York Catholic's Forjan wins Philly Junior Tour event

STAFF REPORT, York Dispatch
  • Andrew Forjan shot a 2-over-par 73 to win the event at Hanover Country Club.
  • Spring Grove's Luke Hoffnagle finished alone in second place at 77.
  • Susquehannock's Kendel Abrams shot 85 to win the girls' 16-18 division.

York Catholic senior Andrew Forjan cruised to a four-stroke victory at Hanover Country Club on Thursday in a Philadelphia Junior Tour event.

York Catholic's Andrew Forjan took home first place in a Philadelphia Junior Tour event at Hanover Country Club on Thursday. 
John A. Pavoncello photo

Forjan's 2-over-par round of 73 helped him fend off two Spring Grove standouts, Luke Hoffnagle and Mason Staub, to capture the win in the boys' 16-18 division. Hoffnagle finished in solo second with a 6-over 77, while Staub finished in a tie for third with a 78. Both Forjan and Hoffnagle opened their rounds with birdies, but after Hoffnagle made the turn with a one-stroke advantage, it was Forjan who finished stronger, shooting a back-nine 36 to best Hoffnagle by five strokes on the side and overtake him for the win.

Also tying for fifth in the event were Central York's Matthew Bricker, Dover's Logan Snyder and Gettysburg's Michael Robinson, all shooting 10-over 81s. Central York's Brady St. Pierre finished a stroke behind them at 11 over.

Abrams wins girls' division: In the girls' 16-18 division, Susquehannock High School's Kendel Abrams topped the four-player field by shooting a 14-over 85. Abrams kick-started her round by making birdie on the fourth hole.

She bested fellow York-Adams League foe Alexandra Lowder of Eastern York by seven strokes. Lowder finished second to Abrams with a 92.

Lee ties for second in boys' 13-15 division: In the boys' 13-15 division, Central York's Jun Lee shot an 82, good for a tie for second place at 11 over.

Lee finished three strokes behind Paoli's Morgan Lofland, who finished with an 8-over 79. Lee opened with a front-nine 42 before improving on his inward nine, shooting a 40. Lee carded one birdie in his round.