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23rd GAP/AGA Tournament of Champions

Maslanka, Powell prevail in Junior TOC

Michael Maslanka reclaimed the GAP/AGA Junior Tournament of Champions trophy Tuesday.

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The Country Club of Scranton member carded a 3-over-par 75 to win the event’s 23rd edition at Huntsville Golf Club (par 72, 6,358 yards). He edged Glen Oak Country Club’s Luke Morgan and Elkview Country Club’s L.V. Pegula by a stroke.

Maslanka, 16, of Taylor, Pa., also won in 2020. Severe weather Monday shortened the event to 18 holes.

In the Junior Girls’ Division (par 72, 5,241 yards), Elmhurst Country Club’s Gwendolyn Powell won her fourth title in five years (2018, 2020-21). She carded a 2-over-par 74 to prevail by 11 strokes.

The GAP/AGA Junior Tournament of Champions concludes the Lawler Junior Tour Series sponsored by Abington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry and Community Bank. It is a two day, 36-hole event. Winners of a Lawler Junior Tour Series event, in addition to those who ranked high in scoring average/finish, make up the field.

Results
Boys’ Division
Name, clubScore
Michael Maslanka, Country Club of Scranton75
Luke Morgan, Glen Oak Country Club76
L.V. Pegula, Elkview Country Club76
Cade Kelleher, Country Club of Scranton78
Jacob Palermo, Valley Country Club79
Connor Matteo, Valley Country Club84
Ben Sohosky, Frosty Valley85
Grady Hearn, Pocono Farms Country Club88
Robert Bingham, StoneHedge Golf Assn.91
Gavin June, StoneHedge Golf Assn.91
Luke Swank, StoneHedge Golf Assn.92
Girls’ Division
Name, clubScore
Gwendolyn Powell, Elmhurst Country Club74
Isabelle Ritz, Pottsville ll TG GC85
Hallie Brown, Shadowbrook Golf Club86
Miranda Karoscik, GAP Youth on Course95
Elizabeth Franchetti, Scott Greens Golf Club102
Emilee Barkley, Moselem Springs Golf Club102