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Waynesboro's Mobley Finishes 6th at Georgia Junior Championship

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ROCKY FACE, Ga. - Marcus Byrd of Dunwoody made his par putt on the final hole at The Farm to clinch the 48th annual Georgia Junior Championship with a 1-under-par 215 score. Although Byrd posted a 2-over-par 74 in Wednesday's final round, he is the only player to finish the 54-hole competition under par overall.

Three players tied for runner-up honors at even-par 216, including Jack Larkin, Jr., of Atlanta (72-75-69), Tye Waller of Griffin (71-75-70) and Ryan Stachler of Alpharetta (68-75-73). If Byrd had missed his putt for par on the final hole, a four-man playoff would have resulted. Instead, the Dunwoody High School student put the ball in the hole and walked off the green as the champion.

Tyler Hanson of Albany, a co-leader from round one, finished fifth at 3-over-par 219 (68-76-75). Will Duma of Atlanta (70-76-75) and second round co-leader Carter Mobley of Waynesboro (71-70-80) tied for sixth at 5-over-par 221. Nickolaus Budd of Woodstock finished eighth at 8-over-par 224 (71-76-77). Six players tied for ninth to round out the top 10 at 10-over-par 226, including: Spencer Ralston of Gainesville (77-74-75), Tyler Joiner of Albany (75-76-75), Eric Grahek of Alpharetta (75-75-76), Wyatt Larkin of Morganton (75-75-76), Michael Sheahan of Marietta (72-78-76) and Jake Fendt of Suwanee (69-81-76).

Three of the players who finished in the top 10 recently led their high school teams to state championships in their respective classes: Ralston (Gainesville High), Duma (Marist) and Larkin (Marist).

The top-8 finishers of the Georgia Junior Championship automatically qualify for the Georgia-South Carolina Junior Challenge Match later this summer. Byrd, Larkin, Waller, Stachler, Hanson, Duma, Mobley and Budd made the Georgia team and will represent their state at Forest Lake Club in Columbia, S.C., July 26-27. Joiner and Grahek are the first and second alternates, respectively.

With the win, Byrd also receives an exemption into the Georgia Amateur Championship, which is set for Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, July 11-14.

The field of 144 was cut to the low 70 and ties for Wednesday's final round, with the cutline falling at 19-over-par 163 and 72 players advanced.

Entries were open to male amateur golfers between the ages of 14-17. A competitor must have been at least 14 years old as of June 17 and not have been 18 as of June 19. The event was 54 holes of stroke play. 

 

Final Results

 

Place

Name

City

Rd. 1

Rd. 2

Rd. 3

Total

To Par

1

Byrd, Marcus

Dunwoody

70

71

74

215

-1

T2

Larkin Jr., Jack

Atlanta

72

75

69

216

Even

T2

Waller, Tye

Griffin

71

75

70

216

Even

T2

Stachler, Ryan

Alpharetta

68

75

73

216

Even

5

Hanson, Tyler

Albany

68

76

75

219

3

T6

Duma, Will

Atlanta

70

76

75

221

5

T6

Mobley, Carter

Waynesboro

71

70

80

221

5

8

Budd, Nickolaus

Woodstock

71

76

77

224

8

T9

Ralston, Spencer

Gainesville

77

74

75

226

10

T9

Joiner, Tyler

Albany

75

76

75

226

10

T9

Grahek, Eric

Alpharetta

75

75

76

226

10

T9

Larkin, Wyatt

Morganton

75

75

76

226

10

T9

Sheahan, Michael

Marietta

72

78

76

226

10

T9

Fendt, Jake

Suwanee

69

81

76

226

10

T15

Ulp, Bailey

Suwanee

74

80

73

227

11

T15

Hodges, Thomas

Conyers

73

77

77

227

11

T17

Chandler, Will

Atlanta

82

76

70

228

12

T17

Fisk, Steven

Stockbridge

77

77

74

228

12

T17

Behr, Allen

Dalton

78

74

76

228

12

T17

Collins, Matt

Duluth

73

77

78

228

12

T21

Hoffman, Scotty

Alpharetta

73

82

74

229

13

T21

Young, Tyler

Kennesaw

71

81

77

229

13

T21

Vaughn, Carson

Newnan

71

79

79

229

13

T21

Keran, Brady

Canton

75

73

81

229

13

T25

Keppler, Jonathan

Marietta

80

76

74

230

14

T25

McCarron, Bennett

Dacula

76

76

78

230

14

T27

Gee, Henry

Hiram

73

81

77

231

15

T27

Traylor, Braden

Moultrie

73

76

82

231

15

T27

Lasseter, Grant

Gainesville

73

75

83

231

15

T30

King, Lawson

Gainesville

80

81

71

232

16

T30

Zediker, Zachary

Gray

79

78

75

232

16

T30

Alakulppi, Luukas

Valdosta

77

79

76

232

16

T30

Snipes, Tucker

Rocky Face

78

77

77

232

16

T30

DeRosa, Alexander

Atlanta

74

79

79

232

16

T30

Huntzinger, Charles

Duluth

79

73

80

232

16

T30

Poole, Hayden

Johns Creek

70

79

83

232

16

T37

Goodman, Matt

Johns Creek

83

77

73

233

17

T37

Eaton, Chandler

Alpharetta

81

78

74

233

17

T39

Ghamande, Salil

Evans

79

77

78

234

18

T39

Smith, Steffen

Alpharetta

81

73

80

234

18

T39

Bottomley, Walker

Milton

75

78

81

234

18

T42

Williams, Nathan

Gainesville

81

77

77

235

19

T42

Stripling, Eli

Moultrie

74

78

83

235

19

T42

Lytle, Maddux

Sharpsburg

76

76

83

235

19

T45

McMahon, Matt

Acworth

79

83

74

236

20

T45

Hines, Matthew

Acworth

78

78

80

236

20

T45

Bishop, Jackson

Gainesville

78

76

82

236

20

T45

Plageman, Parker

Griffin

75

78

83

236

20

49

Thomas, Jake

Cumming

86

73

78

237

21

T50

Rowland, Garrett

Cleveland

82

79

77

238

22

T50

Brown, Harrison

Roswell

80

77

81

238

22

T52

Mobley, Jay

Waynesboro

87

74

78

239

23

T52

Williams, Kile

Fayetteville

74

81

84

239

23

T54

Barron, Brett

Suwanee

82

79

79

240

24

T54

Shaw, Robert

Cumming

81

75

84

240

24

T56

Edison, Conner

Marietta

85

78

78

241

25

T56

Pearson, Trey

Dacula

75

84

82

241

25

58

Newton, Callum

Decatur

80

81

81

242

26

T59

Alsobrook, Brandon

Powder Springs

83

78

82

243

27

T59

Scott Jr., James Earl

Atlanta

77

80

86

243

27

T61

Huckaby, Ben

Bishop

80

80

84

244

28

T61

Hayes, Ethan

Rocky Face

80

80

84

244

28

T61

Odell, Scott

Claxton

83

76

85

244

28

T64

Young, Hunter

Gainesville

84

78

83

245

29

T64

Schniederjans, Luke

Powder Springs

76

85

84

245

29

T66

Elliott, Hunter

Conyers

79

84

83

246

30

T66

Flynn, Matthew

Marietta

78

83

85

246

30

T68

Sabol, Russell

Martinez

79

82

87

248

32

T68

Beard, Phillip

Hoschton

80

81

87

248

32

70

Darley, Mitchell

Dacula

82

79

89

250

34

71

Shiels, Cameron

Statesboro

79

84

90

253

37

72

Harvey, Chris

Atlanta

76

83

95

254

38

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