honor
MVJGT #9: Tour Championship
at Rome Country Club
1.Mike Kalil 72
2.Seth Adams 74
3.Dan Reese 77
4.Joel Jakubowicz 78
5.Austin Chandler 82
5.Alex Malta 82
7.Aaron Macchia 84
8.Keith Smith 85
8.Matt Hughes 85
10.Nick de Jong 86
1.Ian Campbell 78*
(Won on first playoff hole)
2.Sam Tornatore 78
3.Dante Migliore 80
4.Tommy Mandel 81
5.Ben Kallet 83
6.Ryan Stilwell 85
7.Matt Borek 89
8.Andrew Stilwell 90
9.Nick Arrigo 91
10.Bobby Davenport 94
1.Ryan Rybicki 42*
(Won on first playoff hole)
2.Cameron Soja 42
3.Matt Dreimiller 44
4.Teddy Trosset 49
4.Scott Mundorff 49
6.Michael Mandel 51
7.Matt Hobika 53
7.Jack Angelucci 53
9.Jack Kallet 59
10.Jace Suderley 66
1.Rachel Halwig 89
2.Nic Darois 90
3.Marisa Mauro 110
4.Andrea Eastup 112
1.MaryAnn Bulawa 44
2.Lilly Bulawa 48
3.Amandaa Snizek 52
4.Anna Jandura-Cessna 64
1.Sydney Bard 47
2.Adia Bulawa 70
3.Mia Shulman 78
ROME - The Mohawk Valley Junior
Golf Tour concluded its 26th season
Tuesday with the Tour Championship
at Rome Country Club.
Among the big winners were Sydney
Bard, MaryAnn Bulawa, Ian Campbell
and Ryan Rybicki added Tour
Championship victories to their
Bulawa shot 44 to win the Girls 13-15
Division by four strokes over her sister,
Ian Campbell shot 78, but still needed
to defeat Sam Tornatore on the first
playoff hole to take the Boys 13-15
In another playoff, Rybicki edged
Cameron Soja on the first playoff hole
after tying with 42s.
Bard shot 47 to win the Girls 12-Under
Mike Kalil and Rachel Halwig also won
Halwig shot 89 to edge regular-season
champion, Nic Darois, by one stroke in
the Girls 16-18 Division.
Kalil shot an impressive even-par 72 to
edge Seth Adams by two strokes in the
Boys 16-18 Division.
Adams, who won the regular-season
title, didn't leave Rome Country Club
empty handed. Following the
tournament, the senior-to-be at
Camden High School, was named the
Mohawk Valley Junior Tour's Player of
the Year in an awards ceremony.
The award takes into consideration
performance throughout the entire
season, including high school and
other tournaments, as well as
sportsmanship and attitude.
"I can't say I was completely surprised,"
Adams said. " I definitely thought Ian
Campbell had a good chance,
because his scoring average was
better than mine, but making the state
(high school) team and finishing
second at the Onondaga Junior Invite,
really helped. I think that outside stuff
gave me the edge."
Adams has accomplished plenty in his
three seasons playing on the Junior
Tour. Now he can add the ultimate
prize to his resume.
"I'm definitely happy. I won the points
division for the third year in a row,"
said Adams, who won the 13-15 in
2009 and 2010.
"But Player of the Year was something
I could never capture, When I walked
up to shake hands with Wes I had a
pretty big smile on my face," Adams
said of receiving the Award from Wes
Cupp, one of the MVJGT directors.
Seth Adams, above, was named the
Mohawk Valley Junior Golf Tour's Player
of the Year at Tuesday's Awards Banquet
following the Tour Championship at Rome
Teddy Trosset chips to the 9th green during the Mohawk Valley Junior Golf Tour's
Championship at Rome Country Club.
ABOVE LEFT: Austin Chandler hits an approach on the par-4 18th hole.
ABOVE RIGHT: Michael Mandel hits an approach on the 9th hole.