Incoming sophomores Tyler Green and Spencer Klimek both had great showings at the PGA Jr. Series at the Kampen golf course on the campus of Purdue University. Klimek, who was tied for the lead in the first two of the three rounds of the tournament, fell two shots short of a title in the 13-15 age group. Green, who led after the first round of the senior circuit, landed in a tie for 11th place overall.
Klimek and Harrison Vonderau of Columbia Station, Ohio, were neck-and-neck through two days, shooting exact rounds of 72 and 78. Both would play Wednesday’s final round as equal, with Vonderau making two more shots to finish with a 71 and a final total of 221 while Klimek turned in a 73 for a 223 and the runner-up position.
Green fired an opening round 69 to finish day one tied with Kavan Eubank of Japan for the lead in the senior circuit, but after a 79 in round two and 74 in his final round, Green would tie for 11th overall with a 222, fittingly tied with Eubank.
Qi Wen Wong of Singapore, the 36-hole leader, hung on to claim the overall boys’ division title for the second time this summer. His final-round 76 and 215 54-hole total was good enough for a one- stroke victory.
Pureun Kim of Gainesville, Fla., finished second after firing a final-round two-under-par 70 to finish one-stroke behind Wong.
After winning in a score-card playoff, Jonathan Gulley of New Albany, Ohio, claims third with a three-round-total of two-over-par 218.
Area players Tyler White of Western High School finished with a 237 and Spencer Gillig of Fort Wayne Dwenger wrapped up with a 240.
Jessica Porvasnik of Hinckley, Ohio, claimed the overall girls’ division title after finishing with a three-round-total of one-over-par 217 to win by seven-strokes.
Morgan Gonzales of Chandler, Ariz., finished second after posting a final-round two-over-par 74 to end with a three-round-total of 224.
Lindsay Murray of Tipp City, Ohio, claimed third after posting a three-round total of 226.
Jaycee Bunner of Fort Wayne Blackhawk concluded with a 252 and Kathryn Willenbrink of Penn tallied a 263 to highlight area players in the girl’s tournament.
This week, the overall boys’ and girls’ division winners received an exemption into the 38th Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armor and Hotel Fitness at Trump National Golf Club, D.C. in Potomac Falls, Va.