Mahanth Chirravuri and Kailani Deedon take JGAA Fall Classic Titles
4 Nov 2018 by JGAA
The JGAA Fall Classic teed off November 3-4 with Mahanth Chirravuri of Chandler posting 63-69 to take top honors in the Boys Championship division at 10-under-par 132 at Lone Tree Golf Club. Chirravuri started out hot with an 8-under-par effort featuring seven birdies, one eagle and one bogey to lead by four strokes after the first round. He followed up with a 2-under-par 69 to win the event by six strokes over Alexander Yu of Gilbert (71-67) and Max Lyons (69-69) of Peoria; both players finished tied for second place at 4-under-par 138.
His third win of the season, Chirravuri finished in the top 5 in all but two of 10 tournaments entered this season. Moreover, he was a member of the JGAA’s winning Hogan Cup team that posted Arizona’s second victory in the event’s 50-year history.
In the Girls Championship Division, Mesa’s Kailani Deedon, 13, also fired two rounds in the 60s (69-68) at Lone Tree to finish at 5-under-par 137, two strokes ahead of second-place finisher Grace Summerhays of Scottsdale (69-70—139, -3). Reyna Hernandez of Gilbert finished in third place at even-par 142 (74-68).
The win marks The JGAA Fall Classic teed off November 3-4 with Mahanth Chirravuri first in the Girls Championship division to go along with a victory in the Girls 13-14 division in the New Year’s Classic in January. She also finished strong in several other events entered in the Girls Championship division including the Phoenix City Junior Championship (T2), Antigua Milt Coggins AZ Junior Stroke Play (T4), and the Scottsdale Junior Championship (T5).
Anawin Pikulthong of Gilbert won the Boys 15-18 division at 4-under par (69-69—138). Coincidently, he won the tournament last year in the Boys 13-14 division. This year, Carlos Astiazaran of Tucson prevailed in the Boys 13-14 division at 7-under-par 137 (71-66) contested at Western Skies Golf Club.
At Augusta Ranch Golf Course, Oliver Uribe, another two-time winner, of Scottsdale took top honors in the Boys 11-12 Division at 16-over par (71-67—138), and Pierson Huyck from Phoenix won the Boys 10 and Under Division at 2-over par (29-33—62).
In the Girls 15-18 Division, Malia Uyeshiro of Queen Creek won at 7-over par (76-73—149). Paige Hammarstrom of Peoria won the Girls 13-14 division at 4-over par (74-74—148); she also won in the Girls 10 and Under division last year. Madeleine Nguyen of Phoenix won the Girls 11-12 Division at 15-over par (72-65—137). Alexis Lamadrid won in the Girls 10 and Under division at 15-over-par 75 (39-36).