Sayyalinh, Young Top Junior Golfers


Guilford sophomore Katelyn Sayyalinh and Harlem senior Austin Young posted the top overall scores Friday in the Greater Rockford Boys’ and Girls’ Golf Classic.

Sayyalinh posted rounds of 72-80 for a 152 total.  She beat out a field of competitors that included Harlem’s Carson Racich (78-77-155),  Lutheran’s Natalie hooper (79-79-158), and Boylan’s Jessica Slattery (81-80-161).

:It was great because they were really great competitors, and I had to work very hard to get there,” said Sayyalinh of her victory.

This was a really big improvement since the last tournaments I played this week,” said Racich. “Really I was just coming out to play from that, and it’s just icing on the cake to come back and be able to win it (the 17-18 age division).”

Young posted rounds of 69-69 for a 138 total to edge Grant Germano (68-71-139) by one stroke. It’s the second straight year Young has won the Boys’ Classic.

“I have not shot four under in a two-day tournament ever, so that’s my best two-day tournament so I’m pretty, pretty happy about that,” said Young.

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