Johnson 2nd in Junior Match Play

By Mark Cardon

Tyler Bakich of Valrico outdueled Cole Johnson of Parrish in a seesaw match that ended in extra holes to claim the Florida State Golf Association’s Junior Match Play Championship in the 13-15 age division last week at Worthington Country Club in Bonita Springs.

Bakich won the 17th hole to hold a 1-up lead heading to the 18th. Johnson would not go quietly though and after a birdie on 18, the pair would go to extra holes to determine a champion.

Bakich parred the first hole as Johnson made double bogey.
      
Championship Bracket
Boys 13-15
Round of 16
Stefano Butti, Palm City, Fla. (69) def. Andrew Potter, Naples, Fla. (77), 5 and 4
Spencer Schultz, Bradenton, Fla. (74) def. Yuki Fujii, Rotondo West, Fla. (74), 6 and 5
Nicolo Fernandez, Orlando, Fla. (71) def. Jack Tianyi Cen, Bradenton, Fla. (75), 20 holes
Tyler Bakich, Valrico, Fla. (71) def. Kelly Sun, Bradenton, Fla. (75), 6 and 4
Cole Johnson, Parrish, Fla. (70) def. Andrew Arft, Casselberry, Fla. (76), 19 holes
Jin Park, Zephyrhills, Fla. (74) def. Robert Eisch, Tampa, Fla. (75), 1 up
Tyler Dierwechter, Oldsmar, Fla. (76) def. Chase Ibbotson, Sanford, Fla. (70), 21 holes
Charles Sun, Bradenton, Fla. (75) def. Greyson Porter, Clearwater, Fla. (73), 3 and 2
Quarterfinal
Spencer Schultz, Bradenton, Fla. (74) def. Stefano Butti, Palm City, Fla. (69), 19 holes
Tyler Bakich, Valrico, Fla. (71) def. Nicolo Fernandez, Orlando, Fla. (71), 8 and 6
Cole Johnson, Parrish, Fla. (70) def. Jin Park, Zephyrhills, Fla. (74), 7 and 6
Charles Sun, Bradenton, Fla. (75) def. Tyler Dierwechter, Oldsmar, Fla. (76), 2 up
Semifinals
Tyler Bakich, Valrico, Fla. (71) def. Spencer Schultz, Bradenton, Fla. (74), 1 up
Cole Johnson, Parrish, Fla. (70) def. Charles Sun, Bradenton, Fla. (75), 8 and 7
Final
Tyler Bakich, Valrico, Fla. (71) def. Cole Johnson, Parrish, Fla. (70), 19 holes.

 

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