|YOUTH GOLF (BOYS 15U): TAYLOR FINISHES SECOND AT PENN STATE STOP ON COLLEGE PREP TOUR (2017-08-07)
Valley Sports Report
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Tioga sophomore Sam Taylor finished second in the 15U Division here over the weekend at the Penn State stop on the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour College Prep Series at the Penn State Golf Club White course.
Taylor shot a two-day total of 150, which was six shots over par, and six shots off the pace set by tournament champion Jeff Mankins of Greenburg, Pa.
Taylor shot a 76 on Saturday and was three shots behind Mankins, who carded a 1-over par round of 73.
On Sunday, Taylor shot a 74, but couldn’t make up any ground as Mankins fired a 1-under par round of 71.
Justin Hand of Elwood City, Pa., who shot a 2-under par 70 on Sunday, finished third with a two-day total of 153, while Elmira’s Seth Conway was fourth with a 154, and Corning’s Tyler Thomas was sixth with a 158.
On Saturday, Taylor carded four birdies, but had six bogeys and a double-bogey.
On Sunday, Taylor had two birdies, two bogeys, and a double-bogey — all on the front nine, then finished off the tournament with nine consecutive pars.
IN PHOTO: Sam Taylor.