Jack Heath shot a 30 on the back nine and finished with back to back birdies to win the Junior Boys PGA Championship at Keney Park Golf Course in Hartford.
“I looked at the leader board and I was only three or four back and then it was kind of all gas, no brake the rest of the way,” said Heath. “I played well.”
Heath finished 21-under par, holding off Canon Claycomb who missed a birdie putt on 18. Claycomb finished in second place and Andy Mao took third. Jake Beber-Frankel, who led the tournament heading into the final round, shot 1-over par on Friday and finished in 5th place. Milford’s Ben James cracked the top ten with a 9th place finish.
“It was a good tournament,” said James. “It means a lot to finish pretty well so it was good. It was a good couple of days.”
James was one of four players from Connecticut to make the cut. Hamden’s Alex Aurora finished tied for 59th place. Chris Fosdick of Middlefield tied for 28th place at 5-under par. Darien’s Will Lodge also finished tied for 28th place.