|YOUTH GOLF (GIRLS — 18U): TOMASSO WINS TITLE AT VESPER HILLS ON CENTRAL NY JUNIOR PGA TOUR (2017-07-26)
Valley Sports Report
TULLY, N.Y. — Waverly’s Alex Tomasso birdied four of the first five holes on the back nine to pull away for a 9-stroke victory in the 18U Division here Tuesday at the Vesper Hills Golf Club on the Central N.Y. Junior PGA Tour.
Tomasso fired a 79 to easily outdistance the field. Trumansburg’s Elizabeth Dawson was second with an 88, and Dewitt’s Lena Jones was third at 90.
Tomasso had a dubious start to her round with a triple-bogey on the first hole, but birdied the 370-yard, par-4 2nd hole to move back into a tie with Dawson.
Tomasso moved into first place for good with a par on the seventh hole, while Dawson logged a triple-bogey, and Jones, who was tied with Tomasso for second place after six holes, carded a double-bogey.
Tomasso shot a 6-over par 43 on the front nine and led Dawson and Jones by three strokes at the turn.
Tomasso carded birdies on the 339-yard, par-5 10th hole, and the 279-yard, par-4 11th hole to stretch her lead to four strokes over Jones and six over Dawson.
Tomasso also birdied the 317-yard, par-4 13th hole, and the 450-yard, par-5 14th hole to increase her lead to eight strokes over Jones and nine over Dawson.
Tomasso closed out the back nine with three pars, and a double-bogey on 18 for a 1-under par 36.