West Lafayette, Ind. – With cooler temperatures and gusty
winds, the PGA Junior Series supported by Genesis Networks event at Purdue
University forced the players to grind which and produced a nail-biting finish.
Qi Wen Wong of Singapore, the 36-hole leader, hung on to
claim the overall boys’ division title for the second time this summer. His
final-round 76 and 215 54-hole total was good enough for a one- stroke victory.
“Today was a grind,” said Wong. “I hit a lot of good shots
but I struggled with short putts all-day. I am just happy I played well enough
to win. I feel really good about next week and I just need to work on my game a
little more and I will be ready.”
Pureun Kim of Gainesville, Fla.,
finished second after firing a final-round two-under-par 70 to finish
one-stroke behind Wong.
After winning in a score-card playoff, Jonathan Gulley of
New Albany, Ohio, claims third with a three-round-total of two-over-par218.
Jessica Porvasnik of Hinckley,
Ohio, claimed the overall girls' division title after finishing with a
three-round-total of one-over-par 217 to win by seven-strokes.
“Overall, I would say this week ended pretty well,” said Porvasnik. “I didn’t finish very well but I played well
enough today to win. This will be my fourth-time to play the PGA Junior
Championship and I am really looking forward to it again.”
Morgan Gonzales of Chandler, Ariz., finished second after
posting a final-round two-over-par 74 to end with a three-round-total of 224.
Lindsay Murray of Tipp City, Ohio, claimed third after
posting a three-round total of 226.
This week, the overall boys' and girls' division winners
received an exemption into the 38th Junior PGA Championship presented by Under
Armor and Hotel Fitness at Trump National Golf Club, D.C. in Potomac Falls, Va.
The PGA Junior Series would like to thank all the players
and parents for participating in our events this summer and we look forward to
seeing them in the future.
See Results Below:
Boy's 16-18 - 6,952 Yard - Par 72
Grad Year, Residence Rd 1-Rd 2-Rd 3--TotalAllRounds
QiWenWong, 2014, SINGAPORE 73-66-76--215
PureunKim, 2014, Gainesville,
JonathanGulley, 2015, Plainfield,
New Albany, OH 76-72-71--219