|YOUTH GOLF: SAYRE'S MURRELLE FINISHES THIRD IN 18U DIVISION AT SEASON-ENDING TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP — TIOGA'S TAYLOR SIXTH IN 15U, BUT CLAIMS "PLAYER OF YEAR" HONORS (2 PHOTOS) (2017-08-11)
Valley Sports Report
VERON, N.Y. — Sayre senior Ryan Murrelle had the strongest showing of the Valley contingent here at the two-day season-ending Central New York Junior PGA Tour Championship with a third-place finish in the 18U boys division on the Kaluhyat Golf Course at Turning Stone Casino.
Tioga sophomore Sam Taylor finished sixth in the 15U boys division, but earned “Player of the Year” honors in that age group.
Waverly freshman Sidney Tomasso finished second in the 14U girls division, and her sister, Waverly sister Alex Tomasso, finished tied for sixth in the 18U division.
Murrelle, who finished fourth in the “Player of the Year” standings in his division, shot an 81 on Thursday and was 11 shots off the pace set by Joseph Miga of New York Mills, who fired a 2-under par round of 70.
On Friday, Murrelle shot a 70 to move up two spots on the leaderboard with a two-day total of 155.
Nicholas Bove II of Camillus shot an even-par round of 72 Friday to win the 18U division with a two-day total of 148. MIga shot a 79 to finish one stroke off the lead with a 149.
Taylor struggled to an 86 Thursday and was in 10th place, 10 shots off the pace set by Seth Conway of Big Flats.
Taylor rebounded Friday with a 78 to move up four spots on the leaderboard with a two-day total of 164.
Conway edged Shawn Coella of Marcellus, who shot a 72 Friday, in a playoff to win the 15U division. Both shot two-day totals of 153.
Taylor, who won seven tournaments on the Central PGA Tour this summer, claimed the “Player of the Year” award by 200 points over Corning’s Daniel Ames. Conway was third, 395 points behind.
Sidney Tomasso shot a 101 on Thursday, and followed it up with a 100 on Friday for a two-day total of 201. She was 16 shots off the pace of 14U champ Lucia Chen of Horseheads, who shot 95-90 for a two-day total of 185.
Sidney Tomasso finished tied for third in the “Player of the Year” standings in the 14U division.
Alex Tomasso shot matching rounds of 102 for a two-day total of 204, well off the pace of 12-year-old Bailey Shoemaker of West Edmeston, who shot an even-par 72 Thursday and followed it up with a 75 Friday for a two-day total of 147 — 23 strokes better than the runner-up.
Alex Tomasso finished seventh in the “Player of the Year” standings in the 18U division.
IN PHOTO 1: Sayre’s Ryan Murrelle. IN PHOTO 2: Tioga’s Sam Taylor.