Bourguignon wins SWPGA event in playoff
Grady Bourguignon shot an even-par 72 to tie for the lead with Sean Buchanan and nearly holed out for eagle on the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the Southwest PGA Antigua Junior Tour Championship on Wednesday at Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott.
Bourguignon, playing in the boys 13-14 championship, birdied the 15th and 16th holes to get back to even par on the round and force the playoff. Buchanan began the day with a two-shot lead and shot 74 Wednesday.
The two junior golfers birdied the par-5 18th hole to start the playoff, then pared the par-4 first hole.
Both players scrambled to make pars on No. 18 the second time around, sending the playoff to the par-4 seventh hole. After two good drives, Buchanan hit is approach shot 15 feet from the pin. Bourguignon followed with a shot that landed inches from the hole, spun back, clipped the cup and came to rest two inches away for a tap-in birdie.
It is Bourguignon's second win in six appearances at the championships.
Mieke Canan shot a 1-over 73 to finish in third place. Her two-day total 149 was five shots behind Nicole Tucker, who closed the day with a 69. Canan was at two under par through the front nine.
Collin Catron made seven birdies Wednesday and shaved off three shots from his opening round score to post a 75 and a 153 total for 34th place. Henry Canan equalled his Tuesday score at 79 and finished tied for 43rd.
Kayla Fiser shot 42 on the back nine to card a 102 - a six-shot improvement from Tuesday's score - and was sixth overall in her division. Kody Fiser shot a 52 in the second round and was 18th in his division.